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TOTAL SHUTDOWN: North Carolina Governor Orders State Lockdown to Fight the Wuhan Virus

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On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued a shelter order for the entire state of North Carolina.

The order will commence on Monday at 5 p.m.

According to the order, people are directed to stay at home, unless they visit essential businesses, exercise outdoors, or help family members. The order also bans gatherings of more than 10 people and mandates social distancing.

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Violations of this order, which stays in effect until April 29, are a Class 2 misdemeanor.

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“It’s what we have to do to save lives,” Cooper said during a 4 p.m. news conference.

As of Friday, the state has recorded 763 cases of coronavirus in at least 60 counties. Three deaths have taken place in the state so far.

“North Carolina is now considered by the Centers for Disease Control to have widespread transmission,” Cooper declared. “Because no one is immune, because there is no vaccination, the best scientifically proven tool we have to slow the spread is to keep our distance.”

Cooper acknowledged that the order will cause increased hardships for many of the state’s workers.

The governor announced that the first round of unemployment benefits in North Carolina will be going out in the next week.

The governor’s executive order came in the wake of a Dare County announcement earlier on Friday which ordered a stay-home order starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The governor’s full order can be found HERE.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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