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Friday, April 15, 2016

HB2 "Don't Shop Here" list stalls as leader turns on McCrory


More congratulations to Rob Moser, who runs Sanctuary Center for Counseling, in Wilmington!


“Hundreds of Business Leaders Show Support for HB2 & Governor McCrory,” declares the group’s website, “showing the incredibly large outpouring of support for the passage of HB2 on the North Carolina business community,” and offering the 70% they claim support the bill to join “this growing list of businesses in support of HB2 and the actions taken by Governor Pat McCrory and the General Assembly.”

So strong is North Carolina Values Coalition’s support of Governor McCrory, its director, the ever-angry Tami Fitzgerald, issued a new declaration three days ago:

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the N.C. Values Coalition, matched the heated remarks made the previous day by Senate leader Phil Berger, saying opponents of the new law were extremists.

“While we believe the governor went too far in adopting policies that threaten the First Amendment freedoms of state employees, we urge the governor and legislative leaders to continue to stand strong on HB2 against the vicious lies that are being told about it by these extremists, maintaining privacy and safety for women and girls, and ensuring that freedom flourishes and the rule of law isn’t used to punish or silence citizens and private businesses who seek to live and work according to their beliefs.”

It’s that sort of solidarity in the ranks that has driven absolutely no one to sign either the out-and-proud discriminators list or the NCVC “Yellow” Pages- the businesses Fitzgerald claims have declared they will discriminate, but not tell anybody. That cringing, secret honor roll has been stuck at a claimed 393 businesses for a week. NCVC’s actually tally has been frozen at 332 since March 31.

And, as always, remember: there are over 821,000 businesses in North Carolina. At their current pace, NCVC will have all 70% of those businesses that support HB2 signed up in sixty years and nine months.


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