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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 08:42 PM        Gay bashing reaches new heights
This is truly deplorable.. even for the far right.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...an_1&printer=1

Tenn. County Wants to Charge Homosexuals
Wed Mar 17, 1:37 PM ET

DAYTON, Tenn. - The county that was the site of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" over the teaching of evolution is asking lawmakers to amend state law so the county can charge homosexuals with crimes against nature.

The Rhea County commissioners approved the request 8-0 Tuesday.

Commissioner J.C. Fugate, who introduced the measure, also asked the county attorney to find a way to enact an ordinance banning homosexuals from living in the county.

"We need to keep them out of here," Fugate said.

The vote was denounced by Matt Nevels, president of the Chattanooga chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

"That is the most farfetched idea put forth by any kind of public official," Nevels said. "I'm outraged."

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas' sodomy laws as a violation of adults' privacy.

Rhea County is one of the most conservative counties in Tennessee. It holds an annual festival commemorating the 1925 trial at which John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching evolution. The verdict was thrown out on a technicality. The trial became the subject of the play and movie "Inherit the Wind."

In 2002, a federal judge ruled unconstitutional the teaching of a Bible class in the public schools.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 10:02 PM       
I thought Hitler was dead.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 10:54 PM       
Why the fuck would gay people want to live in Tennessee?
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 12:28 AM       
Why would ANYBODY want to live in Tennessee?
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 01:22 AM       
Why do people allow Tennessee to exist?
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 07:32 AM       
no income taxes. Beautiful country. Women with large tits that cannot hold their booze. Jack Daniels distillery....

but seriously, there are some really, really fucked up people in Tennessee...actually, they're all over the southeast. This is where free thought goes to die.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 08:39 AM       
I thought this was going to be about homophobic mountaineers.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 05:34 PM       
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Tennessee county reverses ban on gays; attorney says intent was to back same-sex marriage ban

BILL POOVEY, Associated Press Writer
Friday, March 19, 2004


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(03-19) 07:22 PST DAYTON, Tenn. (AP) --

Commissioners in rural, conservative Rhea County never intended to create the "wildfire" of reaction that resulted from banning gay people, the county attorney said after the board reversed its 2-day-old decision.

The original vote was meant to show support for the state's ban on same-sex marriages, county Attorney Gary Fritts said Thursday.

"They wanted to send a message to our (state) representative and senator that Rhea County supports the ban on same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage is what it was all about," Fritts said. "There has just been so much misunderstanding about this. It was to stop people from coming here and getting married and living in Rhea County."

The board voted 8-0 Thursday to rescind its Tuesday action. The commissioners declined to comment as deputies escorted them to and from the meeting, where they overturned the earlier vote and quickly adjourned.

Fritts said he advised the commissioners that they could not ban homosexuals or make them subject to criminal charges. The U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down laws on homosexual sodomy as a violation of adults' privacy.

Commissioner J.C. Fugate, whose initiated the Tuesday motion, also made the motion to rescind it Thursday. In a discussion about gays and same-sex marriage at the earlier meeting, Fugate had asked the county attorney to find a way to "keep them out of here."

Twelve-year-old Caitlin Kinney and others in a noisy crowd at the courthouse Thursday night were disappointed at the reversal.

The seventh-grader said she doesn't want homosexuals in the community. "It's not a Christian thing," said Kinney, identifying herself as a Baptist.

"I've never seen nothing like this," Fritts said at the historic courthouse where a jury 79 years ago convicted John Scopes for teaching evolution.

During the Thursday meeting, social worker Esther Jackson, 24, held a sign saying, "Breed Love, Not Hate."

"I'm just making a statement that I don't think it's right," Jackson said of the Tuesday vote. "It's just ignorance, is all."

The county about 35 miles north of Chattanooga annually commemorates the 1925 trial at which Scopes, a high school teacher, was convicted of teaching evolution. The verdict was reversed on a technicality, and the trial became the subject of the play and movie "Inherit the Wind."

In 2002, a federal judge struck down the teaching of a Bible class in Rhea County's public schools.

Fritts said he doesn't believe the issue will come up again with the commissioners.

"I think they got all the publicity they need about it," he said.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 10:57 PM       
I don't buy it Jeanette. You don't know these retards. Thy throw this crazy shit out there to see if they can get away with it, and when someone slaps their hands, they backtrack.
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Old Mar 19th, 2004, 11:09 PM       
That little girl should be shot. I advocate persecuting her on the grounds of her religious beliefs.
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 01:00 AM       
Agreed. Baptists are fucking extremists.
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 12:15 PM       
She should be shot in the back of the head execution style. "It's not a christian thing," she says; what the fuck is it? A nazi thing? A pure "I just hate fags" thing? Either way, people like that are fucking disgusting, and she should be killed.
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 01:40 PM       
I think she meant being gay "isn't a Christian thing." Either way she needs to be killed.
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 04:10 PM       
So charging gays is horrible, but killing Christians is okay?

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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 04:19 PM       
You're another person that should be killed. Except we would package you in little bundles and end world hunger with your bulk.
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 04:33 PM       
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Why the fuck would gay people want to live in Tennessee?
You've never seen the movie "Deliverance", have you? :squeallikeapig

Would they have to bus the gay children out of state for their education?
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Old Mar 20th, 2004, 04:34 PM       
I thought it was nice to see the gay people on the news the other day that were married in New York or wherever just to spite the law. It made me smile. :O

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