Lewisburg mayor backs same-sex marriage

Nov 19, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Charleston Gazette

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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Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Many books of the bible are history books. And they were written by men at a particular time, in a particular culture, in a particular place, and with a particular agenda.
The bible commands slaves to obey their masters, women to be silent in a church, the death penalty for adultery, people are forbidden to work on the sabbath.
One MUST consider the culture in which these so-called "commands" were written.
Aren't ALL those commands ignored today by all Christians and many Jews ?
Well Put. I went to church when I was young and when I was 10 years old the preacher said you believe everything in the bible or none of it. That really stuck with me, I had questions, but I was told that I wasn't supposed to question. In all honesty even though my parents still made me go to church, that really changed my view on Christianity and organized religion all together.

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All for Equality wrote:
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Well Put. I went to church when I was young and when I was 10 years old the preacher said you believe everything in the bible or none of it. That really stuck with me, I had questions, but I was told that I wasn't supposed to question. In all honesty even though my parents still made me go to church, that really changed my view on Christianity and organized religion all together.
I minored in theology in college (I also minored in political science), and in theology classes we were taught biblical literary criticism. But some people reject that out of hand. My college roommate was very religious and we often attended church services together on Sundays, and he completely rejected the literary criticism we were taught in the university's theology classes. He was a Baptist and I was an ELCA Lutheran, so we had a different perspective on these things.

Oddly enough, he was a black conservative who subscribed to William F. Buckley's "National Review", and when we talked politics, we agreed on things 99.5% of the time (Liberalism is EVIL).

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Those overt acts are certainly far different than merely wearing a crucifix, or the image of a religious person on a t-shirt.
Moreover, there always seems to be an overtly anti-Christian singling out, as you never hear of Jewish students told to remove a Star of David, nor Muslim students, Hindu students, Buddhist students, or others, being singled out like this.
I would guess it seems like Christians are singled out more because they are the majority. I don't know what it is like now, but I only remember going to school with kids who were either Christian or had no religious affiliation. When I was in school I do remember for like a week they had prayer but it didn't last, other than that religion wasn't an issue.
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The mayor likes dirty dark shafts!
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There's a reason a door comes with a lock and key. What good would it be to have a door with two locks and no key or vise versa. So much of this garbage is attention seeking. Whether you believe in God or not it's abnormal and wrong but yet you want to adopt children???? If you are so determined to stand up for your rights and beliefs then accept it for what it is and that is the inability to have children.

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OK, back on TOPIC, which is gay marriage.
IF you think marriage is a religious construct you are 100% wrong.
FACT: Marriage, as an actualized concept, was created centuries before the bible. Marriage is about asset management. In the eyes of the law, which is what this topic is actually about, merely facilitates more people gaining access to that asset management and the personal accesses and liability/accountability that accompanies it.
This makes perfect sense as marriage, by law, does not require two people to be in love, OR love each other. They do not need to reside in the same residence. Infidelity is not illegal. A person performing the union of two people into marriage need not be one that has any ties to any religion at all.
A portion of society, especially those in the southern and bible-belt states, have been brainwashed to believe that marriage is a religious construct, under the auspice of godly dogma. This belief is man-made and is yet another example of how there are those who wish to impose a system of control over others, and use fear tactics to enforce them.
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In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
The following response is an open letter to Dr. Laura, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative:

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law.
I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.

I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some the other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them.

1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination, Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there degrees' of abomination?

7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle-room here?

8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws?(Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I'm confident you can help.

Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

(It would be a shame if we couldn't own a Canadian :)

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right or wrong wrote:
There's a reason a door comes with a lock and key. What good would it be to have a door with two locks and no key or vise versa. So much of this garbage is attention seeking.
You recognized what you were doing but you did it anyways. Thanks for sharing.
right or wrong wrote:
Whether you believe in God or not it's abnormal and wrong but yet you want to adopt children????
If you really want to pray that God hates the gay folk as much as you do, that's between you and Him. I've got some news for you, gay folk have been adopting children and even making babies for more than a generation now, long before our right to have a legally recognized family started to be recognized.
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If you are so determined to stand up for your rights and beliefs then accept it for what it is and that is the inability to have children.
Sorry, but you are clueless. Gay don't equal sterile and the same means available to opposite sex couples for whom procreation is problematic, if not impossible, have been available to us.

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No. I'm a gay ex con. You got a problem with that?
Well congratulations! Did your head bang against the bars, or what?
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Somebody's mommy and daddy needs to keep a better eye on their child's pathetic internet habits.
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That one was the cop! STUPID!
But I'll respond anyway.
I cans speaks likes yooos! Awess I gotss tooo dooosssss isss typesss likesss disssssss!
Whats wrong you cant handle being told to stop breathing or that your post are unless waste of time? Your the one with no life you spend every day on topix showing your true STUPID self saying the most nasty uncalled for remarks to everyone's post. I THINK YOU SAID YOU WAS PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE APPARENTLY NOT TO PROUD .... HMMMMMM
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Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
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Does your boyfriend know you feel this way sissy boy??
I'm a strong-willed, independent girl, and you are an idiot.

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<quoted text>Then move! Because I don't see it that way and don't agree at all with guy marriage or relationships. Its not right and some of us still have morals and believe in the bible.
And everybody else just has to follow the rules of YOUR club?

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And everybody else just has to follow the rules of YOUR club?
That's certainly what the Roman Catholic Church officials want because they're always saying so.
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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
IT IS A SICK REPULSIVE SIN REPENT.....REPENT.....REPENT AND YEE SHALL BE SAVED........I"AM GLAD I HAVE NOT INDULDGE IN TUNA FISH I LOVE MY BIG HUNK OF A MAN AND BY THE WAY I"AM A HOT BLOODED FEMALE THAT LOVES HER MAN....GET IT GOD CREATED MALE AND FEMALE.......
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THANKS BUT I WANT THEM ON ........ ON MY DEATH BED WILL I REPENT OF MY SINS OR WILL I CHOOSE TO GO TO A DEVIL"S HELL..
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Yocal Pillbilly wrote:
The local cops need to find loose sluts to hide their genuine feelings for small boys butt-holes!
tina g. Works at greenbrier, loud mouth, short, troublemaking biotch! Hangs out with another biotch i think her name is denise. Mabe yaw could have a threesome!!!!!!!!!!
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Speaking of threesomes I hear there's a sextape of the loonybin mayor getting pounded over the trash cans in the alley behind cityhall.
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It's nice to see that ignorance and bigotry are still alive. A college education makes you realize that most people are inbred who need to go back to the hollar. And as for religion there are more parts about heterosexuality then homosexuality. By the the way it takes two straight people to make one gay person, so if you don't like homosexuality then stop having sex.

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JELLY BEAN wrote:
<quoted text> THANKS BUT I WANT THEM ON ........ ON MY DEATH BED WILL I REPENT OF MY SINS OR WILL I CHOOSE TO GO TO A DEVIL"S HELL..
http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/JUNE+28+INTE...

(Just a friendly note" "Repentence" isn't just saying that you're sorry on your deathbed. It means "retracing one's steps")

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