7 Comments


  1. Jack

    April 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Cash Michaels made an invaluable comment this past Sunday and I’m glad to hear this from Rev. Barber.

  2. Nannette

    April 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Rev. The bible is RIGHT!! God ordain Marriage between 1 Man and 1 Woman. Please refer to Lev. 18. God frowns against same sex marriage. Please reference to the bible!!

  3. Nannette

    April 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! It is not about hate or discriminating, It is all about JESUS. God ordianed Marriage between 1 Man and 1 Woman. He had reproduction in mind. I don’t hate anyone or discriminate against anyone, but I do follow God’s word. When he created Adam he took from Adam’s rib a WOMAN and called her Eve. We have an intellegent God! God even wrote in Lev. that man should not lay with his brother’s wife. This is bible! Either you are going to stand for something or you will fall for anything!!! I am VERY SHOCKED THAT A PREACHER WILL NOT STAND ON GOD’S WORD!

  4. Rob Schofield

    April 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    YIkes!

  5. Jack

    April 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

    If you follow God’s word then you are a conflicted person. Both the Old and New Testament can be confusing on issues concerning men and women, marry, don’t marry, stone this person for that reason, kill this person to prove yourself to me (God), don’t kill, at least two creation stories, and the list goes on.

    You don’t hate anyone but you’re willing to deny people their civil rights because they are different then you and are breaking God’s law. Of course there’s the “God’s law” is higher than man’s law thing but we’ve seen what kind of country is created when “God’s law” is interpreted by man, cruel and unusual punishment.

    I’ve been on your side of this and many other issues but one day I woke up. Blind obedience to anything or anyone – be it man or god – is a terrible thing for any person. In the Jewish faith the philosophy of making your case before God is encouraged. It is a good thing to challenge anyone or thing that says blind obedience is a show of true faith and love to god. They probability want your money obediently given.

    Rob said it best. Yikes!

  6. Melanie James

    April 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Nannette, according to some interpretations of the Bible God also ordained that the races could not intermix — hence the laws against inter-racial marriages Furthermore, the Bible requires that we not eat pork, or shellfish, that we not mix dairy and meat and that we not mix fabrics. Sounds to me like you are picking and choosing . . .

    Bless you, Reverend Barber. You have articulated the difference between religious marriage (the Sacrament) and the civil contract. It is NOT about Jesus, or or ANY other religious figure. It is about CIVIL RIGHTS.

  7. Corey

    April 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    At the day of judgement Rev. Barber will answer to God himself for speaking against the Bible.

Check Also

The best editorial of the weekend

There have been a lot of editorials lamenting ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

A pivotal legislative task force may be just beginning its dive into North Carolina’s school funding [...]

The controversy over “Silent Sam,” the Confederate monument on UNC’s Chapel Hill campus, has been ra [...]

North Carolina tries to mine its swine and deal with a poop problem that keeps piling up A blanket o [...]

This story is part of "Peak Pig," an examination of the hog industry co-published with Env [...]

Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a jaw-dropping civil rights lawsuit again [...]

Will Burr and Tillis really vote for this? For much of the 20th Century, one of the labels that Amer [...]

President Trump and Congressional Republicans aim to rebrand enormous tax cuts for the wealthiest ho [...]

20—number of years since a bipartisan coalition in Congress passed the Children’s Health Insurance P [...]

Spotlight on Journalism

We invite you to join a special celebration of investigative journalism! The evening will feature Mike Rezendes, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe Spotlight Team known for their coverage of the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

Tickets available NOW!

Spotlight On Journalism

This event will benefit NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center. Sponsorship opportunities available now!

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more