Top of the morning

By: - December 14, 2009 8:25 am


One line in a recent post on the News & Observer’s Wake Ed Blog ought to wake up anybody who isn’t already worried about what the new majority on the Wake County Board of Education has planned.

The post announces that Called2Action, which it describes as a conservative Christian group,  is “answering the call” to support the new school members and new chair Ron Margiotta by praying and showing up at Tuesday’ s rally sponsored by Americans for the Prosperous.

That’s troubling enough, but it’s not the line that is most disturbing.  That comes at the end of the post.

Margiotta is a member of Called2Action

Called2Action and its leader Steve Noble have tried to ban books from Wake County Schools and led a boycott of the News & Observer for publishing a photograph of two gay men. The group was created to protest Raleigh’s Human Rights Commisison consideration of banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Now a member of the right-wing  fundamentalist group is running the Wake County Board of Education.



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Chris Fitzsimon

Chris Fitzsimon, Founder and Executive Director of N.C. Policy Watch, writes the Fitzsimon File, delivers a radio commentary broadcast on WRAL-FM and hosts "News and Views," a weekly radio news magazine that airs on multiple stations across North Carolina. [email protected] 919-861-2066