NC Muslims hope Gov. Pat McCrory vetoes anti-Shariah bill

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N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory made some tweaks to a law that  critics say discriminates against LGBT people.

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory made some tweaks to a law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people.

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(RNS) If Gov. Pat McCrory signs the bill, North Carolina would become the seventh state to have an anti-Shariah law, joining Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. In May, Alabama lawmakers approved a like-minded constitutional amendment that state voters will consider in 2014.

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  • Allan

    If two Muslims want to settle their differences by Shariah, that is their own business. What we object to is non-Muslims, or ex-Muslims, being forced to observe Shariah law, as we would object to being forced to follow Roman Catholic Canon Law or Jewish Talmudic Law. Any attempt to force us to do so is unconstitutional.

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  • Mom

    Why would judges allow the use of foreign laws anyway? This country has its own laws. We have separation of church and state. Sharia law is not US law. Catholic or Buddhist law should play no part in US law either. Maybe someone can explain to me why a Muslim would be opposed to this law?

  • chris

    It singles them out, that’s why.

  • Earold D Gunter

    This is so sad, and hypocritical. So much effort has been put into something than would never happen in a million years anyway. We are all already forced to follow laws that were brought about by Christian beliefs, even if we don’t believe. These laws are fully integrated into our judicial system. Just look at the same states listed in this article to see what they are doing, or already have done, especially about things like abortion that go against their beliefs. In some states “Blue laws” make it so you can’t even buy wine on a certain day, or before a certain time. “A little wine for thy stomach sake”, heck no! Christians falsely believe this nation was founded by people of their faith, when clearly it was not. They continually force their belief structures on the masses, and then get all bent out of shape with a none-issue like this, thinking that someone may do to them what they are doing to the non-believers in their false god. As John Lennon once sang “imagine no religion”, now that would be heaven!

  • William

    Please list by name any of the founders who were not christain.

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  • Earold Gunter

    William, There is a distinct difference between being a deist, and being a Christian. Great pains were taken by the founding fathers to keep our government separate from religion. To answer your question though, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington all were not Christians, but were deists. Based on what writings they left behind (sorry you may have to read), one can only conclude this with logic and reason, but then logic and reason does seem to escape some as they are blinded by faith. By the way, read your bible. No, really read it without the blinder. This is the number one reason former Christians become atheists. Good day!

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