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If you vote for gay marriage God will strike you dead

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Sodom and Greensboro

Vote for North Carolina’s amendment to ban gay marriage, or God will strike you dead.

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Opponents of gay marriage at a 2009 rally in San Francisco.

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North Carolina is voting today on a state constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. Actually, the amendment goes much further. By establishing that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State,” it would invalidate all civil unions and domestic partnerships, regardless of orientation. If that’s not enough to worry you, opponents of the amendment are using this recorded phone message from Bill Clinton to turn voters against it:

What it will change is North Carolina’s ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs.  If it passes, your ability to keep those businesses, get those jobs, and get those talented entrepreneurs will be weakened. … Its passage will also take away health insurance from children and could even take away domestic violence protections from women.

The coalition backing the amendment, Vote FOR Marriage NC, is denouncing this scare campaign. The coalition tells voters: “Make your decision on fact and not fear.” But just in case, the coalition and its allies are delivering a scarier message: Vote for the amendment, or you and your state will go to hell. Here’s a rundown of the campaign’s talking points.


1. Gay marriage will eliminate concern for children. “Every child born into a same-sex relationship is intentionally denied the love and affection of one of her biological parents,” the coalition argues. “Under a definition of marriage that is genderless, the interests of children … [are] eliminated entirely. Only the wishes of the two adults in question matter.”

2. Gay marriage will reduce procreation by heterosexual married couples. At a March 28 forum, coalition chairwoman Tami Fitzgerald alleged, “What gay marriage means is that fewer and fewer children are going to be raised by a married mother and father.” Fitzgerald didn’t explain the math or the mechanism. Perhaps some sort of distraction is involved.

3. Gay marriage will impoverish women and kids. According to the coalition, “When marriage ceases to have its historic meaning and understanding, over time fewer and fewer people will marry. We will have an inevitable increase in children born out of wedlock, an increase in fatherlessness, [and] a resulting increase in female and child poverty …” Apparently this is the causal sequence Fitzgerald has in mind: more marriages, therefore fewer marriages, and therefore, more starving children.

4. Gay marriage will destroy freedom.Gay marriage means the beginning of the end of religious freedom,” Fitzgerald predicted at the March 28 forum. The coalition elaborates:

Those who do not agree with this new definition of marriage … will be punished for their beliefs.  … Wedding professionals have been fined for refusing to participate in a same-sex ceremony. Christian innkeepers in Vermont and Illinois are being sued over their refusal to make their facilities available for same-sex weddings … A counselor, for example, could not refuse “marriage therapy” to a same-sex couple because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage. She’d put her licensure at risk.

The coalition offers no evidence or details for these allegations. The two stories I tracked down—the complaints in Vermont and Illinois—are based on public accommodations law, not on marriage law. So I wouldn’t put much stock in the rest of the coalition’s claims.

5. Gay marriage will weaken the economy. In support of the amendment, Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, says “mountains of social science research” show that “the well-being of children, the emotional and physical health of adults, and even the state of our workforce are all tethered in some way to the existence of stable one-man-and-one-woman marriages.” Somehow, gay marriage would undermine this foundation of productivity. The coalition contends: “If anything, the amendment will help our economy. States with a marriage protection amendment in their state constitution are some of our country’s top performing economic states.”

to read the rest:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/05/north_carolina_s_gay_marriage_amendment_a_right_wing_christian_scare_campaign_.html

by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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CLH72481
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Oh no I am soooo scared! LOL


LADY_V088
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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you and me both! lol 

Quoting MeTaL_MoMmA_08:

ahhhhh, North Carolina... where you can legally marry your cousin, as long as it's not your gay cousin. *slaps forehead*

For real though... If god does exist, he's gonna strike me dead for worse things than supporting gay marriage.


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 9, 2012 at 8:51 PM
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I cannot read that.

People seriously do not grasp how harmful they are to each other, to their children and to children every where, when they practice to exclude and discriminate.

shygrl3cccm
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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I think its wrong and disgusting how people feel they have the right to tell others who to love and yet say they believe in God in the same phrase.

Everyones entitled to their opinions, but why is it so hard for people to mind their own business?


Quoting Taurus_Girl78:

 


Quoting futureshock:




Quoting Taurus_Girl78:


 I live in NC I am glad gay marraiges are banned here. I think it is wrong and disgusting.


Why is it disgusting? If gay marriage was legal in your state how would it affect your life?


 Not going to affect my life at all. I am happily married to  my wonderful hard working husband.  I just think it is gross that woman is attracted to a woman and a man is attracted to a man.  I beleive a woman should be with a man like it states in the bible.


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bozobean
by Bronze Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:53 PM
I'm for gay marriage, went to my favorite college professor's gay wedding just before prop 8 passed in California. I'm still here, alive and well, so that shows they're wrong, and they're bigoted idiots.
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ReginaStar
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:54 PM

I have not seen anywhere in that bible that says God wants his followers to enforce his laws (although the laws the bible list being Gods is completely debatable) so if anyone will be judged on judgement day it will be those who think they are almighter than God himself to take free will from his people. God wants us to choose, that's the whole reason he gave us choice.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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Quoting Taurus_Girl78:

 

Quoting rliperote2:

Im pretty sure your wonderful husband is having an affair only way he could handle living with your ignorant ass

Quoting Taurus_Girl78:

 


Quoting rliperote2:

I think your disgusting !!!!


Quoting Taurus_Girl78:


 I live in NC I am glad gay marraiges are banned here. I think it is wrong and disgusting.


 Why thank you and so are you lol

 We are happily married going strong  soon to be 10 years dear. You wish you had a real man like mine.

You both need to grow up.

What is disgusting is the fact that people stand proud of being intolerant of another human being.  Of proudly discriminating against another human being.  And hiding behind God while doing so.  What is disgusting is any one who likes the feeling of being able to control the lives of others.  Quite often, those who relish in that control have issues in their own lives that they can't get a grip on so they must dip their hands in to the business of others.

Gay marriage has absolutely no bearing on the marriage of another.  If your (generally speaking) marriage sucks that is on you, if your marriage is great, that is on you. 

God is ashamed of so many, no doubt.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

rliperote2
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Lol I knw right the whitest people they could find !!!

Quoting Della529:

 I think the use of two very light skinned, blondes are interesting.  I also think it's interesting that the male's hair is close cropped...let's talk more about LEVITICUS.


Quoting rliperote2:

I think your disgusting !!!!


Quoting Taurus_Girl78:


 I live in NC I am glad gay marraiges are banned here. I think it is wrong and disgusting.


 

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 9, 2012 at 8:56 PM


Quoting ReginaStar:

I have not seen anywhere in that bible that says God wants his followers to enforce his laws (although the laws the bible list being Gods is completely debatable) so if anyone will be judged on judgement day it will be those who think they are almighter than God himself to take free will from his people. God wants us to choose, that's the whole reason he gave us choice.

This bears repeating.

Although, no doubt, many will never understand this.

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

rliperote2
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Lol, I have a real man!!! That's not a close minded loser

Quoting Taurus_Girl78:

 


Quoting rliperote2:

Im pretty sure your wonderful husband is having an affair only way he could handle living with your ignorant ass


Quoting Taurus_Girl78:


 



Quoting rliperote2:

I think your disgusting !!!!



Quoting Taurus_Girl78:



 I live in NC I am glad gay marraiges are banned here. I think it is wrong and disgusting.



 Why thank you and so are you lol


 We are happily married going strong  soon to be 10 years dear. You wish you had a real man like mine.

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