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Thousands Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage In Sacramento

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Controversial minister Lou Engle has held several religious, anti-gay gatherings called Call to Conscience, all over the country. He held another Call, which are supposed to bring holiness and purity, or something like that, back to America, in Sacramento yesterday. The event drew 15,000 people, including Mike Huckabe, who asked God to forgive America for abortions, pornography and, of course, marriage equality.

The AP reports on the hate-filled event:

The Sacramento event, Engle said, helped to highlight immoral laws being passed out of the Capitol and called on traditional marriage to be restored.

"If marriage is going to be upheld between a man and a woman, which we believe is the best for families and children and society, then right now, it seems we need divine intervention," Engle said in an interview between appearances on stage. "That's part of the reason we're coming here, to pray, but also to take a stand and be a prophetic voice to stand for truth."

The Sacramento Bee describes some of the hateful speakers and their reaction to the recent prop 8 ruling from Judge Walker.

Among the speakers was Tony Perkins, a leader of the religious right and head of the Washington lobbying group the Family Research Council.

Perkins railed against U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker for overturning Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. He said Walker's ruling diminished the legal rights of religious people opposed to gay marriage.

"If (the ruling) stands, in one generation we will have gone from banning the Bible in public schools to banning religious beliefs in society," Perkins said.

The event's organizer, conservative Kansas City evangelist Lou Engle, urged the crowd to "break the altar of homosexual marriage."

According to the Bee, those attending the Call also prayed for bisexual women and middle-aged men who play video games.

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  1. 1. Great last line
    2. Why are these people wasting their energy being opposed to equality? They need to pull the bible out of their asses and read it. Then keep score on how many times homosexuality is mentioned. Then compare that to how many times adultery is mentioned.

    With all the causes in the world to devote your energy to...Darfur, global warming, those in America living in poverty, etc...they choose gay families? What a waste of time.

    Posted by: Jon Lee | Sep 5, 2010 8:24:54 AM


  2. So the usual suspects got together and threw a Klan rally? Big deal. 15,000 tea party/hater Republicans showed up. Big surprise. Mike "I Wanna Be Prissident" Hackabee (that was a misspell but it's ironic, so I'll leave it) showed up, asking God for forgiveness for America. Thanks, Mike, we don't forgiveness except from people like you. Having people like you in this country is our punishment because you speak in the name of someone you don't seem to know very well (Jesus).

    I just wish when Engle asked for God's intervention one of two things would have happened. The obvious is a bolt of lightening to take old Lou down to dust. The second would have been someone with some enlightenment in the crowd to yell, "And if He doesn't, will you shut the fuck up and go away forever?"

    Pharisees. They've been around since before Jesus. And even he loathed them.

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 5, 2010 8:30:06 AM


  3. you know Gay marriage is going to stand in California and now that the GOP could care less about the issues, all of the nutcases are going to come out of woodwork. I mean, abortion legalization happened in the 70's and they haven't been able to do anything.
    Arnold Swartzenagger (sp) and Jerry Brown have bowed out and said, we not fighting this, without them...NO appeal. Because outside sources cannot dictate what that state does. and it is the outside sources that seem to be concerned. These people need to get a life a worry about something that matters...like jobs, the environmnent. hello!!
    And as far the argument goes...it goes both ways...somehow gay marriage is an inditement of religious people...what about the gay people who live in this country, pay taxes...they are not allowed, I mean I thought we were a free nation, isn't that what they keep spouting about? Fuck em!!

    Posted by: Paul | Sep 5, 2010 8:38:19 AM


  4. Oh, man. As I middle-aged, videogame-playing, gay dude married to another dude, I am so fucked.

    Oh, well. Back to Stargate 2.

    Posted by: Scot Colford | Sep 5, 2010 8:39:30 AM


  5. I thought straight guys liked watching bisexual women go at it. These people will be fine if they just kick back, suck a couple of dicks and watch a little carpet munching.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Sep 5, 2010 9:10:57 AM


  6. I'm no prude but the thought of a middle-aged man playing a video game sickens me to my very core...

    Posted by: Erm... | Sep 5, 2010 9:13:37 AM


  7. "If (the ruling) stands, in one generation we will have gone from banning the Bible in public schools to banning religious beliefs in society," Perkins said.

