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Billy Graham says that he "never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage."
May 3rd, 2012
11:49 AM ET

Billy Graham backs North Carolina amendment to ban gay marriage

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN)– The Rev. Billy Graham, the world's best-known evangelist, has endorsed a ballot initiative to constitutionally ban gay marriage in his home state of North Carolina, a rare move for a preacher who has typically avoided political fights.

North Carolinians will vote on the state's Marriage Amendment Act before North Carolina voters next Tuesday.

Voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to say that "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State."

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North Carolina already bans same-sex marriages. The amendment would effectively ban civil unions and domestic partnerships, too.

Graham is taking out full-page ads in 14 North Carolina newspapers touting his support for the measure. His website he encourages churches to download a poster that bears his image and the message "Vote for Marriage May 8th."

“Watching the moral decline of our country causes me great concern," the 93-year-old pastor, who has prayed with every president since Dwight Eisenhower, said in a statement on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. "I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.”

The statement continued to say that Graham "never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage."

Graham's newspaper ad will say: "The Bible is clear—God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote for the marriage amendment on Tuesday, May 8. God bless you as you vote.”

The bill proposing the amendment says only a simple majority of votes is needed for the amendment to pass.

Supporters of the amendment hailed Graham's endorsement.

"Reverend Graham understands that we as North Carolinians have a duty to preserve God’s first institution–marriage," said Tami Fitzgerald, Chairwoman of Vote FOR Marriage NC,  a group supporting the measure, in a statement. "We cannot be silent as activists work to radically redefine marriage—an institution that has been fundamental to our civilization for thousands of years.”

Opponents of the amendment lamented the move.

“While we were disappointed to see his endorsement it doesn’t change much,” said Paul Guequierre a spokesman for the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families. The coalition, which includes pastors from across the theological spectrum, opposes the amendment. “We have respect for (Graham) but we will continue to work with our clergy on this.”

“People across the country support LGBT equality,” Guequierre said, adding his group was cautiously optimistic about the vote on Tuesday.

While Graham may be an internationally known figure, his influence in North Carolina may be even larger. Charlotte is home to the Billy Graham Parkway. When the Billy Graham Library opened in Charlotte in 2007, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter came for the opening ceremony.

Graham's son Franklin Graham and daughter Anne Graham Lotz have both voiced support for the amendment and both have taken political stands in the past, in contrast to their father.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Billy Graham • Christianity • Gay marriage • Gay rights • Politics

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  1. Vlad the Impaler

    If it was not the Bible but let's say some other plant-derived substance that induced in people such acute cases of idiocy and psychosis, it would have been banned by FDA years ago...

    May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  2. metb

    Sam, is it going to hurt me , no i think not...

    May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  3. Save Us Jeebus!

    And the dead has arisen! Billy Graham is still alive?! Too bad he resurfaced to spread bigotry, religious intolerance and hate. Not very Christian, Bill.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • JM

      He's speaking out against gay marriage, not gay people.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • James Kimble

      Amazing that if you take a view which does not support gay marriage, you are guilty of intolerance, bigotry, and hatred. I am also intolerant of pedophilia, adultery, and murder. Guess I just hate everyone.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "Amazing that if you take a view which does not support gay marriage, you are guilty of intolerance, bigotry, and hatred"

      The other things you listed that you are against aren't being denied their civil rights. Duh!

      May 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • Jodey

      JM: Your post is idiotic! Being against equal rights for gay people is indeed the same as being against gay people. Otherwise, let's strip you of YOUR rights and then tell you how much we love you.

      May 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  4. Scott Smith

    Dear Mr. Graham and everybody else who purports to be a Christian, please review the Gospel (the good News), Matthew 22:36-40

    "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

    Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    That is really all that needs to be said.

    Thank you very much!!

    May 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • JM

      Yep. That's true. We are to love one another and God before one another (and, therefore, God's teachings/commands).

