Gay Marriage Opponents To Rally

S.C. SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES PUSH “PROTECTION OF MARRIAGE ACT” || By FITSNEWS || The battle over gay marriage in South Carolina is over … but that’s not stopping opponents of the practice from pushing legislation to outlaw it (again) in the Palmetto State.  To that end, gay marriage opponents will participate…


|| By FITSNEWS || The battle over gay marriage in South Carolina is over … but that’s not stopping opponents of the practice from pushing legislation to outlaw it (again) in the Palmetto State.  To that end, gay marriage opponents will participate in a “Protection of Marriage Act” rally at the S.C. State House at 3:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

“This is an effort to push back versus federal courts overthrowing the sanctity of marriage and in anticipation of (the U.S. Supreme Court) likely doing the same in their ruling in June 2015,” an invitation to the event reads.

It’s also an effort to show support for H. 3022, a bill introduced by S.C. Rep. Bill Chumley which would essentially defund gay marriage in the Palmetto State – and ban the issuance of same sex marriage licenses.

“The crowd size is important so legislators and the governor will know there is strong interest (in the bill),” the invite continues, encouraging attendees to “bring a friend and your pastor.”

Specifically, Chumley’s bill would block local and state salaries being paid “for an activity that includes the licensing or support of same-sex marriage.”  In fact were any local or state employee to violate this ban, they “must not continue to receive a salary, pension, or other employee benefit.”

Additionally Chumley’s legislation holds that “no taxes or public funds may be utilized to enforce a court order requiring the issuance or recognition of a same-sex marriage license.”

Last July, the U.S. fourth circuit court of appeals in Richmond, Virginia struck down Virginia’s gay marriage ban – a decision the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn.  However a sixth circuit ruling has upheld a state’s right to define marriage as it sees fit.

Approved by voters in 2006, South Carolina’s gay marriage ban was declared unconstitutional last fall by U.S. district court judge Richard Gergel – and the high court refused to overturn him, too.

Similar dramas are playing out in other Deep South states, too.

This website’s view on marriage has been made abundantly clear on repeated occasions: No government – local, state or federal – should be able to ban (or compel) marriage: Gay, straight or plural. That’s because marriage isn’t a government institution, it’s a religious one – meaning the question should be left to individual congregations.  As for civil unions, we believe the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment compels government to acknowledge homosexual, heterosexual or plural unions.

It’s simple: If you can find a church willing to marry you, more power to you … however no church should be forced to perform a marriage that’s inconsistent with its beliefs.


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Christian Knights Of The Goob February 24, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Far out…it’ll be he closest thing to a Klan rally.

a face in the crowd February 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Poor souls — still fighting a lost battle. Sounds familiar.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm

What a bunch of crap. The courts ruled it unconstitutional. So you’re going to pass a bill that’s further unconstitutional. Why don’t you pass a bill forbidding interacial marriage and re-instating slavery while your at it, and include an amendment that all former slave owners should be compensated for their lost slaves at the tune of $100,000 per slave, and that all folks who can have their DNA traced back to slaves, must report back to the plantation for work detail. And just to make it all set right – let’s include a bill to say that only men between the ages of 35 and 65 who own more than 15 acres can vote, and women are no longer allowed to work or wear shoes.

mrbraindead12 . February 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

You can’t argue with people who have faulty programming. They’ve been indoctrinated into a system of fear-mongering and hatred, even though they espouse that it’s “Christian values” and “non-judgmental” attitudes they live their lives by. It’s not the political elite who create insane agendas for them to follow in order to manipulate them into voting for them, so they can continue to campaign 90% of their time instead of doing things that actually matter. They instead focus on non-issues such as abortion, gay marriage, vaccinations, and they’re war mongers too. Jesus was a man of peace, and I doubt he’d advocate for any of this. This is all about manipulation, greed, and money.

TyroneMamaCollards February 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

you go guy

Miscegenation and Slavery February 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

If the South could bring them back they would have already.

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Women not working? You’ve gone too far.

rondonaghe February 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

What accrues to two people who get a marriage license is a legal association of “marriage.” That they go through a wedding ceremony in a church does not make the marriage a religious institution.

