May 7, 2012
- Voting is tomorrow, May 8. GOTV, drive people to the polls, call your friends and family, and anything else. North Carolinians who did not vote early should go to the polls tomorrow.
- The big news from today is, of course, the revelation that the vociferously anti-gay Alliance Defense fund is responsible for the broad and confusing language used in Amendment 1. They “overruled” the NC House Majority leader’s attempt to make the amendment narrower.
- North Carolinian Erskine Bowles opposes:
- Brian Brown of the race-baiting, deceitful organization National Organization for Marriage, the group that has spent years trying to hide its donors and its more questionable activities says that Protect All NC Families, the campaign opposing Amendment 1, is lying about stuff. Spoiler alert: he’s wrong.
- A priest who won’t perform same-sex marriages explains why he voted no on Amendment 1:
So, it seems we need to take a look at what the Good Book is about. Jesus summed it up when questioned by a lawyer — yep, back to the law again. He said, you shall love the Lord you God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and then love your neighbor as you love yourself. He called them the first and second great commandments. In the Bible of my childhood Jesus’ words were written in red.
Ultimately, I voted against it and am writing this article because I think that is what Jesus would want. His love and his words were written in red, for all; even those who vote for or against an amendment to our North Carolina Constitution.
- @pourmecoffee tweets:
NC conservatives have chance tomorrow to get government out of people’s lives.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 7, 2012
- @LOLGOP tweets:
North Carolina, you can shock or let down the country tomorrow. Hope you shock us. #VOTE
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) May 7, 2012
- North Carolina’s Governor Bev Perdue tweets:
— NC Governor’s Office (@ncgovoffice) May 7, 2012
- AFER and ACLU:
— AmericanEqualRights (@AFER) May 7, 2012
— ACLU LGBT (@ACLULGBT) May 7, 2012
- A key backer of Amendment 1 says gay people should be prosecuted. In an election season featuring domestic violence, shooting at signs and urinating on them on video, suggestions of breaking a child’s risk and blog posts saying that the amendment is necessary to “encourage homosexuals to sin no more” this is almost tame stuff.
- Melissa Harris-Perry had a great segment on the right-wing attempt to divide gay and black people.
- The NC NAACP speaks out against Amendment 1:
1. Volunteer to Call for Equality – a GOTV phone banking effort against Amendment 1.
2. Contribute to the campaign on ActBlue so they have the resources they need to get our message out.
3. Sign up to help get out the vote in NC yourself! Courage Campaign is arranging out-of-state caravans and travel assistance is available.
4. Sign up for a Courageous Conversation about Amendment One with someone you know in NC.