with crap like this not hard to believe why
'we need to keep them out of here'
imagine if it was aimed your way...bet you wouldnt find it so easy to accept either
DAYTON, Tenn. - The county that was the site of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.
The Rhea County commissioners approved the request 8-0 Tuesday.
Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.
"We need to keep them out of here," Fugate said.
The vote was denounced by Matt Nevels, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.
"That is the most farfetched idea put forth by any kind of public official," Nevels said. "I'm outraged."
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) struck down Texas' sodomy laws as a violation of adults' privacy.
Rhea County is one of the most conservative counties in Tennessee. It holds an annual festival commemorating the 1925 trial at which John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution. The verdict was thrown out on a technicality. The trial became the subject of the play and movie "Inherit the Wind."
In 2002, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the teaching of a Bible class in the public schools.
This is a good argument for Federal intervention to protect peoples' rights. Lots of people say that certain issues should be decided within states or communities individually, but what if you're unfortunate enough to be born gay into an area like this? *sigh*
That's unbelievable...it's as if we are not making any progress but going back in time or something. Back to the dark ages, burn witches and all....it's scary.
I really hope one day soon we'll all realize that we are ALL people. Black white tall short fat thin gay hetero muslim jew nice people not so nice people - nevertheless all people.
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This isn't every one talking. It's just one jerk talking out of his ass.
all it takes is one person
you should know that....hell it took a mayor's decsion to start the ball rolling as it is.... he decided to grant marriage licenses...
he pushes it-- convinces others to follow.... oh my...suddenly it can become a 'law'
I'm sorry IE, for everything. I needed to say this to you for some time now, and here we both are. I want you to know, that I am not a homophobe, or one who has any kind of dislike, or distaste for any homosexual anywhere. Again, I'm sorry if I upset you. We were friends once, and I would like to continue that with you.
I find this kind of rant chilling. These people are mindless idiots who are totally un-christian in their attitude.
They can get other mindless people to go along ,and other people to just sit back and do nothing, and suddenly you have a law, or an amendment legalizing discrimination.
is talking from the heart here...i feel bad for the baby(that a special girl friend of mine is having) that is not even born yet that will have to grow up in this crazy world...and i wanna teach him to love everyone..and i will say it now that politicans are ignorant assholes...plain and simple..and i am sorry if i do offend people with that statement but i am hoping that people will agree with that statement..i mean how can a person have a Conscience(sp) and then say that...*gets off soapbox*..
Oh the Politician wannabes... in the end of the day all we have to deal with is the money and the tax man.... but why drop yourself in the never straightened coil of politics, everything about them is argueable...
like pop idol audiences are emotions are moved around like puppets!
patriotic for a fuckin good invention or session and boo them off or sad for a devastating out come....
Normal people stay out of politics and their hormonal changes, we all should start thinkin heavy about one another and make a party
not the changes they make in the lame political parties.
I and so many cannot stress how in law all this shit you call discrimination....
when through the years go by it becomes vital to our everyday education.
from the unity of skin to the unity of religion... hopefully the journalists stop sparing the wood in our minds to fuel the global fire!!!
Yes kids are gonna grow up like they are on Mars if you keep the boundaries up strong.. high.. and blind to see over.. but yo just educate,
let the discrimination be an education!!
not just a question to skip after a nursery ryhme.
theres to many ego about rights aswell as too many about wrongs... surrender your egos and be free with your tempo.
then one day there will be that crucial comprimise to life that we all dream about.
but for those who fights for that dream fuck you guys... you just as bad!!!
heart on a note
Az ending it on this!
These are the same people who 40 years ago stood against blacks when they fought for their civil rights.
Now that they have lost their battle against blacks and other minorities, they're picking on homosexuals.
I see these people as nothing more than a bunch of Nazis. They would send anyone who is not a white christian to gas chambers if they had the chance.
Tennessee County Reverses Ban on Gays
"Twelve-year-old Caitlin Kinney and others in a noisy crowd at the courthouse Thursday night were disappointed at the reversal.
The seventh-grader said she doesn't want homosexuals in the community. "It's not a Christian thing," said Kinney, identifying herself as a Baptist. " link