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Pat McCrory Gets 185,000 Petitions Calling for HB2 Repeal – Calls It a ‘National Smear Campaign’

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North Carolina Governor Tries to Discount Growing Movement Against His Anti-LGBT Law

Several LGBT and civil rights groups joined together today to protest North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law HB2, and present Gov. Pat McCrory with their more than 185,000 signed petitions calling for the law’s repeal.

Rather than accept that he has plunged his state into a morass of economic and emotional distress and work to fix it, Gov. McCrory has insisted on attempting to diminish and discount any legitimate criticisms of the law.

In response to today’s 185,000+ petitions, McCrory issued a press release titled, “Deception vs. Reality: Out-of-state special interest groups mislead media.”

The anonymously-funded, national smear campaign led by the Human Rights Campaign is grossly misrepresenting information about the petitions delivered to State Capitol today,” McCrory’s statement on his website reads. “Contrary to the media reports, the activists only delivered enough petitions to fill two boxes and the overwhelming majority of signatures were from out-of-state.”

He went on to post photos of the boxes the groups had lined up as “proof” that 185,000 isn’t really 185,000, or, something, including this one:

In response, HRC posted a statement slamming McCrory.

“We had so many signatures on the petitions, we printed only the list of names rather than the 185,000 pages of individually signed petitions,” an HRC statement, posted to Twitter by Buzzfeed’s Dominic Holden, reads, noting that “thousands of these signatories are North Carolinians.”

North Carolina, like many states, relies on tourism dollars to help meet its obligations. So do the people who work in North Carolina. If Gov. McCrory is suggesting that only the voices of North Carolinians matter, he should close down all the state’s tourism groups, and rework his budget, because hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs have already been lost, and there will be more losses to come.

 

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Trump Again Dangerously Claims Children Are ‘Essentially Immune’ and ‘Don’t Transfer’ the Coronavirus. That’s False.

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President Donald Trump on Monday told reporters that children are “virtually immune,” don’t transport or transfer the coronavirus, and just a “tiny fraction” of those who become infected die. Most of that is false, and dangerously so.

“They get better very quickly,” Trump continued. “But, as you know, the seriousness of it and what it leads to is extraordinarily small.”

Asked if he still believes children are essentially immune, as he falsely stated just five days ago, the President replied, “Yeah. I think that for the most part they do very well. They don’t get very sick, they don’t catch it easily, and according to the people that I’ve spoken to they don’t transport or transfer it to other people, or certainly not very easily.”

That’s false.

97,000 children across a two-week period tested positive for the coronavirus at the end of July. And while the fatality rate is lower among children, there are other diseases they (and adults) can get. Among children, “a rare but severe condition that has been reported approximately 2–4 weeks after the onset of COVID-19 in children and adolescents,” Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (AMIS), has been reported, the CDC said on its website last week.

Children, especially those ten and older, studies show, transmit the coronavirus at the same rate as adults.

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Trump Press Conference Ends Minutes in as Secret Service Agent Escorts President Out

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President Donald Trump was just escorted out of the White House press briefing room minutes after he began his press conference. Details are still coming in but it appears Secret Service agents calmly ushered the President out of the room.

The White House reportedly is on lockdown, according to MSNBC.

It appears the White House press corps are not being allowed to leave the room.

“There was a shooting outside of the White House,” Trump says upon returning minutes later. He says reporter John Roberts reported he heard shots. He also says he was taken to the Oval Office, and “law enforcement” shot the suspect.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated.

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‘Colonizing in the Name of Jesus’: Missionary Leader Blasted for Trying to Convert Indigenous People to Christianity

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Brooks Buser, the president of the Christian ministry training organization Radius International is under fire after bragging about converting people in Papua New Guinea to Christianity – especially during a pandemic.

“Tomorrow night, deep in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, after 5 months of teaching that started in Genesis 1:1, the gospel will be presented to the Amdu people for the first time in their known history,” Buser tweeted. “Please be praying for the missionary team.”

Based in Arizona, Radius International doesn’t call it “converting.”

Instead, they call converting indigenous people in lands on the other side of the planet “the great commission,” and “cross-cultural church planting.”

Here’s what they say they do:

“Radius International is committed to assisting the evangelical church and missions community by providing pre-field missionary training that will equip cross-cultural workers to achieve their objective of partnering with Jesus Christ to establish healthy, indigenous, reproducing churches among unreached people groups.”

Let’s look st that again: “cross-cultural workers,” “partnering with Jesus Christ,” “reproducing churches,” “unreached people groups.”

He later tweeted their “success”:

On social media many are furious.

 

 

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