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  • Anonymous

    Emrich, the one who has worked on and is working on legislation in African countries designed to criminalize homosexuality (including such severe punishments as the death penalty). National Organization for Marriage, the ones who broke our campaign laws and ignored our courts’ rulings. The ones who actively seek to divide races and ethnicities in order to conquer.
     
    They’re supposed to be the good guys?

    • Anonymous

      More like the guys in the black hats.  Both of these organizations (and other allies) should be kept on a short leash, especially with accounting of fundraising and donors.

  • Anonymous

    Gay Marriage: If you don’t want one…..Don’t get one.

    • Anonymous

      Are you trying to tell people to mind their own buisness?  Are you nuts?  People can’t do that.  ‘Gotta know what everyone is doing,  and hopefully, interfere.  Love it.  Black and white?  Nope.  Gay?  Nope.  Smoke pot?  Nope.  Crazy music?  Nope.  Ignorant?  I’ll take another scoop!  Lets somehow make this political,  shall we?

  • Anonymous

    The National Organization for Marriage are hypocrites of the highest order.

    They falsely claim to be taking a stand for family values and morals, while they behave unethically at every turn.

    They violate Maine laws with their behaviors, and now they are going to continue to pursue their divisive and misleading agenda causing Maine taxpayers more money as our state litigates against their illegal behavior.

    They claim they need to preserve anonymity because they fear retaliation for their views… yet when anyone publicly supports same sex marriage, NOM is there to retaliate against them, as they fund smear campaigns against judges and legislators in other states who simply upheld our Constitution.

    Maggie Gallagher, their co-founder, opposes gay marriage because she feels so strongly that children must have a mother and a father— yet she never felt strongly enough to be married herself when she raised her own child.

    These people are con artists, pandering to irrational hatreds simply to line their pockets with donations.

    I do hope Mainers will join me this November, showing NOM and their ilk that we see no reason to deny Maine families the protections of civil marriage they so desperately need.

  • Anonymous

    Until the church starts paying taxes,  it should stay out of politics.

  • Anonymous

    I wish these people would “unite” somewhere else.

     No taxes, no voice.

  • Ben Hutchins

    On a point of order: Maine voters didn’t “defeat a gay marriage proposal that was on the ballot in 2009”.  There wasn’t a “gay marriage proposal” on the ballot in 2009.  What was on the 2009 ballot, and (to the state’s national shame) not defeated by Maine’s voters, was an override of an existing law permitting same-sex marriage here – an override instigated and supported by basically the same cadre of self-righteous, high-handed, Golden Rule-disregarding hypocrites mentioned in this article.  If the CCL claims not to have had a hand in that, you may add “lying” to the list of faults enumerated above.

    • Nathan Sprangers

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed this about the 2009 referendum.  Too bad no one at the BDN did.

  • Anonymous

    I dream for the day they catch Emrich, Heath, and Madore  embracing in a cheap motel in NH !

  • Anonymous

    Hate and prejudice will NOT prevail and Love and acceptance will win in the end!

    • Anonymous

      Immorality will not prevail in the end. God will not be mocked! This is great news.

      • Anonymous

        It is great news that your fellow human will burn for eternity in the pits of Hell at the hands of your God?  Judge much?

        • Anonymous

          The great news I was referring to was that they were joining to fight this.

      • Anonymous

        There is nothing immoral about gays and lesbians seeking to affirm their commitments to one another. We seek to protect the lives we build in love and support, just as any other loving couple.

      • Ben Hutchins

        Look at history.  “Immorality” always wins, because the people who are quickest to slap that label on anything they don’t understand always find themselves outlasted by those who know better.  400 years ago it was heliocentrism.  200 years ago, the decline of divine-right monarchy.  100 years ago, women being allowed to vote.  In  a hundred years it’ll be, who knows, Earthpeople marrying Alpha Centaurians.  And the people who call that immoral will be wrong too, and their more evolved neighbors will outlast them.  And so it goes.  Self-righteous priggery will never go away, but it’ll never win either, and I suppose in an imperfect universe, that’s as well as a person can expect to do.  Selah.

      • Anonymous

        It is a fallacy that the Bible condemns homosexuality.  There is no biblical text supporting that view.  As a matter of fact, the Bible requires that we love our neighbor as ourselves.  In this case, it means assuring our gay neighbors have the same right to protect their families as we do.

        Peace be with you.

        • Anonymous

          That’s an outright lie perpetrated by the homosexual community. You would have to use your wildest imagination to somehow try and say the Bible doesn’t clearly condemn homosexuality. Try another avenue, that one will only work on the biblically ignorant.

          • Anonymous

            quote me oh mighty Biblical scholar.

            (be careful with Leviticus, though, it also tells you not to eat shellfish and what price you should receive when selling your daughter).

          • Anonymous

            Why would I have to be careful with Leviticus? I love shellfish too. It doesn’t take a scholar to understand it in its context. It simply another lie much like “hate” and “bigotry” used to perpetuate another lie. The lies may work on our youth, but it doesnt change the truth.

          • Anonymous

            so, you have no biblical quote to support your gay-loathing agenda?

          • Anonymous

            You know them, you’ve read them. Would you like me to post them again for you?

          • Anonymous

            as i stated previously, there is no Biblical text condemning homosexuality.

            There is however, text about ‘treat your neighbor as thyself’.

