CHARLOTTE: Christians Rally Against Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance

Follow local journalist Matt Comer as he reports from the scene via Twitter.

  • Secure

    “Homo-Nazis are destroying our nation?” Say that directly to the face of every homosexual serving honorably in our Armed Forces right now.

    • TampaZeke

      They don’t believe a gay person can serve honorably so that’s nothing that they would consider.

      • Ed Burrow

        more to the point, TZ, what does a gay person look like?

        • Bad Tom

          We look like everyone.

        • Paula

          All you guys are obviously lispy and sachet around all the time. 😉
          And we dykes all smoke seegars, have short hair and wear Army boots.

          • Gurl! Some of us may sashay (saˈSHā/
            verb 1. walk in an ostentatious yet casual manner)
            our way down the boulevard…this is a sachet

          • Paula

            OOPS! My bad!

          • Ed Burrow

            Not to mention, Yall can build a house over a weekend.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Yes we can!

          • Does this mean I’m a dyke?????

          • Paula

            An honorary one.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Army boots….Doc Martins, Birkenstocks or my personal favorite, Earth Shoes.

    • LovesIrony

      Barron Von Stueben who saved the revolution and allowed the US to become the US was gay

    • And obviously all these anti-gays forgot that Don’t Ask Don’t tell ever existed because if they acknowledge it they’re negatively impacting their own hatred…

  • 2patricius2

    One sign reads: “Homo-Nazis are destroying the nation our vets fought for…”
    Gay civil rights activists are destroying the nation our LGBT vets fought for? I think not.

    • Sam_Handwich

      becuz BENGHAZI!

      • 2patricius2

        You mean Ben Gay? 🙂

        • MDB

          BEN FAGH Zi !!

  • penpal

    It’s always nice to see these teabags holding signs about the sanctity of the military, and simultaneously denigrating the military by shitting on the gay and lesbian servicemembers who have perished defending their right to be fucking bigoted assholes.

    But what would you expect from people who use the words “homo-nazis”, as if the Holocaust was a matter of mere inconvenience to the millions of people who were murdered during it?

    These people are sociopaths.

    • MDB

      At leest thay dressd in thayurr bestest Wal-mart
      jammies ! So’s white-Geezuz wuld bee proyud !

    • Gest2016

      Not to mention the fact it was a gay that ostensibly won Word War II.

  • TommyTune

    I just don’t get what motivates some people to take time out of work, losing income in the process, in order to protest against people keeping their jobs for the “crime” of being themselves. In any other context it would make no sense whatsoever.

    • Harley

      I counted less than 50 heads in the crowd, about 7 cameras, several children who have no clue why they are out there. Mostly women and a few old men sprinkled in for color so nobody is missing work in this crowd.

    • another_steve

      You’re assuming these people have jobs.

      I suspect that in some cases, what motivates these Neanderthals is the fear of going to hell if they don’t actively participate in the homo-hate. Their preachers tell them that Zeus expects and demands this of them. And keep in mind, we’re not exactly talking about highly educated nuclear physicists here…if ya get my meaning.

      In other cases, I suspect their churches and mosques and synagogues and whatever bus them in, with free coffee and donuts on the way.

      And if you don’t have much goin’ on in your life, that sounds like a lovely day, don’t it?

    • TampaZeke

      One thing motivates these people: FEAR! And from fear flows hate and suspicion and anger.

      Fear and religion are like the “which came first? The chicken or the egg” debate. Religion was created in response to fear which is created and promoted by religion.

      • TommyTune

        I agree. Have you ever seen the movie or read the book “The Name of the Rose?” The movie starred Sean Connery. Fear and medieval Catholic thinking was at the very heart of that drama.

        • John30013

          An excellent movie!

        • TampaZeke

          I haven’t seen that movie but it’s now at the top of my list of must sees! Thanks.

          • TommyTune

            That movie did something for me that most period pieces these days don’t (except maybe Downton Abbey, which is why I like it so much) – it swept me away to a completely different time and place and did so in a convincing manner. As an added bonus, there’s also a rather hot nude scene with a very young Christian Slater.

