Friday Five: Cal scandal, voter registration, & more

 

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Welcome to the Friday Five! Every Friday we share our top five articles, stories, and quotes for you to read and share with your friends and church families. 

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1. NC VALUES: Today is the last day to register to vote

Today is your last day to register to vote on election day. However, if you miss out on registering today, you'll still be able to register to vote and cast a ballot during early voting October 15-31 using same-day registration. Click here to register to vote and learn more.

At NC Values, we've organized a number of election tools to help you save time at the polls and support pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious liberty candidates:

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2. NC VALUES: Livestream of our Confirm Amy Coney Barrett rally

Earlier this week the North Carolina Values Coalition & Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald joined with pro-life leaders Susan B. Anthony List and Abby Johnson: ProWoman, ProChild, ProLife to support Senator Thom Tillis for his pledge to provide Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett with a speedy confirmation hearing. #ConfirmAmy

Click here to watch the video of the livestream, and here to see some event photos. You can also click here to watch a WSOC-TV report on the event. 

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3. NC VALUES: Press statement on Cal Cunningham; NC Values Coalition responds to Cal Cunningham's extramarital affair; says Senate candidate cannot be trusted

"Two things are clear. If Cal Cunningham cannot be trusted to put his own family’s interests first, he can’t be trusted with your family’s interests. Also, North Carolina is the last thing on Cal Cunningham’s mind. Cal’s indiscretions are reminiscent of former Democratic Senator John Edwards. North Carolina needs an honest leader, not a home-wrecker” said Tami Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the N. C. Values Coalition

“As the leading conservative pro-family, pro-life grassroots Christian coalition in North Carolina, we cannot sit back and ignore the sexting and infidelity of Democratic Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham. While his campaign pummels the airways with tv commercials painting himself as a trustworthy military leader with a hometown appeal and Carolina Values, he has been leading a double life with not one but two women who are not his wife, according to media reports now confirmed by his campaign."

Click here to learn more about the scandal.

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4. DAILY SIGNAL: 2 Justices remind Americans about our core values

"The Supreme Court released orders Monday granting some petitions that it hear certain legal cases and denying others. One particular denial was unusually interesting.

The high court said it won’t hear the petition of Kim Davis, who, while clerk of the court in Rowan County, Kentucky, refused to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015. But that’s not the interesting part.

When Supreme Court justices, in legal lingo, “deny cert” (that is reject a petition for a writ of certiorari), often they’ll just deny the request for review of a lower court decision and move on. Sometimes, though, they’ll opine about it a bit.

Here, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a scathing statement, joined by Justice Samuel Alito, about this specific denial."

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5. WATCH: The Full Vice Presidential Debate

“Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., went head to head Oct. 7 in the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2020 presidential election. The incumbent and his Democratic challenger shared the stage at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City with moderator Susan Page of USA Today.”

Click here to watch the full debate.

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WEEKLY PRAYER: FAMILY

LORD, we cry out to you as Father. You are a model of the love, mercy, and authority of the perfect parent. We thank you for modeling for us what every parent should strive for, and for creating this wonderful institution called family. 

LORD, we thank you for creating us with a basic nature designed to not be alone. You made us to desire the intimacy of relationships, and it is here where we experience joys indescribable: the joys of marriage, the joys of having children; the joys of seeing our children have children. What a blessing and mercy you gave us in the family! In it we find our first teachers, our first guardians, and our first authorities. 

LORD, we recognize how deeply you love your children, and how deeply it pains you when they go astray. Alongside our adoration and thanksgiving, we pray in confession--as individuals and as members of larger communities--over any sins we may have committed that undermine your beloved institution. Forgive us when we endanger your institution through selfishness and arrogance. Forgive our communities and nation for attempting to redefine some of the most basic and deepest parts of being human--being made male and female, having lifelong marriage vows and responsibilities, and having parental rights over educating one's children. 

"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:12-17)

Amen

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Sincerely,

North Carolina Values Coalition

 

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