Jan 10, 2014
Equality NC Responds to Anti-LGBT Group's Endorsement of Senate Candidate
Raleigh, N.C. – Equality NC responded today to news that Concerned Women for America (CWA), a D.C.-based anti-LGBT group, has endorsed Rev. Mark Harris in North Carolina's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
“Mark Harris possesses valuable experience and the leadership needed in Congress,” Penny Nance, CWA's CEO, said in a press release. “Dr. Harris is a pro-life, pro-family conservative who will lead on critical issues from the moment he arrives in Washington.”
Harris said he was "honored" to receive the group's endorsement.
Equality NC quickly responded, saying any endorsement from, and praise for, a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified as a hate group -- citing anti-LGBT statements equating homosexuality with pedophilia and accusations "homosexual activists" fabricate hate crime reports -- should make North Carolinians reconsider their vote.