Welcome to the Friday Five! Every Friday we share our top five articles, stories, and quotes for you to read and share with your friends and church families.

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1. NC VALUES: Pride month is coming

In just a couple of days, we will find ourselves in the middle of “Pride” month where LGBTQQIP2SAA+ activist organizations bombard us and our children with demands to legitimize sexual sin.

Whether by lighting the White House in rainbow-colored spotlights, or adorning the front of stores with aisles of rainbow-themed promotional merchandise, June marks the entrance of a month-long celebration of—of all things—pride. In particular, pride in a sexual disorientation.

Read more: https://ncvalues.org/pride-month-is-coming/

2. NEWSMAX: Prisha’s de-transitioner lawsuit to move forward in N.C.

“A North Carolina judge earlier this month ruled that a lawsuit filed by Prisha Mosley against medical professionals who she says pressed her to undergo gender transition procedures as a teen could move forward, making it the first detransitioner suit to proceed in court, according to media reports. ‘The court has determined as a matter of law that the allegations of Plaintiff’s Complaint, treated as true, are sufficient to state a claim upon which relief may be granted,’ North Carolina Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin said earlier this month.”

We hope you consider praying for Prisha’s case. She has been a huge help to our efforts in the state. We’ve helped bring her in to speak at and submit comments to committee meetings. To read Prisha’s testimony, click here.

Read more: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lawsuit-trans-north-carolina/2024/05/29/id/1166632/

3. CAROLINA JOURNAL: Robinson leads Stein 39% to 34% in new poll

“Republican Mark Robinson is leading his Democratic opponent Josh Stein by a five percentage point margin in North Carolina’s race for governor, according to a new poll of registered voters by High Point University.

Robinson’s lead is statistically significant because it’s outside the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. Notably, 22% of registered voters are undecided in the race.”

Read more: https://www.carolinajournal.com/robinson-leads-stein-39-to-34-in-new-poll/

4. CAROLINA JOURNAL: School choice isn’t a conspiracy

“Rather than subjecting school choice to normal policy analysis, however, many critics peddle conspiracy theories. They allege that advocates are out to destroy all public schools, or re-segregate schools, or use choice programs to instigate a Christian nationalist takeover of America. These allegations are based on willful or reckless misrepresentation of the idea’s origins and public support. School choice is a popular idea, embraced by most Americans, not some fringe idea that requires extraordinary explanation. Choice and competition have long been evident in higher education, in preschool education, in health care, and in other fields where government funding plays a major role, but producers and consumers are free to make their own decisions about where and how services are delivered.”

Read more: https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion/school-choice-isnt-a-conspiracy/

5. CAROLINA JOURNAL: Clear the budget fog: Lower spending, boost school choice and transparency

“I am old enough to remember when Republicans were adamant about cutting government spending and school choice was an absolute and timely priority. Today, however, the current impasse in North Carolina’s state budget negotiations deeply concerns me. I wrote last month that I was afraid of such a thing happening.Traditionally, conservatives have sought to limit government spending, advocating fiscal responsibility and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars. Unfortunately, the present deadlock between the Republican majorities in the House and Senate threatens to prolong the legislative session and jeopardizes educational freedom for more than 54,000 Tar Heel families on the waitlist of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program.”

Read more: https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion/clear-the-budget-fog-lower-spending-boost-school-choice-and-transparency/


Weekly Prayer: NC Officials

LORD, you also have instructed us to pray for our governing officials, and we come to you in the spirit of this petition. We pray for our state government and its executive, legislative, and judicial servants. May they indeed be servants unto the people, and govern in a manner that protects liberty and virtue. In the same spirit, we pray for public servants across our local governments. May they all heed your mandate in Romans 13:4 to be in positions of authority as “God’s servant” and for the “good” of the public. They govern in what we confess are difficult times. May they plead with you to give them wisdom, and may your grace to govern wisely be poured out on them.

Protect us from the oppression and loss of freedoms that other countries have experienced, and help us to value and preserve freedom, which we know comes only from You.

“I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt.  I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free.” Acts 7:34



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