north carolina

N.C. minorities remain worried after religion bill is pulled

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) A resolution aiming to give North Carolina the freedom to defy the Constitution and establish its own religion won’t get a vote in the N.C. General Assembly, but religious minorities say it’s a dangerous sign for a majority-Christian state with a growing minority population.

Jon Stewart establishment

To NC Republicans seeking to establish an official state religion: Shame on you.

There is an absolute disconnect between the North Carolina that we live in, and the pathetic, misinformed, patronizing, prejudiced legislation coming out of the NC legislature. So yes, Shame on You. And to recall Sesame Street: This message is brought to you by the letters S.H.A.M.E.. And the number 2013, as in the year that you should realize you are living in.

Baptist leader critiques anti-gay comments

(RNS) A Southern Baptist leader who works on gay outreach has criticized recent anti-gay comments by North Carolina pastors, saying they “show a complete lack of understanding of how to minister to those struggling with this particular temptation.” By Adelle M. Banks.

Both sides gear up in N.C. gay marriage fight

WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Here in the only Southern state that does not have a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, both sides are gearing up for a fight at the ballot box on May 8. By Amanda Greene.