Christian Action League Staff
Christian Action League
November 19, 2019
For Christians who want to pray for their state and nation, for Christians who wish to stay abreast of the latest news about social issues, for Christians who desire to be educated about the issues from a strong Christian worldview, for Christians who want to engage the culture for Christ’s sake, there is no better resource in North Carolina than the Christian Action League Insider. The Christian Action League Insider’s focus is on the Tar Heel state, but it also touches on matters affecting the nation.
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Southern LGBTQ Health Survey’s Alarming Statistics Raise Serious Question
A couple of weeks ago, the Campaign for Southern Equality, in partnership with Western NC Community Health Services, released results from their 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey. The alarming statistics raise a serious question: Have we been fed a lie? Read the rest of this entry
N.C.’s Proposed 2019 Farm Act, Smokable Hemp, and De facto Legalization of Marijuana
Cannabis sativa is one of the world’s most recognizable plants. And although it has been cultivated for thousands of years, authorities — including Tar Heel lawmakers — are still grappling with how it should be managed. Read the rest of this entry
Impeachment Hearings Began: Native North Carolinian, Evangelist, Urges Evangelicals to Pray for the President
This week the first of the U.S. House impeachment hearings began. Native North Carolinian, Evangelist, and head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has been squarely in the President’s camp and recently urged evangelicals from his Facebook page to pray for the President and his family. Read the rest of this entry
Eleven Thousand Scientists Say Population Control Necessary Response to ‘Climate Emergency’
The apocalyptic sounding document released this week, published in Bioscience, calls for immediate action by world authorities on so-called climate change. But something scientists are calling for in response to the alleged “climate emergency” should send shivers up the spine. They demand population control. Read the rest of this entry
Good News Clubs Not Dissuaded by Secularization, Their Numbers Growing in NC
Wouldn’t it be great if Bible-believing adults, trained and supported by an internationally recognized nonprofit, could reach out to children in public schools and share the Gospel weekly? Good news: They can and they are in North Carolina. Read the rest of this entry
UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and Pitt Release Study Highlighting Fluid Sexual Orientation among High Schoolers
A new study performed by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pittsburgh finds that one in five teens experience a change in their sexual orientation during high school. “With the advent of same-sex marriage, which was foisted on the nation by the High Court, one would expect to see an increase in sexual immorality. And, voila, here it is!” said Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League. Read the rest of this entry
March for Liberalizing Booze Sales Advances Unimpeded in Tuesday’s NC Election Results
The march for loosening alcohol control laws and liberalizing alcohol sales continues to advance unimpeded across North Carolina. Results from the last two elections are proof, excuse the pun. Read the rest of this entry
Christian Evangelicals Want to Make U.S. a Theocracy: True or False?
In May, Americans United (AU) for the Separation of Church and State highlighted a poll conducted by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in partnership with the Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University. They used the survey to argue that people on the Religious Right were a threat to America because they are the people most “eager to base U.S. law on their understanding of religion.” Read the rest of this entry
U.S. House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Human Trafficking in Greensboro
“A despicable crime that continues to plague the nation,” — that’s how Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), Intelligence and Counterterrorism subcommittee ranking member, described human trafficking in his opening comments Monday at a field hearing at the Old County Courthouse in Greensboro. Read the rest of this entry
They Say Wine Is Good For You. Really?
The proliferation of vineyards, wineries, and wine bars in North Carolina reveals our growing affinity for the liquid version of the fruit of the vine. Wine is considered the “good” alcohol because of the health benefits associated with it. But recent studies have called into question that assumption. Read the rest of this entry
A Common Trait of Soaring Sexual Assaults at UNC: Alcohol
According to the 2019 survey by the Association of American Universities, more than a third of female undergraduate students at UNC report having been sexually assaulted during their time in college. There does, however, appear to be a common denominator – something prevalent in most cases – alcohol. Read the rest of this entry
Thunberg: ‘Internationally Celebrated Victim of Climate Alarmists’
Greta Thunberg is the teenage Swedish environmentalist who chided world leaders at the United Nations for not doing enough to halt climate change. Thunberg is an example of the way environmentalists are stressing young people out over the matter. Read the rest of this entry
Aren’t Christians Who Call for Abstinence from Alcohol, Legalists?
