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Forum Post: President Clinton: North Carolina's 'Amendment One is too big of a risk.'

Posted 2 years ago on May 7, 2012, 2:51 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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Tomorrow people in my state will vote on whether to extend their bigotry and hatred into the state's constitution, harming straight families and children in the process. Gay marriage is already banned in this state, but for organizations such as NOM, apparently that's not enough.

I know this seems like the farthest thing from what Occupy is fighting against, but bear with me. Amendment One is NOT about gay marriage. It is about control. A bunch of 1% policy makers are using their control over the Christian masses to take away others' civil rights. They want us to fight this war with each other over some works of fiction rather than focus our efforts on the corporations and politicians that are keeping our society suppressed.

Every major election has these fights, and they serve as a distraction for the 99%, so that we don't pay attention to the 1% puppet-masters that are controlling our lives from behind the scenes. The Bible, unfortunately, has been one of the ruling class' best tools to keep a population occupied with itself rather than its rulers.

Please take 10 minutes out of your day tomorrow and vote NO to this attack on all of our rights! You do NOT have to vote in either primary if you don't want to. You can just go in and vote on the amendment.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/06/1088915/-President-Clinton-North-Carolina-s-Amendment-One-is-too-big-of-a-risk-

"President William Jefferson Clinton is the latest, and arguably the most significant luminary, to lend his voice to the cause of stopping North Carolina's proposed Amendment One to ban gay marriage, civil unions and any legal recognition of any non-married relationships.

The 42nd president of the United States has released a message of unequivocal condemnation that will be used by the Protect ALL NC Families campaign for automated voter calls. "

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[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/26/1086759/-I-was-called-a-f-ggot-today

THIS is why we need to stand together and defeat bigotry in this state today:

"There are often visitors to the area on Franklin Street. You can always tell who isn't familiar with the area because they normally have cameras or maps or just look generally confused. I came across one man with his wife and daughter. He was lost and seemed generally irritable. I kept walking and I heard him say, "That's the problem with this school. Too many damn faggots like that one running around." He pointed at me. I can only assume he thought I wouldn't hear him.

I stopped. I didn't know what to say. I was mad as hell. Before I even had a chance to speak, a girl that I don't even know stopped and said, "The only problem in this town is small minded geezers like you." She smiled at me and kept walking.

I just shook my head at the guy and his family looked utterly embarrassed so I didn't say a word. It just reminds me of the type of folks that are out there voting yes on Amendment 1. They hate people like me. They hate people like you. That's what fuels them. Hate."

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/08/1089727/-Triad-People-of-Faith-AGAINST-NC-Amendment-One

"One thing I've found interesting and hopeful and under-remarked about the Amendment One issue is the fact that the first and most visible organizers against the amendment, as far as I've seen, has been Triad People of Faith. For most of my lifetime, we as a nation have associated faith with Conservatism. But it was not always so, and I believe it is not warranted -- religious Conservatives have simply been the loudest over the past forty years. People of faith in this country have been instrumental in ending slavery and segregation, in fighting militarism and corporatism, in prophetic witness against poverty and for universal healthcare. And now People of Faith are taking the lead against homophobic demagoguery. I'm happy to have them on my side."

Polls close in less than two hours. Don't forget to do this important deed before its too late!

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Today is the day. Don't forget to vote!

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Bigots still exist. What a shame:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11060469/

"Pinehurst, N.C. — A Moore County woman has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and removing three lawfully placed political signs after she was spotted last month removing signs against a controversial ballot initiative on marriage in North Carolina.

More Info Marriage Q&A: The Amendment

Heidi Thompson, 44, of West End, was arrested Wednesday, after a motorist reported seeing a woman and her daughter pulling up the signs April 18 on Morganton Road in front of the Country Club of North Carolina.

Thompson said Thursday that she was driving home after picking up her 13-year-old daughter from school and removed them after signs supporting the marriage measure had disappeared from her yard at least two dozen times.

"I didn't feel like I was stealing signs at the time," she said. "I just looked at it as picking up trash along the side of the road." "