Proposition 8 moves Christian couple to action

  • fitone

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    Dec 22, 2008 10:27 AM GMT
    I hope this article is widely circulated:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ferreira21-2008dec21,0,7951667.story


    "The thing that affected me the most was knowing that my grandkids are going to be taught this ungodly and sinful act as if it's OK," Robbie said. "I thought from that point on, 'No. I will fight for them. I don't have them yet, but I'm going to fight for them.' "

    For 40 days, the couple gave up coffee and didn't eat for 12 hours a day. And Robbie gave up "Days of Our Lives," the soap opera she had been watching since high school.


    "The Bible is very, very clear . . . that that kind of perversion will not get people into heaven," Abel said. "They're fallen people, broken people, hurting people."

    "We hate the sin," Abel often declares, "not the sinner."

    Abel said he knows what it is to sin. A former drug user, he found Jesus while serving time in prison.

    After he was released, he toured the state, telling his conversion story at evangelical gatherings. He met Robbie at a revival in Barstow.

    They were married, had three children and then divorced. Ten years ago, they remarried. In the interim, Robbie had married and divorced another man.

    The Ferreiras insist their divorces do not make them hypocrites in the fight for Proposition 8 and the preservation of the "sacredness" of marriage. They say it just proves that they are flawed people like everyone else.

    "Divorce is ugly. God hates divorce," Abel said. "We're all broken people."

    Sanctity of marriage eh?
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    Dec 22, 2008 11:25 AM GMT
    These people clearly don't know what their book tells them to do. Divorce? Nope. Can't do it.

    If they can have their sin of divorce, why can't we have our sin of marriage?
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    Dec 22, 2008 12:25 PM GMT
    one word describes them all.....HYPOCRITE
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    Dec 22, 2008 12:34 PM GMT
    Why is it, that the most rigid fundamentalists often come from people who were the wildest in their youth?

    Repentance?

    Much too late for that... hypocrites.
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    Dec 22, 2008 12:54 PM GMT
    How come they never protest Red Lobster? The bible is also pretty clear about eating shellfish.
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    Dec 22, 2008 1:33 PM GMT
    Gay couple won't let Proposition 8 steal their dream

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-protesters21-2008dec21,0,2720387.story?page=2

    "Hope is kindled"
  • Rookz

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    Dec 22, 2008 6:10 PM GMT
    Such a deluded couple, they deserve one another.

    And when they kick the bucket and meet God, he'll whoop em over the head with the Bible as he corrects them over their hypocrisy and stupidity.

    As Margaret Cho calls Jesus Freaks, "Fucking Fuckers."
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    So that is why prop-8 was passed, some ass holes gave up coffee and day time soaps. Praise Jebus.
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    Dec 22, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    I wonder what % of born-again Christians have a background that is deeply troubled (e.g. George W. Bush)?
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    Dec 22, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    You see, despite all the excuses they come up with .. this is what it is all about

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ferreira21-2008dec21,0,7951667.story"The thing that affected me the most was knowing that my grandkids are going to be taught this ungodly and sinful act as if it's OK," Robbie said. "I thought from that point on, 'No. I will fight for them. I don't have them yet, but I'm going to fight for them.' "

    It is all about putting gays in their place.