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Fantasy Sports Gambling Bill Resurrected but Withdrawn Before Committee Votes

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
June 1, 2018

RALEIGH – “I once heard someone say at the legislature that anyone who doubts the Resurrection should visit the General Assembly. Bills that were seemingly dead have a way of coming back to life,” said Dr. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League.

Creech was referring to a bill that was heard in the House Judiciary IV Committee on Tuesday that would have legitimized Daily Fantasy Sports Gambling in North Carolina. The bill had been voted down (7-4) last year by the House Committee on Regulatory Reform, but revived in Judiciary IV.

HB 279-Fantasy Sports Regulation purports to offer guidelines and a means of supervising the growing industry when in truth the measure represents a massive expansion of gambling in the Tar Heel state. Read the rest of this entry »

Rev. Mark Creech & Dr. Ron Baity to Headline July 4th ‘Lord, Heal our Land’ Event Celebrating our Nation’s 242nd Birthday

By Lynn Wagner, Publisher
Faith and Freedom Newspaper
June 1, 2018

Faith and Freedom Newspaper will host the 4th Annual “Lord, Heal our Land” Community Day of Prayer, Wednesday, July 4th at the Courthouse Square in Yadkinville, N.C. The event, celebrating the 242nd Birthday of our nation, begins at 10:45 a.m. and will conclude around 2:30 p.m. The event is based on God’s promises found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 in the KJV Bible:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

For the first time, this year’s event will feature Reverend Mark H. Creech, Executive Director of the Christian Action League. Dr. Ron Baity, founder and president of Return America will be back for the 4th consecutive year to address the gathering. The Nunn Sisters, a local group, well-known for their spirit-filled gospel harmony will be on stage for their very first appearance at “Lord, Heal our Land.”

Chief of Police, Tim Parks and Sheriff Ricky Oliver will be on hand as well to address and welcome event goers. Read the rest of this entry »

Bi-Partisan Provision Crafted to Deny Turkey F-35 Fighter Jets Unless Pastor Andrew Brunson is Freed

By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, the office of U.S. Senator Thom Tillis rolled out a press release explaining a new means for ramping up pressure on the Turkish government to free Pastor Andrew Brunson.

Brunson is a Presbyterian Pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for more than a year and a half. After faithfully serving the Turkish people as a missionary for more than 20 years, Brunson was indicted on what the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom says are unfounded charges of espionage and terrorism. If convicted, Brunson could spend the rest of his life incarcerated.

In a speech made on the U.S. House floor, Tillis said, “All he [Brunson] is guilty of is being a Christian and trying to bring a Christian message to those who want to hear it.” Read the rest of this entry »

Boy Scouts Move Further Away From Being ‘Morally Straight’ – Churches Should Separate from Them

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By Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
May 25, 2018

Dale Evans Rogers, wife of the famous cowboy of the Big Screen, Roy Rogers, said of boys: “A boy is Truth with dirt on his face, Beauty with cut on his finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in his hair, and the Hope of the future with a frog in his pocket.”

It used to be that the Boy Scouts of America were an integral part of shaping boys to become men of strong moral character. That’s changed now. The change started with the BSA’s decision to accept openly homosexual youth. Later the decision came to allow for gay adult leaders. Recently, the iconic group, dropped the gender requirement admitting only boys to allow girls to join too and changed its name to Scouts BSA.

Now the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is mandating condoms be made available at its 24th World Jamboree to be held in West Virginia next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Opening Days of the ‘Short Session’ include Teacher Protest, ‘In God We Trust,’ Gambling, Alcohol Reform, and School Safety

By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
May 18, 2018

RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers returned to Raleigh on Wednesday for the end of the 2017-2018 Legislative Biennium. Commonly referred to as the “short session,” legislators between May and the middle of July spend most of their time making adjustments to the state’s budget.

