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  • Gov. McCrory: LGBT Groups Are Waging 'Coordinated National Effort' to 'Slander' North Carolina

    North Carolina Governor Ensuring He Becomes Face of His Anti-LGBT Law 

    Gov. Pat McCrory's office on Monday issued a strongly accusatory statement claiming that LGBT and civil rights groups and the media are trying to "slander" North Carolina. The comments are in response to a lawsuit filed early Monday morning in federal court challenging the North Carolina Republican first term governor's law that voids LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances in nine locales and prevents any town, city, or county from enacting LGBT protection ordinances.

    “The governor respects the right of any legal challenges; however, he does not respect the continued distortion of the facts by the groups challenging this law and by many members of the state and national media,” the governor’s press secretary, Graham Wilson, said in a statement.

    “To counter a coordinated national effort to mislead the public, intimidate our business community and slander our great state, the governor will continue to set the record straight on a common sense resolution to local government overreach that imposed new regulations on businesses that intruded into the personal lives of our citizens,” that statement continues. Governor McCrory issued a grossly misleading set of FAQs that is filled with half-truths last week.

    “The non-discrimination policies in place today in cities like Raleigh, Greensboro and Asheville and in every business in North Carolina are the same as they were last month and last year.”

    RELATED: North Carolina Gov. McCrory in Hot Seat as Apple, Google, NBA, Many Others Denounce Anti-LGBT Law

    The governor, who is running for re-election, challenging his detractors.

    “Where was this coordinated outrage and media attention when the original bathroom ordinance was defeated in Charlotte just last year?,” he asked. (For the record, NCRM published several articles on Charlotte's attempt last year to pass an NDO.)
     
    “The governor looks forward to cheering for the UNC Tar Heels in the NCAA Final Four being played in Houston, a city that defeated a similar bathroom ordinance referendum last year with over 61% of the vote,” his snarky statement adds.

     

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    Hat tip: Joe.My.God.

     

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    • commented 2016-04-12 00:54:59 -0400
      The truth is an absolute defense of slander. No matter how much damage is done, if you told the truth, slander is NOT in play. Exactly how is this not the truth?

    • commented 2016-03-31 00:48:56 -0400
      My husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Three days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Unity . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com .

    • commented 2016-03-30 22:34:15 -0400
      Since when did telling a truth you’d rather no one knew about you become slander? If you don’t want to be known as gay-hating assholes, don’t be gay-hating assholes. It’s that simple.

    • commented 2016-03-30 20:10:20 -0400
      I’m pretty sure the ‘Wolf’ is crying ‘Foul’ here,,’ these darn ‘sheep’ are being mean to me,,,WANH’

    • commented 2016-03-30 18:44:29 -0400
      Question: is Graham Wilson actually so stupid as to believe or does he just put out whatever nonsense his boss spouts?

    • commented 2016-03-30 15:38:19 -0400
      HERE comment is a WIP: AT LEAST HE NOTICED: #‎NorthCarolina Governor Ensuring He Becomes #‎Face of His #‎AntiLGBT #‎Hate and #‎Bathroom Law. See that VERY VERY SORE THUMB? He got it slammed in Bathroom Stall Door. He is desperate to see #‎trans genitals…#‎Asheville #‎Durham #‎Raleigh #‎Charlotte are you embarassed yet? .. WHILE to the North and South … #‎VIRGINIA and #‎SOUTHCAROLINA are free of the mess.

    • commented 2016-03-30 15:27:06 -0400
      Becomes the face and VERY VERY SORE THUMB, he got it slammed in Bathroom Stall door!

    • commented 2016-03-30 11:24:22 -0400
      CLAUDIA MATTHEISS

      Great comment, thank you!

    • commented 2016-03-30 09:58:16 -0400
      Oh and it isn’t the rest of the world being a bully to North Carolina Sir. It is the rest of the world not wanting anything to do with a Bully Sir.