Many Christians hold that the Scriptures encourage abstinence from alcoholic beverages as the best position for maintaining a faithful Christian walk. Although the Christian Action League’s public policy position reflects tolerance and respect for people who choose to drink, the League is still frequently criticized by fellow Christians as “legalistic” for calling upon every believer to leave off drinking. Are Christians who call for abstinence from alcohol, legalist? Read the rest of this entry
Graham’s Tar Heel State Tour Points People to Christ, while also speaking to Politics
Evangelist and humanitarian Franklin Graham preached the Gospel to some 65,000 people during his two-week Decision America Tar Heel State Tour that kicked off Oct. 1. Steadily pointing the crowd toward his savior, Graham made it clear that he believes our nation is in trouble, and he didn’t shy away from moral issues that some consider political hot potatoes. Read the rest of this entry
Atheists’ Ad: Placement, Time, and Significance Speaks Volumes
Did you see that ad, the one that ran during the commercial break of the last Democratic debate? It featured Ron Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan, boldly promoting atheism and urging support for the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). The ad isn’t new. It’s been running for a few years now. But it’s the placement, time, and significance, which now speaks volumes. Read the rest of this entry
NC Court of Appeals Strikes Down Sweepstakes Gaming
“It’s been the lump of dung that won’t flush,” said Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “But I think we’re winning what has been a valiant effort to keep gambling of this nature from spreading across the state.” Rev. Creech was referring to a ruling on Tuesday by the N.C. Court of Appeals, which struck down video sweepstakes gaming. Read the rest of this entry
Rabid Leftists Want to End Tax-Exempt Status for Churches
For all those pastors and churches that have been reluctant to engage the political process for fear of losing their tax-exempt status, take a hard look at where this country is headed. You can stand up and fight for your God-given rights with the prospect of saving them, or you can allow the likes of Beto O’Rourke and his crowd to strip them away. Either way, you shouldn’t have any illusions; rabid leftists are coming for you. Read all this great editorial
Silver, NBA, Shows Hypocrisy in its Treatment of NC’s HB 2 v. China
This week former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory took to the airwaves to remind the nation how quickly the NBA had shunned the Tar Heel state during the HB 2 controversy, while all the while turning a blind eye to China’s authoritarian rule. Rev. Mark Creech applauded McCrory, saying, “At that time, Silver said the NBA’s position on HB 2 was a moral one. The morality evident by Silver and the NBA on HB 2 then and now China is as slick as Silver’s bald head.” Read the rest of this entry
Rulings by the NCABC Show Alcohol Industry’s Nefarious Influences in Advertising
The NCABC’s refusal to allow for the sale of certain brands of alcohol demonstrates the alcohol industry’s nefarious influences in advertising. “The point is,” said Rev. Mark Creech, “advertising shapes our society for better or worse, and we need to recognize this. And we especially need to understand that alcohol, seedy behavior, and moral degeneration are the unholy trinity in whose name alcohol advertising baptizes us.” Read the rest of this entry
Will Public Schools Sink the ‘Ship of State?’
In this great editorial, former N.C. state representative J. Russell Capps, asserts, “Sadly, there has been evidence of Godless brainwashing of children by glorifying sexual promiscuity, pretending that there are many classifications of “genders” and by promoting the breakdown of the traditional American family. Such appalling practice has no place in our public schools. What is increasingly being pushed in the public school system is “bad water” getting inside the ‘Ship of State.’” Read the rest of this entry
President Trump, Religious Liberty, and International Climate Policy
A couple of weeks ago, President Trump hosted the first meeting on religious freedom at the United Nations, calling on nations from across the globe to end persecution against people of faith. There was little media coverage of this unprecedented meeting by the President, except to levy criticism for his unwillingness to make climate change, the centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, a priority for the United States. Read the rest of this entry
Why the NC House Didn’t Override Cooper’s Veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Bill
While Monday morning quarterbacking can’t change the outcome of Sunday’s game, when lawmakers land on the wrong side of a life-and-death decision, it’s wise to find out what misinformation may have influenced their actions, especially when the issue will likely come up again. That’s the case with the failure of the North Carolina House to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.Read the rest of this entry
SAFE Banking Act Would Flood Billions into Marijuana Industry and Exacerbate Current Vaping Crisis
“The Safe Banking Act at first glance might appear to be a good idea, especially for places where marijuana use is legal, but there are much weightier concerns than protections for banks. What about public health and safety? What about protections for our citizens? That ought to always come first,” said Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. Read the rest of this entry
NC ‘Alienation of Affection’ Laws Result in $750,000 Judgment for Cheated-On Spouse
Would be adulterers should beware. In North Carolina, having an affair that leads to the break-up of someone’s marriage could cost you in a big way. Recently, a Pitt County man won a judgment of $750,000 from his wife’s lover. Read the rest of this entry
The Constitution and the Legalization of Marijuana
It would seem that if something should truly be a part of our American way of life, it would be because of certain inalienable rights. In the preamble of our representative republic is found the basis for justly examining whether the business of marijuana is consistent with the American way. In fact, herein are six points that form the sound basis for examining whether anything is at cross purposes with American objectives. Read the rest of this entry
President Trump Host Historic First Meeting on Religious Freedom at United Nations
On Monday, President Trump, the first U.S. president to host a meeting at the United Nations on religious freedom, called on the countries of the world to end persecution against people of faith. Read the rest of this entry
For Pastors Depressed, Suicidal, and the Parishioners Bewildered By Them
In recent years, it’s alarming the number of pastors who have taken their own lives in suicide. Now there’s been another. Megachurch associate pastor, Jarrid Wilson, ended his life on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day, and more ironically, only hours after officiating at the funeral of someone who committed suicide. Read the rest of this entry
North Stanly High School Cheerleaders Placed on Probation for Showing Support for President Trump
NEW LONDON – Just before a Friday night football game on August 30th, North Stanly High School cheerleaders posed before a banner that read, “Trump 2020 ‘Make America Great Again.’” The incident drew complaints from some members of the community, and now the cheerleaders have been placed on probation for the remainder of the season by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Read the rest of this entry
Democrats Cry Foul, Pitch a Fit, But Have No Moral High-Ground
If you plan to cry foul, point fingers and insist that you’ve been wronged, you’d best find some moral high-ground to do it from. That wasn’t the case last week when NC House Democrats pitched a fit. Read the rest of this entry