      May 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      Amen.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Scott Smith

      Ok JM, I know sometimes the scriptures can be a bit confusing so let me spell it out exactly what these verses mean to me.
      Jesus said that the greatest commandment of all is to love your God with your whole being and the second commandment is equal to the first commandment (you know like if you were a teacher teaching some students – you give them the rule and then you tell them how to follow the rule), the way to love your God with your whole being is to love your neighbors as much as yourself. And to make his point crystal clear, Jesus added at the end that ALL other laws and commandments are based on this very basic principle of Christainity – true love for everybody – if you enjoy certain rights or privileges that your neightbors don't, Christ would command you to show your love for God by supporting equal protection for your neighbors and everybody else. Really simple and comprehensive and takes care of many problematic conflicts presented in the rest of the Bible.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • Happy7

      Scott, very common and incorrect 'cherry picking' of the Bible. If you actually believe that the Bible is the word of God than you have to take it in its entirety. With your reasoning and using the verses from the Gospel of Matthew I guess it could mean that I need to love God and neighbor and not go to Church, pay taxes, or steal, or lie. Because Jesus gave us those greatest commandments does not negate the fact that we still have to live and act according to what the Bible tells us. I suggest you read the Bible in its entirety. You will see Jesus accept and love sinners however, he always, always, told them to go and sin no more. You cant have a clear biblical understanding of issues if you're only cherry picking your verses to fit your own theology...might as well start your own religion.

      May 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  5. MLG

    Personally I think that marriage is between a man and women, but there have been other wrongs that haven’t been corrected or properly addressed, i.e. slavery, the Indians land, women’s rights just to name a few trust me this list goes on and on. ...... Where was everyones bible then? I am a man of faith and I believe in God, but I think that each man or women has to answer to GOD and him alone and shouldn’t be subject to unfair treatment by other humans, let god do the judging. What does the state have to do with who anyone wants to spend their life with?

    May 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • bizziel

      No god.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • paul

      very nicely put. kudos.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • Vlad the Impaler

      Marriage between a man and women? Art thou a Mormon or a Mohameddanin?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • victor

      with your chain of thought it would be ok with you if a 50 year old man married a 13 year old girl . Right

      May 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "with your chain of thought it would be ok with you if a 50 year old man married a 13 year old girl '

      Children can't consent, which means you are clueless about this subject.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  6. Hacksaw

    Anyone else come here just to read the comments? 🙂

    May 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • paul

      yep. it's like going to a zoo.

      except the monkeys are usually more civilized than the evangelicals.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • tkogrady

      I beg to differ Paul – I think they both throw a lot of feces around

      May 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  7. William Demuth

    I look forward to this mans death.

    I have no doubt his degenerate son shall place him in some hucksters excuse for a temple and charge admission to see his corpse, just as he has done to his mother.

    He is a stone age symbol who has cast a dark shadow on this nation for far too long, and I shall be overjoyed when he leaves us.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • Aristocles

      That sort of sentiment is exactly the kind of hatred the left-wing claims to oppose, yet secretly has in spades.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      @Aristocles - Bill Maher once said, "Don't be so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance." Graham has spewed hate for decades. Time to go.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Where in this reality would you EVER imagine I am a leftist?

      If you take the right, and wash off all the Jeebus freaks as the parasites that they are, they are frequently correct.

      Do NOT say conservative values are Christian values. Bigoted Values are Christian values!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • sam stone

      Aristocles

      "That sort of sentiment is exactly the kind of hatred the left-wing claims to oppose, yet secretly has in spades."

      What has this to do with right or left wing? Or, are you one of those morton downey jr. wannabes that likes to throw the terms "liberal" and "left wing" in every comment?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • metb

      why William what on earth has he done to you? He only speaks what the bible say's

      May 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • Aristocles

      If you are for tolerance, that means you must tolerate even those you disagree with, and not resort to calling them cavemen. This is why Bill Maher is such an embarrassment; he thinks tolerance is only needed for his views and no one else's.

      May 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  8. bizziel

    Ah Christian love. Religion is the root of all evil.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
    • Carol Heinick

      Amen!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      Double Amen!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Digital Mike

      "Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law." Thomas Jefferson

      "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter". Thomas Jefferson

      May 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • danielwalldammit

      All is a tall order, but certainly a significant portion.

