Pat and the Evangelicals
So much for 'distancing'
Hey, remember that full-page Observer ad with Pat McCrory and that evangelical revival thing at the Convention Center?
Remember how McCrory came out later and “distanced himself”—every story seemed to use that phrase—from the ad, saying he hadn’t given permission to the people behind it to use his involvement to market the event?
Well, “The Response” went down Saturday, and the governor did speak, focusing on the power of prayer and faith-based action to help people addicted to drugs and alcohol. Nothing wrong with that message, necessarily, but take a look at what happened afterward.
The Response’s website is registered to David Lane, about whom you can read more here. That’s Lane laying hands on McCrory during the prayer, to his immediate right, and addressing the crowd afterwards.
I don’t see much distance.