    • Nexus1

      Fear. Fear is a very strong motivator.

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      Simple. Somebody told them that “God hates f**s.”

  • 2patricius2

    Any indication how many are gathered there to show their hatred for LGBT citizens? From what I can see in the pictures, it doesn’t look like a lot.

    • Circ09

      160-200 according to Comer’s twitter.

      • kevin vincent

        Damn… That really is pathetic

      • agcons

        In a city the size of Spokane that number would be pathetic.

  • MDB

    Damn mother-fucking Southern Bab-tisstts and their damn
    fucking AGENDAS !!!

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      The RC Bishop is up to his neck in it too. Not just the baptists.

  • Bared Bear

    fake praying is hard. the neck waddles are almost pink with hate wrapped in a bible verse and ribboned with faux caring.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Where are the Benham brothers ???

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Pop Flip is there. According to the Twitter feed Joe posted, him no likee pictures.

      • What? He’s afraid it will steal his soul? Or that he won’t show up on the photo?

        • kevin vincent

          Well the gathering is a lolflop all that hype and less than 200 people

          • So probably a mix of superstition and fear of embarrassment. Pretty much how those types run their lives, I guess.

        • Nexus1

          It’s probably because he doesn’t want to be visually linked to the ‘Nazi’ sign and other bold hate like that. He wants to be the ‘pretty’ ‘dolled-up’ face of hate, not the real one that’s ugly and boil infested.

    • Stev84

      At the local glory hole

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Pic1: Very unhappy with the doilies he ordered from Amazon.

  • kevin vincent

    That’s it? Looks like a pathetic gathering doesn’t even look like 100 people

  • Bared Bear

    they fight so hard because if gays are allowed to exist with dignity and people start accepting gays as human beings… then their bible is wrong.

    • Prion

      Which, in addition to anti-gay, also explains anti-other religions, anti-evolution, anti-science, anti-rational thinking, anti-intellectual honesty, …

    • guest

      It should be written on every thread about these haters, that is is worth noting their Jesus always, 100% is in agreement with their position of hate and what they want in this world.

      The most important example of this is their Prosperity Gospel. These hates will do anything to justify their hatred and their wants, even teaching their God is rewarding you to be rich, so there is no need to help the poor, because their god wants them poor. That is beyond sick for a religion that claims it was based on love and helping others.

    • PeterC

      “Their interpretation” of the bible is Wrong. The Bible just does not support what they say.

    • Nexus1

      Sadly I think the acceptance of this fact will be just as hard for them as accepting that the bible was wrong about slavery as well. I think just as in the past those who are alive and ascribe to that belief will just have to leave the stage in order for things to change, their opinions are written in stone for them. Oprah said it best when she talked about those who were marinated in racism.

  • Happy Dance

    “homo nazis are destroying the nation our vets bled for…” Exactly how? I want to know specifically how, and when it happened, because you people are so full of shit I can smell you all the way in Florida. The ones destroying the nation are the Christianist pigs!

    • matt

      I live in NC. I’m practically suffocating under the smell of the shit.

  • shellback

    Homos are vets too. (see top photo)

  • Ed Burrow

    Sign in the background….homo nazis are destroying the nation our vets bled for. stop the…
    Um…again with the stupidity…as if none of those vets were gay and or our allies.

    • DumbHairyApe

      And, as if we’re anything about “destroying”. … “Decorating” maybe, but not destroying.

      This sign would make a lot more sense:

      “Homo Nancys are decorating the nation our vets bled for.” I could support that sign.

  • kevin vincent

    It’s funny how the continuously ignore that the Nazi’s slaughtered homosexual’s over 10,000 perished and that’s not getting into the Jewish, handicap, Gypsy ect… Victims who might have been gay

  • Boy Elvis

    NC, eh? They’re gonna get a whuppin’ from Madison Kimrey if they keep this up.

    http://samuel-warde.com/2014/08/kids-on-same-sex-marriage/

  • EDinMCO

    Shouldn’t the headline read “Christian fundamentalists” or “Religious extremists” or “Anti-equality activists”?

