Judge's ruling is a triumph over hate

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Now, finally. A judge in California has justified the rights of same-sex Americans to marry the people of their choice, as did earlier constitutional readings that people of different colors may get married.

Thank the Lord in heaven that the right-wing fascists have lost their influence of discrimination and hateful acts. Shame on anyone for justifying hatred in the name of the Lord. He will judge them at the gates.

Michael Powell

Aiken, S.C.

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lsmith
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lsmith 08/09/10 - 10:36 pm
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Mr. Powell. Don't expect this
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Mr. Powell. Don't expect this ruling to stand, unless of course obamanation succeeds in turning the tide on the supreme court. Everyone fully expects the crazies in the nineth circuit to uphold the ruling but the supreme court will remedy the situation.
Liberals want to redifine hundreds and hundreds of years of marriage definition, which could only have gotten this far in a very convoluted, twisted world which has lost it's way.
Gays don't need to have a "piece of paper" for any reason, other than some self satisfying need which has no real relevance. Most heterosexual minorities don't even bother getting married anymore period.
However, if the high court affirms the decision then I will simply show my disgust by turning my back to them for a momentary show of displeasure and try to remember America for what it once was befor it was hijacked by "higher learning".

shamrock
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shamrock 08/09/10 - 10:59 pm
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You have to love when someone

You have to love when someone like Mr. Powell thanks "the Lord in heaven". The same Lord who has stated that these acts are an abomination! For those who will disagree with this post ... it really doesn't matter to me. You believe your way and I'll believe the only way that is right!!

JusticeForEva
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JusticeForEva 08/09/10 - 11:56 pm
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The majority cannot trump the

The majority cannot trump the rights of the minority. Keep your bigoted opinions in your churches. This judge did the right thing. You Bible thumpers DONT OWN THE WORLD!

JusticeForEva
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JusticeForEva 08/10/10 - 12:10 am
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I did not right this but a

I did not right this but a Christian friend of mine did:

The Bible cannot be imposed on all Americans when many do not follow it. I am a Christian and live by the word of God, but I do not expect the rest of the world to agree with everything I believe. Therefore, when government decisions are made, I expect them to be made in the best interest of society and NOT made simply based on personal beliefs. You all seem to believe that allowing homosexual marriages will be detrimental to our society; but really the discrimination happening by prohibiting homosexual marriage is promoting an attitude of hate that is far more detrimental. You'll all try to argue that children who grow up in a family with homosexual parents will suffer consequences. I'm sure you'll refer to studies where one parent was absent, so the children suffered; isn't it pretty clear that the REAL problem is that there was an ABSENT parent, not that there wasn't a parent of each gender? Perhaps the Christians who are arguing against gay marriage should instead be arguing against divorce. How is it that divorce (another sin) is legal and easy to come by, but gay marriage is not? Are the heterosexual unions that happen one night in Vegas and are split by the next weekend more of a detriment to society than a solid homosexual union?

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dougk 08/10/10 - 12:17 am
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"America....hijacked by
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"America....hijacked by higher learning?" Thank God!!

impossible
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impossible 08/10/10 - 12:31 am
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Mr. Powell's words, "Now,
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Mr. Powell's words, "Now, finally. A judge in California has justified the rights of same-sex Americans to marry the people of their choice," and the "logic" of the Ninth Circus are, I fear, prophetic. That word "choice" sure gets around.
Using the logic of the Ninth Circus, why shouldn't one be allowed to marry his mother, father, sister, brother, child or several people at once if he "loves" them? Perhaps the Ninth Circus would not recognize Platonic love as "real" love because of it being devoid of lust. If marriage is no longer confined to the marriage of one man and one woman, then where can a court or anyone else draw the line? How could the Ninth Circus logically discriminate against any choice/taste?

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impossible 08/10/10 - 12:45 am
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Comparing decisions based on
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Comparing decisions based on skin color to decisions based on homosexual lust is an apples and oranges gamut. Another "marriage" for the Night Circus to legitimize might be to allow men to marry pre-pubescent boys so that members of the homosexual group NAMBLA can exercise their "choice."
Since "God made them that way," should kleptomaniacs's shoplifting be decriminalized?

