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(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.

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  1. Marsha Johnson

    Great piece, you captured the tone of the atmosphere beautifully. As an Atheist, I have been compelled to attend and support the last three Moral Mondays, and have found the messages, the actions and participants to be on the highest level of altruism, compassion and inclusiveness I have experienced in my 53 years of living. There is no divisiveness, no conflict, our message is clear. You give a clear and concise background of the timeline which has been stalled by this NCGA, and the mission of the movement, which intends to keep North Carolina as the new South, progressive, compassionate, ever reaching out to the least of these. Thank you~!

  2. It appears that the “feel good” Moral Monday folks have their actions well within their comfort zone. They get a minor misdemeanor citation to frame on the wall. If these good folks REALLY wished to bugger up the works for the establishment it’s quite simple. REFUSE BOND/BAIL. In other words don’t get bailed out or decline to leave the custody of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office/Raleigh City Jail. If the City of Raleigh had to deal with a couple of hundred senior citizens… they would soon run out of jail space in one or two demonstrations. The jailers wouldn’t want to assume responsibility for the meds and special needs, etc. The cost to the city would be soon astronomical, and the legal risk would be what it would be… too much. Simply follow the money for political issue resolutions.

    Trust me, once there are blue and peach colored hair people incarcerated, the press will have a field day, and the children in the legislature will wake up and start to think at least a little.

    Best regards,

    • Mistake 1. City of Raleigh does not run the County Jail
      Mistake 2. That the operators of the Jail (County) have any influence over the Capitol Police or the State Legislature
      Mistake 3. That someone gave you a passing grade in Civics. “Know your cuts of state and local government”

  3. If only Barber spent as much time studying the Bible as he did studying NC history. If y’all want to protest, that is fine, but there is nothing moral about these protests at all. If we’re going the moral route, killing babies is not moral. Homosexuality is not moral. This is a political issue not a moral one.

  4. Denise s. Cabell

    It gave me hope for justice in America for people of color & for the poor by reading your article. I am in urgent need of NAACP & all good people to support me as I was falsely arrested & mistreated in what I can only call a racial attiude
    in Radcliffe,kentucky courts after viewing Walmart video wanted to drop charges as long as I agreed not to sue & take probation after a charge made off lies that disgrace my name and reputation and ability to work as a cashier.This is my 2nd email as I have not had success reaching NAACP next jury trail set 1-24-14 my message number 765-274-6743 thank you

  5. Denise s. Cabell

    We who understand the value in compassion towards all people know it is time for all of humanity to be one family disregarding race, income,positions one holds as evil has skillfully divided all good people. I found your article powerful&empowering! I am in urgent need of NAACP & all good people to support me as I was falsely arrested on shop lifting charges for the disposable clear hangers Walmart gives free to customers at check out or they trash them if Cust. donot want them. I know since I have worked as a cashier at TN & VA state walmart stores never stole anything ! Yet, after being given free hangers that they never sell &given permission to ask cashiers & check trash they walmart had cops arrest me denied a phone call refused medical help or a way to get needed pills doctors had me on due to strokes.The matter by which they treated me , I can only sum up as injustice against all poor people & use of law to attack people of color!!! Something sinks in Radcliffe,kentucky & within their courts.this state gets paid by everyone they arrest falsely or rightly therefore, my question is why would they care if cops are misusing their power & arresting innoccent people.The walmart video showed them giving me the hangers & after court system/ judges etc,viewed Walmart video they wanted to drop charges as long as I agreed not to sue & take probation after a charge made off lies that disgrace my name and reputation and ability to work as a cashier.This is my 2nd email as I have not had success reaching NAACP next jury trail set 1-24-14 my message number 765-274-6743 thank you

  6. Sad so many are easily swayed by what seem to be wholesome events. Moral Monday is a catholic invention to move America further into the mother hen’s arms. Socialism or Fascism is acceptable form of government by her, read Vatican.va to see. It’s easy to destroy a county using dialectic speech as both parties are under one umbrella. Take a look at what religion dominates the supreme court, blue mass, red mass including the take over of hospitals. The country is being destroyed because protestant churches failed to preach the truth which ended quickly in the 1950′s.
    The bible 100% accurately describes who the whole world loves and follows including both political parties. But this truth died and is now buried along with the dead protestant churches. If a true preacher or prophet stood on the grass knoll he would advise to turn away from Babylon and repent and stop the traditions of the mother hen. Seek the Kingdom of GOD first only then will you be blessed. Ignoring Christ’s laws and putting on a fake cloak of righteousness called Moral Monday’s will only lead to your further downfall. In addition and pastor who uses “Revered” in his title you should run away from quickly. Revered is used one time in the bible and it is only used for GOD. Psalm 111:9 – Revered

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