    • Stev84

      No

  • TheManicMechanic

    How many of these were bused in after a promise of lunch?

    • kevin vincent

      Apparently less rthan200 even bothered showing up

      • agcons

        It must be a really shitty lunch, even for a free one.

  • Ed Burrow

    200 people on a nice 68 degree day with scattered clouds (as of 3:40 pm)…yeah, real freaking pathetic.

    • kevin vincent

      Less than 200 possibly and they had DAYS of hyping this nonstop

    • DumbHairyApe

      at least half of them look to be children dragged along by their hate-filled parents…

  • bkmn

    You know your religion is pretty shitty when it is all lies. Unfortunately these people are so trapped inside their little bubble that they will never know any better.

    • I must be one of those people trapped inside a little bubble because I was gay now Christian and I know God’s transforming power. Contrary to what may not be a popular belief with the LGBT group – I believe there is going to be a remnant of homosexuals who will come to Jesus Christ in these last days. It is solely for these individuals that I will continue to stand up boldly and proclaim my testimony of what a very real GOD has done in transforming my life. I came out of the perverted lifestyle of homosexuality and married a beautiful woman and now have a handsome 19 year old son. I have experienced 30 years of freedom from the bondage of homosexual sin and I am proud to serve as an Ambassador For Christ. Regardless of how militant the LGBT may be, God’s people will never be silenced in declaring that Jesus Christ is Lord and King. Selah

      • bkmn

        It sounds like you have been reprogrammed dude.

        • No reprogramming here dude…I just have the mind of Christ now because truth has set me free from confusion, lies and deception of the devil. Im free in Christ!

  • TampaZeke

    Can’t you just feel the love of Jeezus?

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Gustav2

      This time the Christianists are scared. In ’92 there was no chance for change. There was no chance we would be full citizens.

      • Jonty Coppersmith

        What are they scared of though? That the local government won’t enforce their religious beliefs on the whole city?

        • Gustav2

          They are afraid of losing their percieved pedestal

          • BudClark

            Perhaps if they lubed it, sat on it, and slid down it.

  • RLK2

    How many pro supporters were there to counter their 160 to 200? That is the question.

  • Billanddogs

    Looks for all the world to me that their motto is Don’t Dolt Charlotte. I keep thinking, “Too late, there are far many dolts there already.”

    • Guest

      I read that at first as “Don’t DOLT Charlotte.”

  • Sam_Handwich

    Where are the Twinkle Twins?

    • kevin vincent

      Apparently they don’t like photos (Not that I blame Thom all that time hyping and not even 200 show up)

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Busy….

      • LonelyLiberal

        It’s gonna take a lot of lube for that bat to go all the way in.

        • Furface

          Perhaps not. Isn’t Goatse a hero of theirs.

        • Bad Tom

          Lube. And practice.

        • oikos

          I’ll bet it already fits. Practice makes perfect.

        • WNY

          Nah- just a little spit and ambition…..

    • delk

      Aaron Schock needed new office furniture.

  • Bared Bear

    pastor semen latte and pastor eat-da-poo-poo ran into kirk cameron’s banana… again… and again… until the peeling was worn off. FOR JESUS!!!!

  • delk

    My husband is Jewish. I’m I still considered a Homo-Nazi? Or is my husband a Homo-Nazi lover?

    • oikos

      Yes

  • TampaZeke

    I’m always particularly intrigued by the black segregationists who proudly speak at, and attend, these hate events.

  • oikos

    Looks to be 50, maybe 60 people out of a population of almost 800,000 people or .0075 of the population.

  • Sam_Handwich

    any way to watch the meeting?

  • anne marie in philly

    something’s missing from these pix…I KNOW! the white robes and hoods!

