Christian Action League
April 13, 2016
RALEIGH, N.C. – March 23rd, Gov. Pat McCrory, signed HB 2, which overturned an unconstitutional government overreach by the City of Charlotte. The ordinance, barring all common sense, permitted an individual, regardless of his or her biological anatomy, to use any restroom, locker room, showers, or changing room, with whichever gender he or she subjectively identifies. Such an ordinance creates a loophole that sexual predators can exploit, putting women and children in situations of danger.
Moreover, the Charlotte ordinance unfairly allowed the government to interfere into private businesses and churches by forcing them to promote ideas and participate in events that conflict with their peacefully expressed beliefs.
Since the passage of that legislation, a mammoth smear campaign has been going on against HB 2, the Governor, and state lawmakers. That smear campaign has resulted in unfounded fears and criticisms of the law, opposition by various celebrities, large corporations, and major sports groups, many of whom have wrongly threatened the Tar Heel state.
Yesterday, the Governor sought to clarify much of the confusion surrounding the new law by issuing Executive Order 93.
Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, responded to the Governor’s executive order with the following statement:
“We are deeply appreciative of the fact the Governor’s executive order maintains basic expectations of privacy people have when using the restroom. The executive order also keeps intact the right of private businesses to live and work according to their peacefully expressed beliefs. For his firm stance on these two matters, we commend the Governor and call upon him to remain strong.
“However, expanding the state’s employment policies to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” via executive order was not something with which we can agree. Executive orders are not a proper vehicle for such changes.
“It is the response to the Governor’s executive order by the left that should cause great consternation by our state’s citizens. You will note they have no ‘live and let live’ approach. It’s clear they will never be satisfied unless every point of their radical agenda is forced on everyone. The vilification, the name-calling, the misrepresentations, will continue, perhaps intensify, until no bathroom is safe and every voice of public moral objection is penalized, fined, or even criminalized by law. Large corporate entities, celebrities, major sports groups, etc. that ally with them should be cautious about inadvertently supporting policies that put women and children in harm’s way.”
The Christian Action League believes it stands with most of North Carolina in calling upon the Governor to continue to defend HB 2.