Organizers are calling for 40 days of prayer prior to the presidential election. Saturday's speakers included Robertson and Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, who is on a nationwide "Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote" bus tour.
But America for Jesus is not about partisanship, organizers said but about a nation that is spiritually sick.
During his speech, Robertson was nearly shouted down by anti abortion protestor Rives Grogan, who described himself as a pastor of the New Beginnings Christian Church in Los Angeles. He was holding up a plaque with several photos of bloodied images.
"Obama is sin. Support Mitt Romney," Grogan shouted from the crowd.
Robertson continued his speech and then prayer, but eventually told Grogan to "shut your mouth" because "this is not political." Robertson also told Grogan that he was disrespecting the prayer.
Attendees surrounded Grogan and began to pray for him. He continued to shout and told people not to touch him. He eventually stopped as the crowd broke into song. Event security came over and told him that they would pray for him.
Speakers discussed the seven deadly sins and connected them to government issues and social problems including crime, joblessness, poverty, substance abuse and government stewardship.
The day began with two-hours of "praise-and-worship" with Christian bands and singing groups leading the crowd in songs and prayer. Speakers took to the podium at 9 a.m. for a day-long program scheduled to end at 5 p.m.
Two pre-event worship services were held on Wednesday and Thursday at the Living Faith Christian Center in Pennsauken. A youth rally at Independence Mall kicked off the official events on Friday evening.
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