  • Gigi

    Re: the “Sodomite HRC Founder Raped Boy” poster. I read about a woman who held her 3-year-old daughter’s hand while her husband raped her (his own daughter) so “it wouldn’t hurt so much.” Should we ban all heterosexuals from marrying and raising children because of them?

    • Mark

      And of course the ADF lawyer who made porn with her underage daughter.

  • Can’t you just feel the “Christian” love?

  • lenvus

    I get sick and tired from hearing the whole “christians are not homophobic,” “there are moderate christians who ‘aren’t like that…” yada yada yada…

    Well, my question is this: Where the hell are all of these so-called Moderate Christians marching in the streets holding signs saying “Vote YES”? Where are the LGBT-supportive Christians protesting in favor, holding their signs? I sure as hell don’t see them out there. Do you?

    • oikos

      They’re NALT there.

      • noni

        They’re over at DailyKos giving HRs to anyone who disagrees with them.

        • oikos

          I don’t post there or I would go give em hell.

          • noni

            It’s pathetic over there now. There is a group of “Christians” who swarm in to every diary (long after the diary is fresh) and HR everyone who has an opinion in disagreement with theirs. They claim to be NALTs.

          • Nexus1

            What does HR mean? Sorry I’m not a DailyKos reader.

          • Guest

            I don’t know what it means either. I did look it up in the urban dictionary, and it appears to mean “lord it over everybody,” as if it was the Human Resources (HR) department coming down hard on someone for misbehaving.

          • noni

            hide rate. comments that are hide rated and eventually causes commenter to be banned. So the NALTs use it all the time to make sure no one “persecutes” them.

          • Nexus1

            Thank you for the explanation.

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          Do you mean right now? Which diary?

          • noni

            No. I don’t post over there anymore. Just letting others know my experience about NALT Christians. Thanks for asking.

      • lenvus

        “NALT”?

        • oikos

          Not All Like That

    • Nexus1

      Moderates on any issue don’t tend to protest. It’s almost always people who are extreme or very passionate in their opinion that go to rallies and protests. There were more people against the Vietnam and Iraq wars than participated in protests, there are more people who are in support of Presidential candidates then go to speeches or rallies. The people you see out there now are the extreme so they will show up to these kinds of things, but there isn’t a large extremely pro gay faction of Christianity at this point. When there is you will see those types of numbers, but for now just as when segregation was being fought out in the 60’s, the majority of the people who thought it should be abolished are siting at home watching it unfold on TV and shaking their heads in dismay. Just like in the 60’s it took people seeing the images of women and children being threatened and harmed by police to mobilize the middle/moderate population of this country. The images of the nutjobs out there today will spur more moderates on into participating in the next debate. It doesn’t help right now, but the naked animus on display will harden more moderates positions and make them firm supporters.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Where was the moderate christian counter protest, here? They don’t have to wave signs in the street. I’d take letters of support, op ed pieces, quotes in articles, published sermons, massive petitions. Anything at all that would show that they are doing something other than standing on the sidelines and watching these neanderthals speak for them.

    • BudClark

      See my comment above.

      Ra-MEN!

    • These so called “Moderate Christians” you speak of are what I refer to Apostate Christians– those Christians who love the gay and lesbians with the genuine love of Jesus but they dont take it one step further and encourage the gay/lesbian to see the need for the repentance of the sin of homosexuality. Without seeing homosexuality as a sin, the homosexual community will never see the need for repentance and forgiveness..there are many “Gay Christians” who may experience a form of the love of Jesus, but the truth it that is only half the truth– there is the redemptive part of relationship with Jesus and it is what actually will allow the homosexual the forgiveness and be given access to heaven and unto the Father in Heaven. I know all about this because I was once in the gay lifestyle and now I know the truth that has made me free. They call me “The Feather and The Sword”. (The love of Christ (The feather) and true deliverance (The Sword of the Spirit of God). Selah!

      Signed, The Feather and The Sword

  • Taylor

    Shouldn’t all those props…errr…I mean kids, be in school?

