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Christian Activists to Protest DC Metro Transit Authority Ban on Catholic Ads During the Christmas Season -- DC News Conference Sunday
Contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition & Church on the Hill, 540-538-4741
 
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Christian activists plan to protest DC Metro Transit Authority's ban on Catholic ads during the Christmas Season.
 
DC Metro has prohibited the "Find the Perfect Gift," campaign because they say the ads, "seek to promote religion."
 
The activists will have a news conference on Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 PM to discuss their protest and future plans.
 
News Conference Details---
 
When: Sunday, December 3, 2:00 PM
 
Where: Washington, DC, Union Station, in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus
 
They will be meeting in front of the statue of Christopher Columbus at Union Station. Here is a link to their Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/133622294003008
 
Rev. Patrick Mahoney is a Presbyterian minister and pastor of Church on the Hill and Director of the Christian Defense Coalition both based in Washington, D.C., states:
 
"First of all, I applaud the Catholic Church for launching 'The Perfect Gift' campaign and reminding people all across our nation's capital of what Christmas is really about. It is not consumerism or materialism but rather the powerful message that the Christ child gave us on Christmas Day: peace on earth and goodwill toward men.
 
"I also stand with the Catholic Church in not being silent in responding to this outrageous trampling of a public expression of faith and the First Amendment and pursuing legal action against the transit authority. When I became aware of this, I knew that the evangelical community could not be silent on this matter and we had to make a strong public witness. We are also embracing the opportunity to share the beautiful, timeless message of our Lord's birth at Christmas.
 
"If the Transit Authority continues to ban these beautiful ads, we will encourage the faith community, people of good will and those who cherish the First Amendment to join with us in carrying hundreds of these ads on buses throughout the Christmas Season."
 
For more information or interviews contact: Rev. Patrick Mahoney at: 540.538.4741