A South Carolina mayor has defended
posting an anti-gay rant on Facebook.
Responding to a North Carolina county
official's recent decision to accept marriage applications from gay
and lesbian couples, West Union Mayor Linda Oliver said that “queers”
don't need a marriage license.
Carolina official accepts gay couple's marriage license request.)
“What's it gonna take these queers to
realize they don't need a piece of paper. God will not bless their
union because He plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to
cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to
get your stuff when you die? Make a will.”
Despite deleting the post, Oliver told
Carolina that she stood by her remarks.
“All I can say is if people want to
crucify me, that's fine. I know that following Jesus, I'm going to
be crucified,” said Oliver, who runs the 300-person town. “I
don't want [gay nuptials] rammed down my throat.”
Facebook page calling for Oliver's ouster had 464 friends as of
“I have apologized, it's on there if
people would just read the feed,” Oliver said. “They're focusing
on the word [queer] and I apologized for that. If people would read
the whole thing they'll see that I plainly said I will not say that
anymore, I'll say homosexual.”