Some State Ministers Preach Against Gay Marriage Ban

Some Charlotte ministers plan to preach against the state's proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

The Charlotte Observer reported about 30 ministers representing a dozen faiths announced Thursday they will oppose the amendment through sermons and prayer they will deliver Sunday. The group, Clergy for Equality, also plans a news conference Monday in Charlotte.

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Kraft of Trinity Lutheran Church says the amendment would damage the state's reputation as an inclusive environment.

But North Carolina's two Catholic bishops say marriage between a man and a woman is sanctified by God and is the best way to raise children.

Gay marriage is illegal in North Carolina, but amendment supporters want that placed in the constitution to add another layer of protection for traditional marriage.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    The Lame Stream media sure is working hard to promote the Homosexual agenda.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    Stories from Everett, Santa Monica, Calif. As a nurse, AIDS has had a huge impact on my life. During the early years, I lost a lot of patients. I was terrified of the disease, the unknown. Over the years, I went to AIDS conferences and got a lot of education about the disease. I became an AIDS counselor and realized just how devastating and horrible this disease is. A few years ago, a patient I had counseled who was HIV positive came into my office, shut the door and sobbed like a baby. He couldn't breathe well and he was afraid. All of a sudden, as I held him, I realized this was the worst disease the world has ever known. He has since died.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM
    These preachers don't want to lose any donations at the offereing plate. It's only business. What part of "an abomination to the Lord" don't they understand?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:50 PM
    I don't understand something. You can be bigoted against homosexuals and want the practice banned and want to make it so they're not entitled to the benefits that all other couples recieve, and you can do all this based on what the Bible says. But the Bible also condems adultry and divorce, so why are those practices not banned and why are couples that have been previously married allowed to marry again? Why is somebody who's had pre-marital sex allowed to marry?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 23, 2012 at 04:06 PM in reply to
      Are you biggoted against drunks, drug users and other people with person problems they need to deal with? There is help for them that doesn't need for you to post that nonsense; http://www.casapalmera.com/articles/drug-treatment-for-gays-and-lesbians/ If you care for one, get them help, not make them the next abomination. Marry? Have you lost your mind? Unless you hand out with drunks, drug users and cartel...you have more of a problem then they do.
  • by Joe Location: Pitt on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
    Then they themselves are FALSE PROPHETS not ministers!!! To anon at 4:22...you might just want to read your Bible again there bub.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    I'm so thankful for this because Jesus doesn't judge people for being gay. He never said to do that. He's going to judge you for being so judgemental.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    who cares either way..........not me., let them marry, if it will shut up the whining
  • by MrsV Location: Washington NC on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM
    This is so sad. I just don't know how much longer God the Father will put up with the weakness of man. His return I believe is soon. This world is almost as bad as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. God's wrath is real. Those preaching and teaching against what the Bible teaches will suffer this wrath.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to MrsV
      That link you posted is about treating homosexual people who are addicted to drugs, not about treating homosexuality with drugs... lol... that made my day.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    If we're talking about a legal contract, and I think we are, then the church should stay out of it, pro or con.
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      by Enough on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM in reply to Barlow
      Wrong again.... It's not just a "legal contract".
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        by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to Enough
        As far as the governments involvment it is.
  • by Christian Location: Ahoskie on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM
    At your death, man's law is done. Jesus will be waiting to judge you, not me or any one else. I pray for your salvation in Jesus Christ. Give your heart to Jesus, get rooted in the word of God. He will show you the true and only way to heaven, through Jesus Christ.
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