Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee to Headline Star Spangled Sunday Live Simulcast to Thousands of Churches, Home Groups on 200th Anniversary of Anthem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2014
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Sunday, September 14, Family Research Council (FRC) and Vision America will co-host a nationwide, live simulcast event at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte.  Called "Star Spangled Sunday," the simulcast will celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. FRC President Tony Perkins will serve as host for the simulcast which will also feature Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Governor Mike Huckabee and video messages from Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, and Anthony Hahn, President and CEO of Conestoga Wood. 

"Few citizens have ever heard the story of how God used ordinary Christians to do extraordinary things during the desperate days of 1814. But on September 14th, during Star Spangled Sunday, this live nationwide webcast, will tell the providential story behind the song and challenge us to once again rediscover and recommit to what has made America an exceptional nation," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.

Prior to the simulcast, FRC President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dr. Mark Harris will hold a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to offer a pre-view of the simulcast.


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Former Governor Mike Huckabee

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Rick Scarborough, Founder and President, Vision America

Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America

Pastor Rafael Cruz, Purifying Fire Ministries

Bishop E.W. Jackson, Pastor of Exodus Faith Ministries and president of S.T.A.N.D

David and Jason Benham, Benham Brothers Companies

Dr. Mark Harris, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Charlotte

Steve Green, President, Hobby Lobby (via video)

Anthony Hahn, President & CEO, Conestoga Wood (via video)

WHAT: News conference and simulcast event: "Star Spangled Sunday"

WHERE: First Baptist Church of Charlotte,

301 South Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 2014

News Conference: 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Simulcast: 7:00 p.m. Eastern

To register for media credentials or for more information, please visit www.starspangledsunday.com or call the FRC press office at (866) FRC-NEWS


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