Friday Five: Latest on the "Diversity Inventory," and more

 
 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. GOTV: Early Voting has been extended for impacted Congressional Districts—Your vote is needed!

We have been hearing reports that faith-driven voters have not been going to vote early, and this is concerning. We wanted to send you a quick reminder that one-stop (early) voting already started, and for counties that have been impacted by the storm it has been extended into this weekend. You have until then to vote early for the 9th and the 3rd District Congressional special election. After that, your last chance to vote will be on election day, September 10th.

The Church can make all the difference in elections, unless we stay home and ignore elections.

We have proudly endorsed Dan Bishop and Dr. Greg Murphy to boldly represent North Carolina in the US House of Representatives.

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2. WATCH: IFFNC: GOTV church video; don't forgot to vote early and on election day!

Special elections usually suffer very low turnout compared to regular elections, and this year's #NC09 contest is no exception. The ballot count now stands at roughly half of 2018's turnout at this same point in Early Voting. It is critical that you exercise your right to vote!

Early voting ends on Friday, September 6th, and election day is Tuesday, September 10th. You have the power to impact the next generation. So what will you do?

🗳️ Will you vote? Find your nearest early or election day voting location at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/

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3. NC VALUES: 🚨 Social justice standards training has infiltrated NC schools. Must read.

Last week we reported on an incident where Ms. Melissa Wilson—a high school English teacher at Heritage High School—had her students take a Diversity Inventory that asks them to identify their sexual orientation, gender, religion, socio-economic class, as well of those of their family members, doctors, etc.

We thought this incident was shocking on its own, but once we began to research it, we uncovered something that is going to outrage parents all across the state.

In short, we have discovered that the Wake County Public Schools System's Equity Affairs office has been conducting training seminars on the "Social Justice Standards," which is intended to educate and activate students to advance a particular socialist/social democratic political ideology.

Click here to learn more and take the survey: https://www.ncvalues.org/social_justice

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4. WATCH: FRC & NC VALUES: FRC interviews NC Values Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald on the latest controversies surrounding the WCPSS Heritage High School "Diversity inventory."

FRC interviews NC Values Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald on the latest controversies surrounding the WCPSS Heritage High School "Diversity inventory."

Turn the audio on the video below to listen: ⬇️

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5. WRAL: Judges order another redraw of NC voting maps, say legislative districts too partisan

"A three-judge panel ordered another redraw for North Carolina's legislative maps Tuesday, finding them overly partisan in a closely watched case based on the state constitution.

In a unanimous ruling, the judges said House and Senate maps 'are significantly tainted' and 'do not permit voters to freely choose their representative, but rather representatives are choosing voters based upon sophisticated partisan sorting.'"

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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.

Father, we pray for all the pro-life bills moving through the NC House and Senate. We praise you for the Senate's vote to override Governor Cooper's veto. We now pray for the House to do the same. We also continue to pray that we may see other pro-life legislation pass and protect women and unborn babies. Help us, Lord, to rise to the call for action to show up at legislative rallies and committee meetings to show our legislators how strongly we support the right to life. Give our legislators courage to stand up for the unborn and to champion protecting the unborn as the centerpiece of their own public service. Never let us rest until we change our society so that it sees the value of life in the womb and abortion becomes unthinkable.

"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)


Amen

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