Haters To Thank Pat McCrory For Anti-LGBT Law In Prayer Vigil At North Carolina Governor’s Mansion

From the North Carolina Family Policy Council: 

In this time of great strife, it is important to remember the sovereignty of the Lord and to seek His wisdom, grace, and guidance over the current events in our state. Join citizens across North Carolina who are gathering for prayer vigils tonight in order to show support for Governor McCrory and members of the General Assembly following the passage of HB2.

Even if you cannot make it to any of the events, please join us in prayer with your family, friends, and peers that God’s grace, mercy, peace and truth will prevail in North Carolina.

Confirmed gatherings will take place tonight (March 31) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at these locations:


Governor’s Mansion
Corner of Jones and Blount Streets
Contact: Steve Noble


Peoples Baptist Church;
1621 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville, NC 27834
Contact: Tim Butler

New Bern:

Union Point Park Gazebo;
210 East Front Street New Bern, NC 28560
Contact: Jerry Schill
If weather is bad, alternate spot: Foundation Life Fellowship at 2827 Ashland Ave, New Bern 28560


Parking Lot Across from the Cumberland Courthouse;
117 Dick Street Fayetteville, NC 28301
Contact: Dwayne Smith

Tonight’s event is being promoted on social media by Texas hater Jonathan Saenz, whose wife left him for another woman.

  • Prayer….works every time.

  • Blake Jordan

    Praying accomplishes less than doing nothing!!!

    • Butch

      Yeah, but at least it keeps them out of mischief for a while.

  • Randy Riddle

    Are we sure that the NC Values Coalition isn’t actually the Westboro Baptist Church?

    You never see them in the room at the same time …

    • Yes, because they spell things too well to be the WBC.

      • Hank

        Westboro finally learned about spell check!!! /s

  • 2amor

    Of course that dickhead Jonathan Sanez would be involved.

    • BearEyes

      opportunistic grifting

    • William

      He has to keep busy until the Texas legislature goes back into session next January.

    • bkmn

      Since his wife left him for a woman he has plenty of time on his hands.

      • William

        Someone might oughtta give him a magazine or DVD.

      • Librarykid

        That’s not all that’s on his hands.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • tcinsf

      This Saenz character will never get over his wife dumping him for a woman.

      • hell hath no fury like a man who’s wife left him to live authentically and in happiness.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        That’s because his ex-wife’s wife has a bigger dick than he does, although he is a bigger dick.

        • Plus it’s got to be much more interesting – I hear hers might be teal with sparkles!

          • oikos

            and LEDs.

        • Christopher Smith

          The joys of strap-ons……grin. Of course, he *is* a Princesse TINY MEAT…

  • kaydenpat

    To keep NC safe from what exactly?

    These people are bonkers. Hope that businesses start boycotting the hell out of NC.

    • oikos

      Straight men who can’t control their sexual urges in womens’ restrooms.

  • BearEyes

    great strife?
    because calling you out on your mythology based bigotry is SOOOO stressful.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    In this time of great strife, it is important to remember the sovereignty of the Lord and to seek His wisdom

    I wish people WOULD seek the Lord’s wisdom.

    Neither the Flying Spaghetti Monster nor His Noodly Word countenances anti-gay discrimination!

  • William

    Release the hounds. And the bees, and the hounds with the bees in their mouths.

    • shellback

      And when they bark, they shoot bees at you.

    • Hank

      Time for the Ten Plagues of Egypt!!!

      • Glen

        What’s funny about that graphic.

        “Pharaoh promises to let the Israelites go, but changes his mind

        As if it was just a really stubborn and recalcitrant Pharaoh who refused to get the message. When in fact the Bible says, after each plague when the Pharaoh was going to release the Israelites, “God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.”

        Apparently God wanted to keep showing off and bringing suffering to the Egyptians, until he finally got to kill every first born son (and cattle for some reason.)

  • lymis

    Document all of this for the eventual court battle. If everyone who supports it sees it specifically in terms of religious supremacy, that counts hugely against it legally.

  • Bruno

    North Carolina doesn’t want transgender folks to see its nads in the toidy. #keepNC’snadssafe

    • Piercedchrlz

      What nads?

      • Gustav2




        plural noun: gonads

        an organ that produces gametes; a testis or ovary.

        vulgar slang

        a man’s testicles or genitals.

        • Piercedchrlz

          as in….they have no balls!

          • Gustav2

            Also what’s for after! (dinner)

  • Matt

    Ah, the power of prayer! So useless other than to bring together the delusional.

  • TheManicMechanic

    “Please join us in reveling in our hate, celebrating the demonization of classes of people, and hope for more opportunities to spread our bigotry and ignorance into politics and other people’s business in the future!”

