• 68°

Letters to the editor – Thursday – 3-30-17

Leave HB2 in place and leave us alone

The NCAA may withhold all athletic events from the state. The reason, HB2. The progressives are pulling out all the stops to pressure the North Carolina legislature to repeal HB2. We read articles daily from the Associated Press in concert with progressive newspaper columnists about how much money the state is losing in revenue.

No one remembers, it seems, that the Charlotte City Council was first to pass an ordinance giving transgender people the right to use bathrooms of their choice. Radio stations have joined in the act, reporting over and over again every hour about how Charlotte and the state are losing so much money.

The question we should be asking is when did the NCAA become so politically progressive that they have taken it upon themselves to try to advance this Democratic progressive agenda? Anyone disagreeing with this political correctness agenda is targeted for destruction economically and politically.

The transgender bathroom issue was not an issue until Charlotte City Council made it one. Charlotte deserves all the credit for this debacle.

Unfortunately, the people of North Carolina cannot be seen or heard on this issue. Those who feel deprived and confused about their identity want to rule the day.

Enough. If someone believes they should be another gender, fine, but don’t make it a political issue. Just leave the rest of us alone, and we will leave you alone. The country has more to worry about than where transgender people relieve themselves.

— Richard Roberts

Kannapolis

Comments

Education

RSS superintendent talks district’s future, strategic plan survey

News

Complaints and fines pile up against unpermitted landfill in southwest Rowan County

College

Catawba baseball: Crowd comes out to say goodbye to Newman Park

Lifestyle

History is a great teacher: Farming has helped shape Rowan County

Business

‘A safe place for them’: Timeless Wigs and Marvelous Things celebrates fifth anniversary

China Grove

County will hear request for more tree houses, hobbit-style homes in China Grove

Coronavirus

Livingstone College partners with Health Department to administer 500 Pfizer vaccinations

Education

‘Elite and it shows’: Staff at Partners in Learning at Novant celebrate news of national accreditation

Business

Biz Roundup: Food Lion earns Energy Star award for 20th consecutive year

Columns

Ester Marsh: What body type are you?

Nation/World

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Nation/World

Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

Nation/World

US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

Nation/World

Sikh community calls for gun reforms after FedEx shooting

High School

North Rowan romps into second round of football playoffs

Nation/World

FBI had interviewed former FedEx employee who killed eight

Crime

Gastonia man sentenced for crash into restaurant that killed his daughter, daughter-in-law

Nation/World

Some call for charges after video of police shooting 13-year-old in Chicago

Business

State unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

Coronavirus

NASCAR approach to virus vaccine varies greatly

News

Judge rejects Cherokee challenge against new casino in Kings Mountain

Elections

Jackson tops NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Local

Kiwanis Pancake Festival serves thousands of flapjacks for charity

Coronavirus

Rowan remains in state’s middle, yellow tier for COVID-19 community spread