BERMUDA: Thousands Of Haters Call On Government To Appeal Recent Same-Sex Marriage Ruling [VIDEO]

Bermuda’s Royal Gazette reports:

Thousands rallied behind same-sex union opponents Preserve Marriage yesterday outside Parliament, alongside a smaller peaceful demonstration by supporters of same-sex marriage. Addressed by various speakers, the crowd reiterated calls for the Government to appeal the Supreme Court’s decision permitting same-sex unions. While the group’s charitable status has been revoked, Preserve Marriage vowed to continue as a registered company with more than 500 members.

“We are not to be bullied into silence, and we want to encourage Bermuda to stand for marriage,” one speaker told the crowd, maintaining that the group had been hit with “hate speech and biased reporting”. Crowds flocked to the grounds of the House of Assembly, with onlookers lining the streets, many carrying signs reading: “I am standing today for marriage to be between a man and a woman for Bermuda’s next generation.”

The crowd also chanted: “One woman, one man, we need to take a stand.” Other signs opposed to same-sex marriage visible at the demonstration included: “Obedience is better than sacrifice,” and “2 **** boy can’t get married”. Signs among supporters of the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda included: “Let’s have the humility to leave the final judgment to God himself”, and “Love wins”.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    They seem to think they can no longer marry or make babies or something.

  • Sam_Handwich

    listening to the speakers, it sounds like opposite sex marriage was outlawed.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    That’s sad. I love Bermuda and found the people truly amazing. So sad. What is going on the world? There’s some sort of global movement to hate. Is this what it felt like before humanity sank into the Dark Ages?

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Which people?

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Uhm. The people that live there. I’m not understanding your question.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          I guess you didn’t meet these people. I’m wondering how you would have been treated if you were a gay man.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            I did meet the people and me and my girlfriend at the time were treated really well. It was a very fun couple of weeks.

    • bambinoitaliano

      I believe the human species has over stay its welcome. We are heading towards extinction.

    • Karl Dubhe

      The Dark Ages weren’t really about hate. That was the result of a collapse of government/empire.

      They weren’t that dark, either. 🙂 According to my history prof, ages ago.

      • Hue-Man

        They’re a Christendom thing: the Muslim world kept alive the ancient works of Greece and Rome.

        • Karl Dubhe

          Not really. There was some learning, and some government. It wasn’t total anarchy. If it were truly dark, we’d know absolutely nothing about that era in Europe.

          But we do know some things. 🙂 That’s the point my old prof made. vov

    • shivadog

      Seems more like the 1930s, with the rise of fascism around the globe.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    “While the group’s charitable status has been revoked…”

    Have to give Jamaica credit for this at least.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Bermuda.

    • ChrisMorley

      Bermuda is the island revoking Preserve Marriage’s charitable status.

      The Charity Commissioners denied the application for three reasons:

      • Preserve Marriage’s purposes being “unlawful” in light of the landmark
      May 5 Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed in Bermuda;
      • its purposes causing “more detriment than benefit” by appearing to
      “single out and victimise” people based on their sexual orientation; and
      • its purposes being purely political.

      The commissioners also agreed that since the Government wasn’t planning to appeal the Supreme Court ruling, its ban should be considered final.

      http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170526/preserve-marriage-no-longer-charity

  • Moebym Reborn

    “Obedience is better than sacrifice”

    WHAT THE FUCK kind of a belief is that?

    • safari

      Sounds like the new GOP slogan

    • coram nobis

      What does it even mean?

      • safari

        Shut up and toe the line?

        • Danieruw

          “I was told to toe the line.
          Instead I kissed the boys and made them cry.
          And still you think it’s funny.
          I was late.
          Well, god told me to wait.
          And in the end, when hearts were handed out,
          Some of us missed out.”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        They want to suicide for jesus??

        • safari

          But is it sacrafice if the body is a prison for the soul?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I’m going to go have drinks. Many of them.

      • Karl Dubhe

        Deus Volt. Or is that vult, or vault…

        Some shit that in English would be God’s Will! (with far more exclamation points.)

