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04/17/2012

Vote For Marriage NC to rally at Christian Party of America convention

by Jeremy Hooper

This Friday and Saturday in Raleigh, there will something called the "The First National Convention of The Christian Party of America":

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[Christian Party Online]

The convention is an attempt to convince conservative voters to form their own party that is even further to the right that the local Republicans, with a belief system that is 100% based in their personal Biblical values. It's theocracy, plain and simple. In fact, nobody's trying to hide that fact, as this new offshoot actually requires folks to make "a personal Christian profession" in order to hold membership. Read their FAQ here.

So why do I mention this seemingly fringe movement here and now? Oh. Well. Because the official campaign trying to stop civil marriage equality in the Tar Heel State is ACTUALLY GOING TO USE THIS EVENT AS A CAMPAIGN RALLY! Not only are two of the campaign's most visible figures, Mark Creech and Patrick Wooden, scheduled to speak at the event—Vote For Marriage NC head Tami Fitzgerald is also on the bill:

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Christian Party of America Convention Schedule

This is truly unreal. Everyday this campaign is proving how little it cares about church/state separation, religious freedom and diversity, and the true nature of the civil marriage institution that they are forcing into state debate, and how much the campaign heads want to force us all to live under their personally-held religious mandates. That may always be an undercurrent of state marriage campaigns—but it's never been so naked, this theocratic view.

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