Under the Dome

Rally to support HB2 Monday

The Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League of North Carolina, is calling supporters of HB2 to rally Monday in Raleigh to show their appreciation for the new law.

In a “call to action” video, Creech called HB2 a common sense law passed “so the safety of our women and children and private businesses wouldn’t be harmed.”

The law nullifies the Charlotte ordinance that would allow transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify. It also overrides anti-discrimination ordinances in other municipalities and eliminates the ability to sue an employer in state court for discriminatory firing.

More than 100 businesses have called for the law to be repealed.

Creech said a big show of support for the law is needed because Hollywood celebrities and big businesses are wrongly threatening the state over a bill that most people like.

The economic fallout from HB2 hit Charlotte on Tuesday when PayPal announced it is canceling its plans to expand in in the city because of the law, costing 400 jobs.

Featured speakers include prominent critics of LGBT rights, including Bishop Harry Jackson of Maryland, and twin brothers David and Jason Benham.