[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/10/art.perkins.faithandfreedomjpg caption =" Tony Perkins president of the Family Research Council addresses the crowd at the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing."]
Washington (CNN) – At the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing, social conservatives filed into the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC to hear from a who's who of conservative voices.
The group says on its website the goal of the conference was to "mobilize and train people of faith to be effective citizens" and "to speak out in the public arena and in the media on behalf of common-sense values." The event was put together by former head of the Christian Coalition, Ralph Reed.
Tucker Carlson was the first speaker of the day. The editor of the online Daily Caller began the day by lambasting, what he called, the liberal media and encouraging the members of the audience to stop complaining and start acting. Carlson, a former CNN commentator, was introduced as such and the very mention of CNN drew boos from the crowd.