Stiffening his spine and pushing back against federal overreach, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has filed a lawsuit against the Obama Justice Department, asking for a declaratory judgment action from the federal court system to clarify federal law on the HB2 issue.
Though McCrory took this action to prevent the loss of federal funds that come to the state of North Carolina, it is still encouraging that a state governor has refused to succumb to the heavy-handed tactics of the Obama administration, who seem bent on enforcing on states it’s view of social issues.
So, God has answered our earnest prayers and given Governor McCrory the requisite courage to stand firm. What happens next is anybody’s guess. At issue is the 1964 Civil Rights Act and whether the new North Carolina law (HB2) is a violation of that Act. Since the 1964 Act prohibits discrimination based on “sex,” but makes no mention of “gender,” it should be obvious that NC’s HB2 is, in no way, a violation of that Act.
We must continue to pray for, and encourage, Governor McCrory, as well as the NC Legislature. They are standing resolutely for righteousness. As a result, we should anticipate God’s blessing on the state of North Carolina.
President, HOPE Ministries International
President, North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN)
Co-host, Stand In The Gap Radio