Gay marriage protesters not guilty in Asheville

Sep 13, 2012 Full story: Jacksonville Daily News 12

Three people arrested on trespassing charges during civil disobedience for same-sex marriage rights in Asheville have been found not guilty.

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FlipTheByrd

Weaverville, NC

#1 Sep 13, 2012
What would they have been guilty of? Being human?
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Sep 13, 2012
FlipTheByrd wrote:
What would they have been guilty of? Being human?
Because freedom of association *and religion* are written into the first amendment, I repeatedly find myself thinking the pro-gay protesters shouldn't be prosecuted at all. I know this is a difficult concept. I don't entirely agree with myself. But it comes from the notion that "religion" has WAY, WAY, WAY more "carte blanche" than it should.
J Edgar

Weaverville, NC

#3 Sep 13, 2012
Pansy or lesbo judge?
Cindie Hormone

Asheville, NC

#4 Sep 13, 2012
J Edgar wrote:
Pansy or lesbo judge?
You are very funny without meaning to be. J. Edgar was a three-dollar bill.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Sep 13, 2012
J Edgar wrote:
Pansy or lesbo judge?
The antigay are off the deep end and now look like snot-nosed mental patients, honestly. It's just not funny anymore. It's outlandish at the same time that it's become dangerous, I personally believe.

We now have *routine assertions* that any pro-gay decision came from someone who was openly or secretly gay, since according to the most spiteful and savagely hateful antigay,*no one else* could possibly support these people.

The antigay don't stop and think, "Maybe it's MY WORLDVIEW which is the problem and NOT LOGICAL"; instead, they indict everyone around them.

It's a sickness that does not bode well.
FlipTheByrd

Weaverville, NC

#6 Sep 13, 2012
hi hi wrote:
The antigay don't stop and think, "Maybe it's MY WORLDVIEW which is the problem and NOT LOGICAL"
That's typical of most Christians.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 13, 2012
FlipTheByrd wrote:
<quoted text>
That's typical of most Christians.
Yeah, because their "received knowledge" assures them endlessly that they are correct and that "received knowledge" has a system in place for all dissenters: You are right, they are wrong; when they fight against you, they prove you are right; when they oppose you, they are actually opposing god; I found (for a long time) claims that these "religions" are more like cults to be ridiculous, until I started to notice how *complex and fearful* is the indoctrination.
Justin Keds Steen

Asheville, NC

#8 Sep 13, 2012
I got a feeling the judge saw the handwriting on the wall. People are wising up to the fact that if you are convicted in District Court before a judge you can notify the court that you want a jury trial. When you give that notice the guilty verdict in the district court is voided as if it never even happened. You are then allowed to have your case heard by a jury of your peers, just like the 6th Amendment guarantees.

And my boss, Moe Ronnie Moore, already has a hellaceously cluttered docket.

Lisa Landis, you will remember, took her case to a jury after she was convicted in district court by Julie Kepple.

Lisa and her attorney, Ben Scales, received a "not guilty" verdict from the jury less than 15 minutes after the jury retired to deliberate.
Judge Kepple

Asheville, NC

#9 Sep 14, 2012
Some people are concerned about women on the bench. But if they need a white manís perspective, they can look to case law. Itís my perspective, not my gender, that makes me the judge that I am.

Keds Steen, you will report to me first thing Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in my office.
FlipTheByrd

Weaverville, NC

#10 Sep 14, 2012
Justin Keds Steen wrote:
I got a feeling the judge saw the handwriting on the wall. People are wising up to the fact that if you are convicted in District Court before a judge you can notify the court that you want a jury trial. When you give that notice the guilty verdict in the district court is voided as if it never even happened. You are then allowed to have your case heard by a jury of your peers, just like the 6th Amendment guarantees.
And my boss, Moe Ronnie Moore, already has a hellaceously cluttered docket.
Lisa Landis, you will remember, took her case to a jury after she was convicted in district court by Julie Kepple.
Lisa and her attorney, Ben Scales, received a "not guilty" verdict from the jury less than 15 minutes after the jury retired to deliberate.
Lesser of two evils.
J Edgar

Weaverville, NC

#11 Sep 14, 2012
hi hi wrote:
<quoted text>
Because freedom of association *and religion* are written into the first amendment, I repeatedly find myself thinking the pro-gay protesters shouldn't be prosecuted at all. I know this is a difficult concept. I don't entirely agree with myself. But it comes from the notion that "religion" has WAY, WAY, WAY more "carte blanche" than it should.
Do you have limp wrists "hi hi"?
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Sep 14, 2012
J Edgar wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you have limp wrists "hi hi"?
Do you have a backbone inside your body and something to mop up your spewed vomit with, "J Edgar"?

Get a backbone before we talk.

Weakness repulses me.

Thanks for reading.

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