Posts tagged north carolina
Posts tagged north carolina
A lot of you have been asking me “so…what’s next in the fight against Amendment One?” Well…here you go! :)
“Most ads for marriage equality feature a bunch of pleasant talking heads saying soothing things about their nice families and the importance of treating people fairly. They are very polite and maudlin and zzzzzzzzz…
This is not one of those ads.
Smarting from a harsh loss on Amendment One, which imposed a constitutional ban on the freedom to marry, Equality North Carolina is now going on the offensive. Turns out, they’re kind of scary when they’re mad.”
My bishop is better than your bishop.
Although North Carolina voters passed a constitutional ban on gay marriage 60-40 in the state’s May 8 primary, opponents of Amendment One are still making their voices heard.
Randy Gillis, a gay medical coder from Sofia, walked almost 100 miles from his hometown to the state’s capital Thursday to deliver a bundle of letters expressing residents’ opposition to the ban. After leaving the letters at the office of Sen. Peter Brunstetter (R-Forsyth), one of the amendment’s key sponsors, Gillis celebrated his accomplishment on a Raleigh street outside the legislature.
With President Barack Obama’s May 9 announcement of his support of gay marriage, the issue will likely impact the way many North Carolinians vote in November’s election.
Check out the images below to see how backlash against Amendment One has appeared on Tumblr:
Well…I think it’s pretty ignorant for anyone to behave that way, whether they’re in support of Romney or Obama. When people threw glitter at Santorum, I rolled my eyes because it was completely defeating the purpose. You’re not going to change someone’s mind by attacking them and it makes you look like a bully.
Hmm…to me it seems pretty typical of any presidential election (sadly). What specifically are you talking about?
I’m not sure what the question is. It’d be easier to answer your questions if you came off anonymous and I could respond privately.
Pastor Patrick Wooden and anti-gay rights activist Peter LaBarbera are certain that nobody wants their kids to be gay.
Wooden, a pastor at Raleigh’s Upper Room Church, appeared Wednesday on LaBarbera’s Americans for Truth Hour radio show, media watchdog RightWingWatch.org reported.
A strong supporter of North Carolina’s gay marriage ban, Amendment One, Wooden predicted that young people who support marriage equality will change their minds when they become parents.
“Young people grow up and it’s amazing what happens when you become a mom or a dad yourself. It’s amazing what happens when, all of a sudden now you are entrusted with a young life and that kid looks just like you and all of a sudden now it’s your little boy or your little girl. No one wants their son to be a homosexual. No one wants their daughter to be a homosexual,” Wooden said.
LaBarbera agreed: “The liberals are now saying, they are going around saying how happy they would be if their son came home, or their daughter, and said ‘I’m gay’ And it’s almost like they are arguing against nature that they are trying to persuade themselves because honestly I don’t think many would be happy, and it’s not something to be happy about to know that your son or daughter is entering an aberrant and immoral lifestyle. And yet, that’s what they keep saying.”
“Well, they’re saying that be we know that’s not true. No one, no one would want their child – even the homosexual father doesn’t want his son to be homosexual; the lesbian mother does not want her daughter to be lesbian,” Wooden added.
And here I was thinking that parents wanted their children to grow up and be happy…silly me.
I live in south eastern NC. :)
I heard about an Occupy protest in Raleigh around that time but that’s all the information I have on it.
If anyone has any information on an upcoming protest/rally, please share it. Thanks!
I live in Eastern NC