The Women and Children’s Protection Act a Necessary and Life-Saving Reform

March 27, 2015 at 4:54 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   Raleigh, NC — The North Carolina Values Coalition applauds Senators Randleman, Krawiec, and Daniel for their introduction of The Women and Children’s Protection Act (SB 604).   SB 604 corrects deficiencies in DHHS’ proposed abortion clinic rules by implementing mandatory annual inspections, requiring that those who work in abortion clinics be at least 18 years of age, requiring abortion clinics to have a… Read the full article…

Religious Freedom for Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood

March 20, 2015 at 6:06 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that two family-run businesses, Conestoga Wood Specialties and Hobby Lobby Stores, do not have to surrender their religious freedom in order to remain in business. The court determined that federal law protects the two families from being forced to act contrary to their beliefs by the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate.   The Department of Health and Human Services mandate forces employers, regardless… Read the full article…

The Story of Barronelle Stutzman

March 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, has worked as a florist for 40 years, serving nearly everyone who walked through her door. Unfortunately, because of legal harassment and exorbitant fines, Barronelle will likely be closing her shop.    In March 2013, Barronelle declined the opportunity to create the wedding bouquets for the same-sex wedding of a long time customer, instead referring the gay couple to other florists… Read the full article…

Charlotte got it right

March 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

Good news!   Late Monday night, after listening to hours of speeches from concerned citizens and community leaders, the Charlotte City Council voted against an unnecessary and dangerous expansion of the city’s nondiscrimination policy.    The policy they were considering would have expanded the list of already protected classes like sex, race, and nationality to include sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, and gender expression. These so-called “SOGI” laws sound innocuous, but in reality… Read the full article…

RELEASE | NC Values Coalition Applauds Charlotte City Council Decision

March 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2015 Raleigh, NC – Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the NC Values Coalition, released the following statement today in response to the Charlotte City Council’s decision against amending the city’s nondiscrimination policies.   “We applaud the community leaders and citizens of Charlotte for speaking out against a dangerous ordinance that would have compromised the safety of the city’s public restrooms and the religious liberty of Charlotte’s… Read the full article…

A decision no one should have to make

February 27, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

We have good news to report from the General Assembly today. A bill to protect the religious freedoms of public servants in our state is moving forward in the State Senate after passing the Senate Judiciary II Committee.     SB 2, introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, will protect the jobs of magistrates and assistant Registers of Deeds whose sincerely held religious beliefs prevent them from facilitating… Read the full article…

Don’t do it Charlotte!

February 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

Should Christian photographers in Charlotte be required to photograph a same-sex wedding ceremony?   Should a Christian t-shirt printer be required to print t-shirts for a gay pride parade?   Should a Christian adoption agency be required to place a child with a same-sex couple?   No, of course not.   Unfortunately, Charlotte businesses could soon be forced to make the difficult choice between providing services and promoting messages that… Read the full article…

URGENT: Protect Public Restrooms!

February 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm | Featured | No comment

The Charlotte City Council is poised to impose a dangerous law in the City of Charlotte under the guise of “political correctness” and “civil rights.” This week, the Charlotte City Council added a SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) ordinance to its agenda for February 23rd.   We need your help IMMEDIATELY to stop them!   This dangerous ordinance would force any business who does work for the City of… Read the full article…

Berger introduces bill to protect religious freedom

January 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm | Featured, Religious Liberty | No comment

Magistrates and assistant Registers of Deeds whose sincerely held religious beliefs prevent them from participating in solemnizing a marriage between persons of the same sex will be protected from losing their jobs by a new bill introduced this week.   This quickly became a concern in 2014 following the legalization of marriages between same-sex couples in our state. We heard from magistrates and Registers of Deeds across the state who… Read the full article…

Rep. Ellmers Betrays Pro-Life Community [UPDATED]

January 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

**UPDATED**   Earlier today we asked you to call Rep. Renee Ellmers after we learned that she requested that her name be removed as co-sponsor of a major pro-life bill that would protect unborn babies from being aborted when they can feel pain at 20 weeks. Your response to our email (below) has been overwhelming! THANK YOU!    We know from many of you that when you are calling her office you… Read the full article…

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