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Perfect for skywriting (if not too long)

  • RobynWatts

    I’ll counter their prayers by sending some rain their way.

    • chris james

      Tornadoes, we need to show them really hasty weather, which they will interpret as divine will since they are silly God-botherers.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I’d settle for sending bedbugs.

  • Steve

    Grace, mercy, peace and truth. Really? Are they just begging for a lightning strike or flood to wipe them out en-mass?

  • Mike in Texas

    To anyone on our side planning to show up, please be safe.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Better yet, rethink your plans.

  • Paula

    Oh to be in the center of that and drop a bunch of lit firecrackers.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Or ” Hey all my pit bulls just escaped, have you seen them ” ??

      • William

        Here Cobra! Here Cobra, Cobra, Cobra!!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Hover board with flowing white robes and Jesus hair.

      • 2karmanot

        My Jeezus loves me, yes I know:

        • Johnny Wyeknot


  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Pray for the good
    Pray for the bad
    It’s less time bothering me
    Makes me glad !

  • bkmn


    • Glen


      Love it.

    • Jerry

      2) incantation “Amen”…was actually Egyptian first, and is a great big shout out to the sun god Amen (amun, amon) Ra. You can find the “Lords Prayer” in the Book of the Dead, written at least 1500 years before Jesus, only their version was a prayer to the sun god.

      • Interesting reference; enough so I had to do some research because it is something I want to be truth. The referenced prayer in Book of the Dead is Chapter 125 which you can find here:
        It is not as straight forward as a ‘word for word’ match; in fact, it takes some artful rephrasing to make any comparison at all. I stand with Isaac A. when he says you can’t fight religion with religion (unmercifully paraphrased).

        I thank you for giving me something to research – I am going to look this up in my copy of the book of the dead when I get home since this is the internet.

        • Jerry

          No, not a word for word match, but you can see the huge influence of the Egyptians on the Hebrews. You will also find an early version of the 10 commandments prior to anything the Hebrews wrote down.

  • Gustav2

    The particular Lord you worship does not have sovereignty over me or any other US citizen.

  • Bill


  • JT

    They’ll be dressing formally for the occasion.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Didn’t know god is such a micro manager. Having to deal with bathroom issue.

    • Gustav2

      That is why good Christians only use:

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Haha perfect! And such heavenly softness! Does it come in pink?

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Well they be selling marshmallows during the cross burning or do we need to bring our own?

  • pickypecker
    • really, you’d think that’d be the simplest thing in the world to understand. and yet so many believers don’t. either it’s a god(s), or it’s all in your head. your puny little begging sessions are meaningless either way.

      • Sallycramirez3

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        • Flagged for the 85th time – where is the damned mod???

      • Glen

        Remember folks.

        Simply flag the spam posts.

  • dcurlee

    where are we losing the separation of church and state

  • Treant

    Well, at least they’re not going to do anything tangible that might actually help him out. So that’s a plus.

  • pickypecker
    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I’ll join into prayers with that one anytime.

      • TuuxKabin

        I thought you were blind.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Handy being blind.

          • TuuxKabin
          • Piercedchrlz

            OK, I have to share.

            In a prior life (80’s) I was the concierge at the high end hotel in my city. I was talented at breakfast food and there was a kitchen off the lounge for top guests when, on a beautiful Sunday morning, Etta came in looked over the continental buffet. She stepped back and asked if there were other options other than room service or going down to the main dining room. I asked if she didn’t mind I was capable of pulling together something in the adjacent kitchen. I forget what I made but when I brought it to her she asked “where’s yours?” I told her I made enough for myself but I would eat in the kitchen. She said “honey I didn’t put you to trouble for breakfast, I wanted company”. I returned with my breakfast and enjoyed three of the best hours of my life. I was sort of proud of being out and gay but still suffering leftover gay shame from my upbringing, not after that morning. I was free.

          • TuuxKabin

            This is one of the things I appreciate about JMG, the synchronicity we experience from time to time. My roomies in SF/Haight Ashbury and I would go to the Stud on Folsom Street to see and hear her perform. She could be pretty messed up, but she delivered and of course we carried on like the last white women in Harlem before letting her get off the stage. She once described her fan base as ‘unreasonably loyal’. For good reason. Thanks for that portion of your life, and digging up some fond memories. Wishing you a good night.

    • oikos

      Last refuge of the scoundrel.

  • Jerry Hinnant

    Well bless their little pea picking hearts! That should make things all better.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Do North Carolinians pick peas? I thought they were limited to noses and churches.

      • pickypecker

        ..and firearms. PRAISE!

      • Jerry Hinnant

        It’s an old southern country saying lol. I grew up there on a farm and everybody had a garden. We were some pea pickin fools back in the day.

        • TuuxKabin

          i remember Tennessee Ernie Ford using that saying, but can’t find content.

