Memphis church cancels scheduled appearance by Ben Carson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Memphis church says an upcoming appearance by Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has been canceled.

The Commercial Appeal reports that Carson’s appearance at Highpoint Church scheduled for Sunday has been called off.

Church teaching pastor Andy Savage said in a video statement Thursday that Carson’s security requirements would have disrupted the church’s services.

The appearance had been billed as a non-political chance for Carson to tell his life story.