Same-sex marriage opponents call for an uprising

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HIGHLAND, Utah - Billed as a call for an uprising, opponents of same-sex marriage gathered for a meeting in Highland on Saturday.

Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack spoke about issues concerning the U.S. Constitution, including same-sex marriage.

Mack says that since it appears that Herbert and other elected leaders have failed at their jobs, it's up to law enforcement and everyday citizens to deny same-sex marriage.

"The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats," Mack said.

Cherilyn Eager, who helped organize the event, says that it's time for the citizens of Utah to speak up for their rights.

"We need people to stand up and speak out. We need to get noisy. We need some outrage," Eager said. "It is about the sheriffs now coming out to protect the people."

Mack says that the federal government's ruling doesn't overrule Utah's laws.

"That's a lie. That's an absolute lie. We have a right to raise our kids without homosexuals being part of the Boy Scouts, the schools and teachers and doing everything. They can be all that, but don't shove your agenda down my kid's throat. We have a right to raise our kids how we want not how you want," Mack said.

Mack and Eager urge citizens to call upon their local leaders because change will come from the bottom-up.

"The way you take back freedom in America is one county at a time. The sheriffs need to defend the county clerks in saying, 'No, we're not going to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals,'" Mack said.


  • jeff keller

    men & woman that what to get married are sick-sick -sick in the head and need help I am a male and I wont never go with a man sick and god & the state of Utah will do the right thing………………….

  • Terri Hemker

    “The way you take back freedom in America is one county at a time.” one of them said…..Yup! Next they’ll be ‘taking back freedom’ away from black people.

  • Roger Prows

    So, the gays have an “agenda” he screams while selling membership to an organization he is a part of. Hmmm….

  • BeeGood

    Fred Lyman, I would answer your question, but every time I try to publish the truth about that meeting on this site they won’t post it. so you can go on thinking whatever you want the media is corrupt.

  • JOEL5454

    You have no right no civil rights mans law to go against GODS LAWS PERIOD!men making love to man gives you aids period! These mentality people or nothing but Freaks of nature,and what the hell are you going to do about it if we talk about any of you PERIOD!

  • Susan Harms

    I believe the sherrifs the oath keepers were there to tell the people of utah that if we do not like the patriot act we can change it one county at a time by majority in our actions I do not believe they were on the side of these haters i believe they just got lost in trhe shuffle of these haters a small group of haters so as far as the oath keepers go I support you all the way…

  • Sally Lunn

    Ummm… Todd Tanner? Aren’t you playing for the wrong team here? Seriously dude, you need to check your own sexuality and start representing.

  • David from Midvale UT

    George Wallace tried this in Alabama. President Kennedy nationalized the Alabama State National Guard. ‘Nuf said.

  • Greg

    The only ‘disease’ you southerners need to cure is that kids killing one another with guns in schools, that is what this ahem, sherriff, needs to focus on to make your country better. Yes 2nd amendment, we get it.
    What a ‘free’ country you live in….not.
    Card carrying bigots.

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