Submitted by Christian Dem in NC on Sun, 08/05/2012 - 4:22pm
You may remember that back during the Amendment One fight, Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, suggested in a sermon that if a child displayed gay tendencies, one way to deal with them was to "give him a good punch." The video went viral, and Harris was ultimately forced to issue a retraction. But three months later, the video is still available on Berean's official YouTube channel. See for yourself.
This Saturday, August 4, Young Democrat Day will celebrate the service-minded Millennial Generation by giving Young Democrats across North Carolina the opportunity to give back through registering voters, donating blood, collecting canned food, and more. Events are planned in Murphy, Asheville, Black Mountain, Dallas, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Clayton, Elizabeth City, Wilmington, and Manteo. Follow the action starting at 4 AM using the #YDDay hashtag!
All over the state, Young Democrats will spend the weekend making a difference. Gaston Young Democrats will help distribute school supplies, Mecklenburg Young Democrats will donate blood, Guilford Young Democrats will collect cans to combat a shortage at the local food bank, and Young Democrats from Asheville to Wilmington will register voters.
Submitted by Christian Dem in NC on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 9:56am
Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, used his Sunday sermon to urge his flock to vote for Amendment One. But as he closed, he went off the deep end, giving the parents in his flock "special dispensation" to give their kids "a good punch" if they appear to be acting gay. Watch the whole thing here.
Submitted by Christian Dem in NC on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 3:30pm
Earlier this morning, Cumberland County Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks issued a potentially landmark ruling in the first-ever appeal of a death sentence under the Racial Justice Act. Weeks ruled that prosecutors in Cumberland County deliberately kept blacks off the jury in Robinson's 1994 trial.
Robinson relied heavily on a study by Michigan State that found a 20-year pattern of blacks being excluded from juries more than potential jurors of other races. Specific to his case, blacks were excluded 3.5 times more than whites.
Fayetteville attorney Mary Ann Tally filed today to run for Superior Court Judge. Tally filed for one of two seats in Cumberland County Superior Court District 12C. The seats are currently held by Judge James Ammons and Judge Lynn Johnson. Johnson is not running for re-election.
“I look forward to the opportunity to serve the people of Cumberland County,” said Ms. Tally. “I have deep respect for our courts and judicial system and want to ensure that we can provide justice for all of our citizens.”
Ms. Tally has lived in Fayetteville since 1974 and has been practicing law for 35 years. She is currently an attorney with Tally & Tally, a family-owned firm whose other members include her husband and two sons. She also serves as the Director of the Trial Assistance Unit at the Center for Death Penalty Litigation.
Submitted by mainchapel on Sat, 03/22/2008 - 12:42pm
I know there's a sort of do-no-harm sensibility in talking about some of our leaders. In fact, I don't post much here because of it. But I think there's a place and time for asking questions and ensuring that accurate information gets shared.
So there's an ad on television that says strange things about Bev Perdue's legislative record. And the topic of the ad is education, which is, candidly, Perdue's strongest suit. Her credentials, her professional career and her legislative work all point to a leader who's for education.
I read Gary Pearce's blog post on Thursday, and read James's post on Thursday night, that included a response note from Perdue or the people who work for her.
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