Tag Archives: Charlotte

CHARLOTTE: Catholic Bishop Denouces Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via the Catholic News Herald: The proposal has generated controversy and opposition from various religious groups, which have expressed concern that its wording and its intent are to deny churches and businesses the ability to uphold their religious beliefs about sexuality, marriage and more. “I pray that the city council will provide all of the people of Charlotte with an …

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From Today’s Charlotte Observer

“Do you enjoy the freedom to live according to your conscience without being forced to promote ideas or behaviors contrary to your convictions? Do you believe men should be prohibited from using women’s restrooms? Should a gay T-shirt maker be forced to create anti-gay marriage T-shirts? Should a Muslim baker be mandated to make a gay wedding cake? That’s exactly …

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CHARLOTTE: Haters To Stage Monday Rally Against LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release: The City of Charlotte is poised to pass a burdensome ordinance that will further regulate businesses, involuntarily shackle them to a political agenda, and erode their clients’ most basic sense of security that many have come to expect and enjoy in North Carolina’s premier city. On March 2, 2015 the Charlotte City Council will vote on whether …

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David Benham: How To Cure Gayness

“We had so many people from the gay community reaching out to us and one man in particular from the city of Chicago reached out and he said things to me that made me lose my appetite. But I simply responded in love. After a little conversation back and forth, I found out he loved baseball and I got him …

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CHARLOTTE: Benham Brothers Oppose “Depraved” LGBT Rights Ordinance

The Benham brothers have long battled against LGBT rights in their hometown and on Monday they will lead a hate rally against Charlotte’s proposed rights ordinance.

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Editorial Of The Day

The Charlotte News-Observer has taken a swipe at North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis over his opposition to enacting same-sex marriage. Tillis is attempting to unseat US Sen. Kay Hagan. Write the check, Mr. Tillis. If you want to continue North Carolina’s defense of its same-sex marriage ban, even after the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly rejected it and other bans …

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Charlotte Pride: The Benhams Failed

Ten years ago the Benham brothers joined anti-gay activist Michael Brown in demanding that the Charlotte City Council ban gay pride events. David Benham: “This is filth, this is vile, and should not be allowed in our city.” In more recent years I’ve reported on Brown’s annual invasion of Charlotte Pride during which hundreds of his red-shirted Coalition Of Conscience …

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Seen In Charlotte

Cannon, a Democrat, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday and charged with theft and bribery.

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Charlotte Mayor Resigns Following Arrest

Democratic Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon today resigned after being handcuffed and perp-walked out of his office yesterday by the FBI. Cannon submitted his resignation letter to city manager Ron Carlee and city attorney Bob Hagemann, Charlotte spokesman Keith Richardson said in an email. The 47-year-old Cannon is charged with bribery and public corruption. The Democrat took cash, airline tickets, a …

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Charlotte Mayor Charged With Corruption

Democratic Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon, who took office less than four months ago, was arrested today by the FBI on charges of theft and bribery. The arrest follows an undercover investigation that began in August 2010. Authorities allege Cannon solicited and accepted cash from undercover FBI agents posing as real estate developers and investors who wanted to do business in …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte Mayor Asks Fired Grocery Worker For His Resume

Drew Swope, the North Carolina grocery store worker who was fired this weekend after GOP Gov. Pat McCrory tattled on him for making a rude comment, has been asked for his resume by Democratic Charlotte Mayor Pat Cannon. From Swope’s Facebook page: “The mayor of Charlotte, Pat Cannon, just called me and asked me to send him my resume and …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Charlotte Hosts First Gay Pride Parade In 19 Years

Yesterday Charlotte held its first gay pride parade in 19 years. Since the last parade in 1994, the celebration had been limited to a festival in a city park.  Attendance for the weekend of festivities was 70,000-75,000, including 20,000 for the parade, said media chairman Matt Comer. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police don’t typically release crowd sizes for public events. The parade was …

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Petition Of The Day

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Concerned Women Head Penny Nance: Atheism Brought The Holocaust

Concerned Women head Penny Nance is super concernstipated because Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx endorsed the National Day Of Reason, an atheist response to this week’s National Day Of Prayer. Earlier this week President Obama nominated Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation. Via Crooks And Liars: When normal people think of the Enlightenment, they think of Newton, Locke, Voltaire, Spinoza, Montesquieu, …

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Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx As Transportation Secretary

President Obama has taken some flak over the lack of diversity in his Cabinet, including a dig delivered from the Nerd Prom podium this weekend by Conan O’Brien. Today he nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to succeed Ray LaHood as Secretary of Transportation. Foxx gained national prominence last year as the official host of the Democratic National Convention. During today’s …

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God Bless You Chick-Fil-A

From the Charlotte LGBT Chorus. (Tipped by JMG reader Dan)

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Three Days In Charlotte

It was six days for me, but I still can’t believe I was there.

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More LGBT Delegates At The DNC

I really wanted to spotlight a lot more of these great folks, but there was just no time while I was there. Within the below slideshow you’ll find many more LGBT delegates to the DNC as well as gay journalists Michelangelo Signorile, Jeremy Hooper, Lisa Neff, and Chris Geidner. For larger versions click here. More click-baiting: There’s a great shot …

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Photo Of The Day

Tonight Charlotte’s airport was full of law enforcement teams returning to their home cities with their dogs. This cop was quietly reading out loud to his dog, who pretended to be fascinated by the Navy SEAL alleged Bin Laden raid tell-all, No Easy Day, whose author may be headed to federal prison for revealing classified information. All five of the …

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Detritus Of The Democratic Convention

Just a few of the items that made it back to my hotel room.

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