Friday Five: New NC Values endorsement, teachers' latest fear, and more

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1. NC VALUES: We endorse Fred Von Canon for NC House District 35. Watch our latest episode of the voice to learn why.

Join us every week for another episode of “The NC Values Voice”, a weekly 30-minute interview by Executive Director, Tami Fitzgerald, with a special guest. The NC Values Voice is aired on Facebook Live every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. Our goal is to inform and motivate our statewide coalition members with current, relevant information.

On this week's program, we welcomed Fred Von Canon, a common sense conservative running for the competitive NC House District 35. Watch the interview to learn why he received an NC Values Coalition endorsement.

Watch live and past episodes at: www.ncvalues.org/voice or www.facebook.com/ncvalues/live

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2. SENATOR BERGER: Whether 11259 Students Can Go Back to Their School is Up to a Judge

"Far-left NCAE asking a judge to strip 11,259 kids of Opportunity Scholarship funding weeks before class begins. Up to a judge whether low-income kids can attend private school."

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3. RED STATE: Public School Teachers Openly Fear Parents Overhearing the Leftist Brainwashing During Virtual Classroom Sessions

"Leftist teachers aren’t happy that you can now hear them programming your child with social justice ideology.

The left owns our public education system due to years of infiltration, coercion, and strong-arming. They’ve apparently become so comfortable and cocky in the position that they’re now openly complaining that you’ll now be able to hear their attempts at brainwashing your children.

Apparently, you being involved in what your child learns bothers these teachers."
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4. NORTH STATE JOURNAL: Human Coalition requests Gov. Cooper shut down investigate Planned Parenthood clinics

"Rev. Dean Nelson, an African American minister and executive director for Human Coalition Action, has sent a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper asking him to fight racism and temporarily close all nine Planned Parenthood clinics in the state.

'Governor Cooper, it’s time to reckon with the white supremacist legacy and racist reality of Planned Parenthood,' writes Nelson in the July 28 letter. 'We ask you to close the nine Planned Parenthood clinics in your state while an official investigation of its practices to determine if they target Black women is implemented.'

Nelson says Human Coalition has worked to raise awareness in North Carolina of the 'disproportionate impact abortion has on African American communities.'"

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5. THE FEDERALIST: Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus To Indefinitely Declare A State Of Emergency. 

"In a national panic, Americans permitted executives to take power—to declare states of emergency and to implement lockdowns—and now those executives won’t give that power back."

Candidate for NC Governor, Dan Forest, pursued a lawsuit to challenge Cooper's executive orders, however a judge recently rejected Forest's demand to block Cooper from shuttering businesses. Click here to read more.

“I did my part,” Forest wrote on Twitter shortly after the judge’s decision. “If y’all want your freedoms back you’ll have to make your voices heard in November.” Read more of his statement via this press release.

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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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