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West Union, S.C. mayor Linda Oliver has the Palmetto State back in the national news for all the wrong reasons. Oliver became irritated when a North Carolina county official decided to start accepting same sex marriage petitions – and took to Facebook to express her displeasure (never a good idea)….

West Union, S.C. mayor Linda Oliver has the Palmetto State back in the national news for all the wrong reasons.

Oliver became irritated when a North Carolina county official decided to start accepting same sex marriage petitions – and took to Facebook to express her displeasure (never a good idea).

“What’s it gonna take to get these queers to realize they don’t need a piece of paper,” Oliver wrote. “God will not bless their union because He plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to get your stuff when you die? Make a will.”

Yikes …

Oliver later removed the post … but not before it had been screen-capped. She later apologized … sort of.

“All I can say is if people want to crucify me that’s fine,” Oliver told Fox Carolina. “I know that following Jesus, I’m going to be crucified … and I got lambasted because I quoted the bible and stuff like that on Facebook and that’s the way I feel … I have apologized, it’s on there if people would just read the feed. They’re focusing on the word and I apologized for that. If people would read the whole thing they’ll see that I plainly said I will not say that anymore, I’ll say homosexual.”

In other words she’ll continue to discriminate … she’ll just do it politely from now on.

Oliver wasn’t done, though …

“What I’m emotional about is because my feelings – the way I feel toward homosexuals is how I’ve been brought up,” she added.

Great … so now it’s the whole state’s fault.

Anyway, West Union’s town council accepted an apology from Oliver on Friday.

We’ve written extensively on the whole gay marriage debate in the past, arguing government should have no role whatsoever in sanctioning or banning marriage – gay or straight.

“Marriage – as we’ve noted ad nauseam in the past – ought to be the exclusive purview of local congregations. Gay or straight,” we wrote recently. “In no instance should government (federal, state or local) ban congregations from marrying whomever they want … but similarly in no instance should government (federal, state or local) compel these congregations to marry couples against their will.”

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41 comments

Matt October 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

S.C. Religious right politicians and Tea Party politicians never have a hard time embarrassing both themselves and our state.

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Bob October 20, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Amen

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idcydm October 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Our hearts were young and gay.

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Heeeeeeyyyy Y'all! October 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

The gay Klan should send her a message. They should send two flaming fags to have sex in her yard.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

What can I do to get them to send a couple of hot lesbians to have sex in my house?

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shifty henry October 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

How can you tell when a town is really small? —–The local hooker stands under a flashlight.

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EJB October 21, 2013 at 6:49 am

Oh, ummm, that explains a few things about last Friday.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein October 21, 2013 at 9:12 am

Her Honor, without makeup and with the “sensible” haircut posing in front of her pickup truck by her trailer mobile home , looks pretty butch to TBG…

TBG will try to locate that Condon lady and send them up your way.

What’s your address, Corruption?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

No, No, No, TBG! I said “hot”, not “Butch”.

Here, let me show you an example of what I’m talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gRAE7kdoLc

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? October 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

lol….only in SC could you get a response involving hot lesbian SISTERS!

shifty henry October 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Uh Oh! Shifty watched the video — now he’s corrupted!

shifty henry October 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Saturday a used car salesman showed me this one car. It had sleek lines, gorgeous curves, was soft to the touch, and purred. I bought the car and took it to the nearest motel!

CorruptionInColumbia October 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

DAMN YOU TBG!!!!!!!!!!! I clicked on the hyperlink you had under “Condon lady” and lost the four hour erection I was working on while hitting the “replay” button of the link I just posted.

What’s worse, is I may never get it back again.

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shifty henry October 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

A guy goes to his doctor for help with a little problem called premature ejaculation. The doctor gives him a tube of cream which will help him. The next day the guy calls the doctor, “Dammit! I ejaculated while wiping it on!”

9" October 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm

There’s little difference between Oliver and Fits on this issue.Both are stubborn,backwards,and just ain’t thinking straight;so to speak…

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Jeff Jankowiak October 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Is there any better pictures of this woman? In this one she looks like she might be missing a few chromosomes. Clearly she is eating well.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 20, 2013 at 7:38 pm

…she looks like she might be missing a few chromosomes.”

… or has an extra one.

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rondonaghe October 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm

You’ve got it backwards. Marriage IS a state sanctioned institution, and I could give a rat’s ass about getting religious married. I’d call that matrimony, and you can keep it. I just want the same benefits and responsibilities with my same sex partner as heterosexuals have with theirs. I certainly wouldn’t want a church of some sort to decide if I can get married or not. Leave it up to the federal and state governments to issue marriage licenses, and I will gladly go before the justice of the peace, nor will I ever darken your church’s door.

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Smirks October 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

Religion is simply the beliefs/faiths a single individual has, which he/she may share with other individuals. Religious marriages are simply marriages that fall within the beliefs and practices of said religion.

