Rally against Amendment 1 draws loud crowd

Posted on: 11:07 pm, April 16, 2012, by , updated on: 11:10pm, April 16, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro had trouble holding opponents of North Carolina’s marriage amendment Monday night.

Well over 100 people showed up to sing and hear speeches against the amendment, which would make only unions between one man and one woman legally recognized in the state.

The keynote speaker was Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP. He spoke for more than a half hour, saying the amendment was a “Trojan horse” of civil rights violations.

He said Amendment One codifies hate and discrimination in the state constitution.

Local Pastor Mark Walker of Lawndale Baptist said it’s not about hate nor discrimination.

Walker said an agenda has been building over the last two decades to modify marriage, which has been around for 6,000 years. He said that crosses the line.

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