Lewisburg mayor backs same-sex marriage

Lewisburg mayor backs same-sex marriage

There are 168 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Nov 19, 2013, titled Lewisburg mayor backs same-sex marriage. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

He is the first West Virginia mayor to join state gay-rights group Fairness WV in calling for an end to the law defining marriage as only between one woman and one man.

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Family guy

Princeton, WV

#4 Nov 19, 2013
“gay marriage” will bring about the ultimate demise of structural prerequisites for marriage (for example, as regards “plural unions” and adult incest) by making affection the ultimate trump card; increase the incidence of bisexuality and homosexuality in the population and thereby expose more young persons to their negative side-effects for health; and lead to the radical abridgement of the civil and religious liberties of our children, to the point of prosecuting any public expressions of misgivings regarding the active promotion of homosexual practice.

“ WOOF ! ”

Level 1

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Nov 19, 2013
I lived in West Virginia for a couple of years, and it's the GAYEST place I ever lived in !:)
lulz

Princeton, WV

#6 Nov 19, 2013
What do you expect from the mayor of loonyburg?
We all knew he liked the but seks, it's all the northerners rubbing off on him..literally!
hoyt

Elkview, WV

#7 Nov 19, 2013
His ass needs to be impeached!
moonbeam

Charleston, WV

#8 Nov 19, 2013
get a grip homosexual people aren't man made ,this place cracks me up,nine out of ten would turn you down
carolyn rew

Columbia, SC

#9 Nov 19, 2013
I feel that the man is not a Christian otherwise he would know what God says about such things,HE also does not seem to understand that God is watching what is going on down here. The more we do away with God,s teachings,the more pain we will bring on ourselves. When you see a certain decision that your children want to take and you know the consequences are not good, what do you do? We are going to pay a very high price for not listening to Gods wisdom! We need a strong revival in this country. God forgive us for our wayward ways--we appear to be slaves of the evil one.
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Wrong1

Alexandria, VA

#11 Nov 19, 2013
I bet u been turned face down more than a few times. Lmao
lulz

Princeton, WV

#12 Nov 19, 2013
He has been in power for how long now?
Comfy Quilt

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2013
Shame on all of you! People are people and deserve to be married if they choose! It does not represent the demise of society or the breakdown of family values. Why shouldn't people who are in love be allowed to get married?
Comfy Quilt

United States

#14 Nov 19, 2013
carolyn rew wrote:
I feel that the man is not a Christian otherwise he would know what God says about such things,HE also does not seem to understand that God is watching what is going on down here. The more we do away with God,s teachings,the more pain we will bring on ourselves. When you see a certain decision that your children want to take and you know the consequences are not good, what do you do? We are going to pay a very high price for not listening to Gods wisdom! We need a strong revival in this country. God forgive us for our wayward ways--we appear to be slaves of the evil one.
I hope you're not looking for spiritual enlightenment on Topix, by the way.
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Concerned

Tampa, FL

#16 Nov 19, 2013
If most people in Lewisburg do not believe in same sex marriage then by all means he needs to be voted out of office.
word

Princeton, WV

#17 Nov 19, 2013
lulz wrote:
He has been in power for how long now?
Too long!
fannie

Charleston, WV

#18 Nov 19, 2013
Comfy Quilt wrote:
Shame on all of you! People are people and deserve to be married if they choose! It does not represent the demise of society or the breakdown of family values. Why shouldn't people who are in love be allowed to get married?
All people can get married. A man can marry a woman and vice versa.
But changing the definition of marriage to include man on man and woman on woman marriage is disgusting, wrong, deviant, psychotic, retarded, and giving cry baby gays their way for votes for criminal scum politicians who support this trash.
Before you know it, we will start hearing bitching and moaning about gay reproductive rights, were two gays will want a woman or a man's egg or seed appropriated for their sick bastard offspring from a Dr. Frankenstienesque butcher.
Maybe they'll ban abortions for these "gay reproductive rights" and give gays the "unwanted" babies to sexually and mentally abuse instead. I guess gays will have to stop supporting planned parenthood for that to happen though.
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Runner