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Never in the bible was a marriage ever performed in a church, temple or synagogue. Never in the bible was a marriage performed by a priest or rabbi.

Norman Dostal February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

the bible also has a talking donkey-its all nonsense for primitive brains…

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 2:02 pm

I never heard a donkey talk, but I have read comments posted by a jackass.

shifty henry February 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

edit: brayed by a jackass

Jackass February 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Hey look ma, I’m reading one now!

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm

Edit: reading writing

Who Cares? February 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Remember that part where if the husband says the wife wasn’t a virgin when they got married, the parents of the bride has to find the sheets with bloodstains on them or else the woman gets stoned to death? And if the bedsheets are presented, the guy gets stoned, right? Nope, slap on the wrist and pay the father some money.

Why do we want this book to tell us who can and can’t get married again?

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

I’m just responding to a statement about whether marriage is a religious institution. It has no bearing on civil marriages. My statement has no bearing on a non Christians.

Grab The Popcorn February 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Will has to love it when Gay Marriage is back in the forum…now he can get 200+ hits from wackos like Tango/Emily/BigT and Sandi/Flip/Pogo/Guest…

rocky's daughter February 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Marry your dog,cat,kid father,mother etc…just stay the fuck away from NORMAL people.

Grab The Popcorn February 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Flip’s here! We’ve been expecting you and your redneck logic.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Sandra – stop using my computer.

Speak Of The Devil February 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

You sick fuck stop bring up fucking animals, what is it with you and fucking dogs, damn.

Colin Ross February 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I would trade problems at any time with anyone who has the time to protest gay marriage

Bishadi February 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Call the movement, “Save the word”.
The word marriage is about lineage rights if a child is conceived upon copulation. It has nothing to do with religion. It’s biologically sound, for procreation and the reason of the term ‘marriage’.
What has happened is like the word ‘liberal’ many of the obtuse, are hijacking the words, terms and using them for legal dissent. The “Liberal” minds are basically the people that are enabling our species to progress with the evolution of knowledge.

Norman Dostal February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

not here, Bubba. Marriage in eth USA has always been a legal union between two adults-nothing to do with kids-nothing-sorry

Bishadi February 24, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Adults can make the choice whether same sex marriage is an oxymoron of terms, purely because same sex copulation cannot create a child.
Biologically, the gender represents the sexual orientation of the biology; the living process.
Any word can be used, but reality stands when returning the truth of matters to the nature of life itself.

How Dumb Are You? February 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Marriage is about a lot more than making babies you dolt.

Lobby February 24, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Has Curtis Loftis jumped into this debate yet? I know he can’t do anything about it, but he likes to chime in on issues that he can’t impact.

chickenlittle February 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Curtis hasn’t made it here yet. He is still defending himself for siding with Leatherman and carrying out his agenda. Both bailed out the SC State mess and Loftis is now trying to distance himself from that. Have cake and eat it too.

PR PR PR February 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I’m sure a press release is forthcoming

Nölff February 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

The crowd will not be there.

wayne February 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Any crowd of more than 300 Alabamans is known as a “lynching”….another of their Christian traditions….

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

When the PEOPLE exercise their right to assemble FITS, and leftist @$$holes like him label those people “SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES”…

Even when almost 70% in Sc voted for DOMA…Yet he – and those like him – make NO such distinction when promoting the leftwing and small special interest groups who have been told they have the right to redefine marriage, based on their minority bedroom habits…

When you hate, you have to find any way you can to attack your enemy…

mrbraindead12 . February 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I thought Christians didn’t hate.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

You don’t claim to be a Christian do you???…So you don’t have to worry…

In fact you tried to eliminate the word ‘God’ from the Democrat Party Platform language at the 2012 DNC???

Norman Dostal February 24, 2015 at 2:01 pm

god doesn’t exist so why put him in a platform?

mrbraindead12 . February 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

I’m not a democrat, or a republican. I don’t vote, and I don’t stand by corrupt party ideologies. What the hell is it that you don’t understand about that? Also, what if I’m not Christian, what’s it to you? I never voted for Obama, not once. I don’t stand by him because he’s bought by corporate interests. You’re such a one dimensional thinker that you can’t actually understand what I’m writing. I won’t vote until we change the system, abolish the electoral college, and get money out of politics.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

You’re a Dumb@$$…and you’re to blame. ..

mrbraindead12 . February 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

I love you, you cease to make me enjoy my day with your nonsensical, one-dimensional arguments and your hilarious catchphrases!

