NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Groups To Face Off Against NAACP In “Moral Monday” HB2 Protests

Video below. From Raleigh’s CBS affiliate:

Hundreds of people against and for House Bill 2 will descend on downtown Raleigh to make their voices heard as the General Assembly begins a new session Monday. When lawmakers file into the legislative building they’ll be met with plenty of opposition, but they won’t have to look far to find support.

“We’re expecting the number of attendees to be in the thousands. We know that there are churches from all over the state bringing in people by the bus loads to stand up,” said Dave Goetze, an HB 2 Supporter.

Goetze is helping the group, Return America, organize a rally to show support for lawmakers. They’ll camp out on the Halifax Mall behind the legislative building, and will host a gospel concert and speeches starting at 11 a.m.

“To show that the majority in North Carolina really does agree with the legislature for overturning the Charlotte bathroom ordinance,” said Goetz. On the other side of the street, the NAACP is starting its Moral Monday protests of the law at 9:30 a.m.

“This bill is an anti-living wage bill. It’s an anti-worker bill. It’s an anti-family bill. It’s an anti-civil rights protection bill. It’s an anti-gay bill,” said NC NAACP Pres., Rev. William Barber.

Today’s protests will be live-streamed here.

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  • Mark

    Church against church – now this is gonna get juicy!

    • djcoastermark

      In my dealings with the bigots, those other churches that are pro LGBT aren’t real churches ,thereby any point brought up is false prophecy blah blah. and not the true intention of gawd. I really dislike those holier than thou religgy nuts.

      • bkmn

        Almost like they are using religion to valid their views…

  • TJay229

    The entertainment community (the relevant ones) should treat NC like many Black artist treated SC over the Confederate Flag & AZ over MLK holiday. Eventually they’ll get it. But I believe if that ALL-STAR game is removed and shot down to Atl, the tears will flow and flow. NC for missing it, the GA Republicans for knowing that RFRA won’t be put in any time soon. That would be a club Gov. Deal would use to further rule out not placing it in effect.

    Missing out on over a Billion dollars to your city & state economic growth, over bathroom foolishness, stupidity.

    • David Walker

      But didn’t Jeebus say that…oh…I guess he didn’t.

  • Baltimatt

    It would be nice to have a parade of burly, bearded transmen using the ladies’ room as stipulated by HB2.

  • djcoastermark

    I’m sure some of the protest are going to make me rename today as Blood Boil Mondays. time for blood pressure meds y’all.

  • StraightGrandmother

    We know that there are churches from all over the state bringing in
    people by the bus loads to stand up,” said Dave Goetze, an HB 2
    Supporter.

    Well instead of going to a Blue Man Group Performance, or a Boston performance or maybe the Allstar games or a NASCAR race, they can all sit in their church pews and sing their cold hearts out.

    Read how bad North Carolina has been hit, do read this
    http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/travelers-advisory-hb-will-reduce-tourism-for-years-officials-say/article_2c453f30-827d-5d02-b3cb-57f6314b196a.html

    • Mark

      Great article – thanks for posting SG! Some of the comments though – oy……

      • Butch

        For some reason the comments that accompany a newspaper article always end up making you weep for humanity. I don’t know why but I never read them as a result

        • Mark

          I know – I don’t make it very far before I have to close the article. I just cannot fathom the hate from so called christians – they are anything but.

      • djcoastermark

        Yes, the comments sections of many newspaper articles (and websites and even worse , Yahoo) are very disturbing. I stopped reading most of those comment sections but every now and then do look at them hoping to find some sort of decency. I am always disappointed.

    • David Walker

      Thank you, SG. I’ve shared this on Facebook.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Me too.
        I did make the mistake of reading some of the comments and had to make one of my own. It was to a person who did not know anything about trans people and was busy defending a lie. I basically told them how stupid they sounded and to avoid sounding stupid on this or any issue by researching the truth. It will be interesting to see if I get any replies.

  • JHartman

    JMG, thank you for posting the above video clips. The second vid is a clip from a much longer presentation that covers the history of this type of legislation and puts it in the historical context of the Southern Strategy that goes back to the slavery days and backlash against the 14th amendment to the Constitution. For those interested in the Reverend’s presentation of the historical perspective including the use of the tactic by Jesse Helms, i would refer JMG readers to longer videos available on YouTube at the NC Forward Together Moral Movement Channel.

  • Ninja0980

    I wonder how long it will be before the anti side starts to hurt racial slurs at them?
    Bigots of a feather stick together after all.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Because THEN people will actually notice and care.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Yeah, our HUGE allies the NAACP. You’re hearing sarcasm here.

    • MichaelJ

      Sincere question: Why the sarcasm?

    • David Walker

      They’re doing more than the Lion’s Club. Or NALT, for that matter.

  • goofy_joe

    This is the person they’re talking about…they just don’t know it because their minds are so small and wrapped around the idea that trans people don’t exist, and this is just some excuse for a child molester to hurt someone. Children will still be molested, typically by a family member or religious leader, just as they have been before and never in the bathroom.

  • David Walker

    Glad to see it referred to as “Hate Bill 2.” Despite what most NC politicians might believe, honesty is the best policy.

  • 2karmanot

    The Rev Barber is a brilliant and forceful voice for justice. Very Impressive man.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Dave Goatse.