No Fred, Nick is correct
The point Nick is making though is the presiding Judge is not of a party who usually sides on matters like this for those who are RCs. They usually see the other side and stay there, e.g. SCOTUS where the conservatives usually take the majority and rule with that with misguided facts. The point is important to note as there is a POTUS elect on scene and has promised to nominate conservative constitutional Judges for the bench. If you read about Judge Pryor of the 11th Circuit, who is on the list of potential nominees, you should be scared for what he thinks, feels and wants to see for the country regarding morality, etc.
Nick should be noted for his astute observation and bringing it forth, especially in a very conservative state such as NC.