Columbus, OH

#20 Nov 20, 2013
fannie wrote:
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All people can get married. A man can marry a woman and vice versa.
But changing the definition of marriage to include man on man and woman on woman marriage is disgusting, wrong, deviant, psychotic, retarded, and giving cry baby gays their way for votes for criminal scum politicians who support this trash.
Before you know it, we will start hearing bitching and moaning about gay reproductive rights, were two gays will want a woman or a man's egg or seed appropriated for their sick bastard offspring from a Dr. Frankenstienesque butcher.
Maybe they'll ban abortions for these "gay reproductive rights" and give gays the "unwanted" babies to sexually and mentally abuse instead. I guess gays will have to stop supporting planned parenthood for that to happen though.
Don't put it past them. That sounds about right for the sickos. The sick freak gays act like their mental illness (homosexuality) is normal. They are 8% of the population.You would think by the way they bluff and cry out they were 80%. They are like the wizzard of oz. Remember the littl scared narccisistic man behind the curtain? The gays are nothing more than little scared wizzards with a thunder machine and a loud mouth.
omgoodness

Princeton, WV

#21 Nov 20, 2013
4 years people have argued about what sins will place you in hell. there's only one and that is to die without knowing Jesus Christ documented in the Bibleso how do we get so crazy as to believe that any group of people in hole are condemned to hell for simply being who they areespecially when the Bible describes us is all being centersso why is there see in any worse than mine or yoursand here's another thought there is no marriage in heaven gay or otherwise there is no sex in heaven gay or otherwisethat can be documented by reading that Jesus said that they are neither married nor given in marriage in heaven so if there's no sex why is it that gay folks have to go to hell for their so called sin. I think God would really like it if all the hypocrites stop speaking for him and read the book
The Old Lady

Princeton, WV

#22 Nov 20, 2013
omgoodness wrote:
4 years people have argued about what sins will place you in hell. there's only one and that is to die without knowing Jesus Christ documented in the Bibleso how do we get so crazy as to believe that any group of people in hole are condemned to hell for simply being who they areespecially when the Bible describes us is all being centersso why is there see in any worse than mine or yoursand here's another thought there is no marriage in heaven gay or otherwise there is no sex in heaven gay or otherwisethat can be documented by reading that Jesus said that they are neither married nor given in marriage in heaven so if there's no sex why is it that gay folks have to go to hell for their so called sin. I think God would really like it if all the hypocrites stop speaking for him and read the book
I haven't written on this site forever after I realized I was really wasting my time but although I suspect OMGoodness is in need of a typing lesson or two you hit on the truth. od said no sin would enter the gates of heaven and the only way to enter is to cover all your sins with the blood of his son, I WILL NOT DEBATE GAY SEX AND IF IT IS SIN OR NOT but I will quote my Lord when he said for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is no marriage or sex in heaven for the gay or the straight. We will all be brothers and sisters to Jesus and children of God. Liers, thieves, cheaters, murderers, child molesters, and all other sinners will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Perhaps before trying to get the speck out of our gay friends eye you pull the moat out of your own. The bible says workout your own salvation with fear and trembling. Trust me condemning an entire group of people to hell and doing it in the name of Jesus instead of your own homophobia is not going to get you a front seat either. Love your neighbors and stop peering into their bedrooms to judge them. JUDGE NOT LESS YOU BE JUDGED. Instead tell them about Jesus and love them to our lord and them stop judging them and accept the fact that just like your sin, theirs can be covered by the blood of Jesus. To imply otherwise indicates you don't believe our God can forgive ALL sin. Shame on you!!! Now I see the storm brewing from all you rock hard Christians and I will pray for you but You are wrong and usually God teaches us by example so look around in your own heart and in your family Gay my be closer than you think. Do you find yourself color coordinating and grouping with an unusual flair? You may already love a gay man or woman who is in your family. Why is it you can love them as long as you don't know they are gay but when you find it out they become dammed. REALLY!! Help me understand that and use the scriptures to do it.

Since: Nov 13

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#23 Nov 20, 2013
I will start by saying I am straight and have been happily married for 15 years. I’m putting that out there because I tend to use sarcasm and frankly many of you don’t understand that.

I believe that the sanctity of marriage can’t be ruined any more than straight people have ruined it. They lie, cheat, and abuse each other. If you are happy in your marriage then may your god bless you. If not, don’t you think everyone should have an equal right to misery and oppression?

Kudos to Lewisburg’s mayor for supporting gay rights! Whether or not he is Christian-who cares? We have separation of Church and State. The separation of church and state is in place so other people’s religions can’t be shoved down our throats, and to keep another’s religious beliefs from interfering with our rights.

Some of you will undoubtedly start with the god said thing. Let me stop you there, the bible was written and translated by man. If you want to go ahead and travel down that road I am game. For those of you who believe gay marriage will lead to polygamy you should know there are around 40 polygamists in the bible including Moses and Abraham see Numbers 12:1 as well as Genesis, Deuteronomy, and Exodus. Are you one who thinks gay marriage will lead to rape? Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says a man can rape a woman as long as she isn’t engaged, and he must marry her. Judges, Numbers, Zechariah, and Exodus also condone rape. If gay marriage passes do you think your children will turn into animal sacrificing Satanists? If so, read the extensive rules of animal sacrifice in Leviticus! I believe someone on Topix suggested that gay marriage would lead to incest. Did you realize Cain married his sister, Abraham married his half-sister, and Lot slept with his daughters?

