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DIALOGUE: Should DC Allow Marriage Equality?

April 24, 2009

Guest: Jeff Richardson, President of the Gertrude Stein Club of the District of Columbia, one of the oldest Democratic GLBT clubs in the nation.
Is now the time for Marriage Equality in DC?
What if Congress says no?
(DIALOGUE is a radio show on WPFW (89.3 FM) in Metropolitan Washington, DC with three co-hosts (Mark Levine, Garland Nixon, and Terry Kester). It is played on the HORN every Friday in Mark’s timeslot at 5 pm Eastern Time.)

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  • Eileen April 26, 2009 5:29 pm

    If you have read the bible you would know God did not condone slavery. He led his people out of slavery into the promised land. He never said enslave the black race he said love one another. as I have loved you. It was the people of the bible times that enslaved other races. Not God. every man on earth is (according to the bible.) Gods creation His children. Could you say I will enslave you daughter or you son. No God prophesied what would happen to his children. If they turned from him. Meaning they lost his protection.

  • Eileen April 26, 2009 5:11 pm

    If Obama denies his white side of his heritage how much is his love for his mother prevalent. He should embrace both sides of this race My point is slaves were God fearing people with dignity and respect. They bettered themselves with there hard work and determination without destroying anyone or thing. Homosexuals are out to destroy what they can to meat there own ends even by defaming the true dignity and pride of people that have fought their way out of slavery. by grouping themselves in with slavery they insult the pride and honer of a race that got were they are on there own shoulders not by using the pain and suffering of honest people. If you want to fight for the right everyone else fought for, do it on your own shoulders and dont use the suffering of the black race to feather your rights. You seem to hate god or the people that believe in him it seem to me that you are really scared deep down inside that there is a God so you blame him and also use him to feather your own homosexuality. I suppose you are one of these people that says if there was a God why dose he let bad things happen, well if he did step in and save all the sick all the victim’s of murder rape or violence. there would be no use for faith, everyone would be good and never have to prove themselves. God didnt create slavery nor homosexuals nor the murderers nor the rapist or any thing that man dose. Man cased himself to be evil and has to pay the price in the end on earth or if you believe in God in heaven. I know how the black race have suffered only to well. And I hold the original slaves in high esteem and honer. I cry for the pain they suffered. But THEY ALONE fought their way out of slavery along with the white people that gave up their lives to free them. There are good and bad in all races but the good always get forgotten mostly buy people like you. You seem to deliberately misconstrue what I said If homosexuals are allowed to marry . Pedophiles and bestiality will be the next thing to be made legal by marrage. It is not natural for a man to be with a man or a woman to be with a woman As I said befor the Pregnant man proves that. She is still a woman and wants to do the woman thing. If she was A true homosexual it would be repulsive to her to be doing that. Most true homosexuals do not advertise that they are homosexuals just the exabishanist. And you like to believe the vast majority of people believe the way you do wrong. If that was so the court wouldn’t be overturning what the people voted for No same sex marrage So really Homosexuals have to be deceptive and go against THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE.

  • Mark April 26, 2009 3:53 pm

    Nor do I believe it is impossible for a single parent to wage a child well. For example, I believe the President’s mother did a fine job, and I don’t believe Obama is either “unmanly” or gay.
    Also, I have never said that blacks have been the only slaves in human history. Indeed, I commemmorate Passover every year and tell the story of when the Jewish People were enslaved in Egypt.
    My point about racism and slavery is simple: many things once thought Godly, natural, unchangeable, and unthinkably correct (i.e. slavery) are now considered horrific things. I’m confident in the future that bigotry against gay people and laws that currently treat them as second-class citizens will one day be seen as just as irrational and unthinking and wrong as racism and Jim Crow Laws are now seen by the vast majority of people in society.

  • Mark April 26, 2009 3:47 pm

    No, I do not believe children or animals can meaningfully consent to sexual activity.
    Nor do I believe that gay consenting adults are equivalent to children or animals.