Christian Action League of North Carolina
COATS – Area Christians concerned about the state of America and, more specifically conditions in the Tar Heel state, will want to mark their calendars for the annual meeting of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, set for Nov. 20 at Coats Baptist Church.
“This is a chance for Christians to have a voice in our state government, to get informed about issues our lawmakers will be deciding on next session and to get plugged in to the Christian Action League,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the organization that lobbies for believers and promotes a Biblical worldview in the General Assembly.
The meeting is the last of three regional events held across the state this year to make it more convenient for attendees. It will be hosted by The Rev. Jesse Mooney and his Coats Baptist congregation, which has already proven itself active on civic issues, having helped lead a successful fight against the on-premise sale of malt beverages, unfortified wine and mixed drinks this past spring.
“These good folks in Coats know what can be done when people get informed on an issue and work together to inform and influence others,” said the Rev. Creech. “We are excited about having people from all over Central North Carolina to gather in the Harnett County town of Coats.”
In addition to the Rev. Creech, speakers for the evening will include John Rustin, vice president and head of government relations for the North Carolina Family Policy Council; Barbara Holt, president of North Carolina Right to Life; and Luanne Williams, the CAL’s director of research and communications.
Rustin will address North Carolina’s need for for a Constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of “one man and one woman,” especially as a result of Florida having passed such an amendment earlier this month. He’ll also share updates about other potential legislation likely to impact Tar Heel families.
Holt will bring attendees up to speed on the Woman’s Right to Know bill and other pending pro-life legislation, while Williams will address the possibility of privatized liquor sales and the push to legalize medicinal marijuana, issues that should be of interest to Coats Citizens for a Drug Free Community.
Creech emphasized that although he anticipates seeing a number of CAL Advisory Board members at the meeting and urges them to bring along their nominees for the board, the service is open to any and all who want to learn more about the Christian Action League and more about what the Scriptures have to say on so many of today’s cultural issues.
The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Coats Baptist and will include special music and an offering. Refreshments will follow.
In addition to Harnett, the CAL’s Central region includes the following counties: Alamance, Bladen, Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Wake and Warren counties.
The Western Convention has already been held in the town of Taylorsville and the Eastern Convention will be held Monday, November 17th at Grace Church in Greenville.
“I would highly recommend that pastors across the state attend their regional CAL meeting,” said the Rev. Neil Walker, pastor of Oxford Memorial Baptist and the host of the Western Convention.
Pre-registration is not required for the Nov. 17th or Nov. 20th meetings, but CAL Advisory Board members and pastors will want to pick up informational packets at the welcome table. Coats Baptist is at 554 N. McKinley St.
To find out more about the Christian Action League, log on to www.christianactionleague.org or phone (919) 787-0606.