Chad Nesbitt, Andrew Sluder, Wendell Runion and Carl Mumpower are inviting what they term the “disorganized conservative movement” to stage a counterprotest to an alleged progressive demonstration at the Governor’s Western Residence this Saturday, when Gov. Pat McCrory will be staying there.
Here’s the email from Carl Mumpoweer:
— Our Elected Officials Are Right on HB2—
Prayer Chain Planned for Governor’s Saturday Asheville Visit
May 12, 2016
From: Chad Nesbitt, Pastor Andrew Sluder, Pastor Wendell Runion, and Carl Mumpower
To: Whom It May Concern
Reference: Press Release – Support for Governor’s Visit
North Carolina’s duly elected officials passed HB2 (NC’s Bathroom Safety and Privacy Act) through appropriate Constitutional and administrative procedures. There is an organized movement of liberal politicians, entertainers, special interest groups and business interests seeking to reverse this action. We are a disorganized conservative movement working to challenge their misguided mischief.
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, our Governor McCrory is coming to the Asheville Governor’s Residence. It is our understanding that an antagonistic protest is planned that includes estimates of 1,000 participants, toilet paper rolling at the residence, vulgarity actions, and other ‘creative’ initiatives to make their claim that free-range potty access is a social justice issue.
In support of the Governor and our State Assembly’s majority, we are organizing a much simpler event –
A Prayer Chain
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 12:00-1:00
Where: We meet in the parking lot directly behind the Top-A-Stop bus shelter on the corner of College Street and Town Mountain Road at 11:50 – transportation is arranged from there.
What: We will hold a 1 hour prayer chain – no signs, no drama, no protest of anyone – just prayer.
Who: Anyone. We would like to make a quiet statement that there are people who support the courage of our elected officials in challenging the absurdity of indiscriminate restroom access; overreach by the Department of Justice; and misconduct by a variety of agents who see coercing the rule of law as an appropriate big business enterprise.
Chad Nesbitt Pastor Andrew Sluder
Dr. Carl Mumpower Dr. Wendell Runion