North Carolina Wants a State Religion
Frankly, North Carolina is DONE with its southern neighbor getting credit for being the kookiest Carolina.
No, NC doesn’t have a former governor who “hiked the Appalachian Trail” all the way to his mistress in Argentina. It doesn’t have a lieutenant governor with a penchant for dressing up like a slave-owning plantation owner. But if 11 Republican legislators get their way, North Carolina may have something South Carolina doesn’t: its own state religion.
(Judaism: most likely not North Carolina’s official state religion-to-be)
One United Methodist church has announced that it will stop performing straight weddings until its clergy are allowed to perform same-sex marriages and the state of North Carolina permits marriage equality.
It’s finally happening: The gays are destroying traditional marriage! To the barricades, North Carolinians, to defend your straight relationships!
(Except if you’re straight in North Carolina you can still get a civil marriage license and all the benefits of matrimony, or, you know, you can get married at any other church in the state. And if you’re gay in North Carolina you’re still SOL marriage-wise, although this is a very nice gesture.)
Photo by EqualityNC and Green Street Methodist Church
Joe Arpaio is 80 years old and has three facial expressions: cranky, sad and cranky/sad.
We took a break from DNC action to spend a night in the heart of red North Carolina, where we encountered the (in)famous Sheriff Joe Arpaio.