What is it about county commissioners and religion? Since they’re civil officers, one might assume they would confine themselves to secular matters. But not so. Every time you turn around, another commissioner in another North Carolina county is causing controversy by jumping unwisely into churchly issues.

Just last fall, our own Moore County Board of Commissioners — at least some of whose members were clearly acting on their own fundamentalist convictions — voted to support the effort to overturn a federal court’s recent ruling striking down North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban.

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Ce Foote

So I guess there are only "christians" on the Moore County Board of Commissioners...pretty sad that citizens of other faiths are not represented.

Sally Larson

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“We’re fighting _____ every day. … They believe in a different God than I do. If that’s what they want to do, that’s fine. But they don’t need to be telling us, as ______, what we need to be doing. They don’t need to be rubbing our faces in it.”

Civil servants are just that and should be conducting themselves in a fare and just way.

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