      May 5, 2012 at 1:54 am |
  9. ted

    Wow. I thought this guy had died a long time ago. OK, there Billy. Explain why some people are gay and some are not? If everyone is born of God, then why does God do this? I am sure you will come up with some right wing crap to explain it.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • BioHzrd

      He doesn't care. Even though the state already has a law (which I've voted against already), this amendment is even more far reaching in it's language "the ONLY legal union recognized in the state is the marriage between a man and a women" That now hits home to every unmarried couple (straight or gay) in the state. I wish he would have just stayed out of it.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • scoobster

      Its an illness. Same as any other illness that you would seek treatment for.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      @scoobster - Got any proof, citations, references, links...anything at all that supports your ignorance. The APA came around decades ago, when are you planning to.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • Think

      Your questioning is bogus. You assume that some people are born gay and that God is the one that made them that way. there is no proof of this. You cannot assume and underlying principle as true that has not been proven and then argue from your made-up truth. Think man!

      May 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Jodey

      Dear Think: Religion takes the cake for "made-up belief".

      May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  10. hippypoet

    those of whom can not prove the existence of god or any god type creature believes purely on the idea of its existence...the notion of what the idea stands for is great – a supreme being with infinite knowledge and power who is behind it (life) all....truly a fantastic idea indeed.... a grand idea based on superst.ition from an age of ignorance....why is such an improvable idea held with such belief as if it is true?

    May 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • sixin

      Have you thought perhaps that here, now, we are unknowingly in mass living in the "age of ignorance" and can no longer comprehend the real truth behind it all?

      May 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  11. Jake

    Billy Graham believes he is doing right. But unfortunately, he has ripped families apart over this issue. And on a personal level, his views destroyed my family.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      Sad. I'm sure Graham would have some Bible-based answer for you. I think the real answer is he doesn't care.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • Doug

      I'm sure that he believes that God agrees with him. However, he is as bigoted and misguided as those who would claim that God was opposed to interracial marriage. He is a sad anachronism and should be pitied for his hatred.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
    • danielwalldammit

      Seriously? How is it that your family hangs on this man's words?

      May 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  12. kevin

    the problem begins when we allow religion to dictate our morals. listen to your concience...that is really Gods'voice.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • momoya

      You probably shouldn't tell the psychopaths that.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • metb

      Yes Kevin you are right about Church's, but the word of God is the truth. believe it or not . Our moral are based from the Bible and the 10 Commandments ( for all of us ) not just believers but for everyone. Why do your think every thing in the world is such a turmoil. you know went the end of time comes and we all being judged there will be Christians or Jews or Islams in heaven we will all be gods children.Thank you Lord for that. i sure hate the thought of eternal hell, feel like we are getting a preempt of it now on earth. So much Hate and killing....I would rather live and believe that there is a God and die and find out there Isn't. Than to live and believe that there is no God and die and find out there is

      May 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • sam stone

      "Our moral are based from the Bible and the 10 Commandments"

      Really? Own any slaves lately?

      Our morality is more complex than the writings of iron age man

      May 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
    • metb

      oops meant to say there will be no Christians or Jews or Islams or any other kind of religious believers ..

      May 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • metb

      For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders." Matthew 15:19

      May 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • sam stone

      "I would rather live and believe that there is a God and die and find out there Isn't. Than to live and believe that there is no God and die and find out there is"

      Ah. Pascal's Wager rears it's head again.

      what if you believe in a god, and when you die you find out that it is not the one you worshipped? would you not be as $crewed as you imply non believers are?

      or, what if god wants you to use your head, and not believe as a form of fireproofing insurance? would god not know your heart?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm |
    • sam stone

      also, there is no proof of any judgement.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • William Demuth

      metb

      Your an idiot.

      My moral code was established centuries before Abraham starting lying about his imaginary sky freind. Thousands and thousands of years before your imaginary savior was even fabricated from the corpses of the rotting Gods that had come before him.