    Mr. Perkins, you are free to believe in anything you care to. No one is stopping you from having racist, homophobic, class warfare thoughts against anyone. God forbid someone enjoy the fruits of this society that you don't approve of. No one made you King. Live with it.

    > "If marriage is going to be upheld between a man and a woman, which we believe is the best for families and children and society."

    The last time I looked, heterosexuals were still going to be allowed to hook up, shack up, get married, have sex, have kids, pretty much as they do now. Don't see anyone advocating any change there. You're sill free to cheat on your wife, to get married in Las Vegas after getting stoned or drunk, the whole nine yards.

    And, BTW, Mr. Perkins, et al? The whole thing about it being the best thing for kids?

    Why do you straight people insist then on such bitter divorces and so frequently try to use your own children as pawns against your spouse?

    And why do you abandon so many children in hopeless conditions in orphanages and group homes. My son waited 18 years for you marvelous straight people to adopt him. He waited ever single day, hoping, praying. You never came to his rescue. You never visited, you never lifted a finger to help. Your right wing government in Arizona actually cut money from foster care, forcing the closure of so many group homes that he spent time in juvenile hall because the glorious state legislature figured a bed was a bed was a bed. He was free to come and go, and wasn't locked up, but ... you found prison a suitable substitute for a group home?

    My adopted son knows full well the "compassion" straight people gave him. Since you didn't bother, this gay boy decided to help. We're quite happy, Mr. Perkins. Live with it.

    There are millions more you could help if you cared, though. Don't let this gay adoption stop you.

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 5, 2010 9:19:04 AM


  8. @Bart. Well said.

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 5, 2010 9:23:44 AM


  9. Fasted for an entire 12 hours? Also known as 'skipping lunch'. The imaginary sky thingy will be very impressed.

    Posted by: A. Beaverhausen | Sep 5, 2010 9:52:21 AM


  10. Gee, looks like the Call is slipping. 15,000? PRO gay marriage (or so he says) Glenn Beck got more people for HIS shindig.

    Posted by: Doc Marten | Sep 5, 2010 9:58:13 AM


  11. Some "religious beliefs" SHOULD be banned.

    Posted by: Abel | Sep 5, 2010 10:06:04 AM


  12. I want to comment on what Craig posted. First, my admiration to you and your son. My partner and I adopted two boys. They have blessed our lives enormously. But I too have witnessed first hand the tragic lives these kids have who don't get adopted, who spend their lives in foster care and group homes. It's one of the greatest unspoke crimes of our time.

    And all these disgusting people who fall to their knees and invoke God's name to prevent gay men and women from adopting, from caring, from loving these kids is nothing short of vile. 99% of these people will never get off their knees and lift a finger to help these kids. They won't foster them, they won't adopt them, they do NOTHING. They think their religion is a noun, not a verb. But religion should be a verb...you should DO SOMETHING instead of praying. And going to a rally doesn't count. They think they're being generous by praying.

    Well, people like Craig (and I don't know Craig but I have admiration for what he's done) ARE the answer. Any man or woman or couple or whomever who takes in a child and loves them and gives them guidance and hope and love...those are the heroes. All the Lou Engle's or Mike Huckabee's in the world don't amount to squat compared to someone who steps up for a child who is trapped in the system and offers them hope and love and a family.

    So the rest of these so called Christians (yet don't seem to know the man the religion is named after) and whatevers who only want to stop children from being loved, I hope they pray themselves right into hell. Because if there is such a concept as hell, they have a seat waiting and can pray away eternity too.

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 5, 2010 10:28:02 AM


  13. yes, cause fairy tale sky god knows that gays r so much worse than mike huckabee's son hanging, slit its throat, then stoned a dog for shitz and giggles. And heaven forbid anyone think that huckabee subsequently firing the investigating police officer of said event is wrong in any way

    Posted by: reality bites | Sep 5, 2010 10:34:54 AM


  14. The thing that continues to amaze me is that nobody calls these people on what is clearly language claiming that allowing gay marriage is the same as banning straight marriage.

