North Carolina State Senator James
Forrester, the primary sponsor of a gay marriage ban, has equated gay
people with cesspool.
Forrester has tried over the past eight
years to get his constitutional amendment that would ban gay and
lesbian couples from marrying through the General Assembly. On
decided to put the question up for a vote in May.
During a town hall meeting held last
Thursday at Restoring Hope Foursquare Church in Dallas, North
Carolina, Forrester called Asheville “a cesspool of sin.”
On Wednesday, he expanded on his
thought in remarks to the Shelby
Star: “It was kind of brought up in a church meeting we had
and I don't know what prompted me to say that, but I distinctly
remember a couple of weeks ago they were all out baring their breasts
and everything up in Asheville. They have a lot of very liberal
people. They have a lot of homosexuals that live in the Asheville
“Asheville is just doing a lot of
things that I don't like and I don't think a lot of people in the
Asheville area like,” he added.
ovation for James Forrester after saying gay people are “unhealthy.”)