Saluda Rapids February 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

What we don’t understand is why you are so angry. Times are changing and you can marry your boyfriend now. You should be happy. Lighten up.

Beyond The Sex February 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

So, we should define marriage by what they do in the bedroom?

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm

You can “marry” anyone you want. You have NO right to redefine it on the whim of a small political lobby…

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

You probably would have felt the same way about slavery – eh big boy?

Saluda Rapids February 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

He would fit in as a bigot in any century.

CavemanTango February 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

He’s a thawed caveman.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Democrat Slaveowners could rape slaves. You just rape little boys, like Jerry Sandusky.

Saluda Rapids February 24, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Sandusky is on your side, dude. You own him. He is you.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Always running from who – and what – you are. You march in the streets to do it…and when it manifests, you play coward… .That is a VERY common Liberal trait.

Saluda Rapids February 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Cowardly is being a quitter…like Sarah, DeMint, and SCPSD. HAHAHAHAHA! That is a VERY common radical “conservative” wingnut trait.

GrandTango February 25, 2015 at 5:37 am

Idiot Hate-filled Broken Record much???

Try To Keep Up February 25, 2015 at 10:03 am

Maybe, but no more than you and your liberal, pre-programmed, and clichéd responses to any and everything. You are living, breathing irony.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Hey Tango – see where Mitchy caved pretty quick to the Dems on amnesty EO. WOw, that didn’t take long. All I can say is – Gracias.

GrandTango February 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm

What’s the House doing?

no reform/voting/citizenship February 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm

That judge in Texas doesn’t speak spanish.

Rocky February 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The right for same sex couples to marry was won by the couples who took the laws to court. The courts ruled in their favor. I didn’t do it, FITS didn’t do it, you didn’t do it. They did it. If you have a problem with it a) yell at the courts or b) get over it.

Norman Dostal February 24, 2015 at 1:59 pm

retarded, religious sheep–you lost!! Your god is dead!!

Bible Thumper February 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm

“You lost!! Your god is dead!!”

Most gays don’t agree.

idcydm February 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

I seem to remember rallies for gay marriage…only one side gets to hold a rally?

Rakkasan February 24, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Anyone can hold a (lawful) rally. Difference is one of these groups had a Equal Rights cause with realistic hopes of accomplishing their goal

idcydm February 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

The difference is…I don’t care who marries who…both of these groups are a pain and cost us all.

Rakkasan February 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Costs you? Do tell. And if a group is protesting for Equal Rights (because they’ve been denied) and someone needs to pay for cops etc for the march. Well, that’s a big TS good buddy. Doesn’t cost you nearly as much as it has cost the members of the group in question of years and years. Clue phone ringing. It’s for you: it isn’t always about you

idcydm February 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

And I feel the same way about the group protesting against Equal Rights. It’s still costing us all and that’s a big TS for everyone.

Rakkasan February 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm

And the groups FOR Equal Rights–since that’s the topic here?

idcydm February 24, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Like I said, both groups are a pain, did you miss that “good buddy”?

TyroneMamaCollards February 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Imagine of these people could put their energies into something constructive like helping the poor and the needy.

Moral Superiority February 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

But doing what Christ actually taught us to do doesn’t feed into holier-than-thou complexes.

Tunes'n'News February 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

U.S. Constitution > State Statute. I guess you don’t need much constitutional law or even a C in government class to work/pander in the SC Senate.

Crooner February 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Hey Y’all: Look over here! While the powerful continue the greatest transfer of wealth to the wealthy since the Gilded Age.

Name that bridge February 25, 2015 at 7:21 am

The Ben Tillman’s of our times? Looks like there will be lots of bridges and overpasses to rename in 50 years.

Rocky February 25, 2015 at 8:06 am

Would someone please haver a gay marriage on the steps of the State House during this “rally”


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