Below are some of the bills that have been introduced with action items to take for defeat. Please contact your representatives in the NC House and the NC Senate and urge them to oppose these bills.
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Section 5, part A of H88 reads "Teaches respect for marriage and committed relationships" - a green light for the schools to equate gay, lesbian, transgendered and any other type of relationship with the sacrament of marriage between one man and one woman.
Section 5, part D reads "Teaches about the effectiveness and safety of all FDA-approved contraceptive methods in preventing pregnancy." In other words: birth control and abortion. Bills such as H88 are a gold mine for supremacist judges and activist plaintiffs. Her
e's what could happen if H88 passes and is signed into law: A gay-rights group could sue the NC public schools, demanding that books like "Heather Has Two Mommies" be taught under Section 5, part A of the bill. Representatives from the abortion industry could also sue for their agenda to be included in the public schools under Section 5, part D. Please contact the leaders of the Committee on Education where H88 currently resides. CLICK HERE for committee members.
Part A goes on to clarify ethnic intimidation to include "real or perceived sexual orientation" in addition to the descriptions of every other human being on the face of the earth. First of all, we already have laws against assaulting, stalking and making threats, so this new bill is not needed. H207, if passed and signed into law will be another green light for militant plaintiffs and supremacist judges.
Faith-based groups who minister to convert homosexuals could find themselves prosecuted for "ethnic intimidation" under H207. Anyone who wants to play the victim could file a lawsuit charging "ethnic intimidation."
Our First Amendment rights would be assault. H207 has been assigned to the Committee on Judiciary I. Please contact members of this committee and urge them to shelve this intimidating bill. CLICK HERE for committee members.
Section 1 requires parents/guardians to make sure their child between age six and 16 attends school continuously for a period equal to the time which the public school to which the child is assigned is in session.
Section 1 clarifies "school" as "all public and non-public schools as have teachers and curricula that are approved by the State Board of Education." Parents of children who continue to miss "school" for what the public schools deem unexcused absences must work with a "school attendance counselor" to "eliminate the problem".
This is a nanny-state, Hillary Clinton, "it takes a village" bill that will intimidate the rights of parents who choose private, parochial and home school for their children.
Section 1 could turn out to be especially dangerous if people like Bill Ayers or Ward Churchill wind up on the State Board of Education and start determining approved curricula. Please contact members of the Committee on Education and urge them to oppose this bill. CLICK HERE for committee members.
That's what H177 will do by requiring that all workers have paid sick leave to address their own health needs and those of their families.
Many small business simply can't afford to provide 32 hours of accrued paid sick leave for every employee and large businesses can afford leave North Carolina for other states (or countries) where the government won't require them to provide 56 such hours per employee. H177 is with the Committee on Commerce, Small Business and Entrepreneurship. CLICK HERE to contact members of this committee.
S14 creates a new taxpayer-funded bureaucracy and intimidates employers with big-brother oversight and costly business modifications. Part III, section 9 of the bill defines this new commission's "advisory council" to include representatives from labor (unions) and a "representative with a knowledge of migrant labor" (illegal aliens).
CLICK HERE to contact members of the Commerce Committee; tell them to defeat this job-killing bill.
Editor's Note: James Andrew Dunn is state president of the Eagle Forum North Carolina. Your blogger thanks him for this informative, yet frightening update.