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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. So... an open call for an armed uprising. Isn't that against the law or something?

    Posted by: Gregory in Seattle | Jan 5, 2014 2:23:46 PM

  2. They just need to get laid and focus in their hetero marriage...instead of obsessing over gay marriage.

    Posted by: Chris | Jan 5, 2014 2:24:45 PM

  3. There are some religious people obsessed with the so-called rapture,the end times and other assorted BS, in this country primarily fundalmentalist evangelical Protestants. They are geographically located primarily in rural areas and the south and west. Similar non Christian fundalmentalist exist among Jews, Muslims, and Mormons. This type of extreme fundalmentalism fixated with the 'end times' is almost non existent among Catholics, who do not obsess over the 'end times' and in fact are encouraged to live in the present and think constructively about the future. Not surprisingly the regions of the country most gay friendly and least obsessed with relgious dogma are the heavily Catholic big metro areas on the coasts. Understand the U.S. has an unusually large population of Protestant and Baptist evangelical fundalmentalist, due in large part to the fact we were origionally settled by relgious fanatics basically kicked out of Europe, especially the U.K./Ireland.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 5, 2014 2:26:28 PM

  4. I agree Chris, they need to get laid. I encourage everyone to get laid as often as possible. It would be a much more sane world.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 5, 2014 2:30:53 PM

  5. I'm starting to wish they DID make that fence and lock us all up to die out. At least then in a few lifetimes they could look back and wonder if their attitudes were wrong.

    Sadly, they would wonder and probably say 'well at least there's no faggots this way'

    I'm so looking forward to Hell. The only person who hates me more than them, is me, because all I've felt in my life is the hate of having faggots like me alive.

    Posted by: someguy | Jan 5, 2014 2:31:42 PM

  6. oh boy, look at all those fresh young faces of our future.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Jan 5, 2014 2:37:19 PM

  7. Let the throat shoving begin. The right wingers want to shove their agenda down our throats. We want to shove our agenda down their throats. Does anyone doubt which group is better at shoving things down throats?? No wonder gay marriage is winning.

    Posted by: auncut10in | Jan 5, 2014 3:11:23 PM

  8. Given that the secular ruling for gay marriage is a legal document---not a religious blessing---what in the world is their concern?

    This is about legal rights (taxes, inheritence, etc.), not religious rights.

    They need to take their bigotry back to the churches and stay out of the government....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Jan 5, 2014 3:19:07 PM

  9. I will expect something onthe order of this to happen if Idaho ever allows marriage equality. Seriously. Sad though.

    Posted by: Tom | Jan 5, 2014 3:29:54 PM

  10. It's like they're handing this stuff to SCOTUS as Exhibit A.

    Posted by: JoshLondon | Jan 5, 2014 3:37:56 PM

  11. Excuse me? Standing room only? Packed house? I don't think so. A few bigots got together in a small-sized conference room to bellyache. Big deal. This is an uprising? More Utah gays have gotten married in the last week than there were people attending that meeting. Let's get some perspective already.

    Posted by: Jim | Jan 5, 2014 4:00:41 PM

  12. He should keep that hairdo away from children.

    Posted by: trees | Jan 5, 2014 4:07:07 PM

  13. Agenda he says???? I didn't know getting equal rights was an adverse agenda.

    Posted by: alan | Jan 5, 2014 4:14:34 PM

  14. Great comments here.

    Posted by: Stephen | Jan 5, 2014 4:15:27 PM

  15. Gay folk should rally at the meetings and sing the civil rights songs of the 60's.. WE SHALL OVER COME....

    Posted by: alan | Jan 5, 2014 4:16:32 PM

  16. Yeah... this isn't going to help their case with the supreme court. Sheriffs refusing to enforce equal rights of a minority. This is way too alabama 1963. Bad move, Utah sheriffs.

    Posted by: woody | Jan 5, 2014 4:20:13 PM

  17. That looks like a good group of Aryans. Somebody I'd really want to associate with. Do they realize that if they attempted an uprising, they would have the full force of the Feds on them?
    Utah probably wouldn't do anything.
    Maybe Utah can be the first state to secede. Heavy border patrol. They wouldn't want any queers to get in.

    Posted by: Jeff York | Jan 5, 2014 4:52:54 PM

  18. In the midwest, we used to have rest stops along I-94 or 131 that were the only places to get convenient sex...these people look exactly like the trucker clientele that frequented those places. So "shoving" something down their throats is really just gilding a particularly unattractive Lily, gurrrl.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 5, 2014 5:08:26 PM

  19. With that hair of his, Richard Mack looks like a dandy of sorts. The thing that is is most interesting is how he seems to think that "homosexuals" are not people. We must be aliens.

    Posted by: george | Jan 5, 2014 5:08:32 PM

  20. @Alan....perhaps the song should be "We shall over-comb..."

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 5, 2014 5:10:43 PM

  21. a great reminder the separation of church and state is to protect the state, not the church.

    all this crowd needs are white bed linens with hoods, and a bonfire.

    Posted by: northalabama | Jan 5, 2014 5:40:57 PM

  22. Apparently Richard Mack wants to follow in the footsteps of the celebrated Lester Maddox.

    Mr. Mack might want to review how things worked out for Mr. Maddox.*

    * In Mr. Maddox's last run for Governor he garnered a whopping 3% of the vote, as decisive a crushing as any politician could hope for.

    After getting out of politics, Maddox briefly had a comedy club career with a African American former bus boy from his restaurant. Maddox played harmonica while the bus boy played guitar.

    Perhaps in Mr. Mack's case, he can team up with some glamorous drag queen duo in Utah (or Arizona) and either do close harmony, or perhaps play the "straight man", if you know what I mean.

    Posted by: Tom Beauchamp-Arnold | Jan 5, 2014 5:47:28 PM

  23. OMG !! Am I having a flashback to a 1963 KKK Town Hall Meeting?????

    Posted by: alan | Jan 5, 2014 6:11:16 PM

  24. There is a reason as to why Mack is a former sheriff. Go die off bigots. Your kind is not welcome in the 21st century.

    Posted by: mike1969 | Jan 5, 2014 6:20:45 PM

  25. These people are scary. If they had their way they'd just go around shooting people.

    Posted by: Will | Jan 5, 2014 7:00:30 PM

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