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Christian Defense Coalition to Protest $28,500 Democratic Political Fundraiser Dinner

Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell


WASHINGTON, Mar. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christian Defense Coalition calls it hypocritical for the Democratic leadership to participate in one of the largest political fundraising dinners in history when it campaigned against what they called the GOP's "culture of corruption" regarding finances.


Group asks how many poor and needy people could be fed with $28,000 and says that the Democratic Party has now forfeited the right to say they are a party that cares for the poor and needy.


The demonstration will be held on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:00 P.M.  The location is at 1255 Crest Lane in McLean, Virginia.


The Christian Defense Coalition will sponsor a protest tonight outside a private Democratic fundraising dinner in a home in upscale McLean, Virginia to be headlined by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The group says Pelosi's new rules against members accepting gifts are applied unevenly, shutting out Christian evangelistic efforts under the guise of strict ethics regulations while allowing lobbyists unprecedented access in exchange for huge sums of money.


The Christian Defense Coalition will be present with signs near the private residence where Pelosi and ten chairmen of the top House congressional committees will rub shoulders with lobbyists and other special interest donors who paid $28,500 per couple to gain face time with Pelosi and other powerful leaders in the House of Representatives.  


Some of the signs will read, "Congress is not for sale" and "How many people can be fed with $28,000?"


According to the Washington Post that may be the steepest price ever charged since new campaign finance laws were passed five years ago.


"This is the height of hypocrisy," said the Reverend Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition.  "The Democratic Party promised they would change the climate of corruption by the Republicans for accepting large donations from lobbyists and special interest groups. Yet, they are now participating in a fundraiser dinner for the outrageous price of $28,000.  The question must be asked how many needy people could be fed for that amount.  Speaker Pelosi and the Democratic Party have now forfeiting the right to try and present themselves as a political organization that is concerned about the poor and needy. And, they need to be reminded that Congress in not for sale."