Government is (well, it should be) a fair representative of the people at large and an enforcer of laws. Government’s involvement in marriage is (well, it should be) really just to acknowledge persons who should be treated as “married” according to the law and then enforcing those respective laws.
It is not, nor should it ever be, government’s role to enforce religious doctrine in the determination of who it acknowledges as married, regardless of religion. No one religion is compatible with all other religions, thus such enforcement would be ultimately oppressive towards other individuals. Government should remain secular and fair towards all beliefs.

There is a reason there should be a wall of separation between the government and religion.

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rondonaghe October 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Very well stated.

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tomstickler October 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Sic Willy is still confused about the distinction between a religious rite and a legal marriage contract. The religious rite is totally meaningless unless the religious officiant “by the power invested by the state” signs and returns the marriage license to the court that issued it.

Only the state can dissolve a marriage through divorce.

All of this is intimately tied into legal matters of legitimacy, duty to support offspring, inheritance, taxes, etc.

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MashPotato October 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm

People are confused about the difference between government and religion. But that difference is inherently and deliberately blurred.

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Tom October 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

The difference is blurred because throughout most of recorded western history, the religion was government. We have only had a few hundred years to work on changing that.

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MashPotato October 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

There’s also a concerted effort against that change. Beating it is good for everyone, religious or not.

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jimlewisowb October 20, 2013 at 7:43 pm

West Union is North of Hell, South of Sodom and Gomorrah and East of I Don’t Give a Damn

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shifty henry October 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

How to tell if your hometown is small —-

1) — you need exact change to buy a house
2) — it doesn’t have a porno movie house, so once a week somebody leaves the shades up
3) — you call your parents and the operator tells you, “I don’t think they’re home. The car is gone.”
4) — the local café has only one flavor of ice cream — “Guess”

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Manray October 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

ManrayAnd west of Pickens.

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Anne Smith October 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

The state and the state alone determines the legality of the marriage, period. That is to protect the children of the marriage and the property of the marriage. Getting married in a church or any other religious institution without a license from the state just won’t cut it.

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EJB October 21, 2013 at 6:58 am

Actually the state recognizes “common law” marriages which, if they meet certain criteria, can be deemed in affect when the parties separate or if one passes on (though probably are not recognized by the state for same-sex partnerships) or perhaps other situations. People could get married in a church not have filed a marriage license but still receive the consequences and/or benefits of marriage.

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Anne Smith October 21, 2013 at 1:52 am

My next comment to this woman is that if she opposes same sex relationships so much, then by all means, she should definitely NOT ENTER INTO ONE. Finding any relationship is enough of a challenge.

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Mguzman October 21, 2013 at 6:19 am

To each its own……we still have the freedom to our opinions, don’t we?

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idcydm October 21, 2013 at 6:58 am

As long as your opinion is politically correct, if not, the PC police will be called.

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William October 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

So a public official makes a public statement on a public service, and that should not be reported? Not sure how that has anything to do with the “PC police”.

I would encourage all politicians who believe as this lady does to say so publicly. How else are people supposed to know who they are voting for.

Far right politicians are always the most likely to lie about their beliefs to get elected. They cite as you do the PC police. Well there are no PC police except the voting public. If you think the public believes as you do, i.e. Gays are evil, victims of rape can’t get pregnant, etc, why do you hide the beliefs, or lie by apologizing for what you believe.

Voting for people who believe as you do is how democracy works.

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idcydm October 23, 2013 at 8:07 am

William, have you ever thought of joining the PC police and get paid for posting?

“Far right politicians are always the most likely to lie about their beliefs to get elected.” Speaks volumes about giving the far left a pass.

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The Colonel October 21, 2013 at 7:15 am

““What I’m emotional about is because my feelings – the way I feel toward homosexuals is how I’ve been brought up,” she added

Great … so now it’s the whole state’s fault.”

Will,

How did I become responsible for the idiotic statements of a fat, inbred hick, from West Union?

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? October 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

The same way it’s everyone’s fault our politicians are corrupt, the nations buried in debt, and we’re waging multiple undeclared wars.

:)

It’s called, “guilt by association”.

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The Colonel October 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I’ll take a hit for the “goobernor” and Miss Lindsey et al. but the mayor of a town I’m not sure I’ve ever been through?!?

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? October 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

“I’ll take a hit for the “goobernor” and Miss Lindsey”

You will? lol…you’re too hard on yourself.

You only voted 1 time for them, although by doing so you do claim ownership of every screw up they make….hmm….well at least you can only claim a single screw up versus their ongoing screwups.

Tis better not to make the mistake to begin with:

“Don’t vote, it only encourages them.”

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miss suzanne October 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hey, Mayor Linda, the Bible also says judge not. Guess that part doesn’t apply to you, does it?

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LeaveGaysAlone October 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Why is that when people get called out for making hate speech about gays they claim, as this woman has, that they are being crucified for their religous beliefs? People like Oliver need to quit trying to hide behind religion and accept that it is their own prejudices and hate that draws criticisims. Since when did Christianity advocate hate?

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Richard Kligman October 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm

People of this state need to stop electing fools that continue to make us look bad.

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