  • Sam_Handwich

    meeting starts at 6pm

    i guess it will be live streamed and a link will turn up here:

    http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CityCouncil/meetings/Pages/default.aspx

  • Bared Bear

    i would be embarrassed for them, but i know they like praying in public for the attention and to show off how self-righteous they are.

  • Stuart Wyman-Cahall
    • Sam_Handwich

      Manchin’s a fucking buffoon

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Gerry Fisher

    Interesting tweet from the journalist’s feed: Flip Benham at @NCValues First Baptist Church rally: “We are dealing w/ infantile little children who desperately need Jesus” #cltequality

    So, he believes in a sky fairy, and we’re being infantile.

    • Mark

      Damn big mirror he’s looking in.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, so he’s not talking about the attendees of this rally?

  • Mark_in_MN

    The guy in the top picture is an “Evangelical”. He has the hair, the facial expression (he’s trying to telegraph mental effort of some kind), the hand gesture (including the way he’s holding the microphone), the suit…..

  • JamesStone

    So many children in these pics… I wonder how many of them are gay??? Ugh…

    • Sam_Handwich

      i’ve always been of the mindset that kids don’t belong at these things, on either side.

  • Sam_Handwich

    council meeting is starting …

    http://tinyurl.com/lq5obyu

  • noni

    Council Meeting Live
    Public comment 117 citizens signed up to speak.
    Prepare for the hatefest.
    http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CityCouncil/meetings/Pages/default.aspx

  • Ninja0980

    The fact they keep comparing us to Nazis is no accident.
    They truly do view us as belonging among the most evil groups in history.

  • MDB

    Here is a LIVE link to the Charlotte city council meeting 6:15 EST

    http://www.fox46charlotte.com/story/28233022/charlotte-city-council-to-vote-on-lgbt-proposal

  • noni

    First out: The Persecuted Christian

  • Tim in Big D

    The bible says blah blah blah.. it’s the same every time. Nothing new under the sun here. The stupid, it burns.

  • JalapeñoBusiness

    Un-fucking-believable. Fear mongers running amok in Charlotte City Council chambers.

    https://twitter.com/qnotescarolinas/status/572544877361295360

  • StuckNtexas

    Best Happy Hour Drinking Game for Monday: Every time opposition says “Because Gawd . . . .”

  • Bj Lincoln

    Wow! A whole what….hundred people showed up and were handed a sign? Shame on them. Double shame on any people of color for wanting to do this because they fail to remember there are LGBT people of every color and they suffer from the same discrimination they do!
    My friends and I make a game out of how many reasons we are discriminated for in order to deal with it all. Try being a black Muslim lesbian or an Indian Hindu gay man. Our transgender friend has begun noticing his male privilege and some things really bother him.
    All this because of some twisted version of a very old book.
    Fuck!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Are they asking for segregated restrooms too? I’m not surprised since most of them belong to the KKK.

  • furyatx

    To the shitstain holding the upper most photo about vets… I am a disabled combat veteran who fought for your rights to be a douche and make that sign oh a and I love dick too… Fuck off asshole.

  • goofy_joe

    I’m still waiting for the day when this is all behind us and we can look back and show the next generation how silly and ignorant these people were. Kind of like we do with the KKK, or the Nazis.

  • Sean

    ..

  • BudClark

    Why is it that whenever Konservative KKKriSTAINist Kultists pray, they ALL look like they’re trying to expel a BIG, HARD turd???

    “Help me, Jeebus! I’m PUSHING as hard as I can!”

  • BudClark

    Where are all the Episcopalians, ELCA Lutherans, “More Light” Presbyterians, Moravians, Unitarian-Universalists, Quakers, Reform and Conservative Jews, Old Catholics, rational United Methodists, American Baptists, Association of Baptists, Dignity, Integrity, pro-gay Mormons, Affirmation, Axios, etc. etc. etc.???

    NALT is a paper tiger.

    Poop or get off the pot, Christian leftists!