Democrats Protest as Conservative Pastor Condemns Abortion, Gay Marriage

Democrats walked off the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday morning after a pastor from a Warrenton church who was invited to give the opening prayer, delivered remarks condemning abortion and gay marriage and said God would bring his “wrath” against those who don’t follow biblical principles. Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn ultimately ended the prayer by banging her gavel and moving right into the Pledge of Allegiance. The pastor was invited by Republican Del. Michael Webert.