by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2016
The left is making the 2016 election in North Carolina a referendum on not only the HB2 “bathroom bill” but religious freedom itself and the time has come for the “silent majority” to “speak out,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said.
“One thing I’ve told a lot of people is we have to have the silent majority quit whispering,” McCrory said in an interview with CBN.
“They talk too softly about their support and they need to speak out now because what’s happening in America and what’s happening in North Carolina – the only people you hear from is the media – and the only people you hear from protesting in the street or on our universities are people on the very far left who disagree with people of faith on many issues – but we’re not hearing from the silent majority.”
Since House Bill 2 was passed, the people of North Carolina and its leaders “have been besmirched and badmouthed with unfounded criticisms and grossly hypocritical protests from big name celebrities, large corporate entities, and major sports groups,” Dr. Mark Creech wrote for Christian Action League on Oct. 8. “These attacks have been mostly driven by the Human Rights Campaign, Equality NC, and other purveyors of preferred rights rather than equal rights.”
The Human Rights Campaign, Creech said, is “determined to defeat McCrory’s re-election campaign and secure a majority of state lawmakers for office that will implement their new radical gender ideology.”
The Washington-based Family Research Council said that if the Human Rights Campaign succeeds in North Carolina, “then leaders in other states will start flying white flags on issues of morality, security, and religious freedom.”
“Make no mistake. The principles of our Christian faith are under serious attack,” Creech wrote. Our right to practice our faith freely in the public arena is at stake in this election.”
McCrory and the leadership of North Carolina’s legislature “have been standing for us. Now we have to stand with them,” Creech continued. “To do anything else at this critical time would be nothing less than betrayal, resulting in all of North Carolina being on unstable ground.”
“They’re too quiet right now,” McCrory said of the “silent majority.”
“Therefore, the impression of the independent voter is, well the loud people must represent the majority, and we’re going to find out this election. It’s going to be very interesting.”