    • commented 2016-03-30 09:55:36 -0400
      Dear Gov. McCrory you are assuming that the only people that have a problem with this are non NC residents or LGBT members. Sorry to disappoint you there. I AM A NC resident, a home owner, and I am heterosexual and have no immediate family member who is LGBT. I do however have a big problem with bigotry and racism and and even bigger problem when politicians are using religion and fear mongering to push their agenda. The man who wrote the bill wanted the AG job. You should have stood your ground but you didn’t and now all this backlash is hitting you. To bad you should have stood up for your principal and not pandered to somebody else. This will cost NC big money…and I mean big money. You went after a group that statistically is over 95% victimized. North Carolina as a state has one if the highest sexual predator counts but they are not LGBT they are white male family members, friends of the family and next in line is church, youth group or other community based group leaders. You want to do something to keep your children save in this state…pay attention to the sexual abuse that is happening in your churches. Enough already with this witch hunt. I can not believe you, the Gov. Of NC would do something so stupid at the beginning of the tourism season. Cancelations of guests are coming in one by one. Oh but that’s right…let’s give Duke Energy another tax break so they can screw up another river. Good grief…

    • commented 2016-03-30 03:51:41 -0400
      My husband and I have been married for about 7 yrs now. We were happily married with two kids, a boy and a girl. 3 months ago, I started to notice some strange behavior from him and a few weeks later I found out that my husband is seeing someone. He started coming home late from work, he hardly care about me or the kids anymore, Sometimes he goes out and doesn’t even come back home for about 2-3 days. I did all I could to rectify this problem but all to no avail. I became very worried and needed help. As I was browsing through the internet one day, I came across a website that suggested that Dr Unity can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he did a spell for me. Three days later, my husband came to me and apologized for the wrongs he did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I and my family are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Unity . If you need a spell caster that can cast a spell that truly works, I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you. This is his E-mail: Unityspelltemple@gmail.com .

    • commented 2016-03-30 00:05:54 -0400
      No sir…..speaking as a group of ONE heterosexual….you are doing just fine at slandering the state all on your own. You apparently don’t need any help……

    • commented 2016-03-29 22:16:40 -0400
      This worthless sack of shit, lousy excuse for a governor needs to lose his 1960’s racist, bigoted ass out of office ASAP!

    • commented 2016-03-29 21:20:52 -0400
      No, Governor McCrory, they’re not slandering North Carolina (a state I happen to live in and love, I might add), they’re merely pointing out to the country what a backwards-assed, bigoted, redneck you are.

    • commented 2016-03-29 18:30:39 -0400
      Oh right, because 5-10% of the population are able to bully the other 90-95% into doing our bidding.

      I hardly think it’s "slander"’anyway, aren’t they proud of their homophobia over that way?

    • commented 2016-03-29 14:32:13 -0400
      Don’t worry PatPat, you’ll still have to show them your peepee there too.

    • commented 2016-03-29 14:07:29 -0400
      No, Gov. McCrory, no LGBT Group is trying to slander North Carolina. You and your homophobic law are doing just that all by yourself, you abysmally moronic dumbass.

    • commented 2016-03-29 10:29:36 -0400
      It’s amazing he can lie so blatantly with a straight face. Hope there’s enough backlash to punish him with a single term. By the way, troglodytes use the phrase “common sense” when they have no rational argument to defend their actions.

    • commented 2016-03-29 10:00:45 -0400
      The amount of taxpayers money wasted by republican American politicians on trying to pass hate bills is disgusting! Just think about where that wasted money could be put to good use !!!! Shelters for the homeless , medicine for the poor , drug rehabilitation programs , the list goes on and on ! Yet these people still continue to waste our hard earned money !! This is 2016 can we at least show tolerance and understanding! It’s not rocket science and if a 5 year old knows how to love share and not discriminate then for surely the adults should be leading by example

    • commented 2016-03-29 09:20:38 -0400
      Dear governor, Now I realize you are a brain dead republican, but which part of ALL in the phrase LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL is the difficult part for you?

    • commented 2016-03-29 09:16:07 -0400
      I think the governor is doing enough on his own to make his state look bad. Typical response – blame the victim for your action. Last time I checked, hate is still not a religious or family value.

    • commented 2016-03-29 08:58:21 -0400
      Its only slander if its not true. Stating the facts is not slander.

    • commented 2016-03-29 08:51:12 -0400
      Gee, I wonder if maybe the fact that they called a $42,000 special session just to ramrod the bill through in one day drew special attention to it and underscored its maliciousness?

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