Joining the ranks of WRAL on the religious bigotry front is the News and Observer.
Earlier this week, the news outlet ran a ‘push back’ story about the NC Democrats who were triggered by comments made by the Lt. Governor at the Civitas Institute’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh.
What did the Lt. Governor say? That politics is the religion of the Left.
Here is the quote that has triggered the Democrats and Leftist media in the state:
“It’s the thing that wars used to be fought over,” Forest said. “You see it on issues like climate change, or the Me Too movement or black lives matter or gun control. Name the issue today, the fervor has reached a religious pitch in America. Why? Because it really is the religion of the left.”
The Lt. Governor is 100% correct and the proof of it that is the reactions his statement has garnered.
Keep in mind folks, no matter what the Lt. Governor says or doesn’t say, North Carolina media will attack it. Why? Because they must defend King Cooper going into 2020.
This is par for the course for North Carolina media. Remember the Laura Leslie-Pulse Nightclub incident where she blamed Christians for the attack?
Leslie wasn’t the only one making idiotic statements about the nightclub attack – Tim Funk of the Charlotte Observer blamed House Bill 2. Neither one of them has apologized for their incredible rhetoric, by the way.
The News and Observer published responses from a variety of Democrats, including a joint statement by Democratic State Sen. Paul Lowe Jr. and state Sen. Mike Woodard of Durham, which is the epicenter of all things Leftist in North Carolina.
“Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s comments are deeply disappointing and only serve to insult, belittle and divide people of faith, no matter their political beliefs,” Lowe and Woodard said in a statement.
“As devout Christians, our faith has helped guide every area of our lives, including public service, calling us to help the poorest and most disadvantaged among us. Faith in God should be a source of hope, not a weapon to belittle political rivals and divide Americans,” they said.
“It’s troubling to hear such ugly rhetoric from an official elected to represent all North Carolinians and we pray the Lieutenant Governor will take a moment for serious reflection before dismissing the values of so many families across our state.”
Did you notice neither of them actually addressed Forest’s actual point? Yeah, #MeToo!
John Burns, a Democratic Wake County commissioner from Raleigh, put it more bluntly. “The man understands neither politics nor religion, apparently,” Burns tweeted.
Project there much, John?
Now, folks, you have to remember that this is the same party who have over the last year grilled Trump appointees on their religion.
Dianne Feinstein attacked 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Coney Barrett for being Roman Catholic. Remember that? The “Dogma lives loudly in you.”
Then we had the theatrical Corey Booker yelling his questions, like he seems to like to do, at Mike Pompeo. Booker’s line of questioning was pretty darn close to suggesting that Pompeo was unsuitable to be secretary of state because of his personal religious beliefs.
Booker: “Is being gay a perversion?”
Pompeo: “Senator, when I was a politician, I had a very clear view on whether it was appropriate for two same-sex persons to marry. I stand by that.”
Booker: “So, you do not believe that it’s appropriate for two gay people to marry?”
Pompeo: “Senator, I continue to hold that view.”
And just last week, the Communications Director for the NC Democratic Party decided that no one could possibly just be practicing one’s faith.
But above all, it should be remembered and repeated that this is the party who repeatedly booed putting God and Jerusalem back in their platform at their national convention.
A national convention which was held in Charlotte with many of the same NC Democrats in attendance who are now virtue signaling over being called out for what they are: Acolytes of Big Government.