This year’s opening day was possibly one the most eventful in the state’s history. Anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 teachers from across the state marched on the Legislative Building to protest for higher salaries and more education funding. The protest, which was called a “March for Students” and “Rally for Respect” forced the closing of at least 40 School Districts. Read the rest of this entry »

Guest Columnist: Ten Christian Responses That Miss the Mark on LGBT Issues

By Robert Oscar Lopez
Christian Action League
May 18, 2018

The LGBT movement has moved toward the churches with the goal of discouraging Biblical views on homosexuality. This turn to the churches has alarmed many people. Needless to say, many well-intended responses by the churches have backfired massively. I cannot blame church leaders. The LGBT movement largely blindsided them. The instinct of religious figures was to make their church feel or look good. They did not understand clearly who those affected were as people. Church leaders crafted responses to the people they saw in the public square–namely, activists. This left out people struggling with homosexuality or pressured into it by the LGBT community. People seem not to understand why certain answers to the LGBT challenge are wrong and make things worse. That is why I am going to provide a quick listicle here. It will explain why the response that looks good to the average Christian is usually the wrong response. Read the rest of this entry »

Evangelical Leaders Denounce Supreme Court Gambling Ruling by Conservative Justices

By Michael Gryboski
Christian Post
May 17, 2018

Evangelical leaders are expressing their opposition to a United States Supreme Court decision led by conservative justices that struck down a federal law stopping states from legalizing sports gambling.

Known as Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association and released Monday, the 6-3 ruling struck down a 1992 law that banned state authorization and licensing of sports gambling schemes, except in Nevada.

The ruling was consistent with conservative deference to state’s rights, but ran afoul of social conservative opposition to gambling.

The Reverend Mark Creech of the Christian Action League said in a statement released Tuesday that he believed the Supreme Court’s decision allows states to engage in “the fleecing of their own citizens.” Read the rest of this entry

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Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Sports Gambling

By Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
May 14, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law today that prohibits sports gambling.

I strongly disagree with the High Court’s decision based in a state’s rights argument. I too believe in state’s rights, but this is not the issue in this case. The real matter at hand is whether the American people have a God-given right to be protected by the federal government from thievery, which is what the corporate gambling interests is. Las Vegas didn’t secure all its riches, glitz and glamour from winners, but from suckers exploited by professional looters.

This decision may have some impact on curtailing illegal sports gambling, but it will actually do more to make the corruption aspect legitimate and mainstream. Read the rest of this entry »

A Mother’s Apron String

By Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
May 11, 2018

Pastor and radio Bible teacher, Chuck Swindoll, once shared a story about a good friend who was raised by a godly pastor’s wife. The friend said his mother used to rock him to sleep, not by singing little ditties and lullabies, but by singing to him the great hymns of the faith. He said he could remember quite well his mother leaning over the crib and singing, “A Mighty Fortress is our God”; “And Can it Be?”; “More Love to Thee, O Christ”; “My Jesus I Love thee”; “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” She sang the deep songs. And he said, “I remember. I remember those hymns. In fact,” he said, “when I got into church, I had heard and learned most of the hymns.” Swindoll added that this young man’s mother had made an investment in his life that would always be with him.

A cartoon, from several years ago, shows a baby kangaroo peeping out of its pouch. The caption underneath read, “His mother determines his point of view.”

The virtuous things we learn at home are bonds that stay with us throughout life. Read the rest of this entry »

Primary Results Contain Upsets: Mark Harris Defeats Robert Pittenger

By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
May 11, 2018

Mark Harris

CHARLOTTE – In what turned out to be an unprecedented upset, Mark Harris unseated incumbent Congressman Robert Pittenger on Tuesday.

Harris is the former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Charlotte, and the former president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He was also a key leader in the fight to pass North Carolina’s Marriage Protection Amendment in 2012.

Harris won the nod of Republicans in the 9th District Primary and will now face-off with the Democrat, Dan McCready. McCready easily won the nomination of the Democratic Party with more votes than Pittenger, Harris, and a third candidate, Clarence Goins combined.

Harris ran for the U.S. Senate in the May 2014 Primary against Thom Tillis but lost that contest.

He ran against Pittenger in 2016 but lost by a mere 134 votes. This time he bested the Congressman by 814 votes. Read the rest of this entry »