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Hawaii Police Union Chief: 'You Will Have to Kill Me' Before I Respect Gay Marriage - VIDEO


Tenari Maafala, the head of Hawaii's police union, is making headlines for his testimony before the House of Representatives yesterday in opposition to the marriage equality bill, Honolulu Civil Beat reports. "Maafala is president of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers and an officer with the Honolulu Police Department," according to HCB.

Maafala said as a police officer he will observe all laws, but that will all change the day he retires:

"The day I retire and bills like this are introduced, I will never ever honor such law. You will have to kill me to disrespect and dishonor my father in heaven. You will have to kill me to impose these type of laws upon my children and my nieces and nephews."


Same-sex marriage testimony will continue for a FIFTH day today, Hawaii News Now reports:

Lawmakers have already heard from all 5,184 people who signed up, but they're making their way through a second wave of people who missed their chance to speak the first time their numbers were called. After getting all the way to testifier #3,200 tonight -- officials decided to recess and will continue the hearing (Tuesda) at 10:30 a.m. with testifier #3,201. If possible, officials say they intend to complete decision making tomorrow. If they vote yes, it will advance the bill to the House floor for a second reading. If they vote no, it will kill the bill.

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  1. Wow...Someone doesn't want a job...

    Posted by: Talisman | Nov 5, 2013 8:52:00 AM

  2. Duh-rama queen.

    Posted by: crispy | Nov 5, 2013 8:56:07 AM

  3. How do people like this pitiful man accommodate such hate in their lives? They must be very uncomfortable in their own skin to hold such bigoted beliefs toward a fellow human being. Just what kind of god are they honoring through hate instead of love? Very sad.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Nov 5, 2013 9:00:04 AM

  4. and so said others in government and law enforcement about interracial marriage back in the day.

    wrong side of history, blah blah blah and all that, whatever gurl. snooze.

    Posted by: EO | Nov 5, 2013 9:00:54 AM

  5. Bye bye.

    Posted by: bollox | Nov 5, 2013 9:06:08 AM

  6. So what gives with this whole process? I mean, a bunch of likely Xtian folks don't want Marriage Equality... big deal. Does the law in Hawaii differ in some significant way that an inordinate amount of attention needs to be given to these religious interlopers?

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Nov 5, 2013 9:07:11 AM

  7. I always thought all that fresh, warm air and beauty that can be found in Hawaii made its inhabitants open-minded and tolerant. Looks like some people are pissy no matter where they live.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 5, 2013 9:10:13 AM

  8. …To Serve and Protect…

    Posted by: Rad | Nov 5, 2013 9:16:41 AM

  9. So much hate. So much fear. And this is Hawaii?

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Nov 5, 2013 9:20:08 AM

  10. That can be arranged. Sacrifice him the volcano Gods to appease the ancient gay loving Gods of Hawaii who have been ignored since haole Christian locusts from the mainland raped the Hawaiians over 200 years ago.

    Posted by: RMc | Nov 5, 2013 9:21:28 AM

  11. That ingrate better be careful. One of his employers, the LGBT tax payers who make it possible for him to feed his rancid self and his family, may choose to push his worthless existence into a volcano.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 5, 2013 9:23:24 AM

  12. Wow. What an ugly shirt. Perfect for him!

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 5, 2013 9:29:54 AM

  13. Yet more reasons to hate religion

    Posted by: Will | Nov 5, 2013 9:37:21 AM

  14. Don't worry bud- that there morbid obesity of yours will kill ya first- maybe tomorrow.

    Posted by: Joe | Nov 5, 2013 9:40:12 AM

  15. Isn't what he's suggesting is that people don't follow the law? That he only follows laws because he has to as a policeman, but anyone who isn't, who doesn't like a particular law should just ignore it. He should lose his job right now.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Nov 5, 2013 9:40:44 AM

  16. They take things so personally.

    Posted by: Will | Nov 5, 2013 9:42:04 AM

  17. I'm sure his cholesterol and a blocked coronary artery will kill him long before he has to worry about disobeying the law granting marriage equality to Hawaiian citizens.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Nov 5, 2013 9:45:44 AM

  18. Utterly disgusting.

    Posted by: Mundus | Nov 5, 2013 9:48:25 AM

  19. idiot

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Nov 5, 2013 9:51:09 AM

  20. He's not a rep for the whole state, just a sad old fart of a man that doesn't have a heart. Acknowledging gay marriage would bring loads more tourist dollars to the state.
    Besides, Danno McGarrett has a nice ring to it. That bubble butted homunculus is just itching to be bent over by Steve!

    Posted by: parkrunner | Nov 5, 2013 9:51:52 AM

  21. I predict a disciplinary hearing in his future...

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Nov 5, 2013 10:01:18 AM

  22. Hope he's got plenty of virgins ready for the volcano that rules his world!

    Posted by: dam846201 | Nov 5, 2013 10:02:21 AM

  23. who knew Hawaii was so full of such hateful, bigoted , twisted mental midgets?

    Posted by: disgusted american | Nov 5, 2013 10:12:07 AM

  24. Hmmmm colonialized much???? They did not have a father in heaven until the missionaries came in & put the idea in their heads & rid them of their ancient ways........

    Posted by: Todd B | Nov 5, 2013 10:13:17 AM

  25. Kill you? Okay. Where do you live?

    Posted by: Tiger | Nov 5, 2013 10:20:39 AM

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