JusticeForEva
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JusticeForEva 08/10/10 - 01:28 am
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Impossible as long as it's

Impossible as long as it's between CONSENTING ADULTS WHO AREN'T IN ANY DANGER AND ARE HAPPY WHAT IS IT TO YOU? Who do you think you are telling people that they can't be with who they love? That scary slippery slope fallacy you religious wingnuts use as a basis for your arguments is getting old. No one would ever allow CHILDREN to get married to pedophiles because they are not of the age of CONSENT. Morons.

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Roeschen 08/10/10 - 02:38 am
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JusticeForEva - First of all,

JusticeForEva - First of all, stop the name calling. It isn't necessary and it makes you look foolish. Secondly, never say never. Marriage has always been considered a union between a man and a woman. Now we are expected to believe a marriage can be between two people of the same sex. The crazies buy this fallacy so why stop there? Some people believe it is okay for adults to have sex with children. Why not push for that agenda to be legal? What is stopping them? What about marrying your dog or horse? From what has made the news recently, some people still believe it is okay to have sex with animals. Where does this stop?

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MajorPaul 08/10/10 - 04:02 am
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Gay folks do not want equal

Gay folks do not want equal rights when it comes to marriage, they want special rights. They already have equal rights.
Here is the problem with gay marriage. If you allow that, why not any other consenting adults?
Do all of you people who say 2 guys should be able to marry also agree that a brother should be able to marry his sister? Or a sister her sister? Or for that matter a father his daughter or son?
I mean, come on! If they are consenting adults should we stand in the way of their love just because incest is "icky"?
What about group marriages? Can six or seven people all get together and share marital bliss? Why not? I mean consenting adults and all.
Folks, think about what you say before you join the masses and bleat out the party line.

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carcraft 08/10/10 - 05:35 am
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There have NEVER in the

There have NEVER in the histories and cultures of mankind,as far as I can determine "Gay Marriage". If so please enlighten me scholars. So it is not just Bible thumpers but all the history of Human kind that defines marriage as a union of opposites..No matter how hard they try Adam and Steve or Brenda and Betty can't have children or produce a family unless they adopt..Just another piece of insanity from courts. When muslim men or fundmentalist mormons have polygamy and wefare rolls swell you will be thankful for this ruling!

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nofanofobama 08/10/10 - 06:15 am
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for all those who believe it

for all those who believe it is natural..would not evolution and natural selection weed out such a gene because it cant reproduce..those who believe gay marriage will end there are the ones on a slippery slope..i find gay relations wrong and unnatural..but if they want to its their choice and they can live with its consequences..use to be a time when the gay community wanted to be left alone now its in your face tatics that they want the rest of us to accept their behaviour as normal its not..

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Runner46 08/10/10 - 06:52 am
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I agree with Nofonobama.

I agree with Nofonobama. While same sex relationships do exist in nature, they are the exception, not the norm. In nature, the gay creatures are tolerated, but are rebuffed when they try to go beyond their group. The gay creatures only live for one generation, because they cannot reproduce their species. Only in homo sapiens have gays been tolerated to have the same rights as normals. If gays want legal relationship rights, let it be named something other than a Marriage. The name Civil Union comes to mind. Just don't call it a Marriage. The name Marriage is reserved for heterosexual couples by a long tradition. Heterosexual and homosexual do not have the same meaning. Marriage and Civil Union do not have the same meaning, although they may have the same or similar legal rights.

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johnston.cliff 08/10/10 - 07:20 am
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A gay judge ruled in favor of

A gay judge ruled in favor of gay behavior. How unbiased of him. Appeal.

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dashiel 08/10/10 - 07:43 am
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Mr. Powell, I concur that

Mr. Powell, I concur that this is a hopeful sign but am hesitant to call it a milestone. Also, I appreciate your letter's tone of liberation and release. However, you do leave us with an image of right-wingers milling outside heaven's gate which offends my religious sensibilities. Before this morning, I had never thought of St. Peter as a bullet-headed bouncer with a checklist, or his pearly guardhouse as a disco entrance.

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garner49 08/10/10 - 07:45 am
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A lot of good comments -

A lot of good comments - personally, I'm in agreement that marriage is one man/one women and those that go against that or live any other 'sin' will pay in the end.

How can one person (the judge) overrule the votes of 7 Million? That is what is wrong with this story. The people voted, that's constitutional.