          • Jerry Hinnant

            Lol I just googled it. It was actually a song by Tennessee Ernie Ford and I had never heard it before. Called Bless Your Pea Pickin Heart. I guess that’s how we Southerners picked it up. Who knew!

          • TuuxKabin

            I knew it had something to do with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Think I’ll youtube it for my morning companion with coffee and perusal of JMG. Thanks!

        • MB

          I grew up in NW Pennsylvania, right in the fertile Lake Erie fruit belt. At the end of every season local families got to clean the fields where peas were grown commercially and harvest the leftovers. We always had bushels and bushels to eat or can.

  • pickypecker


    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I thought it was going to also say vagina. Or butthole. What with that purple glove and all.

      • pickypecker

        Those would be applicable as well! lol

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I think we should have some fun with the #KeepNCSafe hash tag. We haven’t taken one of those over in quite a while.

    • Hank


  • bat. . . shit. . . crazy. . . loons. . .

  • Macbill

    Pray to Santa. Try to convince him you’ve been good boys and girls.

  • delk

    In this time of strife?

    Get a goddamn grip, bigots.

  • KnownDonorDad

    So they’re thankful for forcing transmen into women’s rooms? They really are oblivious – they can’t see past what they think is some victory, any victory, post-Obergefell.

  • Nic Peterson

    Prayer! Cuz that always works. Right?

    • Robert Conner

      Always! Power of God! I prayed for the GOP to self destruct and Lo! Jeezzus sent Donald Trump!

  • Alan43

    Curious that apart from Raleigh these vigils are being held only in Eastern NC, not central or western. Wonder if this indicates perhaps support for HB2 is a bit geographically limited?

  • Cuberly

    Heh, seems odd having such a dramatic demonstration for what’s been billed as being just a public restroom/locker room safety bill.

    It’s almost like they’re being disingenuous or something.

  • Baltimatt

    North Carolina Family Policy Council? Why, that’s the same vile, filthy organization that did the Marriage in the Crosshairs graphic back in 2011. As though anyone was targeting opposite-sex couples seeking to marry.


    • boatboy_srq

      They’re just terrified that all those couples who marry for convenience/respectability will dissolve the moment neither partner needs a cisgendered spouse to escape scandal and public shaming. It has something to do with what yuuuge closets they have in NC.

  • Ninja0980

    Brought to you by the same folks who pushed for North Carolina’s gay marriage ban and the FOTF hate group for North Carolina among others.

  • Baltimatt

    Filthy liars.

  • Gil

    THAT’s the governor’s mansion….? Not impressed…

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Looks haunted.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    The prayer vigil is meant to support the governor. Good. Puff up his ego before the fall.

  • Michael Rush

    I volunteer to stand guard at the bathroom and inspect genitals at this event .

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I’ll help you. And by the way, I’m blind.

    • oikos

      There is a special place for you in Pasta heaven with a beer volcano and male strippers.

      • Michael Rush

        I’m printing up some cards that read
        ” Sorry , that’s not really a dick , bye Felicia “

    • Hank

      Hmmm… It would be VERY intriguing to see, their response, if you were dressed in a Police Uniform outside the Bathrooms, saying, that you are there to enforce the law!! Either Birth Certificates or “show me the Money”!!/s

      • boatboy_srq

        That’s another troubling part of this legislation. Birth certificates will be required for access to public facilities. So now folks will have to carry driver’s license, voter registration card, and birth certificate everywhere just to ensure that civic participation component X will be accepted. Before long it’ll take more paperwork than will fit in a briefcase just to walk into a McDonald’s and order a cheeseburger.

      • Michael Rush

        I agree , I would like to see this for real , what happens to people who have never had to fight for their rights ( and don’t care much about anyone else’s ) when their rights are taken away from them
        No birth certificate , no entry !
        I would like to see this , especially at this event .

  • Ninja0980

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if Saenz wants someone to be angry at, it should be the people who pushed the lie that if his wife and others entered opposite sex marriages, their same sex feelings would magically go away.
    Instead he is waging war on all of us because of a personal grudge.
    Fuck off asshole, and take your fellow NC bigots with you.

  • Joseph Miceli

    North Carolina Heterosexual Only Family Policy Council.
    Tell me, when are they proposing their platform to outlaw birth control and divorce?

    • zhera

      And ham, lobster, being near menstruating women, praying in public, etc.

      • boatboy_srq

        Didn’t you know? Two Corinthians told them that all that diet, haberdashery, and adulterous stuff got struck out of The Book. Only teh ghey parts still apply. Well, that and the smiting of enemies, and the rape of enemy nations’ women, and….

    • boatboy_srq

      Birth control elimination has been in the GOTea platform for decades. Divorce, though, is impossible: it means that all those Elect old men can’t ditch their starter wives for their secretaries admin assistants new improved versions, which goes contrary to the very concept of their Election.

