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Governor McCrory Calls on Attorney General Cooper to Protect State’s Schools from Egregious Transgender Lawsuit

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
November 26, 2015

TransgenderRALEIGH – In a letter dated November 21st, Governor Pat McCrory called upon North Carolina’s Attorney General, Roy Cooper, to sign on to a South Carolina Amicus Brief in the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.

The case, which was filed in Virginia, involves a transgender female who identifies as a male and is suing the local school board to force the school system to allow the student to use male locker rooms and restrooms. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is behind the suit, and the Obama administration has filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting it.

The challenge, if successful, could affect every state in the 4th Circuit, which includes North Carolina.

McCrory’s letter to Cooper states:

“In this case, the Obama administration has joined with the ACLU in an attempt to force local school districts to open sex-specific student locker rooms and bathrooms to individuals that are not of that biological sex. This extreme position directly contradicts the express language of federal law and threatens local control of our schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Mountaineer Rep. Roger West Says He Will Not Seek Re-election in 2016

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
November 26, 2015

Rep. Roger West

Rep. Roger West

RALEIGH – This week, Rep. Roger West (R-Cherokee), announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016.

West represents the four most western counties in North Carolina, Cherokee, Graham, Clay and Macon Counties. Serving since 1999, West has had a long tenure of service in the House.

According to the Raleigh News and Observer, West says he’s just too old to continue making the long, arduous trip of more than 350 miles from his home in Marble, N.C. to Raleigh each week. West says that he will be 68 years-old when his term ends and its time to step aside.

West, who is a plain-spoken man with a strong mountain accent, has served as Vice-Chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee and chaired Appropriations for Agriculture and Natural and Economic Resources, as well as the Wildlife Resources Committee. He has also served as a member of other committees such as Alcoholic Beverage Control, Agriculture, Environment, and Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs. Read the rest of this entry »

Creech v. Barber: A TKO

The Triad Conservative
November 26, 2015

SquareOffWe have seen over the years various political operatives on the left use the term “social justice” to give their activities a sheen of religious legitimacy. One of these is the head of the North Carolina NAACP– the Rev. William Barber. Barber had a recent op-ed piece in the Raleigh News and Observer that took evangelicals to task for the political beliefs many (but not all) tend to share.

The tendency to appeal to “social justice” as a justification for economic redistribution and ever-increasing charity programs is not limited to activist black clergy. This type of blatantly political appeal is also seen heavily within the liberal mainline Protestant denominations and also within contemporary Judaism.

Dr. Mark Creech completely shatters the theological and practical basis for these empty political appeals. He illustrates how these are based upon misrepresentations of scripture, and a profoundly misguided reliance upon governmental measures. Read the rest of this entry »

Newland Keeps Beer and Wine Sales, Alcohol Opponent Had Tough Fight

By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
November 21, 2015

BeerNEWLAND – “We were hoping that something unique might take place,” said Dr. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “I have never seen or heard of a referendum that turned out alcohol sales. The numbers from the last alcohol election seemed to show it might happen in Newland, but it didn’t come down that way.”

Dr. Creech was referencing a decision made by the Town Council of Newland on August 11th to vote again on the sale of beer and wine. Voters narrowly approved beer and wine sales in 2009, 121 for malt beverages with 104 against and 121 for wine and 102 against.

The vote was so close people like Steve Nelson, who led the fight to oust the sale of beer and wine on November 4th thought victory was within reach. However, according to official election returns, Newland voted overwhelmingly for retaining beer and wine sales, 235 in the affirmative and 91 in the negative. Read the rest of this entry »

Lenoir County D.A. Directs Sweepstakes Cafes to Shut Down Within Thirty Days, Online Fantasy Sports Gambling Growing in Popularity

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
November 21, 2015

GamblingLast Friday, November 13th, the Lenoir County District Attorney sent a directive to sweepstakes cafes to close their doors within 30 days.

According to, by Monday of this week, café owners and their employees made an appeal to Lenoir County Commissioners to do something to save their jobs. Commissioners, however, said they would do nothing to stand in the way of the orders by the district attorney’s office or the courts.

Café owners complained bitterly to commissioners and sometimes with tears that they felt their businesses were being unfairly targeted. Read the rest of this entry »

American Family Association Releases 2015 ‘Naughty or Nice’ Retailer List, Christian Action League Supports the Campaign

American Family Association/Christian Action League
November 21, 2015

AFAHave you ever wondered which stores recognize Christmas and which are like Scrooge?

