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  1. Rob Schofield

    August 31, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Thanks, Greg.

  2. Jack

    August 31, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Aristotle also said “The only stable state is the one in which all men [people] are equal before the law.”

    The rally cry of “Come Folwell me!” has been sounded. The NCGA is calling for the formalization of institutional discrimination against its own citizens, and asking the voters of NC to sanction its cause.

    A guy by the name of Pilate called upon citizens to make a decision so he could wash his hands of a sticky political situation and that process didn’t turn out so well for falsely accused.

    The entities of fear and ignorance have stepped into the light of day to expose their ugly purpose – state sanctioned discrimination.

    What the #%&#@ is going on in our country?

  3. Rev. Carl Johnson

    August 31, 2011 at 10:25 am

    As a minister, I object to Stam’s small minded, misguided interpretation of Christianity as a method to discriminate against any and all. Stam has no right to inject his religious beliefs into civil law. Furthermore, the stance that he and other anti-gay legislators take violates my right to marry loving adult couples, regardless of sexual identity.

    There are far more pressing problems facing this state than the religiously inspired discrimination against our LBGT family. LBGT are not ‘them;, they are us – our fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, children, aunts and uncle..our cousins, our friends…

    Let’s solve the education funding crisis, and the jobs debacle. Leave the personal religious agenda out of politics.

  4. david esmay

    August 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

    With the economic situation in NC deteriorating at a rapid pace, what purpose is served in denying indivdual rights to 10% to 20% of it’s population. I have lived most of my life in this state, but I’m a native Iowan, a very rural, down to earth state that approved same sex marriage a few years ago largely because they recognized that inividual rights protected by the constitution are all inclusive. We have more pressing issues at hand and the actions of the right are just pandering to a minority within their own party.

  5. AdamL

    August 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Hold on, when Stam was asked whether or not people choose to be gay he says “Some do and some don’t”. What does that mean? Is he saying that it’s not a choice for some people?

  6. Challenges and Priorities

    August 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    […] Leader Paul “Skip” Stam and House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell held a press conference yesterday in Winston-Salem where they attempted to justify why the NC General Assembly is going […]

  7. […] Phil Berger has explained why North Carolina needs to take this action. All they’ve done is defer to the radical right-wingers in their own party and offer vague statements about wanting to let the people be heard, blah, […]

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