Marching thru Charlotte

At noon on Wednesday I marched to help carry the pro life message to the Democratic National Convention.  The rally was organized by America, Defend Life!  a Charlotte area pro life group.  The marchers met at the Diocese of Charlotte Pastoral Center, which is separated from the heart of Charlotte's downtown -- locally known as Uptown -- by Interstate 277.  Once across I-277 we were to march on the sidewalks about six blocks up Tryon Street to a small plaza on the southwest side of the intersection with Trade Street for an hour long rally.  In our vanguard one of our group carried an American Flag.  Most marchers carried pro life signs and placards.  Some carried rosaries and prayed as we marched.  The ubiquitous police -- I spotted officers wearing uniforms from cities in neighboring states -- held up traffic at intersections so we could stay together as a group.  Members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Policed Department Bicycle Patrol...(Read Full Article)