(Raleigh) Nearly fifty pastors and faith leaders, many of which from the black faith community, stood shoulder to shoulder on the south side of the Capitol building this morning to denounce the Obama Administration’s misleading claims that allowing men to enter women’s showers and locker rooms is somehow akin to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.
Faith leaders spoke of the responsibility in protecting the privacy and safety of all children and women in North Carolina, by asking our leaders to stand firm on the common sense law, HB2.
Video / audio of the news conference here: https://www.facebook.com/NCValues/
Read more: http://www.keepncsafe.org/pastors-rally/
“Recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared HB2 to Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws were put into place to keep an entire race positioned as second-class citizens. HB2 simply says that men and women should use the restroom of their biological sex in government buildings and schools. I take this as a personal slap in the face because I was an active participant in the civil rights movement.”
–Clarence Henderson, Civil Rights leader who participated in the Woolworth Sit-In (Greensboro 1960)