1. NC VALUES VOICE: Live with Congressman Dan Bishop
This week's program featured Congressman Dan Bishop, who discussed North Carolina's planned reopening and Governor Cooper's response.
2. NC VALUES: Major legal win for churches and religious liberty in NC
For more stories about this major win for religious liberty, check out these articles from WBTV, Redstate, and WRAL.
3. WRAL: #ReopenNC Phase 2 Begins Today, Friday, at 5pm
On Friday at 5 p.m., the state will move into Phase 2 of a three-phase plan to reopen the economy and allow a gradual return to public life.
Phase 2 will take effect May 22 at 5 p.m."
4. CIVITAS: HB 1129: Progressives tell us once again how much they hate school choice
5. FOX NEWS: Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly applied for and received $80 million in coronavirus stimulus funds feds say
Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly applied for and received $80 million in coronavirus stimulus funds, feds say.
WEEKLY PRAYER: LIBERTY
LORD, you have blessed us with a spiritual liberty that is so wonderful and beyond description, that it can only be understood through experiencing a life-giving relationship with Christ. However, we also recognize that in your grace, you have blessed our country with a political liberty that enables us to openly proclaim the experience of a life lived in the freedom of the Gospel.
In the past 100 years, we have continued to hear the cry of the martyr and believer whose lives are ravished in countries that rob them of this natural and fundamental right. We mourn with the brethren in China and other abusive countries when their churches are demolished by bulldozers, and their families are imprisoned for the Christ-focused profession of their lips.
LORD, as individuals and as a nation, may we never take the inalienable right of religious freedom for granted. Right now our country has faced a rapid increase in the number of attacks made against this cherished right. We have seen groups across our public arena increase in boldness and frequency their smears against religious liberty. They claim it is bigotry, when we know it is the security of the greatest of all possible loves.
Be with your people and our country as it continues to protect the constitutional right protected by our nation's Founders. Be with legislators and the Supreme Court, as they determine through their actions the protection of this particular and fundamental freedom. In particular, we lift up Tom Harris and his family owned funeral home, where the Court is deciding whether Tom and other employer across our country can exercise their religious freedom in their businesses.
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)
"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:13)
"Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God." (1 Peter 2:16)
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