      • shivadog

        In the Bible when god told the Jews to massacre everyone in a city, men, women and children,even the livestock, they kept some of the livestock to sacrifice, and God was pissed. That is where the line about “it is better to obey than to sacrifice” came from. Such a loving God.

        • Hue-Man

          And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
          1 Samuel 15:22 KJV

      • jonfromcalifornia

        That’s a deliberate misquote of the Bible which states that God desires “mercy and not sacrifice” (Matthew 9:13). The conservative Pharisees were criticizing Jesus for eating and drinking with sinners like prostitutes and tax collectors instead of attacking them and separating himself from them like the self righteous Pharisees were doing. That was Jesus’ response to the conservatives of his day.

  • Acronym Jim

    “2 **** boy can’t get married”

    Once again, these idiots prove that they don’t believe lesbians exist.

    • Moebym Reborn

      It’s worse somehow to these bigots that two men can marry each other than the fact that two women can.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        If you think it through, this proves that homophobia and misogyny have the same roots.

        • Steverino

          Bingo.

      • Todd20036

        It’s not that 2 men can marry, it’s that some men can be “submissive” in bed simply because they are bottoms.

        To some people, that is an overwhelming contradiction

    • safari

      Lesbians can’t be emasculated men to them.

    • ChrisMorley

      That’s true, but the Bermudan law until 1994 only banned gay male sex. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Bermuda#Law_regarding_same-sex_sexual_activity

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  • safari

    Men and women can still marry in the next generation. Even to the opposite sex.

  • Karl Dubhe

    “humility to let god decide”? Please, let’s keep fictional characters out of the debate, eh?

    Unless they have some proof that their favourite god or goddess exists. 🙂

    • safari

      My god ate theirs.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I ate their god, it gave me indigestion.

        • Todd20036

          My god has a 12 foot penis.

          Hail Priapus!!

          • m_lp_ql_m

            My god has a 12-penised foot!

            Hail foot fetish!

        • safari

          M’lord

    • BearEyes

      My favourite goddess is green goddess

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  • boobert

    Sick people ! Mind your own business. If you don’t like same sex marriage, don’t marry someone of the same sex ! Oh yea, “PERIOD ! “

  • Macbill

    How can they sleep at night knowing someone is loved by another. The Horror! The Horror!!!

  • bambinoitaliano

    They can feel every anal penetration the gay men does when we fuck.

  • bkmn

    Poor precious snowflakes. Snowflakes in Bermuda, whodathunk?

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  • Bj Lincoln

    Just because gays/lesbians can marry DOES NOT mean you can’t have ALL the same marriage rights they have. You will not lose ANY of your government benefits or lose face with your chosen belief system. You will still be able to make babies, some of who will be gay. Your rights and lives will NOT change. Gay marriage changes NOTHING about your life so…FUCK OFF!

  • Blake Mason

    I am standing with the rainbow alliance in that vid.

  • acde

    Anyone want to bet they are all evangelical xtianists?

  • Silver Badger

    “Let’s have the humility to leave the final judgment to God himself.” Evangelicals don’t really trust their god. They’re either giving him orders or begging him to change his mind.

  • Hank

    FYI:
    Bermuda
    Size: @ 1/3 the size of DC!! Population: 65,000
    Ethnic groups: black 53.8%, white 31%, mixed 7.5%, other 7.1%, unspecified 0.6% (2010 est.)
    Languages: English (official), Portuguese
    Religions: Protestant 46.2% (includes Anglican 15.8%, African Methodist Episcopal 8.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.7, Pentecostal 3.5%, Methodist 2.7%, Presbyterian 2.0 %, Church of God 1.6%, Baptist 1.2%, Salvation Army 1.1%, Brethren 1.0%, other Protestant 2.0%), Roman Catholic 14.5%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.3%, other Christian 9.1%, Muslim 1%, other 3.9%, none 17.8%, unspecified 6.2% (2010 est.)

  • Franciscan

    Excuse me, but the majority in Bermuda is black, so where did this crowd come from? Were they bused in from Alabama?

  • SDG

    OK, what EXACTLY is Bermuda’s contribution to the world, besides shorts, onions and that pesky triangle?

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