      Do you not have the slightest inkiling of history?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
    • metb

      And there is no proof that there won't be either. I just wish everyone could have a conversation with out is always be believers are nut and none believer so hateful. i do love you SAM who ever you are and wish you the happiest live ever.but there are certain things as believer we must stand up for ( like Murder and so on ) As I THINK YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY. SOMETHING ARE JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE TO BELIEVERS

      May 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Save Us Jeebus!

      @metb – Question: Is killing wrong because your God said it's wrong? Or are there other reasons?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • metb

      Gosh william you are such a nice guy, why do you have to call me a idiot? See this what i mean. SAD SAD

      May 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
    • metb

      Well to me it is wrong, and to God it is wrong.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  13. suzibee

    but Billy, I thought God loved us all????

    May 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • God

      Nope, didn't you see the big "No ga.ys allowed" sign outside of heaven?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • Jess

      God does love us all. But, what does LOVE have to do with it. Think about it for a minute. You love your children right? Well, if one of them went next door and broke into your neighbor's house, you would let them know they are wrong but you wouldn't stop loving them. Being against gay marriage doesn't mean you're against gay people. However, just like you may believe gay marriage is OK and you have the right to believe that, Mr. Graham also has the right to believe its not right. I personally am against gay marriage but I am on the fence about whether it should be legal or not. I am also personally against abortion but believe it should be legal in order to protect the girls and women who will seek one despite its legality.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
    • Jodey

      Jess: Denying gay people equal rights is indeed being against them.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • danielwalldammit

      Some are more loved than others.

      May 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  14. Randy, San Francisco

    Rev Billy Graham would have fit in comfortably in the Dark Middle Ages with his conservative theology.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Nomad

      Not at all. Sin is as old as mankind. That is why the Greeks have a zipper in the front and in the back of their pants.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  15. kp333

    People are saying things in his name.
    The old man has not said a word in public for some time now.
    He is not of sound mind, lately.
    Just leave him out of your beliefs.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  16. Madtown

    Graham's newspaper ad will say: "The Bible is clear—God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman.
    -------
    Marriage is a creation of mankind, not God.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • Jess

      Wrong! Marriage was created by God!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • BRC

      @Jess,
      Prove it.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • sam stone

      Jess: Wrong. Marriage pre-dates the bible.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • Jodey

      Marriage existed LONG before Christianty.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  17. ART

    Oh great the crypt keeper has spoken, who resurrected this corpse?

    May 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  18. Chris

    Go home to your lord already ya old goat.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
    • JM

      Wow.

      Billy Graham is wonderful.

      The day he dies, the gates of hell are going to be loosed. That man prays. Went to his retreat center once. It felt physically different: like there was a forcefield around it.

      Thank God for Billy Graham.

      Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Biblically, that's the way it was created. He's affirming the Bible's teaching.

      People do whatever they want to do. That doesn't mean he has to sell out to God's teachings.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • sam stone

      JM: In that case, take the licensing of marriage out of the hands of government

      May 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • sam stone

      "Marriage has always been between a man and a woman. Biblically, that's the way it was created. He's affirming the Bible's teaching."

      Really? How many wives did King Solomon have?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  19. Keith

    The Sod.omites are trying to kick down the door of the church.
    Gen 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
    Because the church refused to fight evil 30 years ago, and 10 years ago, and 5 years ago; now evil is at its very door and they don't know what to do. Because the church "tolerated" this evil, it has grown into an uncontrollable monster-I'm not sure if it's too late put this fire out-but I for one will contend for the faith til the end. Good for Billy G!

    May 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • Fritz Murmeltiertag

      That's amazingly delusional, Keith. You should be institutionalized.

      I could easily rebut, but why? You are too psychotic to bother with.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "The Sod.omites are trying to kick down the door of the church."

      It's amazing how much people claiming to be Christian don't understand about their own bible. Wow are you brainwashed. Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing to do with gays was we know it today. It had to do with bad hospitality. LOL!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
    • BRC

      What happened 30 years ago that the church didn't fight? Or was that just kind of saying that this law should have been put in place at any time in the past?

