Friday, June 12, 2015

Gay Agenda Defeated by North Carolina Legislature

Unlike the cowering Republicans in Indiana and Arkansas, where homosexualists intimidated very conservative state lawmakers and governors into acquiescence of the Gay Agenda, the North Carolina legislature overrode the veto of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to enact Senate Bill 2 allowing local magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages and still keep their jobs.
"I think it strikes the right balance by protecting religious liberty and also not being discriminatory.  We needed to protect the will of the people of North Carolina."
-- Rep. Josh Dobson, R-McDowell
For background, read North Carolina Christian Magistrates Lose Jobs for Refusing Same-sex 'Wedding' and also read Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

In contrast, read how Indiana Republicans surrendered to homosexualist blackmail just hours after enacting a religious liberty law, and also read how Arkansas Republicans immediately followed suit.

And read of the widespread persecution of Christians who refuse to worship the Gay Agenda.

UPDATE 10/7/15: 'Gay Marriage' Stopped in Alabama by Judges

In addition, read Almost No Americans Want a 'Homosexual Marriage'

-- From "North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage" by Marti Maguire, Reuters 6/11/15

The [new] law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.”

The state House of Representatives overrode [Gov. McCrory's] veto by reaching the three-fifths majority in a 69-41 vote. The state Senate overrode the veto earlier this month [32-16].

While gay marriage was targeted in a wave of conservative legislation in U.S. statehouses this year, North Carolina is among the few states to pass a measure. Utah approved a similar opt-out law earlier this year.

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From "N.C. OKs gay marriage religious exemption" by Beth Walton, Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times 6/12/15

The law says court officials who disclose a "sincerely held religious objection" and recuse themselves for marriage responsibilities must stop performing all marriage duties for both gay and heterosexual couples for at least six months. The chief District Court judge or the county register of deeds — both elected officials — would fill in on marriages if needed.

Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, introduced the bill shortly after rulings by federal judges last October that overturned North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage approved by voters in 2012. Berger responded to several magistrates who resigned when the state's top court administrator wrote that magistrates who declined to officiate for same-sex couples could be punished, terminated or face potential criminal charges.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Cheers, Jeers Greet NC's New Magistrate Law" by Tom Bullock, WFAE-FM90.7 (Charlotte, NC) 6/11/15

When they take the office, magistrates are required to take an oath to uphold the laws of the land. Governor Pat McCrory, speaking on Charlotte Talks earlier this year, said that’s why he opposes the bill.

That’s flawed logic, says Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition.

"There’s no constitutional right to have a certain magistrate marry you. But there is a constitutional right to exercise your religious belief."

Both the ACLU and Equality NC are now looking towards the courts.

"The bill is written where it does not discriminate and if they want to waste money on going to court than that’s their choice," [Fitzgerald] says.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read North Carolina Gay Teachers Indoctrinate 8-year-olds

And read Sexual Deviancy Special Class? Not in Charlotte, North Carolina