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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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1. CorpusUpir writes:

I found the post quite amusing. The funny thing is that the bible only actully says no to gays in Leviticus law , but NO ONE I have met even comes close to following Leviticus law as it is friggin ridiculous and even Jesus Christ says so at one point ( I have to find the verse again I will post it) . Also there is part of the bible that sounds a lot like David and Jonathan are lovers , so I think the homophobs should just STFU

# May 15, 2012 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

It doesn't surprise me about NC at all.
What kills me is I can't marry Bob from down the street but I can marry my first cousin in that state.
We vote on this in MN this November and it looks like we have a good chance of being the first state to shoot this kind of amendment down.
It is nice to see groups speaking out against this but it honestly wasn't expected.
What kills me even more is the politicians and others that are speaking against equality...
Newt Gingrich....three time loser that served his wife divorce papers while she was fighting cancer.
Rush Limbaugh...three time loser, viagra popping junky.
And most recently Bristol Palin. Trampy hypocrite who got knocked up before getting married and who's "baby daddy" takes his clotes off for money.
Want to mention the bible? She would have been stoned to death back then and not just for being a ho.

# May 15, 2012 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Netromancer writes:

As a citizen of NC I'm disappointed, but not at all surprised. And yeah, Leviticus is a bit hardcore even for old testament. Slave ownership, stonings, adultury. Good stuff, but hardly relavent.

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