Homosexual Activists to Lobby for Agenda
Special Report - March 23, 2009
On Tuesday, March 24, homosexual activists and allies will convene in Raleigh for an annual lobbying event to pressure lawmakers to support a legislative agenda that promotes an acceptance of homosexuality and gender confusion. The “Day of Action” sponsored by NC’s largest homosexual advocacy group, Equality NC, includes lobby training sessions, meetings with legislators, and a press conference.
Among the bills being promoted are:
HB 88 and SB 221 “Healthy Youth Act,” which would change the default sex education standard in North Carolina public schools from abstinence until marriage to comprehensive sex ed and require teaching respect for “committed relationships” as equivalent to “mutually faithful monogamous heterosexual relationship in the context of marriage.”
HB 100 “Conform State Law to Lawrence v. Texas,” which would legalize private consensual sodomy between consenting adults in North Carolina.
HB 548 and SB 526 “School Violence Prevention Act,” which would mandate that all public school systems in North Carolina amend their existing anti-bullying policies to include language highlighting specific characteristics of bully victims including their “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression.”
Also, various bills would introduce pro-homosexual language into North Carolina law for the first time by amending hate crime or housing discrimination statutes to recognize “sexual orientation, gender identity or expression” as specially protected classes.
Participants will also continue efforts to deny lawmakers and the people of North Carolina the opportunity to vote on a Marriage Protection Amendment by asking legislators to oppose HB 361 and SB 272 “Defense of Marriage.”
Members of NC4Marriage, the coalition of denominational leaders, pastors, public policy organizations, churches, and citizens across North Carolina who support the passage of a Marriage Protection Amendment, plan to be present at the General Assembly tomorrow so as to remind legislators of the overwhelming support in the state for such an amendment. The North Carolina Family Policy Council has an easy way for concerned citizens to contact their legislators about these and other important issues by visiting our Citizen Action Center at ncfamily.org. Information on currently proposed legislation and contact information for your legislators are available there.
“Equality North Carolina is targeting North Carolina public school classrooms in its attempts to bring about the normalization of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism,” said Bill Brooks, president of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “These efforts should be a wake-up call to citizens across our state who support marriage and traditional family values.”
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