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  • NCAA, ACC challenged by N.C. over HB 2 lobbying

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 16, 2017 (12 days ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- With March Madness in full swing, Republican state legislators in North Carolina are alleging the NCAA and the ACC violated their federal tax-exempt status by attempting to provoke a repeal of the Tar Heel State's transgender restroom law.

    GOP state Rep. Mark Brody filed the Athletic Associations Accountability Act (HB 328) in the state legislature March 13. Read More

  • Restroom law likely safe despite N.C. election saga

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (4 months ago)

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    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Regardless of who emerges victorious in North Carolina's still undecided governor's race, some of the state's Baptists believe a controversial law limiting transgender restroom access will remain in force.

    Incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican who has defended the law known as House Bill 2, trails Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat and staunch H.B. 2 critic, by some 5,000 votes with more than 58,000 provisional ballots to be adjudicated and potentially counted, the Raleigh News & Observer reported. Read More

  • N.C. restroom bill doesn't deter SBC annual meeting

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 19, 2016 (6 months ago)

    Photo courtesy of Charlotte Convention Center
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- Amid controversy over North Carolina's controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention leaders estimate they're less than two weeks away from finalizing contracts to hold the 2023 SBC annual meeting in Charlotte.

    And they say they're glad to support the state for its moral stand on gender and sexuality.

    SBC President Steve Gaines said that "while other organizations such as the ... Read More

  • NCAA & ACC: 'breathtaking hypocrisy' cited in N.C.

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 16, 2016 (6 months ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) -- Southern Baptist state legislator Paul Stam, Charlotte pastor Clint Pressley and evangelist Franklin Graham are among those calling the NCAA hypocritical for its decision to withdraw seven championship events from North Carolina over the state's antidiscrimination law.

    Two days after the NCAA's Sept. 12 move, the Atlantic Coast Conference followed suit by stating it would move all neutral-site championships for the coming academic year out of North Carolina, including the football conference championship game in December. Read More

  • NCAA tourney pulled from N.C. over restroom bill

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 (6 months ago)

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's pro-family leaders are decrying the NCAA's decision to pull seven championship athletic events from the state during the 2016-17 academic year in response to a state law requiring individuals at public agencies to use restrooms corresponding to their biological sex.

    "There is an expectation of privacy when women and children go into the shower or locker room, and it's more than an expectation -- it's a right," Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, said in a statement. "And our elected officials have a duty to protect that right. The NCAA is punishing the state of North Carolina because it dares to stand up for the commonsense notion that everyone has a right to privacy, decency and safety in bathrooms, showers and locker rooms." Read More

  • N.C. transgender ruling 'narrow' but a 'step back'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, August 29, 2016 (7 months ago)

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP) -- A federal judge's ruling suspending enforcement of North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill for three individuals in the University of North Carolina system has been classified by a pro-family organization in the state as "very narrow" and of "little effect" practically.

    Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Aug. 26 that UNC must allow three transgender individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their perceived gender identity until their claim challenging North Carolina's House Bill 2 is decided. H.B. 2, among other provisions, requires individuals at public agencies to use restrooms ... Read More

  • CALL TO PRAYER: It's a 'first response, not a last resort'

    by H.B. Charles Jr., posted Friday, May 08, 2015 (one year ago)

    Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. notes that prayer must be "our first response, not our last resort" to difficulties and disappointments. "It may seem nothing is happening" as a result of prayer, Charles comments. "But God is at work. Don't stop praying!" Read More

  • Supreme Court reopens Texas abortion clinics

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (2 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- A lawsuit challenging abortion regulations in Texas is being fast-tracked through the appeals process and most likely will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, with attorneys for both sides navigating uncharted legal waters.

    As Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey is bandied in the appeals process, Texas abortion clinics have closed and now reopened since Sept. 1, the date when the House Bill 2 was scheduled to go into effect. In the latest iteration, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in mid-October that HB 2 cannot go into effect while two key provisions are under appeal. Read More

  • Texas abortion clinics forced to close

    by Bonnie Pritchett/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Monday, October 06, 2014 (2 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- All but seven or eight abortion clinics throughout Texas were forced to close Friday (Oct. 3) due to non-compliance with a Texas law enacted last year regulating the abortion industry.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans, ruled Thursday (Oct. 2) that House Bill 2 (HB 2) can be fully implemented while a lawsuit against two of its provisions is pending in appeals court. Read More