1. TOWNHALL: Cowardice and Capitulation: The Shocking Things Chick-fil-A Funds
“Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls, yet another pro-abortion organization. The education and advocacy group featured radical pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem (the 'I Had An Abortion' activist who declared that birthing children is the 'fundamental cause of climate change') as their keynote speaker for their most recent girls’ Summit.”
2. ROLL CALL: Garland Tucker drops Senate primary challenge to North Carolina’s Thom Tillis
"Retired businessman Garland Tucker is not filing for Senate with the state Board of Elections on Monday, dropping his primary challenge to North Carolina GOP Sen. Thom Tillis, one of the most vulnerable Republicans up for reelection in 2020."
3. THE PUBLIC DISCOURSE: Compelled Sexual Affirmation in the School Bathroom
"The case against compelled affirmation policies needs to be more explicitly and vividly sexualized. The argument against these policies must be rooted in the civil liberties of objecting students and the right not be forced to be the object of another’s sexual gaze. Opening intimate facilities to anyone of the opposite sex imposes psycho-sexual trauma on countless non-consenting youths, and constitutes a form of sexual exploitation."
4. N&O: New congressional maps in North Carolina will stand for 2020, court rules
"A three-judge panel ruled Monday that new congressional maps passed by state lawmakers last month can stand for the 2020 election. The court also opened filing for U.S. House candidates.
'The net result is the grievous and flawed 2016 map has been replaced,' Judge Paul Ridgeway said."
Monday marked the opening of the filing period for the 2020 election.
5. NC VALUES: Happy Birthday Tami!
Today marks the birthday of our Executive Director, Tami Fitzgerald. The team at NC Values is incredibly blessed to work with someone whose leadership and tireless work ethic have been a tremendous blessing to protecting pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious liberty values in our state.
WEEKLY PRAYER: LIFE
LORD, we recognize that you are Sovereign over all creation. We recognize you made man from the dust, and in your mercy crowned creation with man and woman made in your image. What a wonder it is that you would bestow upon us this blessing and responsibility!
We pray LORD that we would not take this for granted. We pray that both this great responsibility, and this great dignity, may motivate us to love you more, love our neighbor more, and love ourselves more.
LORD, we also lift our voices with hearts filled with gratitude. Over this past year, we have labored and prayed for our Celebration of Carolina Values event. We're overjoyed to say it was a tremendous success, and we're grateful you made it so. May people have left changed, may their fire for defending the unborn continue to burn, and may we be good stewards of the financial investments they made in us that day.
"And Moses said to the people, 'Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.'” (Exodus 14:13-14)
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