Jump directly to the content

McCain backs out of rally at Christian university

John McCain's campaign canceled an appearance scheduled for today at Cedarville University in Ohio.

Cedarville's spokesman John Davis told CT that a grassroots organization in the Cedarville area rented the Baptist university's space for the rally. The university was told that because of Friday's debate and today's $700 billion bailout vote, the rally was canceled.

Cedarville President Bill Brown announced the scheduled rally during Friday's chapel service but told students later in the day that the event was canceled. McCain and running mate Sarah Palin did appear at a rally in Columbus today.

Buckeye evangelicals were important for President Bush's victory in 2004 and earlier this summer, some questioned whether they would turn out for McCain.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:September 29, 2008 at 4:18PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Can Wheaton College Require ROTC Program Be Run By Christians?
US Army reviews nationwide policy for ROTC profs, who are paid by military but work as full-time faculty.
Died: R. Judson Carlberg, Christian Higher Ed Leader, Biologos Chair
On Thanksgiving, he once wrote, 'I am thankful for cancer. James 1:2-3... Life is richer, trust is stronger and relationships are deeper.'
Politics
President Obama Cites Exodus on Immigration Reform: 'We Were Strangers Once Too'
(UPDATED) Reactions from Sam Rodriguez, Russell Moore, Jenny Yang, Noel Castellanos on Obama's motive vs. method.
Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
(UPDATED) Warren turns Vatican conference into 'revivalist meeting,' while Moore explains why marriage crosses theological boundaries.
Christianity Today
McCain backs out of rally at Christian university