On the eve of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena, visiting pastor Fernando Cabrera preached a fiery Sunday morning sermon at the conservative First Baptist Church in the heart of downtown.
The Liberty University graduate and New York City minister decried President Barack Obama's support for "gay marriage," and the Democratic Party's plan to add same-sex "marriage" to its platform.
Cabrera spoke of the erosion of traditional marriage and warned that "darkness has come upon our land."
He congratulated the Southern Baptist congregation on its success in helping to pass a North Carolina constitutional amendment prohibiting gay "marriage" in the state.
Cabrera also talked about what he'll be doing this week in Charlotte: serving as a Democratic delegate to the DNC.
The New York City councilman and pastor of New Life Church in the Bronx said that being a social conservative in a party that supports legalized abortion and gay "marriage" isn't easy. His goal at the DNC this week: "To make as much noise as possible - New York-style."