How do you know when you're doing something wrong? When you try to hide what you're doing:
The N.C. Values Coalition has invited state legislators to attend a briefing on “religious freedom” Wednesday afternoon as the General Assembly returns. The group’s executive director, Tami Fitzgerald, declined to provide further specifics on the topic of the meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History. She said the talk will be open to legislators only – reporters and the public won’t be allowed inside.
“It’s just about religious freedom in general,” she said. The group describes itself as an advocate of “pro-family” values, and says it is working to ensure that private business owners have the right to refuse service to customers on the basis of their religious faith.
Our Legislature should be continuing the decades-long battle of eradicating discrimination wherever it rears its ugly head, not crafting laws that will solidify it into statute. This bill, however it is written, should be ceremoniously burned when it reaches the floor of the NCGA, and Tami Fitzgerald should be unceremoniously escorted off the premises. It's the "people's" House, not "some of the people's" House.