  • sam

    Well looking around at various weather sites, general and local…………….RAWMAO

    Fayetteville:—– Thunderstorms possible
    New Bern::——Scatter thunderstorms
    Raleigh:——–Again Thunderstorms

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      With thunder comes lightning bolts. 🙂

  • WhoDat

    They’re so good at playing the victim.

    • Friday

      Even when all that’s happening is they’re going out of their way to hurt real people badly over their own petty vanities and hatreds.

  • Ron

    Bless their hearts

  • Neely OHara

    Does anybody else think the Governor’s mansion looks like the Adams’ Family’s house?

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Yes. Me. Oh, and my condolences to you.

    • Brian Burleson

      Uncertain about the comparison but I would live there, after it was smudged to rid it of the GOP bad juju,

    • camel54

      It looks like one of the smaller Edwardian villas on Streatham Common in south London. But plainer.

    • TuuxKabin

      With a recent paint job, uh huh.

    • Librarykid

      Worse; at least I only saw their house in tasteful black and white. Color is not a friend to this architectural monstrosity.

  • BobSF_94117

    Nice mansion.

    • Hank

      That is indeed the Governor’s Mansion. I saw it last fall, when I visited some friends in Raleigh. I will no longer be visiting them, and await for their vists to FTL.

      • MB

        I’ll be in Hollywood and Cocoa Beach next month (May)…helping friends paint and then move into their new townhome,

  • txstevo

    Anybody else think their logo looks like a spaceship coming down to beam people up? Maybe it’s just me

    • Gianni

      Wouldn’t it be nice if the mother ship did collect therm?

  • Bryan

    Somewhat on/off-topic: Federal Court in Mississippi blocks state gay adoption ban.

  • RLK2

    Counter protest them!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well now, they’re having a gathering, perhaps I should bring some cocktails…….Molotov being my favourite.

    I know, I’m a naughty gay 🙂

  • MB
    • Paige Turner

      The cult really turned out for the show didn’t they?

      The architecture is interesting however.

      • Librarykid

        The balcony looks like a traffic ramp.

        • Paige Turner

          The fastest way to God I would suggest.

          I did say interesting. I cant make my mind up about it however. OK – its bloody awful.

  • MB

    Mat Staver and his “winning” Liberty Counsel team have offered to defend the State of North Carolina against all HB2 lawsuits.

    • Bryan

      I can’t wait for him to get more TV air-time as he christsplains his defense to Fox News viewers.

    • Librarykid

      They will work for nothing and that is what their work is worth. Ask anyone they have represented.

  • TheSpinMonkey

    is it wrong to wish for a few astroids to land where these bastards are praying?

  • Richard Willard

    I am disgusted with the so called Christians. Their god is so hateful and they are so insecure about their faith that the claim everyone is out to get them. It seems its ok for them to discriminated, even legislate it. Shame. I no longer believe in your god.

    • Librarykid

      Not only that, their deity’s cause is so weak that it must be supported and augmented with outright god damn lies.

  • Chris Baker

    Let’s me guess what’s going to win…. morals or money?

    My money is on ‘money.’

    I wish the NCAA would start meeting with Atlanta about hosting the tournament that is scheduled for NC. I am sure another special session of the legislature would be called so fast….

    “No amount of money can sway us from doing what is right” said no Governor ever.

  • Librarykid

    That is one fucking ugly house. The architectural details between the outer and middle dormers look like old Bendix washers up on the roof. It is the perfect setting for the horror show being enacted in NC.

  • JamesStone

    “God…give us the right to discriminate and hate in thy name…in the name of the father and the son and the Holy Ghost ..Amen”

  • If we had a truly constitutionally adhering government, this shit wouldn’t be happening and might get some arrested.

  • Robert Conner

    Praying is like buying flowers from the guy selling them at an intersection. It’s the next thing to doing nothing, like telling a stranger to “have a nice day.” It’s like buying someone a $5 gift card for a store that doesn’t exist. We’re all praying for you, Brother McCrory, because what else are we supposed to do, stick our finger up your ass?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    During your vigil to celebrate hate, could you squeeze in a minute or two of prayer that god stops priests from raping children? Maybe another minute or two of prayer that all the children who are hungry or without families get what they need?

    Then please resume your prayerful hate-fest to celebrate how you use religion to hurt others.

  • Sallycramirez3

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    two days ago new Mc.Laren. F1 bought after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k$ Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a days ..with extra open doors & weekly. paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over 87$, p/h.Learn. More right Hereo!383➤➤➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperEmploymentVacanciesReportsJobs/GetPaid/98$hourly…. .❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖::❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:❖:❦:::::o!383……..

  • Glen

    Ah Religion.