Black Church in N.C. Set Ablaze by Arsonist, Possible Hate Crime

Black Church in N.C. Set Ablaze by Arsonist, Possible Hate Crime

Authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina, are currently investigating a possible hate crime after an arsonist set fire to a predominately black church. On Wednesday morning, Briar Creek Baptist Church was intentionally set ablaze, and officials have not ruled out a motivation of hate after the recent Charleston shooting massacre. The fire caused an estimated $250,000 in […]

North Carolina Taking Flak for Colliding Lifestyles

North Carolina Taking Flak for Colliding Lifestyles

North Carolina has recently been taking a lot of flak in the media, for what is ultimately the fallout of colliding lifestyles. Yesterday, June 11, the North Carolina House overrode state Governor Pat McCrory’s veto on the so-called marriage refusal bill, which enables state officials who are certified to perform marriages to opt out of […]

Religious Freedom Bill Veto Overruled by N.C. House, Gays Can Marry

Religious Freedom Bill Veto Overruled by N.C. House, Gays Can Marry

On Thursday morning, after a 69-41 vote, the North Carolina House of Representatives overruled Republican Governor Pat McCrory’s veto of the Religious Freedom Bill. The bill, which has since become state law, allows state court officials to deny to marry a gay couple because of their religious beliefs. Representative Larry Hall (D-Durham) stated, “We owe more to […]