    They go on and on about how great marriage is (which, even though what they say is way overblown, is why LGBT people want to get married), and about the "evils" of homosexuality, which has nothing to do with the marriage question, but they somehow never get around to explaining what effect our marriages are supposed to have on theirs.

    Yes, I agree completely that if our society actually destroyed marriage, it would have some serious and far-reaching effects. Of course, I'm not sure how you would actually go about destroying marriage, even if you stripped all the benefits from it, which isn't what we're asking for.

    Every time one of these clowns is shown on the media, this is the question that needs to be asked, every time.

    Posted by: Lymis | Sep 5, 2010 10:35:23 AM


  15. @scot colford Thanks for making me spit up my coffee. Always love a good laugh in the morning!

    Posted by: Keith | Sep 5, 2010 11:25:30 AM


  16. Re Perkins; "Who will rid me of this meddling priest ?"

    @Scot Colford : Dude, we'll join you in the Underworld.......
    I couldn't stand the thought of being with Perkins.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Sep 5, 2010 1:15:45 PM


  17. wait, whats wrong with video games? do what you enjoy in your free time

    Posted by: kb | Sep 5, 2010 2:12:13 PM


  18. "Be careful not to make a show of your religion before men; if you do, no reward awaits you in your Father's house in heaven. Thus, when you do some act of charity, do not announce it with a flourish of trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogue and in the streets to win the admiration of men. I tell you this: they have their reward already. No; when you do some act of charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing; your good deed must be secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Again, when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogue and at the street-corners, for everyone to see them. I tell you this: they have their reward already. But when you pray, go into a room by yourself, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is there in the secret place; and your Father who sees what is secret will reward you."

    -- Matthew 6:1-6

    I guess these people are worshiping some other Jesus...

    Posted by: Matt | Sep 5, 2010 2:29:02 PM


  19. Relics of the 20th century. These people are over. I'm just surprised Obama wasn't there to share his similar views on marriage.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 5, 2010 2:36:23 PM


  20. pshaw.

    Of course they don't want 'equality'. They hink that 'equality' is something only peole that are 'less than equal' would want. Why share the pie with those kinds of losers?

    Posted by: jexer | Sep 5, 2010 3:28:03 PM


  21. Wow, I wonder if Mr. Huckabee spoke at other rally's against other abominations in the bible. Abominations such as wearing blended materials (Hi Saks Fifth Avenue,) eating shellfish (Hi Red Lobster,) or masturbation (Hi world.) Hmm, nope just the gays! Seems abominations in certain folks eyes has a hierarchy and gay is at the top of the hate list. Now time for a drink. CLING CLING!

    Posted by: kevin dement | Sep 6, 2010 1:30:04 AM


  22. One of the things we learned from the Holocaust is, when there's an economic crisis in a country, the politicians will benefit if they can find a scapegoat. That's the GLBT community.

    The Christian Right is scapegoating the GLBT community by opposing same-sex marriage. They don't have anything logical to say, so they're creating a climate of fear around this issue. It creates a rallying point around which they can gather their followers.

    This is exactly what the Nazis did in 1930s Germany. Inflation was out of control, unemployment was rampant, so they scapegoated the Jews to build their own political power.

    Disgusting.

    Posted by: steve | Sep 6, 2010 11:11:09 AM


  23. I just wish their "God" would "Call" them home. California, other than the coast, is about as progressive as South Carolina.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 6, 2010 1:50:26 PM


  24. Transplants. The rest of the nation, migrating here to California for our better standard of living have dragged us down to their barbaric levels. These people wouldn't understand morals and ethics, business acumen, excellence, if it was slaughtering their children on the back lawn. GO HOME!!! Fucking mouth breathers.

    Posted by: SeriouslySick | Sep 6, 2010 9:44:42 PM


  25. This event was held at Raley Field, the local AAA baseball club for the Sacramento Rivercats. Earlier they denied gay couples from being married there. I think all people in Sacramento should avoid shopping at Raleys, Bell Air, and avoid the Rivercat games.


    Just a thought but why don't we make being gay a religion, let everyone get ordained, and not pay taxes. That way we could marry in our own religion.

    Posted by: queenzafrona | Sep 7, 2010 6:33:52 AM


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