As the 2015 Christmas shopping season starts full swing, the American Family Association (AFA) has prepared it’s Naughty or Nice retailer list. AFA has taken the top 100 national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage to help you know which companies are Christmas friendly.

There are secular forces in America that hate Christmas because the word itself is a reminder of Jesus Christ. They want to eradicate anything that reminds people of Christianity. That is why it is important to remind governments and companies to keep the word Christmas alive. AFA wishes to keep Christ in Christmas and Christmas in America. Read the rest of this entry »

Rev. Barber Wrong: Christians Who Oppose ‘Social Justice’ are ‘Evangelical’

By Dr. Mark Creech
NC Spin
November 13, 2016

EvangelicalWithin three weeks, in two editorials the Rev. William Barber II, head of the NC NAACP, has berated Christians to the right of him. In his October 19th piece, Jesus, Didn’t Join the Tea Party, Either, he argues the speakers and participants at the October 17th ‘We Stand With God’ Rally,’ are mockers and abusers of the real Christian faith.

In his latest editorial, Evangelicals are not for Trump or Carson, but for the Gospel, Barber claims “’evangelical’ is a label that has been hijacked and manipulated” by those to the right of him.

True evangelicalism, says Barber, was spoken from the lips and words of Jesus placing “concern for the poor and the broken at the center of faith.”  He added, “We should not allow extremists to legitimize their agenda by calling it ‘evangelical.’”

Of course, though Barber claims to be an evangelical himself, it’s impossible to come away from his writings without concluding that he believes any professing Christian to the right of him is either deceived, deviated, or even duplicitous, and, therefore, undeserving of the label. That’s hardly Christian. Read the rest of this entry

Wake County DA Calls on SBI to Investigate Sweepstakes Contributions

Addendum: Stop Predatory Gambling Releases Report of Each Presidential Candidate’s Stand on Gambling
By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
November 13, 2016

SBIRALEIGH – Wake County’s District Attorney Lorrin Freeman has requested the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) examine whether any state lawmakers and Governor Pat McCrory received illegal political contributions from the sweepstakes industry.

Sweepstakes gaming parlors or cafes have computer terminals inside, where patrons pay money for chances to win a prize by playing a casino-style game, similar to a slot machine. Sweepstakes businesses were banned in 2010.

In 2012 Chase E. Burns, as well as other sweepstakes operators, were vigorously pushing members of the North Carolina General Assembly to make the games legal again. According to WRAL News, “Burns alone made $274,500 in donations to North Carolina candidates, Democrats and Republicans, making him by far one of the biggest donors to political campaigns and causes during the 2011-12 cycle. McCrory received $70,000 in contributions from Burns and others.” Read the rest of this entry »

Two More State House Members Say They Will Not Return to that Chamber in 2016

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
November 12, 2016

NCLEGRALEIGH – Two additional state lawmakers announced this week that they would not seek re-election to the seats they hold.

Rep. Ken Waddell, a two term Democrat that represents Columbus and parts of Bladen and Robeson counties said on Monday that he will not seek a third term.

Waddell’s reason for not running again was stated in a Facebook post.

“The extraordinary requirements of time, money, and commitment to service will not allow me to spend the necessary time required to do the job at a level I consider a personal requirement and further my farming interests while continuing to support my family,” he said.

He added that he fully intends to complete his term of service and “will continue to address the concerns of any and all citizens in” his district. Read the rest of this entry »

Will NC Students Have to Share Bathrooms, Locker Rooms with Other Sex?

By A.P. Dillon
NC Civitas Institute
November 12, 2015

Locker RoomHow would you feel if the Federal government told you that your son or daughter had to share a bathroom or locker room with a student of the opposite sex?

How would parents feel if their own school board was quietly changing policies to accommodate a few students over the majority in their district?

Parents in multiple states are finding out. Will parents in North Carolina soon face the same mandate?

In Chicago, parents have just found out that the federal government is forcing their daughters to share a locker room with a male student, who says he “identifies” as a girl. The Obama administration’s Department of Education filed suit under Title IX, claiming the Chicago school had violated the civil rights of the student in question for not allowing the male student to use facilities for female students. Read the rest of this entry »