All Saints Church in Pasadena has been getting hate mail over its decision to host the annual convention of a Muslim American civil rights group.
All Saints will host the Muslim Public Affairs Council's 12th annual convention on Dec. 15, which is expected to draw about 1,000 people.
A united front of various religious leaders held a news conference at All Saints on Tuesday as a show of solidarity. The famously-liberal church is used to criticism, but church officials say they're taken aback by the messages they've received about the convention.
Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Burbank), decried the hate messages.
“These odious emails will only increase our determination to fight bigotry and increase understanding," schiff said in a statement. "I wish both the Church and MPAC a successful convention and know that they will not be deterred by the hateful speech of the intolerant.”