Charlotte, NC -- Some evangelical leaders are promoting a get-out-the-vote effort from the North Carolina city that just hosted the Democratic National Convention.
Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Democratic convention delegate Fernando Cabrera were in Charlotte Sunday, leading a national call for conservative Christians to organize and vote in November.
Their closed-circuit pep talk from First Baptist Church of Charlotte reached an estimated 2,500 churches and homes.
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says Charlotte was chosen in part because North Carolina voters in May approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Democrats meeting in Charlotte endorsed same-sex marriage and abortion rights.