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Letter: Evolution Of A Politician

Dear Editor: Thank you for taking the time to read this. I believe this is a very important story, worthy of coverage. I see that FITS News and I both have strong opinions on former SC Senator John Hawkins. My partner, Steve and I followed the anti-gay marriage amendment in…

Dear Editor: Thank you for taking the time to read this. I believe this is a very important story, worthy of coverage. I see that FITS News and I both have strong opinions on former SC Senator John Hawkins.

My partner, Steve and I followed the anti-gay marriage amendment in South Carolina with video cameras as it moved through the State Senate in 2005. In the video age, politicians should be very careful.

The most vehement, heartless man was Senator Hawkins. Last week (September 2013), the most amazing thing happened. John Hawkins has evolved and is now fighting for equality.

This video montage juxtaposes the John Hawkins of 2005 compared to the John Hawkins of 2013. Hawkins also discusses the powerful forces that shoved the bill through the Senate. Ain’t nothing like debating yourself.

I believe this is a very important story to be told. Thank you for your time. Please let me know if I can be of any help with this.

Thank you!

Mark McKinney
Mount Pleasant, SC

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Thanks for passing this along, Mark. This website’s position on the marriage debate is pretty clear – government shouldn’t sanction, ban or penalize it (gay or straight). As for former Senator John Hawkins here’s hoping his next “position” on this issue involves him getting run over by a busload of gay tourists.

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11 comments

vicupstate October 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Wow. Thanks for sharing Mr. McKinney. I could see this going viral if the right people see it.
Hopefully one day, many more SC residents will have their eyes opened as Mr. Hawkins have been.

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9" October 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

if you were dying at Lex med,you wouldn’t want your ‘wife’ visiting;her relatives take over,and you’re out of the picture?

they get the kids,too,if DSS doesn’t step in…

you’re too bullheaded to think straight.the government sanctioned your ‘marriage’,whether you like it or not

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Frank Pytel October 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Unfortunately, true.

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The Colonel October 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Will, you’re a fool if you don’t think governments have good reason to sanction man/woman marriage that produce offspring.

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? October 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Are you referring to tax collection?

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The Colonel October 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Tax base, workers, soldiers…

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William October 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

What about all those same sex couples who adopt Russian and Chinese babies and bring the to the US? After all that is a double benefit. We create a potential American soldier, and eliminate a potential enemy soldier. Should we double sanction their marriage.

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nitrat October 4, 2013 at 8:44 pm

It’s the evangelicals who buy the Russian and Chinese babies from the evangelical adoption industry.
Gays get a lot of American kids out of foster care.

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9" October 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Plenty of government sanctioned divorced gay/bi people have kids of their own,and often get custody w/their partner,but the kids and couples suffer,since their parents are second-class citizens.

Maybe Fits’ will ‘evolve’ when one of kids says,’Daddy,I’m gay.’

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vicupstate October 4, 2013 at 5:09 pm

So if Gay marriage is not allowed and straight marriage is, then gay people will just marry someone of the opposite sex and start having children?

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9" October 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm

‘As for former Senator John Hawkins here’s hoping his next “position” on this issue involves him getting run over by a busload of gay tourists.’

Yes,Sir.Your completely illogical ‘position’ is pretty clear.You’re a backwards,hateful person;blinded by bigotry.

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