The Southern Christian Leadership Conference will be honoring Michael Vick at their 49th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this week.
SCLC President Charles Steele announced during a news conference that the organization will find a way to honor Vick during its national convention that began on Friday.
“We will recognize Vick for being an outstanding human being,” said Steele. “We will work with anyone who opens their heart and arms to us.”
Steele said that they will honor Vick by praying for him. He said that the SCLC’s mission is supporting people in need.
“We’re in support of Michael as a human being,” Steele said. “Right now, he’s feeling discarded, ostracized by people who are rushing to judgment. It’s our responsibility to save him.”
Former President Bill Clinton is a scheduled speaker and will cut the ribbon of the SCLC’s new headquarters. Presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, Mitt Romney (oh, I bet Vick and Romney will have a lot to talk about — their love and respect for animals), Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, and Rev. Al Sharpton are also expected to attend.
The SCLC conference is being held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta from August 3-8.
Sources: WSBTV and AJC.com
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