Update from the General Assembly

May 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm | Featured | No comment

Hello from Raleigh!   Thank you to everyone who has called, emailed, or visited your legislator in person to support one of our pro-family bills in the General Assembly over the last few months.   Now that the dust has settled a bit after the last few weeks of busy legislative activity, we wanted to take a moment to update you on the bills that our coalition is lobbying for… Read the full article…

Religious Freedom Day of Action

April 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm | Religious Liberty | No comment

Major pro-life legislation introduced!

April 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm | Featured, Protecting Life | No comment

Pro-Life Friends –   We have great news to report!   Major pro-life reforms have been introduced in the NC House and Senate that will save unborn lives and protect the health and safety of women in North Carolina.   Representatives Jacqueline Schaffer,  Pat McElraft,  Rena Turner, and Susan Martin introduced HB 465 in the NC House today. This life-saving legislation will:   - Increase the amount of time women have to decide to… Read the full article…

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…

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