By Peyton Majors Christian Action League June 24, 2022 The North Carolina House handed supporters of sports betting a major loss Wednesday when socially conservative Republicans teamed up with liberal Democrats to narrowly defeat a bill that would have dramatically expanded gambling across the state. Numerous media accounts of the vote say the margin was […]
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The Calloused Response of North Carolina Leadership
By Rev. Mark Creech Christian Action League February 11, 2021 One may often wonder what happened to deprive this country of distinguished leadership. Finding a great leader now seems as hopeless as Diogenes the Cynic’s search for an honest man through the streets of Athens. It’s more than disheartening for those who possess a passionate […]
CAL Legislative Wrap-Up Report for 2021
By CAL Staff Christian Action League December 11, 2021 North Carolina lawmakers adopted an adjournment resolution on November 30, calling for an end on December 10 to what is commonly called the “long session” of the 2021 – 2022 Legislative Biennium. Lawmakers, however, are expected to return on December 30 and address several bills, none […]
Resistance by NC GOP Lawmakers to Gambling Morphing: Do Christians Share the Blame?
By Rev. Mark Creech Christian Action League October 1, 2021 It has been a startling evolution to witness in North Carolina. Republican lawmakers, long-standing friends of Christian values, are now touting for increased gambling. House Bill 954 – Video Lottery Entertainment is a measure championed by Rep. Harry Warren (R-Rowan). Another Republican, Rep. Tim Moffit […]
Sports Betting Bill Passes N.C. Senate
By L.A. Williams Christian Action League August 20, 2021 Will sports wagering be legalized in North Carolina? The odds of that happening just improved as the Senate on Thursday gave its stamp of approval to a controversial bill that would massively expand gambling across the state. Senate Bill 688, passed by a vote of 26-19, […]
Sports Gambling Bill Gets Through Two More Committees: Opponents Make Powerful Arguments
By L.A. Williams Christian Action League August 13, 2021 A bill that would legalize mobile sports betting statewide with an 8-percent tax rate zipped through two more Senate committees this week and may soon be taken up by the full Senate. Under Senate Bill 688, 10 to 12 vendors would be licensed to offer digital […]
Sports Wagering Bill: In the Past, Republicans Have Supported Policies Consistent with Biblical Teachings. That May Be Changing?
By M.H. Cavanaugh Christian Action League July 22, 2021 Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, says that during his more than twenty years as a lobbyist for conservative evangelicals, Republicans have more often than not supported policies consistent with biblical teachings. Democrats, on the other hand, characteristically oppose these policies. “But […]