A woman in North Carolina gets in a fatal crash seconds after she posted to Facebook that the song she was listening to made her happy. Oh, and she had also been posting selfies for miles along the highway.
”I thought you should know what your music does. It kills people. You made her happy, and it killed her.”
-Pa Cox from ‘Walk Hard’
Among the southern states, North Carolina had, for a while, been a beacon of social progress and forward thinking. But after the state seemed to be on its way to becoming solidly blue, hundreds of millions of dollars began pouring in to turn that tide. Now, North Carolina has a Republican governor and a Republican controlled legislature and every day, the state government turns back the tide… cutting off retirement and unemployment benefits, pushing anti-abortion and anti-gay agendas, slashing social programs, trying to limit voting for the poor and minorities and on and on and on…
Proposal would have Christianity established as the state religion of North Carolina. Because fuck the Constitution.
North Carolina has mostly been a red state for a while, but our state politics have mainly been held in check by a balance of the two major parties. This last election cycle saw Republicans get the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature, leading to some pretty dumb shit going down in NC. The latest example is a proposal that would establish Christianity as the state religion, despite a well-known separation of church and state in the US constitution.
Rural NC church stalks man after he rescued a gay church member from their grasp. That’s some crazy Red State shit right there.
After a man saved a gay man from being abused by a church in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, the church turned on him. He’s accusing the Word of Faith Fellowship Church of sending its members to stalk and harass him.
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