April 16, 2018/Press

NC Democrats Condemn Lt. Gov. Forest’s Comments Attacking Democrats of Faith

Raleigh – In response to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s comments this weekend that politics are the “religion of the left” and that Democrats “don’t have a hope in God,” North Carolina Senators Reverend Paul Lowe, Jr., and Mike Woodard released the following joint statement.

Senator Lowe, Jr., has served as Pastor of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Winston-Salem for more than two decades. Senator Woodard has been a practicing Christian his entire life and his wife, Reverend Sarah Woodard, is an ordained minister serving at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church.

“Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s comments are deeply disappointing and only serve to insult, belittle and divide people of faith, no matter their political beliefs. As devout Christians, our faith has helped guide every area of our lives, including public service, calling us to help the poorest and most disadvantaged among us. Faith in God should be a source of hope, not a weapon to belittle political rivals and divide Americans. It’s troubling to hear such ugly rhetoric from an official elected to represent all North Carolinians and we pray the Lieutenant Governor will take a moment for serious reflection before dismissing the values of so many families across our state.”