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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:42 PM

Family Research Council calls for ‘civil disobedience’ to block same sex marriages

The senior vice president of the Family Research Council (FRC) said on Wednesday that the civil disobedience may be necessary to prevent same sex marriages after voters in several states approved marriage equality.

In an special broadcast titled “Election 2012: Aftermath & Aftershocks,” FRC president Tony Perkins told Senior Vice President Tom McClusky that LGBT marriage rights were still “morally wrong” even though pro marriage eqaulity measures passed in Maine, Maryland and Washington. Voters in Minnesota also defeated a proposed amendment to codify marriage discrimination in the state’s constitution.

“The people can vote on it — it’s the first time we’ve seen that — courts can rule on it, but I don’t think you can violate natural law and force Americans to recognize it as morally right,” Perkins explained.

“I think the term for a lot of things over the next four years, civil disobedience is going to come into play,” McClusky agreed.

As Think Progress noted, Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christian leaders also called for civil disobedience against marriage equality when they drafted the Manhattan Declaration in 2009.

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Gawd I am tired of the Gawd Damn bigotry. These people hate progress and will fight it at every turn.

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Reply Family Research Council calls for ‘civil disobedience’ to block same sex marriages (Original post)
JRLeft Nov 2012 OP
BellaKos Nov 2012 #1
yourout Nov 2012 #2
Tennessee Hillbilly Nov 2012 #3
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #4
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #5
Kalidurga Nov 2012 #6
neeksgeek Nov 2012 #7

Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:47 PM

1. Well, here we go.

Here's the permission that will incite people to violence. All that is needed next is for Rush to insinuate the next step. He won't say it outright; he'll just insinuate...
And keep in mind, they think that liberals are "of the devil" and are destroying the country.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. Give it up assclowns. If you don't want them to marry in your church....fine. Otherwise shut...

the hell up.

If a gay couple wants to legally get married.....let them.

It does nothing but improve the society we live in unlike the vile hate filled crap some so called "Christians" spew.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:52 PM

3. Some of the most publicly anti-gay clergy

Some of the most publicly anti-gay clergy have turned out to be gay themselves

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:53 PM

4. I am wondering how that would work, exactly?

How does one block same sex marriages with civil disobedience?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:00 PM

5. "If there is anyone who objects to this union, speak now or forever hold your peace"

Of course, the ceremonies I've been to and participated in didn't have those words. When I married my ex, we created our own vows. But that'd be my guess for civil disobedience. If not, I hope I didn't give them ideas.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:23 PM

6. You got me...

It's not like they can stop anyone from getting a marriage licence and going to the county clerk.

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Response to JRLeft (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:24 PM

7. Some other possibilities...

Perhaps they have it in mind to protest at marriage ceremonies, but I expect there will be other forms of protest. They might refuse to recognize these legal marriages, so for example a hospital might continue refusing to let a spouse visit with their partner when ill or on their deathbed. This sort of BS would inevitably lead to legal action.

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