Democrats Open Convention with Pledge, National Anthem, Prayer — in ‘Jesus’ Name’

C-SPAN

The Democrat 2020 convention opened on Monday night with an American theme — the Pledge of Allegiance, the national anthem, and a prayer by a pastor who invoked the name of Jesus Christ.

The national anthem was sung by a virtual choir of youthful singers from all 50 states.

Gabriel Salguero, a Hispanic pastor in Florida who leads the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, offered the prayer.

The start of the convention featured a montage of videos of Americans with an anti-Trump message and also featured the music of Bruce Springsteen, who has called Trump a “threat to our Democracy.”

Follow Penny Starr on Twitter

.

Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.