Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada canceled giving his testimony at an LDS fireside last Sunday night because of angry calls, e-mails and even threats. The Democratic Senator is a member of the LDS Church and was invited to offer remarks at an LDS fireside at the Tule Springs Stake in Las Vegas. The fireside on “Why I Believe” was canceled after the threats were made. His press secretary said there were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak. Sen. Reid received a warm welcome at BYU in October, 2007 and stands firm on his religious and political views. Reid has become a lightening rod in partisan bickering and faces defeat in his home state of Nevada in the upcoming November election.
Someone please explain this:
“There were no threats of violence initiated against Reid but he canceled because of the threats against his invitation to speak.”
What does that mean exactly?
UPDATE: Here’s what that means…
Harry canceled because protesters threatened to show up.
Independent American reported:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was supposed to chat with some LDS folks Sunday evening but the event was called off after protesters threatened to disrupt it.
This statement from Tule Spring Stake President Daren Richards to his bishops: “I am disappointed that people, primarily outside of our stake, threatened to disrupt the meeting and that unfortunately, due to security concerns, last night’s fireside did not occur. I told my Bishops to communicate to their members that Senator Reid wanted very much to participate with the Tule Springs stake at the scheduled ‘Why I Believe’ Fireside. Senator Reid was very sensitive about members who felt nervous or unsafe about coming to their own meetinghouses and he did not want them to have such feelings. It is for this reason that the fireside was not held last evening.”