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Utah Sheriffs Rally, 'Call for an Uprising' Against Gay Marriage: VIDEO


The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers, Association, a coalition of anti-gay sheriffs and homophobic conservative supporters, held a rally on Saturday billed as a "call for an uprising" against same-sex marriage in Utah, FOX13 reports.

Said Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack (above):

“The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats...That’s a lie. That’s an absolute lie [that the federal government's ruling overrules Utah's laws]. We have a right to raise our kids without homosexuals being part of the Boy Scouts, the schools and teachers and doing everything. They can be all that, but don’t shove your agenda down my kid’s throat. We have a right to raise our kids how we want not how you want."



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  1. On a social inquisitive note:

    -as @ MICHAEL above says, these guys are all uniformly ugly.
    Does bitterness, a sense of failure in your life and knowledge that time has moved on without you, all these feelings twist your visage and body into something best kept in the attic with Dorian Grey's portrait ?
    Ugly spirit seems to manifest itself in ugly body......I suppose it's another truth of KARMA.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 5, 2014 12:12:57 PM

  2. So... the self-appointed spokesperson for this bigoted group in Utah is a FORMER sheriff from Arizona?

    Maybe he needs to go back to his passel of wives and shut the f**k up..

    Posted by: Burt | Jan 5, 2014 12:15:13 PM

  3. This speaker is a "former sheriff".

    From today anyone who will not support the constitutional law must immediately become "former' - by immediate firing.

    We will not have sedition.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 5, 2014 12:18:48 PM

  4. Once again, our lives and our existence seems to convince them that they're "freedoms" have been trampled. Our weddings somehow shove something down *their* throats.

    The only silver lining is that it shows that the Religious-Right doesn't believe in personal liberties, or anything that the constitution exists to protect, actually.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 5, 2014 12:18:51 PM

  5. Utah - raising boys that kill themselves at an alarming rate since an old racist looked into a hat and talking stones told him that Native Americans were actually Israelites!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jan 5, 2014 12:20:25 PM

  6. Richard Mack, the guy speaking through most of the clip, is a former AZ sheriff who's run for office in AZ and TX and lost. His big claim to fame is a lawsuit against the Clinton administration. He has no recent connection to Utah but was just there getting the wing nuts riled up to sell his products.

    So, easy for people like him to encourage an "uprising" where government employees refuse to follow the law and make up their own--he won't be the stupid sap getting fired. Of course the morons (what a pathetic looking bunch!) in the audience probably don't recognize they're being played by an outsider mainly interested in padding his wallet.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jan 5, 2014 12:20:55 PM

  7. Sheriffs who can't obey the law...who'da thunk.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 5, 2014 12:33:49 PM

  8. People like this used to say that gay people didn't need marriage because we could do everything via private contract (umm no).

    So, my response to him would be: put your kids in a private school where you can teach them whatever you want, and start your own scouting group. Your problems are now solved.

    And I'm not sure what federal law has to do with boy scouts or schools.

    Posted by: Matt N | Jan 5, 2014 12:39:24 PM

  9. I'm not sure what they think they can accomplish. The BSA is a private organization with nationwide affiliates--how are they going to stop gays from joining the BSA?

    How are they going to stop gay marriages? They take place at the local county clerks offices in front of witnesses. What are the sheriffs (who don't have political control over country clerks) going to do?

    I don't think they've thought this one through.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 5, 2014 12:44:49 PM

  10. I fail to see how the love and commitment of two consenting adults somehow tramples on their freedom. Can someone please explain?

    The religious right in this country love to use buzz words such as freedom, constitutional, patriotic and family without actually knowing the meaning.

    To these folks, whatever they don't agree with or are completely ignorant about is "unconstitutional." Thats the GOP base for ya!

    Posted by: ny2.0 | Jan 5, 2014 12:48:13 PM

  11. Mack is the current GOP prototype. Angry. Ignorant. Reactionary. Blinkered. A mind still stuck in B&W Pleasantville. Selling hate. It's never about the constitution, or logic, never a consideration given to the actual hurt caused by his actions.

    Pay attention to Utah Echols. This is one of the crossroads you'll be looking back at in the future.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Jan 5, 2014 1:04:00 PM

  12. Richard Mack, former AZ sheriff, says “The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals...We have a right to raise our kids how we want not how you want."

    Go ahead and raise your kids how you want, Mr. Mack. That's your privilege, and nobody's telling you how to raise your kids. But let same-sex couples raise their kids how THEY want. The people of Utah do have rights -- they have the right to realize that the Constitution is designed to protect ALL citizens; they have the right to understand that gay marriage won't make them fall off their flat earth; and they have the right to obey the law even if they don't like the law.

    Posted by: rroberts | Jan 5, 2014 1:05:58 PM

  13. Gosh, Mormons in Utah, the United States Constitution and the rights protected therein do apply to your state and you, too!

    Posted by: RonCharles | Jan 5, 2014 1:33:16 PM

  14. This "constitutionl" organization holds that county sheriffs are the proper chief administrators and executives in each county with the right and duty to protect citizens from the Federal government. I suppose that extends to opposing encroachments by State governments also. The idea has been fermenting among rightists for a long time. Like the desperate attempt to revive the concept of Nullification, it has just enough steam to generate enthusiasm among marginalized theocrats, racists,and homo-panicked nuts. It's a natural fir for Utah and similarly cult polluted areas.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jan 5, 2014 1:39:18 PM

  15. Read the comments. See what the people of Utah are actually saying. Even on conservative Fox13. Utahns are not buying into this at all.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Jan 5, 2014 1:39:19 PM

  16. Craven bigots always say "shove down our throats".

    They can't see their own hypocrisy!

    Posted by: t2 | Jan 5, 2014 1:41:29 PM

  17. Look no further...we have found a tribe of Neanderthals!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Jan 5, 2014 1:43:57 PM

  18. The Mormon church openly excluded Blacks from their church (cult) until (I believe) the mid '70s. They got over that (sort of). Blacks still can't become hierarchy. Just members.
    Utah homophobes will HAVE to get over that gays exist as human beings with civil rights.

    Posted by: alan | Jan 5, 2014 1:46:57 PM

  19. I never understand why they think we don't pay taxes, have families, raise children,or go to work every day like they do. It's bizarre. Then their attitude that they can just ignore laws they don't like. It defies reason.

    Posted by: Rocco | Jan 5, 2014 1:53:50 PM

  20. old irrelevant bigots.

    Posted by: groot | Jan 5, 2014 1:53:58 PM

  21. Ha! You just have to laugh at these morons (sorry forgot the "m" in the middle there) who foisted Prop 8 on America after an expose' was done on their polygamous FLDS sub-morons had their kids taken away by the Feds. I'm sitting here eating crow and laughing my ass off as they try to stop the momentum of civil rights they so valiantly tried to deny the rest of us.

    Posted by: Jonster | Jan 5, 2014 1:55:18 PM

  22. Islamic Sharia will solve this american dilemma for you. Just be patient. We look forward to the confrontation.

    Posted by: Sharia | Jan 5, 2014 1:58:51 PM

  23. @Sharia

    What are you talking about?

    Why do religious people always talk about an impending doom?

    Posted by: groot | Jan 5, 2014 2:07:57 PM

  24. And some wonder why many 'queers' don't have a problem with the U.S. Constitution's 2nd admendment regarding the right of law abiding citizens to bear arms.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 5, 2014 2:13:03 PM

  25. Yee haw...

    Posted by: Gerry | Jan 5, 2014 2:21:05 PM

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