This week's edition of Friday Five focuses on Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Visit http://confirmkavanaugh.com/ for more information.
1. WFMY: Sen. Burr, Other NC Lawmakers React To SCOTUS Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination
"President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh from Maryland to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, 53, has been serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He also served as a law clerk to Kennedy alongside Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was named to the high court in 2017. North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to Trump's nomination.”
2. KELLY SHACKLEFORD: We can trust Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh to defend religious liberty -- our most sacred right
"In his time on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh's opinions have consistently adhered to our founding principles that government exists to protect the God-given rights of the people and that the Constitution exists to prevent government from infringing on the rights it is entrusted to defend.”
3. ANDREW WALKER: New SCOTUS Nominee Means Reports of Social Conservatism’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated
"With an ostensibly conservative pick in Judge Brett Kavanaugh, social conservatives, who are often treated as embarrassing cousins within the conservative family, should view the current moment as an opportunity. It is an opportunity to reverse historic wrongs and injustices overseen by Supreme Court justices who acted as Philosopher-Kings instead of dispassionate interpreters of the Constitution. It is an opportunity to install a justice who understands the Constitution for what it is, not what he wants it to be. It means that social conservatives need to re-evaluate our own sense of place within the conservative movement and see it as a profound opportunity to shape American morality.”
"Majorities of voters in all five states want their Senators to confirm President Trump’s choice for Supreme Court. At the same time, these voters are more likely to agree that abortion policy should be decided by the people their state through their elected officials. This holds true with the independent voters who will be the key to these races in the Fall. A majority of voters in each state think their Senator should vote to confirm Donald Trump’s appointment to the Supreme Court:"
5. NC VALUES: Tell the Senate to Confirm Kavanaugh
"With the pick of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump made good on his promise to appoint another constitutionalist and originalist judge to the Supreme Court. All North Carolinians should appreciate Judge Kavanaugh immense respect for our founding documents and the rule of law. Like Justice Gorsuch, Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally strong originalist constitutional jurist who strongly dislikes judicial activism. Will you use our click-to-contact tool to ask Senators Burr and Tillis to respectfully ensure Judge Kavanaugh has a quick confirmation to the Supreme Court?”
WEEKLY PRAYER: LIBERTY
LORD, you are the giver of life and liberty. You are the One in whom we find true freedom. We pray with the deepest of gratitude, because you've broken our chains of depravity, and have gifted us a freedom born in love and service.
LORD, may we not take our liberties lightly. Even today, our brothers and sisters all across the globe experience physical, emotional, and social torture because they rightly cry out: "JESUS IS LORD!" Every day, our brethren across the globe experience persecution, and this has been a shared story of the church since its inception.
LORD, we also bring these specific prayer requests to you, and pray that your Spirit may empower our petitions: Be with our legislators as parents make a stand and contact their representatives about this push to make sure parents are informed of what their children are taught about sex! Help our legislators be courageous and loving to the school children across North Carolina, by protecting their innocence and by giving parents transparency and the tools to fight vulgar and explicit lessons about sex. LORD be with our society which is so intolerant of those who love and obey you. What is going on in social media and how anyone that supports your word is fired or chastised and bullied into asking for forgiveness. Be with us as we advance and advocate for the chief liberty you gives LORD—the freedom from sin.
“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)
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