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EqualityNC holds drive during fundie marriage amendment rally next Tuesday

What better way to counteract the upcoming bible-beating anti-gay rally next Tuesday (see my earlier post, Fundies to bus into Raleigh in the name of ‘protecting marriage‘) than to raise money for our state equality organization?

From the good folks at Equality NC:

Our friends at the far right, radical Christian organizations Called2Action and Return America, “a new Christian organization in North Carolina,” are planning a rally for THIS TUESDAY, MARCH 6, at the NC General Assembly to support their anti-gay, anti-marriage state constitutional amendment.

Let’s turn lemons into lemonade once again. Make your pledge today to give 25, 50, 75 cents, or a dollar to Equality North Carolina for every minute this rally of hate and bigotry goes on. When we did this last year, we raised $12,000. Let’s see if we can raise even more this year!

To make your pledge by the time the rally starts on Tuesday at 11 AM, simply choose your amount per minute and email Shawn Long with it at When the rally starts, we’ll count up the minutes, then send you a follow-up email with your total and payment information.

Be sure to visit the websites of Called2Action ( and Return America ( to get a better idea of what we’re up against.

Their agenda is not only anti-LGBT, but also anti-woman, anti-diversity, anti-people. Return for America does credit the “homosexual advocacy group” Equality NC with holding back the marriage amendment for the past three years, and we thank them for that!

With your help, every minute of their divisive rhetoric will support our continuing partnership with people like you to make North Carolina a more tolerant place.

Thank you in advance for your support. We’ll let you know how the lemonade turns out!

  ENC is also asking folks in the Tar Heel state to contact their legislators on Tuesday to oppose the amendment (Senate Bill 13 (SB13), sponsored by this good old boy, James Forrester:

District:  41
Counties Represented: Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln.

BTW, the extremists at Called2Action, (see its chairman Steve Noble here) also made the news last year for its protest of the teaching of yoga in the schools.

…A Christian group says some stress-reduction classes for elementary school students promoted “New Age” religion and were unconstitutional in a public school. Called2Action says it received complaints from a mother whose children were asked to do breathing exercises, chant and use their “life forces” last month at Partnership Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina. The group has sent a letter to Wake County’s school board and superintendent asking them to make sure this kind of “spiritual and religious program” does not happen again.

* North Carolina’s constitution is under attack — 2007 edition

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