Tuesday, July 17, 2007

N.C Black Pastor asks why religion is being used to deny marriage to gays and lesbians!!!

Rev. Reggie Longcrier, pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach Church in Hickory, N.C.:submitted a question on marriage equality for the CNN's YouTube Presidential debate. The video is short, but powerful, and simple. The Rev.Longcrier's question was directed to former N.C. Senator John Edwards because of his statement that he is unable at this time to "cross that bridge" to support marriage equality. His wife Elizabeth is waiting on the other side of bridge, of course, since she favors the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

Rev.Regggie said:Sen. Edwards has said his opposition to gay marriage has been influenced by his Southern Baptist background. We know religion was once used to justify slavery, segregation and women not being allowed to vote, all of which today are recognized as unconstitutional and socially and morally wrong. So why is it still acceptable to use religion to justify denying gay and lesbian American their full and equal rights.

This country will see marriage for gays, it wil become reality.
It's time to end religious-based bigotry now and forever.

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Anonymous said...

It is not religious bigotry, it is principle and morality. I agree, the bible was used by people inappropriately with their bias to free slaves or interracial marriage. However, the bible is CRYSTAL CLEAR that immorality cannot dwell among us and homosexuality is one of those matters that perpetuate immorality.

Justice MH said...

@Captain: It is Religious base-bigotry! There is Nothing principle or moral about telling people who they can love, and be with! The bible is a fallible book written by men, and use by men to promote their hate, bigotry, and intolerance.

The bible is clear about slaves and interracial marriage, but i don't believe a all-loving God would want that!

The bible is contradicting, and inconsistent on what is immoral, and homosexuality is NOT in that group.

Keep bigoted moral code to yourself! Religious bigotry is is ungodly, anti-christ, and immoral.