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A North Carolina pastor is calling for a judicial candidate who is gay to quit a Court of Appeals race, claiming he is a “flaming homosexual” who is “biased” in favor of marriage equality.

In a press conference that was shocking not only for its content but for its venue and its organizers, Pastor Johnny Hunter yesterday labeled former judge John Arrowood a “flaming homosexual,” and called for the Charlotte, North Carolina attorney to quit the race.

“I understand there’s a judge out there that’s a flaming homosexual who’s going to be running,” Pastor Hunter said. He was surrounded by the Republican House Majority Leader Paul Stam, and former Virginia Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson. The press conference was held inside the North Carolina General Assembly.

“I hope he just steps out of the race, because he is already stepping in with bias, and we know why he is running,” Hunter announced. “I’m saying he worked with [Equality North Carolina], fought against the marriage thing, bravely let everybody know, yes, he’s a homosexual, and now he is running for one of the judgeships. I say he should step down because he’s already biased.”

Arrowood is running for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and has done work with a statewide LGBT organization, Equality North Carolina. He had previously served on the Court after being appointed to fill an opening, making him the first gay attorney to serve on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

In perhaps an even greater attack, Pastor Hunter compared Arrowood to a Klansman.

“Why would I put a Klansman in charge of civil rights?,” Hunter queried. “Why would I put a person who fought with an organization against the marriage amendment as a judge who will be deciding cases that has an affect on it?”

WNCN News reports “Hunter’s comments came at a news conference held by Stam and ministers on what they felt were emerging threats to religious liberty. With early voting underway, they said they wanted to protect Christians from ‘growing hostility, discrimination and anti-Christian bigotry.'”

The pastors said the country is headed in the wrong direction. They covered topics such as abortion, same sex marriage and more and they hope that this year’s elections can bring change.

“This is an assault on our rights to preach the Bible as we believe it and practice religion as we always have in this county,” said Dr. Patrick Wooden, of Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh.

In 2012, Pastor Wooden infamously claimed that gay men “have to wear a diaper or a butt plug just to be able to contain their bowels” because of “what happens to the male anus.” He also has said that homosexuality would “most certainly mean the extinction of the human race.”

Arrowood, who is 57 and has a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, spoke with WNCN to defend his reputation and record.

“I just think it’s outrageous — in today’s world — that you would say someone’s sexual orientation disqualifies them from serving as a judge,” Arrowood told WNCN in a telephone interview.

Arrowood said he had a record as a judge that showed him to be “fair, unbiased and without any agenda.”

He also said any questions about his faith were “particularly unworthy, given my personal faith.”

Matt Comer at Q Notes reports majority Leader Stam’s press conference “was held in response to legalized same-sex marriage in North Carolina. He and the pastors want new legislation protecting those who seek to use their so-called religious beliefs as justification for discriminating against same-sex couples and LGBT individuals in marriage, employment, housing and other areas.”

 

Image: Screenshot via WNCN

 

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‘Could Have Killed One of Our Colleagues’: Former Trump Official Rips Him for Hiding Positive COVID Test

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Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah on Wednesday shredded her one-time boss for concealing his positive test for the novel coronavirus last fall.

Appearing on CNN, Farah told Jake Tapper that she was stunned to learn from former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows that Trump had tested positive for the virus days ahead of his first debate with President Joe Biden and decided against informing his staff members.

“Very few things shock me and this revelation shocked me,” she said.

Farah went on to explain that she had not been informed of Trump’s positive COVID-19 test, and accused the former president of recklessly endangering his own staff members.

“This demonstrates a flagrant lack of regard for public health and for the well-being of others,” she said. “At this time in the White House, I had staffers who were pregnant. I had one who is a multi-time cancer survivor. Plenty of people in the West Wing over 65. We could have killed one of our colleagues and instead they decided to not tell anyone, putting every one of us at risk.”

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Mark Meadows Retweets Trump’s Denial He Tested Positive for COVID Before Debate – a Fact That Appears in Meadows’ Book

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Less than 24 hours after former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appeared to agree to cooperate with the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, news broke that The Guardian had obtained a copy of his new book, and from it the revelation that three days before appearing on stage with Joe Biden at the Sept. 26 presidential debate the then-president, Donald Trump, had tested positive for coronavirus.

Never mind that a second test showed a negative result – one Harvard epidemiologist says that merely meant Trump was not yet infectious but he was, by the debate, “blazing positive” but decided to go on a potentially infect countless others. That act, the noted disease specialist and professors says, “was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision.”

Trump, as usual, especially in recent days, issued a quick statement via his spokesperson, this time denying the revelation in Meadows’ book, a revelation The Washington Post Wednesday afternoon reported it had confirmed with two other former Trump aides.

What is stunning is that, as Politico National Political Correspondent Meridith McGraw notes, Meadows himself retweeted Trump’s statement of denial:

The Washington Post also notes that at least six people close to Trump tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the debate, including Melania Trump, Hope Hicks, Stephen Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.

“Trump on Wednesday was furious that Meadows revealed the anecdote in his forthcoming book and that it was published via the liberal-leaning Guardian website, according to a person familiar with the former president’s reaction, who requested anonymity to reveal a private conversation,” the Post adds. “Meadows through an emissary has offered to put out a statement ‘clarifying things,’ but that offer was rejected, the person said.”

Which is likely why he decided to retweet Trump’s statement.

Writer and political activist Don Winslow has another take on the day’s events:

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Watch: Stacey Abrams Announces She’s Running for Governor of Georgia

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Stacey Abrams has just announced she is running for governor of Georgia. Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives for more than six years ran for governor in 2018, losing by a slim margin to then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a race many saw as tainted by his voter suppression actions.

Abrams went on to become a highly-effective voting rights advocate and activist, and many credit her with helping elect Joe Biden president by helping him win the state by registering an estimated 800,000 more voters.

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