Rhode Island Legislature to consider same-sex marriage
State Rep. Art Handy and State Sen. Rhoda Perry are shepherding bills to allow gay marriage.
Last Freeper post for the day. I like it when they squirm…
Great news in a very Blue state. A bill to allow same-sex marriage in Rhode Island will be heard on Wednesday by the state’s House Judiciary Committee. It’s noted that clergy will not be obligated to officiate at civil or religious weddings.
HB5660 (PDF) is sponsored by Cranston Representative Art Handy. Similar legislation, SB0217, is already before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and scheduled for a hearing tomorrow; that bill is sponsored by State Senator Rhoda Perry. The fact that these measures will have a chance is making the Freepers quake in their shoes. Ah, the smell of fear…
Here it comes. I don’t know if the laity can be organized to make a sound, public voice on this or not. We tried last summer, got about 300 people on board to stand up to this crap, but it fizzled out. Too many backed out, were scared of “reputations” being affected by taking a stand. Keep praying that the blind will see the truth, and that the wolves will be abated & defeated.”
““clergy will not be obligated to officiate at civil or religious weddings”“
“Until it is more entrenched as a civil right. Then clergy that refuse will risk losing their tax exempt status. That is my moment of Cynicism for the day.”
“Just wait till the “nondiscrimination” laws hit, then they can be fined or imprisoned by refusing to hire a gay couple as “marriage ministry leaders”.”
“The moral left strikes again.”
“The cancer is spreading…”
“It’s time to shut these ‘blue states’ down. Quit doing business with them, if possible. I actually live in New England, and I boycott this rat’s nest as much as possible. Maybe we’ll have to build a wall along the Potomac to keep this insidious tumor from spreading south and west any more than it already has.”
“In other words, no Holy matrimony – ever – just the unholy abomination kind. Homos will never be considered “normal”, no matter how much they try to sue for it.”
“I’d rather fight for my “home soil” of northern Delaware, as liberal as it has become.”
“They’ll get their butts kicked attempting to do this legislatively. The good people of this nation will never support something as perverse as homosexual “marriage.””
“Remember, this is RI – the bluest of the blue states. If it passed in MA, it’ll have an easier time passing here. The pro-sodomite groups that are pushing this are very well organized and well funded. Currently, there is no RI Pro-Marriage group or Family Policy Council to make a strong public front in support of traditional marriage. Keep praying.”
“At least it’s being done in the legislature. Keep the courts out of it and let the legislative branch decide–as it should be.”
“Can you tell me how you or your family is affected by a homosexual couple that wants to marry?”
“This is already happening to the Salvation Army. They were sued a few years back for not hiring a gay man and they lost. I have no idea where it went from there.
“1 – Redefinition of terms. By law, my wife is no longer my wife, but rather my “spouse”. Same thing for the term husband.
2 – State-sanctioned demand/forced acceptance of a perverted and deviant lifestyle.
3 – It encourages and promotes homosexuality as a healthy and viable means of human relation. To the contrary, homosexuality is quite unnatural and unhealthy, given that the average lifespan is 47 years [good god where are they getting this sh*t?], that 44% of all new AIDS cases come from them, and that 68% of ALL AIDS cases currently dwell among them. Higher instances of domestic violence, STD’s, drug abuse, etc.
4 – Needlessly undoing thousands of years of Natural/Biblical Law, and human tradition – all to assuage a group that represents less than 3% of the total US Population.
When it was just “in the bedroom/behind closed doors” it didn’t bother me. Now that their perversion has gone outside the front door, and the walking bio-hazards are in the street – heck yes, it affects me. As a Christian, I am obligated to stand in the face of sin and denounce it for what it is. I am obligated to warn others of the coming sword. I am accountable to “snatch them from the fire”. I am not supposed to lay down and roll over for those who wish to demand acceptance of such an abominable lifestyle on the rest of the public.””
“but don’t take my word for it, look at the legislation itself. Look what they’ve done to it – the only thing they’ve excluded from their “total marriage equality” is marriage of kin. How long before that too is rendered obsolete? Why would it be illegal then? Isn’t that their sexual preference, too? What about 2 homosexual brothers? nything will be acceptable, right? It’s illegal to discriminate based on a chosen sex fetish.” [Just open the trap door and let this moron drop through the floor.]
“Exactly right. This is how it starts – it’s the quintessential “slippery slope”.”
“Once society as a whole is forced to accept one form of deviancy, others inevitably follow. We have a moral obligation to stand against it, preserving what is left of a once wholesome and sanctified institution.”
“Names and phone numbers? People only have hours to act on this stuff. As a Christian, I am obligated to stand in the face of sin and denounce it for what it is. I am obligated to warn others of the coming sword. I am accountable to “snatch them from the fire”. I am not supposed to lay down and roll over for those who wish to demand acceptance of such an abominable lifestyle on the rest of the public. You are one of the very, very FEW Christians I have ever encountered who “gets it”. Good for you.”
“Yep, I had a feeling Rhode Island would be next… :-(“