By Dr. Mark Creech Christian Action League of North Carolina October 18, 2016
We’re only about three weeks from the General Election on November 8th. Early voting has already started.
There are so many critical issues at stake in this election.
Will the practice of abortion find new energy under its freshly elected leadership, or will the destruction of the unborn be slowed, perhaps even stopped? Will the institution of marriage, the building block of our culture, continue its descent into the abyss of political correctness, or will our nation’s leaders start steering us back to God’s plan of one man and one woman? Will religious liberty be irreparably injured, even lost, or will it be spared?
There are also many other issues to be considered: federal judges, national defense, terrorism, immigration, poverty, law and order, as well as our national policy in relation to Israel. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Shivar What Matters in North Carolina October 19, 2016
Franklin Graham’s Decision America tour was in Raleigh last Thursday with citizens gathering at the North Carolina state capitol for prayer and words of encouragement from Graham. Having been all across the country sharing messages of encouragement and hope, Graham concluded the tour before a crowd of over 14,000 that were excited to be a part of his effort to awaken America to the need for prayer.
Graham, son of Rev. Billy Graham and Ruth Graham, is widely known for the work of his organization, Samaritan’s Purse, a global ministry organization that helps those in need all over the world, particularly victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.
Striking in its difference to other gatherings of late that have called themselves “Moral Mondays,” this was not a group of protesters bused in from other states. These were mostly folks from the Triangle vicinity, not assembled to protest, but rather to pray. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Moore North State Journal October 17, 2016
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s own Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse held his last stop on the Decision America Tour on the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh Thursday, completing a months-long expedition to all 50 state capitols that seeks to unite Christians in voting their values come election time.
State Capitol Police estimated 10,500 people attended the event, as they enjoyed musical performances, prayed together, and received a moving speech from Graham to cap it all off.
“Washington doesn’t work,” Graham told the crowd. “So much of our politics in this country is broken and no political party or individual is going to be able to turn this around.”
“We are at the heart of the battle for our nation.” Mark Creech, executive director of Christian Action League, on North Carolina’s important role in 2016 elections Graham implored all in attendance to become engaged in the political process in order to ensure those values are represented and their voices heard. If you don’t vote, Graham said, you have no one to blame but yourself. Read the rest of this entry
By CAL Staff Christian Action League October 7, 2016
Editor’s Note: In an earlier post the Christian Action League mistakenly announced the Decision America Tour was coming this Wednesday. The correct day is Thursday. We apologize for the error.
The Christian Action League reminds its supporters that the Decision America Tour with Franklin Graham will make its final stop in Raleigh, this coming Thursday, October 13th, starting at 12 noon, on the south side of the capital lawn downtown.
Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist, Dr. Billy Graham, has been leading the tour to all 50 states. The tour challenges Christians to pray for America and its leaders based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, which records God’s promise, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Graham calls on the Christians who attend by the thousands to repent of their sins, to take a stand for righteousness, and to live out their faith at home and in public life. Read the rest of this entry »
By CAL Staff Christian Action League October 7, 2016
RALEIGH – Her name is Chloe and she’s a high school student from Greenville. Facing the camera and in a voice that almost pleads, she says, “I am worried about the Charlotte bathroom ordinance. Just changing in front of girls my own age is intimidating. Now, they want boys to shower and change beside me. It’s not just about privacy, its safety too. Charlotte’s ordinance gives men access to what should be a private place. HB 2 is a fix. It protects my privacy and safety.”
That’s the content of the new 30 second television ad that defends HB 2.
By CAL Staff Christian Action League October 6, 2016
Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam Proudly Displays Choose Life Plate
The Choose Life license plate movement that started in Ocala, Florida, in 1996, is now a reality in the Tar Heel state.
The legislation for a North Carolina pro-life specialty plate was first introduced by former Rep. Mitch Gillespie, who now serves as Senior Policy Advisor for the North Carolina Speaker of the House. Measures for the plate had little traction until June of 2011, when the tag was approved along with more than 75 others.
Pro-choice organizations argued that authorizing a Choose Life license plate without also authorizing a plate conveying a pro-choice message would amount to viewpoint discrimination by the state. Pro-life organizations argued that the encouragement of childbirth was a legitimate governmental objective. Therefore, the state has a right, even an obligation, to adopt it as government speech. Read the rest of this entry »
The consequences of any presidential election are high but, according to Newt Gingrich, this year the stakes are incalculable.
The former House Speaker said this election may determine whether the nation is ruled by a “secular totalitarianism” that seeks to replace America’s Judeo-Christian morality with “atheistic values.”
“On the one front, you have a secular totalitarianism that wants to use the power of government to coerce us on every level,” Gingrich said, “to determine even what happens inside of churches and synagogues, and to impose on us left-wing, frequently, atheistic values.”
“We have not seen the Judeo-Christian historic traditions threatened the way they are today ever in American history,” he warned the pastors’ gathers last week in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The state, a major battleground state in the 2016 election, is at the forefront of the national controversy over transgender use of such women’s intimate facilities as showers, lockers, and public restrooms. Read the rest of the entry
Late last Monday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled seven championship events from the North Carolina, citing HB2 as the reason. Two days later, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) followed in lockstep, pulling 10 conference championship events from this state.
“Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert in a statement.
“We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.”
“The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount,” Commissioner John Swofford said in a statement.
“Today’s decision is one of principle.”
Please understand that both the NCAA and the ACC are 501(c)3 organizations. One of the core values of organizations operating under the non-profit code is that those with the 501(c)3 designation cannot engage in political activity. Read the rest of this entry »
Editor’s Note: Many of the Christian Action League’s supporters are Homeshoolers, which is what makes this article an important one to share. The future of any society depends on the way it educates its children. One of the first means employed by revolutionary governments is to place all education under the control of the state. When the state begins to suggest mandating a “one size fits all” model for education, parents need to beware and push back.
U.S. Secretary of Education John King says he is worried that homeschooled children aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids,” a remark that is drawing strong reactions from homeschooling parents across the nation.
The Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey Burke provided Politico Pro’s (subscription only) report on King’s recent remarks to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Burke writes at the Daily Signal:
King—although he conceded that there are homeschooling families who are doing well—told the audience he worries that homeschooled students aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids.” Read the rest of this entry