We feel Americans should freely believe what they will, but when those beliefs harm or hinder the civil rights of fellow citizens, that becomes an issue.
Unfortunately, North Carolina voters turned their beliefs into actions that will hurt their fellow citizens when they voted in favor of Amendment 1 yesterday.
As we stated Tuesday, this means "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state."
But the amendment doesn't just affect the LGBT community. The ban also means domestic violence protection for any unmarried victim is now at risk as well. (Weird, right?)
Vote for Marriage NC leader, Tami Fitzgerald, stated:
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This is horrible.
Pastor Sean Harris was speaking in North Carolina at an event for a church that wants to ban gay marriage, when he went on a scary tirade on what parents should do to their effeminate children.
Here is just a sample of what the homophobic pastor said:
"The second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch."
How is someone being more like a man by punching their children? This guy's definition of a man is so totally messed up.
And to think, this guy got PAID to go off this rant.
Then Harris offered up the worse apology in all of freakin' apologies!
Here's what he said:
"If I had to say it again, I would say it differently, no doubt. Those weren't planned words, but what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I'm not going to compromise on that."
What an ugly person.
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