      May 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
    • Chris

      Your religion should have nothing to do with the laws of this country, keep your bigotry to yourself and mind your own business.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • Keith

      Little by little sin has permeated this nation. It is now out of control and judgement will fall on this nation because this nation refuses to repent. Do a couple of victory laps with the space shuttle, top off the Freedom Tower-we might as well be shaking our fists at the Lord in defiance. What a joke we are. We should be repenting from our sin. Stopping abortion. Stopping gay marriage. Stopping gays in the military. What was now done behind closed doors is now paraded in our streets. The people brag about their sin. At some point, God's grace period of sin amnesty will end.....

      May 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • Fire And Brimstone

      The church is evil.
      It leads the flock over a cliff, and they follow with glee.
      You are not sheep, but lemmings.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
    • momoya

      Keith, you never answered my question on the other thread: What are YOU going to do if you have evidence that Barton is lying/misrepresenting in his pro-christ-us-history book?.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "Little by little sin has permeated this nation. It is now out of control and judgement will fall on this nation because this nation refuses to repent"

      This country was built on sin if you really look at the history of America and compare it to your bible. Christians murdered, stole, were full of greed and corruption, etc..etc... LOL!

      May 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
    • BRC

      @Keith,
      IF that were true it would have already happened. Try to follow me here.

      According to Christianity, "God" is outside of time, he sees all and knows all, and exists where time has no meaning. That means the amount of time we spend doing bad things on Earth means nothing, he wouldn't wait for use to spend 50 years leaving the church's teachings before smiting us all, if he was ever going to do it, he would. Now, you could say that "God" isn't waiting for a time, he's waiting for an event, for us to finally cross a line that makes him squish us, but that doesn't make any sense either. "god" sees all things at one, if we were going to commit such an act, why would he "wait" until it happened, instead of just wiping that timline out. If it was innevitable going to fail, why let it get to that point? Unless he was incapable of acting (then why care), or wanted to let the bad thing happen (in which case he is sadistic, why listen to him).

      If there are gods they are FAR beyond human understanding; basic reasoning and logic is enough to show that any religion we have right now is pretty much just winging it, and generally not even well. So no, I don't think we have to worry that our stepping away from the core of teh church (that came along thousands of years AFTER humans were on the scene) is going to end in cataclysmic result.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • Patti

      Oh Keith, with your logic you could be THE poster boy for the best reason to use birth control.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • sam stone

      Keith? Delusional? New in town, are ya?

      May 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Keith

      momoya
      Engaging with you will no doubt lead nowhere. Besides, while I'm somewhat familiar with David Barton, I don't know enough about him to give you an answer. Happy now?

      May 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Jonquil

      This is deranged, Keith. We're talking about people making a lifelong commitment of monogomy. You're raving on about your grandiose delusions of "SIN". Religious fundamentalists are the most frightening people in The World.

      So many horrible things that have happened over the past few years can be tied back to religious fundamentalists, in some way. Either by voting, engaging in "jihad", bombing buildings and clinics, intimidating and harassing women - religious fundamentalists are a toxic cancer in the body of humanity.

      May 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
    • Keith

      Fritz, (What a fitting name). Isn't that what the Nazis did with dissidents-labeled them as psycho and locked them up-among other things. I just love how all you losers are soooo tolerant-so long as you are in agreement. Have a different outlook from yours though, and look out! Sterilized. Locked up in an asylum. You all seem to have missed the bullet behind the ear-probably because so few of you have the balls to do it.

      May 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  20. Yodellin' Bob

    Holly can rant all she wants, but that don't make it true. The reality is that the issue is going to go to the Supreme Court, and the question of Equal Protection will become unavoidable. This present Supreme Court may dodge the main issue, because it has the integrity of a bowling team of used car salemen for Des Moines, but sooner or later, the Constitutional principle os Equal Protection Under The Law simply must prevail.

    Holly would be better served by tending her own soul and failings, and not worrying about others. If I had a problem with bigotry like Holly does, I would focus on improving my character instead of giving in to the dark side and forcing my bigotry upon others.

    Get help, Holly.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Des Moines isn't so bad

      And what do you have against used car salesmen?

      May 3, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
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