The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has voted to move its 2010 national convocation from the state of South Carolina after hearing a presentation from the state chapter of the NAACP. The denomination has about 700,000 members. Most of the membership is located the the Midwest and central areas of the country.
The NAACP pointed out to the mostly African American Christian denomination that the organization is continuing it’s boycott of tourism and NCAA postseason sports events because the Confederate flag still waves on the Statehouse grounds. early in July, The Atlantic Coast Conference pulled the plug on its plans for hosting its postseason baseball tournaments in 2011 through 2013 from Myrtle Beach fearing NAACP protests at the event.
The NAACP boycott has been in effect since 2000.