UPDATED: Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Tony Perkins, Dr. Mark Harris, E.W. Jackson, Penny Nance to Hold Charlotte News Conference to Preview Star Spangled Sunday Live Simulcast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2014
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866)-372-6397

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tomorrow, Sunday, September 14, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bishop E.W. Jackson, Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance, and Dr. Mark Harris will hold a 4:30 p.m. ET news conference to preview Star Spangled Sunday, a live simulcast event at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte.  A live webcast of the news conference will be available here.

The simulcast, co-hosted by Family Research Council and Vision America, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner. FRC President Tony Perkins will serve as host for the simulcast which will reach more than a thousand churches and home groups across the country. The event will include 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.


Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Former Governor Mike Huckabee

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

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

Rick Scarborough, Founder and President, Vision America

Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America

Pastor Rafael Cruz, Grace for America

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

David and Jason Benham, Benham Brothers Companies

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 in the church fellowship hall.  The live webcast of the news conference can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpKLFd_VK4w

Simulcast: 7:00 p.m. Eastern in the sanctuary

Technical:  A multbox will be available for both the news conference and simulcast service.   A media filing room will be available but WiFi service will NOT be available.  Please bring your own hot spot.

To register for media credentials or for more information, please visit www.starspangledsunday.com or call the onsite FRC press office at (202) 679-6800 or (202) 445-0015.


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