            And so, I support Marriage Equality because God wants me to protect my neighbors’ right to marry as I would protect my own right to marry.

            Peace be with you.

          • Anonymous

            Okay, show me the verses where God wants you to protect yor neighbors right to marry the same sex.

          • Anonymous

            Show me where the Bible says I should not protect my neighbors civil rights.

            Here’s how I see it.  God and Jesus want us to love each other as we love Him, as we would we want to be loved.  The rest of the Bible supports that.  To read the Bible to support bigotry is to distort a loving and truthful document.

            Luke 6:31 Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

            It is my opinion that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is about kindness to strangers and the sin of not providing shelter to them when there was all that rabble rousing going on in the City night.

            If homosexuality were a sin it would be stated as such.  There is no such reference.

            Quoting Leviticus to support your doctrine of bigotry is inherently hypocritical if you do no not embrace the entire text as doctrine.  If you concede the text should be read in its cultural and societal context, then you concede the entire point of marriage equality as appropriate and right.

            The Bible  has been used to launch wars, torture the innocent, enslave millions, and now support bigotry.  That is the sin that Christians will have to atone for. Using the the Lord’s word to support personal bigotry and violence is the ultimate vanity, and therefore sin.

          • Anonymous

            The Bible has also been used to condone homosexuality. So I guess you fall in the same camp as them.

          • Anonymous

            Leviticus 18:22 – You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
            Leviticus 20:13 – If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
            Romans 1:26-27 – For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
            I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV) – Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
            I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB) – “But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.”

          • Anonymous

            and when the Jews who followed these laws, brought a woman before Him would had committed adultery, Jesus said,

            “Let he who has no sin cast the first stone”.

            Christianity was founded on Jesus’s rejection of the strict interpretation of Old Testament law.  

          • Anonymous

            “Christianity was founded on Jesus’s rejection of the strict interpretation of Old testament law”??? Where do you come up with this stuff? Jesus since the age of twelve taught the Scriptures. He taught from the Old Testament. He quoted practically every book in the Old Testament. The entire Old Testament is about the coming Messiah……Jesus Christ. Jesus brought a New covenant where we were the Jews were no longer bound to Old testament laws. The New covenant was for Jew and Gentile alike where we are now saved by grace. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on the cross. It is a free gift to anyone who repents of their sins and accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior. Jesus was God incarnate, God in the flesh. Reject that and you reject Jesus. Reject Jesus and you condemn yourself for all eternity. You are not going to rewrite the Gospel. The message is abundantly clear. You can choose to continue on in your sin, or you can admit you’re a sinner in need of a Savior. Homosexuality is a sinful lifestyle. In the end it’s nothing more than bitter wormwood. How sad that so many are falling away and believing this lie.

          • Anonymous

            So you have no problem interpreting things “in context” when it relates to ‘sins’ you might actually have trouble avoiding, but the sin of homosexuality is one you are fine with condemning without any context because you yourself don’t struggle with it.

            That’s pretty much the definition of hypocrite.

            The bible says far, far more in support of slavery than it says against homosexuality. More importantly, in every case where homosexuality is mentioned it does not deal with the love and commitment between homosexuals, it deals with forcible rape and social sodomy that the Romans practiced, which is something I too disagree with.

          • Anonymous

            That’s not true at all. Levitical laws as they applied to Jews has been explained here numerous times. You’ve read it, you’ve seen it. You either are choosing to ignore it or you just prefer to keep repeating the same lie. Homosexuality is condemned in both the Old and New testaments and quite clearly at that. The argument that they are only talking about rape is also a stretch of the imagination in an attempt to justify ones lifestyle. It’s is nothing more than a sexual perversion. It is not what you are rather it is what you do that makes you a homosexual, far different than ones ethnicity or gender which can’t be helped. God not only condemns all homosexual behavior, but He also provides a way out.

          • Anonymous

            The bible condemns rape, not love.

          • Anonymous

            What about loving your neighbors wife?

  • Anonymous

    Fully support you lets defeat this again, Marriage is between a man and a woman period !!

    • Anonymous

      I would be more religious,  if the faithful didn’t hate so many….

    • Anonymous

      But civil marriage benefits should be offered to all couples building lives together and raising families in Maine. It’s the right thing to do.

    • Anonymous

      If it passes you can still hate just as much. In fact you can expand your hatred to those who support the referendum. Either way you win:)

  • Anonymous

    These anti-marriage folks spend more time thinking about homosexual behavior than actual gay people do…

  • Sidney Bob

    Were there any truth in advertising … it would be the Anti-Christ Civic League

  • Matt Sparrow

    Get ready for the LIE machine to start up.

  • Don’t vote against it. Let them have their secular marriage. Marriage is still between one man and one woman before God, and that’s all that matters. Whatever government does, is besides the point.

  • Anonymous

    I do not understand what the big issue is, it is liberals fighting liberals,
    I am an ultra conservative who believes in individual choices, I also am a Mason, and several of our members have signed a document that we refer to as The Constitution of the U.S..
    I believe that this is a national discussion for the Supreme Court, because the copy of the Constitution that I have, and the government gave it to me, States “Freedom of association and the right to pursue happiness”.
    Thyere is also the God issue but I will not go there.

    By the way, as a person that is licensed to perform marriages, I only charge 20 dollars, the line starts on the left

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