County Commissioner Pushing For Resolution Against Same Sex Marriage

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Same sex marriage, a controversial issue on both the federal and state levels now becomes a burning topic for one county here in the east.

People in Greenville spoke out Monday night in front of the Pitt County Board of Commissioners about same sex marriage.

County Commissioner, David Hammond, urged fellow board members to adopt a resolution opposing same sex marriage.

This resolution is in support of state lawmakers proposing an amendment to North Carolina's constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman.

If passed, the amendment would be decided by voters and put on the November ballot.

That very reason is why Commissioner Hammond, says Pitt County should take a strong stance against same sex marriage now.

No decision was made by the County Commissioners to adopt Hammond's proposed resolution.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 18, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    No Anon, just didn't see where it went when witn changed the format. Derek, I am still orthodox, now go read genesis and report back. Pretty clear there. A sexual choice again, is not a right, religion or state of passage, it is a sexual preference. I am not hitting on the religious right you seem to like to attack, I am hitting on the point, I do not want the US to look like Amersterdam, it looks better looking like America. I know you are a progressive liberal and that fine, just don't bash on those that constitute the majority if we don't see it your way.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    OSOC... did you retreat?
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 19, 2009 at 06:56 AM
    and once again you proved my point of picking and choosing: "I don't like the sin, not the person, the sin." Whats the difference between an abombination and a sin? Does that mean you dont like the other 64 abombinations mentioned in the bible? Such as women wears men's clothing (pants), wearing two different fabrics at the same time (most shirts contain two diff. fabrics), adultery, remarriage, coveting a women during her menstral cycle, etc etc. Do you live you life according to those as well? Either way, we are all born into this world the same way, yet we strive to exit it while stepping on others.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jul 16, 2009 at 03:15 PM
    OK, you have been outside the US but did you look around? Did you spend time learning about what the people thought and did? Do you realize why they want to come....here? Yes, I know you said you had a family member but do they want to flaunt it? Most don't but the ones pushing gay marriage want just that and this is what "you" are defending. Just because I don't defend their lifestyle doesn't mean I have no compassion as you have seen my writing on this before or scroll down again. The bible is the blueprint for us not the absolute word. When taken in context or the intent, it come through loud and clear. It is the "foundation of mankind and of America". Like I will say once again, I don't like the sin, not the person, the sin. Wishing that sin on anyone as you do just isn't right. Its also not my bible its "our" bible. How you chose to live under it, well, that is your choice. You and only you will responsible for the judgement and consequences. By the way, they don't serve donuts.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 15, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    Actually OSOC, I have traveled beyond the US, and I've mentioned before I have a homosexual family member. You state that I am the minority, so does that mean your opinion carries more value than mine? You may have traveled to "gay areas", but why? The real world is one that does not revolve around the bible, because there are 6 billion people on Earth and everyone has their opinion. You, however, lack the capacity to understand compassion for someone else. Take a good look at your bible and think is it absolutely true? The word of god, written by man? Isn't man also capable of deceit and lies to cover their own actions? Anyways, critically think and open your eyes.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 14, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Derek, you often paste out of the bible what you wish to belittle a christian with. Often taken out of context. What Anonymous was referring to was not his judgement but what is written in the book but in proper context. J Adam, making me supposedly intelligent is giving credit I may not be due. I only blog my "opinion" also known as opine. If I use incorrect grammer and spelling keep in mind I type 65 words per minute without the aid of a spell checker or grammer checker, so in the time it took you to type OSOC, I finished what I had to write about. Sorry to offend you, however, you live in NC which is formed of mainly christians, you are the minority here. I am no bigot as you imply. I have seen many of the gay areas in large cities to see what those areas were like. I will also tell you not here in my state. If you would only travel beyond Greenville, you might find out what the real world is like. Go to Sweden, the Castro district in San Francisco and see what you are really for.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM
    But you did judge, you claimed "Someday we will find out exactly what God has thought about our life. In the end the arguments won't matter." Meaning, what you believe is the be-all, end-all, and so you judged by super-imposing your beliefs on all of us. And by the way, what I stated is right out of the bible, look it up.....it may surprise you.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    Actually I don't, but way to judge without even knowing anything you are talking about.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    Anonymous - you state what god has said, but he/she has also said many things that today's followers do not see through. They pick and choose what verses they want, much like you just did. Are you okay with women wearing pants? Do you wear two different types of fabrics? Do you eat shellfish and pork? Well then, you just committed three abombinations. Take care.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 at 12:17 AM
    I am tired of hearing arguments about the right to a gay marriage. Every comment I have read in favor seems to say "Whats better, two straight people in an unhappy marriage or two gay people in a happy marriage?" You act like every straight couple is unhappy and gay relationships seem to be the only loving relationships out there. The fact is a homosexual is more likely to be unfaithful and unstable. And as for saying the so called "Holy Rollers" are the ones deciding what is right and wrong is completely incorrect. God has said what is right and what is wrong, not man. We have however tried to make every justification for what we want to do. In the end it doesn't matter what I think or what you think, some day everyone of us will cross over. Someday we will find out exactly what God has thought about our life. In the end the arguments won't matter.
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