Tag Archives: Charlotte

NORTH CAROLINA: State GOP Condemns Charlotte Mayoral Candidate For “Vote For Me, I’m White” Post

The Charlotte Observer reports: The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party Tuesday condemned a Facebook post from a Charlotte Republican candidate who listed one of her qualifications as being “white.” “VOTE FOR ME!” mayoral candidate Kimberley Paige Barnette had posted. “REPUBLICAN & SMART, WHITE, TRADITIONAL.” “Any suggestion that a candidate is more or less qualified for political office based ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Homocons Threaten Charlotte Pride Sponsors With Boycott If They Don’t Withdraw Support

Charlotte’s Spectrum News reports: Deplorable Pride started as a small group. “Now everybody want’s to be a part of all this,” co-founder Brian Talbert said. Since threatening legal action against Charlotte Pride, its reach has grown. Appearing on Fox News, CNN and major conservative websites like Drudge Report. Deplorable Pride is now using that audience to threaten a boycott of ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NBA Awards 2019 All-Star Game To Charlotte After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned. The three-day event will be held on a Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17, climaxing in Sunday night’s All-Star Game. Most events, including the game and various skills competitions, will be held uptown at the ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Senate Intro’s Bill That Would Repeal HB2 But Block New Local LGBT Rights Laws

The Associated Press reports: Perhaps North Carolina’s most influential politician is introducing legislation to repeal a state law that has cost the state jobs and millions of dollars. State Senate leader Phil Berger is the primary sponsor of legislation filed Wednesday that would repeal the law passed in March dictating which bathroom transgender people must use and limiting LGBT protections. ...

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Both Chambers Recess For Lunch With No Repeal Bill Filed For Anti-LGBT Hate Law

But we still may see some action very shortly. Here’s how things got started this morning: The session began with a packed House gallery and attempts by some Republican lawmakers to short-circuit it. Rep. Jeff Collins of Nash County rose to declare the session unconstitutional and decried the “extraordinary hubris” of Charlotte City Council in prompting it. Two other members ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hate Law Repeal Now In Jeopardy As State GOP Chair Screams About “Lying” Democrats

The Charlotte Observer reports: Legislators who will convene Wednesday morning are expected to take up repeal of House Bill 2, the “bathroom bill” that has rocked the state’s social and economic climate since it became law nine months ago. Charlotte City Council set the fifth special session of the year in motion on Monday with the surprise repeal of a ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Calls For Special Session To Repeal Anti-LGBT Hate Law [VIDEO]

The Charlotte Observer reports: Following a surprise move by Charlotte City Council on Monday, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has called for a special session Wednesday to consider repeal of House Bill 2. The governor’s statement came in a series of rapidly unfolding events that could signal an end to the nine-month drama that has catapulted North Carolina into national headlines. ...

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LGBT Groups Condemn Repeal Of Charlotte Rights Ordinance, Demand Full Repeal Of Statewide Hate Law

From a joint statement issued this afternoon by the ACLU and Lambda Legal: “H.B. 2 was an unprecedented attack on the LGBT community, in particular against transgender people, and we are encouraged that its days are numbered,” said Sarah Gillooly, Policy Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. “It is imperative that the General Assembly hold up their end of ...

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Pat McCrory: Charlotte’s LGBT Rights Repeal Proves The Issue Was Invented To Cost Me My Governorship

Via press release: “Governor McCrory has always publicly advocated a repeal of the overreaching Charlotte ordinance. But those efforts were always blocked by Jennifer Roberts, Roy Cooper and other Democratic activists,” said Graham Wilson, Press Secretary. “This sudden reversal with little notice after the gubernatorial election sadly proves this entire issue originated by the political left was all about politics ...

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BREAKING: Charlotte Repeals LGBT Rights Ordinance, State Lawmakers To Repeal Hate Law Tomorrow

The vote was 10-0. Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: The Charlotte City Council has voted to repeal its controversial non-discrimination ordinance, commonly known as the ‘bathroom’ ordinance. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just months into Mayor Jennifer Roberts’ tenure, and required businesses to allow people to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. In response, ...

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Nutjob Pastor Flip Benham Blames Charlotte’s Police Protests On Passage Of LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Radical right-wing activist Flip Benham showed up at another Charlotte, North Carolina, city council meeting this week, this time to blame the unrest in the city that followed the recent shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on the passage of a measure aimed at protecting LGBT rights earlier this year. After reading ...

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Video Of Charlotte Police Shooting Released [VIDEO]

Twitter is conflicted as to whether a gun is seen. I’m not seeing one. NBC News reports: Unsettling footage obtained exclusively by NBC News shows the moments leading up to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. The footage, taken by Scott’s wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by police ...

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USA Today Suspends Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds Over Tweet Calling For Running Over Protesters

But first they allowed him an apology column. He writes: Wednesday night one of my 580,000 tweets blew up. I didn’t live up to my own standards, and I didn’t meet USA TODAY’s standards. For that I apologize, to USA TODAY readers and to my followers on social media. I was following the riots in Charlotte, against a background of ...

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GOP House Rep. Robert Pittenger: Charlotte’s Protesters Hate White People For Their Success [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger says the violence in Charlotte stems from protesters who “hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not.” Pittenger is a Republican whose district includes parts of the city where protests have turned violent in the wake of a police shooting of a black man. Pittenger appeared on ...

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Twitter Suspends Right Winger “Instapundit” After He Calls On Drivers To Run Over Charlotte Protesters

Talking Points Memo reports: Glenn Reynolds, a conservative USA Today columnist and University of Tennessee law professor known by the moniker Instapundit, was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday for urging drivers to hit protesters blocking a highway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Reynolds tweeted a link to a live video stream of demonstrators stopping traffic on I-277 during the chaotic second ...

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Tony Perkins Slams Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts For Refusing To Repeal Her City’s “Ideological Terrorism”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts started the North Carolina bathroom mess — and this week, she had a chance to end it. Unfortunately for the state, it seems the city’s top Democrat isn’t nearly as interested in getting North Carolina back on track as she and other liberals insist they are. Locked ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Blasts Charlotte’s Refusal To “Compromise” And Repeal Their LGBT Rights Ordinance

Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: Monday morning the North Carolina Republican Party issued a statement from Party Chairman Robin Hayes saying Cooper and Roberts “again scuttled a compromise deal.” “Roy Cooper’s silence on the Charlotte bathroom ordinance repeal deal confirms he was working with his ally Jennifer Roberts to kill any compromise all along,” Hayes said Monday. “This is the second ...

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CHARLOTTE: Mayor Says City Council Won’t Consider McCrory’s “Compromise” To Repeal LGBT Rights Law

The Charlotte Observer reports: Despite pressure from business leaders, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday the city won’t repeal the ordinance that led to House Bill 2 this week – and maybe not at all. And in a memo to the City Council, the city attorney said the General Assembly doesn’t need the city to rescind its ordinance in order ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Business Group Responds To Blowback After Calling For Repeal Of LGBT Rights Law

Via press release: The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association remains committed to a resolution of this very complex situation. Our position is not for one side or the other. The hospitality community is an open and welcoming industry, but we find ourselves caught in the middle of a situation that we did not ask for, and our team members ...

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