Your good book condones slavery and that includes sex slaves! You will find that in Leviticus, Exodus, Ephesians, and Timothy. Murder is condoned-including children in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Exodus, Leviticus and others. Do you bible thumpers want to go to that?

People are born gay and not turned gay. We have this wonderful thing called SCIENCE that proves this. If this wasn’t true a god that was ok with polygamy, rape, animal sacrifice, incest, slavery, and murder isn’t going to care who sleeps with whom! If we were created in his image like you say maybe he was bisexual! With the prejudices and bigotry they are faced with do you truly believe anyone would choose to be gay?????

I am a tolerable person to all races, gays and straights, as well as all religions unless you hop up on your soapbox and start putting others down. If there is one thing from your book you should adhere to and take to heart it is “Judge not lest ye be judged yourself.”
legal pot

Dunbar, WV

#24 Nov 20, 2013
legalize pot is this next for lewisburg?

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#25 Nov 20, 2013
All for Equality wrote:
I will start by saying I am straight and have been happily married for 15 years. I’m putting that out there because I tend to use sarcasm and frankly many of you don’t understand that.
I believe that the sanctity of marriage can’t be ruined any more than straight people have ruined it. They lie, cheat, and abuse each other. If you are happy in your marriage then may your god bless you. If not, don’t you think everyone should have an equal right to misery and oppression?
Kudos to Lewisburg’s mayor for supporting gay rights! Whether or not he is Christian-who cares? We have separation of Church and State. The separation of church and state is in place so other people’s religions can’t be shoved down our throats, and to keep another’s religious beliefs from interfering with our rights.
Some of you will undoubtedly start with the god said thing. Let me stop you there, the bible was written and translated by man. If you want to go ahead and travel down that road I am game. For those of you who believe gay marriage will lead to polygamy you should know there are around 40 polygamists in the bible including Moses and Abraham see Numbers 12:1 as well as Genesis, Deuteronomy, and Exodus. Are you one who thinks gay marriage will lead to rape? Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says a man can rape a woman as long as she isn’t engaged, and he must marry her. Judges, Numbers, Zechariah, and Exodus also condone rape. If gay marriage passes do you think your children will turn into animal sacrificing Satanists? If so, read the extensive rules of animal sacrifice in Leviticus! I believe someone on Topix suggested that gay marriage would lead to incest. Did you realize Cain married his sister, Abraham married his half-sister, and Lot slept with his daughters?
Your good book condones slavery and that includes sex slaves! You will find that in Leviticus, Exodus, Ephesians, and Timothy. Murder is condoned-including children in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Exodus, Leviticus and others. Do you bible thumpers want to go to that?
People are born gay and not turned gay. We have this wonderful thing called SCIENCE that proves this. If this wasn’t true a god that was ok with polygamy, rape, animal sacrifice, incest, slavery, and murder isn’t going to care who sleeps with whom! If we were created in his image like you say maybe he was bisexual! With the prejudices and bigotry they are faced with do you truly believe anyone would choose to be gay?????
I am a tolerable person to all races, gays and straights, as well as all religions unless you hop up on your soapbox and start putting others down. If there is one thing from your book you should adhere to and take to heart it is “Judge not lest ye be judged yourself.”
Excellent post. Thank you.
The Old Lady

Princeton, WV

#26 Nov 20, 2013
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And there you have it. Two prospectives one religious one totally with out and both support the fact that no man has the right to judge another for race, color or sexual orientation. Your opinion I can respect because it is true, all of it. We are not as far apart as you may think everything you said is true of man kind when left to their own devices. You missed the one where the 12 tribes cut up virgins and basically mailed them to each other. All mans righteousness is as filthy rags. God would have never let his son die for us had there been any other way. Ask me if I would send my son to die for you. You,d be lucky if I'd be willing to come myself but not my son. It would take months to explain all that you described but I thin telling you that you are exactly right should do accept for the possible implication that God had a hand in any of it. The earth turned black for over 3 hours when Christ died because God does not look upon sin. Once out of the garden and free will was given to mankind God allowed mankind to have it his way and our sin nature took us down the path you described. The old testament sacrificed perfect animals to cover sin until God provided the perfect lamb in his son. All to cover the sin of man. I respect your head knowledge and you are right. If I could apply a little " Blood of Jesus we,d be soulmates"

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