Chris Hathcock Voices Dissent Of North Carolina Bill Denouncing Same-Sex Unions
The Reticent's Chris Hathcock recently denounced the May 8th passage of Amendment One - North Carolina's constitutional amendment prohibiting the legal recognition of domestic unions, including same-sex marriages. The amendment, which has made North Carolina a national focal point for the issue, defines marriage as solely a union between a man and a woman, and expands an existing North Carolina law banning gay marriage. Hathcock posted the following statement on The Reticent's Facebook page:
"The Reticent is collectively disappointed in North Carolina's passage of an exclusivist, misguided, and ill-informed piece of legislature today. The mind reels. It is all too clear what really fueled those voters that checked 'For' which is terribly disheartening. Billy Graham took out an ad in 14 NC newspapers proclaiming his support and we quote him: 'The Bible is clear...' Alright, then we would like to posit the following as other examples of marriage found in that text."
In response to reactions from Facebook posts about the statement, Hatchcock went on to write:
"The anger and vitriol on all sides of the current debate in our home state and country is troubling to us. And further we do not want to entertain any further debate on our page because all we want to do is make music. The thing that is most staggering and regretful in all of this is that it seems we as a people cannot have an earnest discussion about this."
On May 29th Heaven and Hell Records will release the much anticipated follow-up to The Reticent's 2008 second album "Amor Mortem Mei Erit." "Le Temps Detruit Tout" marks the next and third chapter for multi-instrumentalist Chris Hathcock.
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