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13 comments | Tuesday, October 27, 2009

And this my friends is a perfect example of why marriage equality will be won in DC and eventually across the nation. The arguments against gay marriage simply aren't making sense any more, especially when people like D.C. resident and "Christian" Earnestine Copeland are making the arguments.

Copeland was given three minutes yesterday during a scheduled marriage equality hearing to voice her opposition against the pending legislation and used the opportunity to "preach" about demons, immorality, and Sodom & Gomorrah before going into a tirade about being fired from her job. Hmmm...I wonder if her insanity played a part in her being fired.

According to blogger and D.C. activist Michael Crawford, who can be seen in the background of the video, the breakdown of testimony heard yesterday was 81 for equality, 15 against, and 8 no-shows.

Let's hope Copeland and her ilk continue to make our case for us. Get into the video below:

h/t Towleroad


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

They NEVER made sense to me...

October 27, 2009 3:16 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

"God is a purr and just God."
LMAO. HI-larious

October 27, 2009 3:22 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

if only they used their powers for good...

October 27, 2009 3:56 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

just a mess, a sheer mess

October 27, 2009 4:34 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

That was sad. "Never be so heavenly bound that you are no earthly good."

October 27, 2009 7:22 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I'm sorry but this video gave me the laugh that Ive been needing all day. This lady is sooo ignorant that you can't help but laugh and feel sorry for her.

October 27, 2009 9:41 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I watched the video and couldn't understand what she was saying.

Whatever her issues are, I have no sympathy for her whatsoever. Her issues are her issues, not mine. One of the things oppressed people should NEVER do is feel "sorry" for their oppressors, no matter how pathetic they are. Do oppressors EVER feel "sorry" for those they are oppressing?

If this woman lost her job, she obviously will never get AND KEEP another one. It wouldn't matter to me if she ended up broke and homeless. She may be in this situation already. We (LGBT people) should be just as merciless to our enemies as they are towards us. It's the way the real world operates.

October 28, 2009 4:01 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I think you are right. She just needed somewhere to voice her frustrations about losing her job. I feel for her.

However, the arguments using the Bible really have no bearing in a public debate about marriage equality. The separate of church and state is clear. I'm excited each time a new jurisdiction passing legislation to support marriage equality. I happen to like that term better than gay marriage anyhow. Equality applies equally to everybody, and for each jurisdiction that passes laws to support it, we are one step closer to universal equality nationwide.

October 28, 2009 7:33 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I also found Sista Earnestine to be very funny and entertaining! She could be on Saturday Night Live or Madd TV with that routine.

I don't think even those who don't support Gay Marriage want to be associated with her ignorant ass. I think she's one of those"church ladies" that gets an erection anytime she feels someone in her church commits a sin before God. She probably reaches orgasms every time she speaks out against sinners.

I think it would be great if a film maker (like Michael Moore) put together a number of these clips and let people see how ridiculous they sound in using their holier-than-thou ways as their defense and go into each of their background and show us their sins, adultery, fornication and the list goes on.

October 28, 2009 8:16 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Who was the woman cosigning in the background? Also we have to realize that there needs to be a balance between the spirit and the intellect. Bibically she knew what she wanted to pull out however, her ignorance in speaking, and social issues will cause her points to never be taken seriously. That's my problem with a lot of the "black" churches, so deep in the word that basic academic skills were never learned. She could barely format a sentence. I was over the video when she started calling everyone a deamon. What happened to the scripture "With love and kindness have I drawn thee." She was so offensive and Im sure she thought that it was in the name of "God".
I am going to stop now because this can take a different turn.

Have a great day everyone.

Jason Strong

October 28, 2009 1:32 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

"We have to realize that there needs to be a balance between the spirit and the intellect."
"That's my problem with a lot of the "black" churches, so deep in the word that basic academic skills were never learned"
Jason drove it home with this! I agree 200%. As a Christian I understand the logic that many people who are against same sex marriage are using. While many of their points are strong (obviously because its working) the ONE thing they ALL fail to realize is that they are NOT in a position of power or authority to block someone's ability and range to make a FREE WILL DECISION in matters and decisions of their lives.
What’s sad is that many of these people who feel they have the power to dictate uses the most asinine and far reaching examples to try and make their points that it makes their arguments very weak.
David Catania was comin’ at them at this meeting (Darian, I hope you post the clips between him and Bishop Harry Jackson). Boy, when I tell you that Catania was comin’ back at ole boy with some real knowledge and truth, I was just shoutin’!
In my opinion, this bill is crafted so good that really there is no argument against it (or at least one that will justify keeping its passage)
The language is simple: IF you are religious or church affiliated and do not wish to conduct or participate in Marriage Equality based upon your beliefs, then don’t!
BUT…… you cannot block or stop people WHO WANT TO MARRY from doing so at the ballot box or a majority just because “you don’t like it”.
Thank goodness people are starting to realize that these arguments against same sex marriage are really doing nothing but hurting their cause.

October 28, 2009 6:29 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Wow!Talk about 'live stand-up comedy'lol.I was almost in tears listening to sister ernestine.Darian you sure do know how to post something when a bro. need a good laugh!!lol

October 28, 2009 9:31 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Know and quoting scriptures don't mean you know scriptures. Taking them out of context and not having any knowledge of the culture at the time it was written and the meaning of words makes you ignorant of the facts. Hell, they never quote the other abominations of the bible they many of us(homo and hetero are quilty of but you never here that from the pulpit.

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment:for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Proverbs 12:22.
Lying lips are abomination to the LORD:but they that deal truly are his delight.

In Leviticus 11,there's a list of food you are not allowed to eat!

4 Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.6 And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
20 All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
21 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
27 And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.
28 And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.
29 These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
30 And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
31 These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
32 And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.

October 29, 2009 8:56 AM


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