Rally Against Gay Marriage

Thousands of people who came to Raleigh to support a ban on gay marriage in North Carolina's constitution want the Legislature to vote on one this year.

A Christian conservative group called "Return America" led the "Stand Up for Traditional Marriage" rally Tuesday in downtown Raleigh.

The State Capitol Police estimated at least 3,000 people attended the event.

North Carolina law defines marriage as the union of one man and
one woman. But speakers at the event said a voter-approved
amendment would protect traditional marriage more and push back
potential court challenges. Thirty states have such bans.

Gay rights supporters argue the state shouldn't write discrimination into the constitution.


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  • by John Location: Ayden on Mar 5, 2009 at 05:26 AM
    GBHB - Say what you will. Once again, I'm not judging their souls. BUT, I am not going to support their lifestyle, and I am not going to support their "right" to marry. I'm just going to leave it at that because no matter what I say you and others like you are simply going to view all Christians as Bible-thumping, ignorant, redneck individuals....and, I'm proud to be one. You wonder why our nation/world is in the shape it's in.
  • by lm Location: nc on Mar 4, 2009 at 07:58 PM
    God did create all human beings and He gives us the choice to do what we will. No one is born gay. We Christians are to love everyone regardless of their sins. Christians are human too and sin just like everyone else. The biggest difference is that we can go to God at any time and ask for forgiveness of what was wrong - in deed, thought, or words. Then we do our best not to do the same thing - but it doesn't always work. That's the cost of being human. We make choices and have to live with the consequences of them. Being gay is a choice. It's a sin that the devil has clearly fooled people into thinking that people are born with. It's a spiritual sin. Since it's a spiritual sin, it comes across to people in the physical realm.
  • by GBHB on Mar 4, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    John-you know your entire post was one huge hypocritcal contradiction? A quote from John "I am tired of having it shoved down our throats, though. I'm tired of your left-wing, anti-Christian, non-believing, people trying to force their "nothing is wrong" agendas upon all of us. " Ok so you in turn force your opinions on others. Way to practice what you preach their champ. Jesus would be proud. Quote #2 "You, on the other hand, are trying to force us to accept things that we see as wrong." So let me get this straight. Your not forcing your beliefs on other people? Banning Homosexual marriage because it is forsaken in the Bible. Is that not forcing your beliefs on a minority of people? Can you stop playing the victim? Next Quote "Therefore, yes, I am going to speak up and voice my opposition...that is my right as a Christian-American." Well when you do get ready for a response because that is my right as an AMERICAN too. This isn't a Theocracy.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    To GBHB - I don't paint non-Christians as evil. Read the posting by "Believer of the Bible" - "we are to love the soul (person) NOT the sin" I have friends/acquaintances and family members who are gay. Do I love/like them? Yes. Do I like/approve of their lifestyles? No. I don't judge their souls. I am tired of having it shoved down our throats, though. I'm tired of your left-wing, anti-Christian, non-believing, people trying to force their "nothing is wrong" agendas upon all of us. As a Christian all I can do is tell you about Jesus and our Lord, but I can't force you to change your beliefs. You, on the other hand, are trying to force us to accept things that we see as wrong. Therefore, yes, I am going to speak up and voice my opposition...that is my right as a Christian-American.
  • by GBHB on Mar 4, 2009 at 08:57 AM
    Just the way it is-so you are saying if a man and a woman are unable to reproduce then they should not be allowed to marry either? John-the same reason I can't take you to court for painting non-christians as evil. But since you mentioned the Bible, I guess my point is proven.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    God made a female for every male creature he created. How can ANY creature of the same sex reproduce anything? Even animals know that lol.
  • by Believer of the Bible on Mar 4, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    To Rebecca, As christians we are to love the soul NOT the sin. Man, marrying man and woman, marrying woman is sinful. Read Genesis 19.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Mar 4, 2009 at 05:29 AM
    To GBHB - why can't I do what all the squeaky wheels do? Why can't I take you to court for stereotyping devout Christians by making us look like a bunch of ignorant, uneducated, proper grammar-lacking buffoons? It's not insecurity. It's the concern for our nation's direction...read in the Bible about Sodom, etc. God made WOMAN for man. Get your heads out of the sand people.
  • by Just the way it is. Location: NC on Mar 4, 2009 at 04:01 AM
    Discrimination?? Give me a break! Marraige was to honor a man and woman. A man and a woman make a baby, not a man and man, woman and woman. Marriage is Man and woman. No matter what people say. Adam and Eve where the first people to prove this.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Mar 3, 2009 at 09:20 PM
    The Lord made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. To; Your Helper...good post. I'm done here.
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