My friends speak out and Pastor Baity rears his ugly, hateful head

TweetWFMY News 2 (Greensboro) did a wonderful story (video here) on my two good friends and mentors Gary Trowbridge and Frank Benedetti, a couple whose been together for decades. They are looking forward to a legal wedding in California. The state started legal marriages for same-sex couples yesterday at 5 p.m. (PST). The Rev. Ron Baity of the extremely anti-gay Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem was also interviewed for the story: Legalizing... Read More

‘God will be glorified’ in effort to pass anti-LGBT Amendment One

TweetThe Christian Action League, perhaps among one of the most far-right, anti-LGBT hate groups in North Carolina, posted yesterday an extraordinary insight into their religiously-bigoted efforts to write discrimination into our state constitution and further increase the hate-filled, divisive politics that has become the brand of modern-day right-wing ideologues. The Rev. Rocky Carpenter, pastor of Harmony Community Church in Peachland, N.C., has... Read More

Anti-gay marriage forces set sights on NC

TweetI knew it wouldn’t be long. North Carolina’s the only Southern state without an anti-gay, anti-family constitutional amendment on marriage. We’re a sitting duck; a big glaring hole in the religious right’s sea of hate and control… Just as in the image to the right, from the NC4Marriage website (PDF). The anti-gay marriage movement in North Carolina is strengthening. Two years after their first rally, the Winston-Salem-based... Read More

Government prayer controversy in Forsyth County NC

TweetThere was a good article in Saturday’s Winston-Salem Journal, concerning the controversy over sectarian vs. non-sectarian prayer at the meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. A while back, the ACLU of North Carolina sent letters to various government bodies throughout the state, including the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council, stating that sectarian prayers (those which invoke a specific... Read More

Public Prayer & Government in Winston; neither side is the victor

TweetI have sat quiet listening to the on-going debate in my hometown of Winston-Salem over the place of sectarian prayers during public meetings, such as meetings of the Winston-Salem City Council and Forsyth County Board of Commisioners. Not long ago, the North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to both the Winston-Salem City Council and Forysth County Board of Commissioners. Backed up by both the city and county... Read More

Davidson County marriage resolution

TweetThe Davidson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution urging a vote on same-sex marriage in North Carolina last night. Not long ago, a Winston-Salem pastor was able to push through a similar resolution at the Thomasville City Council. This pastor, the Reverend Ron Baity of Berean Baptist Church, tried to get a resolution on this issue passed last year at the County Commissioner level. I’m not going to comment too much right now.... Read More

Thomasville anti-gay resolution vote hits A.P.

TweetSo the news on the Thomasville City Council’s approval of an anti-gay marriage resolution has hit the Associated Press. News is circulating around the state and even as far as Norfolk, VA, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Here are two more articles: Fox Carolina News 14 Carolina Click here to see all 25+ in Google News Of course… leave it to the AP (and The Winston-Salem Journal as well) to leave out any mention of the NC Advocacy Coalition,... Read More

Lexington Dispatch on Thomasville anti-gay vote

TweetHere’s the Lexington Dispatch article on the October 16th Thomasville City Council decision to approve an anti-gay marriage resolution: Thomasville OKs marriage resolution Eric Frazier, The Dispatch (Lexington, NC) October 17, 2006 THOMASVILLE | Councilwoman Marie Culbreth opened her mouth to speak but held her thoughts before casting the lone vote Monday night against a resolution supporting a state marriage amendment for North Carolina. Although... Read More

Thomasville City Council approves anti-gay marriage resolution 5-1

TweetOn October 16th, the Thomasville City Council approved, five to one, a resolution urging the North Carolina General Assembly to send an anti-gay marriage amendment to the voters. The Council will send their resolution to Thomasville’s representatives in the General Assembly, where it should be circulated to the other members and promptly ignored by our Democrat-controlled Senate and House (as the amendment has been ignored for the past... Read More

NC Advocacy Press Release: Thomasville City Council urged to vote “No”

TweetAs posted on previously here on my blog, the following press release from my PAC, the NC Advocacy Coalition, deals with the soon-coming, Monday, October 16th Thomasville City Council vote on an anti-gay resolution: Press Release (PDF Version) October 14, 2006 Contact: Matt Hill Comer, Executive Director North Carolina Advocacy Coalition (NCAC) 336.391.9528, Gay & lesbian PAC urges Thomasville City Council to vote “No” Anti-gay... Read More

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