South Carolina Mayor Doesn't Want 'Queers Rammed Down Her Throat'
A South Carolina mayor's feelings are hurt following the fallout that's erupted after she posted on Facebook attacking gays seeking marriage equality. (The mayor's post was triggered by the marriage equality activism and in-roads that are currently being made in neighboring North Carolina.)
West Union,South Carolina mayor Linda Oliver wrote (and deleted) on Facebook:
"What's it gonna take to get these queers to realize they don't need a piece of paper. God will not bless their union because he plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to get your stuff when you die? Make a will."
As you can imagine that didn't go over well. People are now calling for Oliver to be removed from office and she's downright verklempt. Watch her interview with FOX Carolina:
Oliver tells FOX: "All I can say is if people want to crucify me that's fine. I know that following Jesus, I'm going to be crucified...And I got lambasted because I quoted the bible and stuff like that on Facebook and that's the way I feel...I have apologized, it's on there if people would just read the feed. They're focusing on the word and I apologized for that. If people would read the whole thing they'll see that I plainly said I will not say that anymore, I'll say homosexual...What I'm emotional about is because my feelings- the way I feel toward homosexuals is how I've been brought up."
Ah! The ignorance defense! Right on time.
What do you make of Oliver's "apology," Instincters? Should she be removed from office?