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confederate american 08/10/10 - 07:56 am
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Two gay men behind a closed

Two gay men behind a closed bedroom door all on here should know what goes on and if you don't think this is sick and twisted,something is wrong with you.This is nothing more than a sickness,thank GOD they can't breed.

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seabeau 08/10/10 - 08:12 am
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I believe that in the near

I believe that in the near future science will isolate the genes that produces many of mankinds greatest physical and mental disorders. Homosexuals,child abusers, MS, Hemophilia,Bi-Polar disorder along with many other diseases, will go the way of the Dinosaurs. Society should not have to change its norms to fit those of the abnorm.

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usafvet 08/10/10 - 08:17 am
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"I did not (right) this" Okay

"I did not (right) this" Okay AC, try this demonstration.

dashiel
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dashiel 08/10/10 - 08:26 am
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The scope of a judge deciding

The scope of a judge deciding on a strictly legal issue has a much narrower and more precise focus than applies to a public referendum. American justice and American Idol are not the same and I am unanimous in this.

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jiclemens 08/10/10 - 08:33 am
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CONFEDERATE, fantasize about

CONFEDERATE, fantasize about this often?

confederate american
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confederate american 08/10/10 - 09:00 am
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No,to busy running around

No,to busy running around with your girlfreind

lsmith
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lsmith 08/10/10 - 09:39 am
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In the gypsy camp across the
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In the gypsy camp across the River they have pre-arranged marriages and marry basically between 4 or 5 families. Marrying cousins and (maybe worse) is a part of life there. The end result has been birth defects (6 toes etc) and a tendency for gypsies to be recognized by their seemingly asimilar facial features. You can usually tell a Traveler when you see on out, and you don't need a tip from their clothing. This type of inter-family marrying has been detrimental to them and for the most part illegal, but not enforced. To me the premise of the travelers marrying habits bare a similarity to that homosexuals. The fruits of these unions seem distorted and wrong. Think Rosie O'Donnell here.

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Dixieman 08/10/10 - 09:53 am
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Judge's ruling is a triumph

Judge's ruling is a triumph of his own personal convictions (not what judges are supposed to do) over the plain meaning and original intent of our Constitution.

usafvet
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usafvet 08/10/10 - 09:54 am
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In this respect, the

In this respect, the supposedly "wild" animals show more intelligence than humans. The birds are even smarter.

GAterp
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GAterp 08/10/10 - 09:58 am
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They used the Gays & Lesbians

They used the Gays & Lesbians in 2004, don't get fooled again.

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TheFederalist 08/10/10 - 10:09 am
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Methinks, Michael, that you

Methinks, Michael, that you are making the mistake of counting your chickens. I also think that labeling those that disagree with you as being, "right-wing fascists", does nothing but put you in the same category as those you are ranting against, and destroys your credibility, does it not? Finally, if you think for a second that GOD had anything to do with an openly gay activist judge ruling in your favor, in only round one of a long and bitter fight, then you are truly deluded and refuse to accept reality. Or are you, as I believe, actually using this forum to instead throw this ruling in the faces of your adversaries, because in your mind, God spoke to you, and like Moses, assured you of the absolute righteousness of your own opinion? The shame is yours Michael, as I am sure the big G does not like being used, even by one so self righteous as you.

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baronvonreich 08/10/10 - 10:32 am
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garner49 Tuesday, Aug. 10

garner49 Tuesday, Aug. 10 7:45 AM How can one person (the judge) overrule the votes of 7 Million? That is what is wrong with this story. The people voted, that's constitutional.
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Because America is a republic when individual's rights are protected by the Constitution and not subject to oppression by the majority. Ignorance, in the CSRA, is rampant.

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baronvonreich 08/10/10 - 10:36 am
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MajorPaul Tuesday, Aug. 10

MajorPaul Tuesday, Aug. 10 4:02 AM Gay folks do not want equal rights when it comes to marriage, they want special rights. They already have equal rights.
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Wrong. The government can either get out of the marriage business and stop granting special rights and tax breaks to married people (which would be preferable) or they can stop discriminating against people they don't allow to marry. They can't have it both ways.

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swinter05 08/10/10 - 10:53 am
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This folks, is why it is so

This folks, is why it is so important to vote for those that stand for the only TRUTH there ever was and ever will be, according to the Bible.

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