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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:

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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?

 

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Why not give her what she wants? Crucify her then...oh, wait, no...she'd be sainted if we do....ok, just permanently shut her bigoted mouth instead..

She needs to realize it is 2013 and not 1947. If she wants to quote the bible, let her do it. The Bible has more abominations against heterosexuals than it does homosexuals. Every person is born with the right to be happy. No body can deny them that. God does not make any person, animal or other living thing that he does not love. Gays, lesbians, trans, bisexuals, straight, white, black, hispanic, purple or blue, it does not matter. This woman clearly needs a reality check. Have we learned nothing from the Chick Fila and Barilla fiascos? I'm ashamed that the world can't accept people for who they are. It's disgusting. 

She may have been brought up that way but this is 2013. With all the media exposure to science, other religious acceptances, government acceptances of equal rights, etc, etc (let alone "queer"dom) she should be questioning the belief she was brought up with! Especially that she is in a public office - how can she not be aware of the fundamental separation of church and state?? For this ignorance she should be recalled or held accountable !

It might be wiser to use this as an opportunity to educate those still ignorant regarding love being equal for all in society.  There is enough hatred and ugliness, as clearly seen by this major's galling words.  Time to turn these ridiculous and hurtful ideas around and stop the hate with enlightenment. Show her and those of her ilk that because you are raised a certain way does not mean you have to stay that way.  I hope I never live in a world where advancement and new paradigms are not possible.

She cannot make professional decisions on behalf of the LGBT community based on her inability to separate church and state.  FIRE THE BITCH! And fyi, it's not so easy to insure your "queer" with insurance, nor does everything legal stand up in court when being fought by right-wing family. I should know, I lost the love of my life while he was in the hospital as his right-wing family stole our POA and Living Wills and used them against us and then pulled his plug killing him.  So, on behalf of thousands like me living in the south, FIRE THE BITCH!

Adopt a pet queer today!

It disgusts me that people like this breed.

Get a life you Evil Bitch,,may you rot in hell for what you said...and you should be removed from office, you do not belong running any town with such hatred....YOU ARE AEVIL BITCH!!!!

Give her the boot. I'm queer and Christian and I'm tired of these straight, biogoted, loud mouth morons being the example of Christianity they lie, misquote the bible and they get news time

Religion is a disease of the mind and the greatest source of human suffering for millennium. She's further proof of that fact.

I was brought up by a racist, homophobic asshole. It made me realize everything I DIDN'T want to become as an adult. How you were raised is no excuse for being an awful person. I raised my daughter to believe everyone deserves love and happiness and love is a beautiful thing. When she came out to me, she knew nothing would change between us. That was the day I knew I had ended my hateful father's legacy. He, of course disowned us both. My life has been so much better since.

If she had a brain it whould die of lonlyness if the morons in her town want this ignorent c**t as there mayor they deserve what they got

Hope she's not someone's mother!

Since she likes to quote the bibble: "Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." (I Timothy 2:11-14)

So, shut da f*ck up!

This woman is a bad parody of a political figure.  She should NOT hold any public office because she makes decisions and operates from the place of her personal prejudices.  The fact that she was "brought up" that way is no excuse. People were also "brought up"  to call black people "niggers" too but thank goodness that is far less used today than it used to be.  ALL of the derogatory terms should be stricken from all languages, but it still wouldn't stop people from using them privately and in their heads and in places where others share their prejudices.  It's all such a shame.  This woman required termination from her position immediately because she is incapable of giving  her gay constituents equal treatment under the law.

She just needs to be filed under: HETERO-SUPREMACIST!  Her face is about as filthy as her toothless mouth! FUCK YOU, Linda Oliver!

O dear!  First let me preface by saying I am a card-carrying, gospel-singing, Bible-reading Christian by my own definition.  I have NEVER seen the word  'queer' in any form in the Bible.  Along with a lot of other things taken literally and out of context, this person uses her interpretations to justify her prejudices and ignorance.  I am 65 years old, and some of my very best memories are of my mothers friends  Little Willie and 'Miss' Maude.  Willie was interesting in my young eyes because he dressed like a lady and everybody called him she.  Miss Maude looked and dressed like a man, she had girlfriends and made the best bologna sandwiches I ever tasted!  These were people I loved, and in my own life, my best friend at 16 was a boy ( still a friend over 50 years later, and my movie partner) as is my very dearest buddy  today, ( who knows all about my sorry record with 'straight' men).  I don't give a tinker's damn who they sleep with, as long as I can steal a recipe, cry on a shoulder, snitch perfume, and receive the most fabulous Christmas gifts ever imagined!  Truly I don't know why they've put up with me all these years, but I can't imagine life without them....just the way they are.

O Shirley....what beautiful sentiment...what grace!....thank you!...we could all learn from you.

You sound like a wonderful person and I would love to have you for a friend.

I, and my gay brothers and sisters have had breeders rammed down our throats almost from the day we were born.  I have no desire to crucify anybody.  It sounds like she has been crucified by her own personality.

Quoted the Bible?  I missed her quote.  And, last time I checked, this wasn't a Christian nation.  This is the CIVIL RIGHTS issue of my generation, and I am sick and tired of dealing with these simple and closed minded f*cks!  I don't like your G*ddamn Christian BS shoved down my throat, but I don't go bashing Christians. 

I'm a queer Christian and I'm tired of these people making my faith look bad. Straight, ignorant, biogotied jerks are the minority in the Christian faith but they get all the news times

She said "God will not bless their union because he plainly speaks against queers in the Bible.

With this she implied that somehow her god used the word "queers" in the bible.  In fact, neither the word "queer" or "homosexual" were ever used in the bible and BECAUSE of the translation from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek were riddled with errors, it is quite possible that the alleged scripture the bigots are so find of quoting has been mistranslated.  In fact, the man who translated the King James version of the bible, William Tyndale was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and condemned to be burned to death, was strangled to death while tied at the stake, and then his dead body was burned for deliberately perverting the scriptures.  Tyndale's translation is the King James version which is still in use today although since his time there have been countless other alterations to the bible to make it more palatable and appealing to the changing societal ideas.
 

Like anyone cares what this old hag thinks.  She needs to stay in her double-wide and out of politics.

I do declare! How did this knuckle dragging swamp cunt ever get elected in the first place!? Marriage equality is more than a piece of paper. It is allowing 2 consenting adults to marry and have equal rights under the law that straight married couples benefit from! It's about more than just insurance benefits and wills! 

I am in LOVE with your comment and cant stop laughing. I'm from South Carolina, and its horrible to see people in power or office voice hatred when they chose a career in the public eye. I am still laughing at work. 

And Paula Deen was "brought up" to use the N word, yet we didn't let her get away with it, either, now did we, you hideous twat?

GIVE HER THE BOOT !

Remove That Evil BITCH....

Here's a newsflash, Mayor.  How we've been 'brought up' is not meant to be a fixed thing beyond which we never evolve.  It's not 'natural'.  And using a preferred term (which, just for future reference, is NOT homosexual - homosexual is a clinical term, and not generally favoured by the queer community...) to say ugly things does not reduce the impact.  If someone bashes me while shouting 'you same-sex-oriented person', it is NOT an improvement.

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