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Freedom to Disagree at Risk in This Election

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If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In “North Carolina Governor could lose election over bathroom bill” (adn.com, 10/9/16), Dana Millbank writes, “North Carolina’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory, was a good bet for reelection earlier this year …. Since then, McCrory’s fortunes have been, well, in the toilet.”

Recently, I interviewed Tami Fitzgerald, president and founder of the North Carolina Values Coalition, for my radio show and asked her: “Why should somebody in Three Forks, Idaho, care about what’s going on in North Carolina?”

She said, “It is imperative that North Carolina retain the law that they passed if there’s ever going to be a state or another governor that will take up a religious freedom issue again. We have been battling this for almost six months now, and the Human Rights Commission, which is the national gay and lesbian group, which is headquartered in D.C., has almost taken up residence in North Carolina, to fight this state law.”

Fitzgerald added, “And so if we cannot maintain what has happened here and keep any sort of repeal efforts from happening, there will never be another governor or state legislature that will take on the Human Rights Campaign again.”

For my job as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, I traveled to North Carolina (Ground Zero in the culture wars) and interviewed key leaders there.

Read more at Christian Post.

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