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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Christian Pastor jailed because he won't wed gay couple

A pastor at the Christian Proctor Church in Vermont, USA, has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after refusing to marry gay couples, according to NBC. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision ruling that states must allow gay-marriage.

The Christian Pastor, 56-year-old Paul Horner, had his lawyer speak to reporters on his behalf.
“We are currently disputing the guilty verdict and I am confident my client will be a free man here shortly,” said attorney Tom Downey. “Horner was just using his best judgement according to his rights and religious freedom in this country.”
The Honorable Myron Danus (pictured above) handed down the harsh sentence. “Religious freedom goes both ways, Mr. Horner,” Danus told a packed courtroom. “It is not your place to deny individuals the same rights that everyone else has, rights that were passed down and agreed upon in a court of law, the ultimate court, the Supreme Court. It is not your decision whether or not you agree with the law but more importantly that you follow it and enforce it.”

According to the criminal investigation, the Christian Proctor Church is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.” But the church is also registered as a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with state and federal regulations.

Steve Shand president of the Vermont Family Research Committee, said it is “open season on Americans who refuse to bow to the government’s redefinition of marriage.”

“Homosexuals are gay,” Shand told reporters. “Why should Christian ministers be forced to perform and celebrate any marriage that conflicts with their beliefs? It’s a slippery slope my friend. Pretty soon these same pastors will be forced to wed animals or kitchen appliances. This is not my America!”

Gwen Hawkins who is president of the LGBT Pride Center in Vermont said she is happy with the guilty verdict.

“We just want the same rights as everyone else and this guilty verdict sets a great precedent,” Hawkins said. “These fanatical Christians base their life on one verse in the Bible but they seem to forget the other 99% of the verses in the book. For example, why can’t we stone to death Bristol Palin for having a baby out of wedlock? And what about her mother, Sarah Palin, breaking the rules of Corinthians 14:34 which clearly state that as a woman, she is not allowed to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. But no, they like to pick the one verse in the Bible about gay people and build their camp around it.”

Proctor is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,741 at the 2010 census. Proctor is home to the Vermont Marble Museum and Wilson Castle.

157 comments:

Unknown said...

Jesus... Nawa

AC£S said...

Madness

Anonymous said...

They should go to the judiciary to marry and not in the church!

Unknown said...

D thing wey dis legalization of Gay go cause is still brewing. Linda take note!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

I'm scared all what was foretold in the bible are gradually happening.
Seems we're nearing the end, imagine displeasing God to please man, they should go form their church where a man will be allowed to marry his kind.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Unknown said...

D thing wey dis legalization of Gay go cause is still brewing. Linda take note!

Arsenal said...

This is persecution.
He shouldn't be jailed as it's against his religious belief.


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andre kelvin said...

I saw this coming! They are gonna jail all pastor in U.S

Anonymous said...

It's time to start exterminating F A G G O T S. Just like what Hitler did to the Jews. The Final solution needs to start.

Unknown said...

Eh eh,orisirisi
*iyawo Obama

Bishop Dammy said...

Only a fool would reply my comment saying : the end time is not here. Watch and pray. Matt 24

Unknown said...

Is this end time or what?I just hope all these are not true.

Unknown said...

Can u imagine, The devil is really at work.

ujunwa said...

End time.. God have mercy upon this sinful world

Unknown said...

America is beginning to slip, and if care is not taken, it will loose its glory.

Candygirl said...

This is def end times..it's happening!!homos are def mark of the beasts whereby one would be punished if one does not support. Omg!!!

sucree said...

The end is here. Just so sad. God help us. still Lind. Please stop with this guy post

Mihearty said...

Madness at its peak...u better release that man of God before thunder will scatter you.

Anonymous said...

End time is here people

Fibonnachi Omogbai

Unknown said...

“These fanatical Christians base their life on one verse in the Bible but they seem to forget the other 99% of the verses in the book. For example, why can’t we stone to death Bristol Palin for having a baby out of wedlock? And what about her mother, Sarah Palin, breaking the rules of Corinthians 14:34 which clearly state that as a woman, she is not allowed to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. But no, they like to pick the one verse in the Bible about gay people and build their camp around it.”

Unknown said...

USA IS THE BIGGEST HELL ON EARTH

Anonymous said...

This is just very wrong. So American law now forces people to go against their religious beliefs? Where is the religious freedom? If gays want to get married, they should go to gay church and marry. Leave true Christians alone. Anti Christ has really commenced his job starting from usa. If things continue this way, i see america legalising fornication and adultery and I see them forcing Christians to start committing those sins. Obama this is the evil you have brought upon America.

Unknown said...

Just imagine? This is very wrong......

Anonymous said...

So gay people now determine Hw people live, people in America need to stand up and protest, it is also the parent right not to want a gay child or a person right not to want a gay person a smuch as u do not want to associate with a drug addict

Anonymous said...

Perilous time has come Linda wen men shall be lovers of dem selves

Fibonnachi Omogbai

Unknown said...

Oh wat a world God pls come to our help

Anonymous said...

Linda, your blog is fast losing credibilty on the international scene. This news is fake. Dont make the people involved come after you with a lawsuit. It s a fictional story from nbc.com.co amd has nothing to do with the nbc site. You love traffic on your blog i get but always try to make verifications and not just post anything you see on the internet. Be careful sistah!

Anonymous said...

Read this few days ago...

Unknown said...

They should have look for someone else to wed them instead of making the matter get to court.

Unknown said...

Tah wat a bad world

Unknown said...

Oh No!! America is on its way down like Sodom.
Text Fortune to 33020.

Anonymous said...

Verify your sources. You really need to take your job seriously.

snopes.com/pastor-jailed-gay-marriage/

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness!! WTF!! God where art thou?

Beloved #CHIVIDO 2020 said...

Whatever
They should not bring this madness down to Nigeria








~~~PINKY

Unknown said...

DIS GAY ISSUE IS BECOMING TOO MUCH FOR ONE DAY.WETIN HAPPEN.HABA

Unknown said...

He would have wed tham than all this humiliation his getting or he resign as the other woman.

Anonymous said...

God please take control and put and end to same sex marriage......

Anonymous said...

Check your sources properly, this is a fake story

Cicee said...

The court gave the order and not the church. Simply do a court wedding!

Stephan Noli said...

He's just following the commands in the holy book which calls same sex marriages an abomination. To each his own tho

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Anonymous said...

Wisdom of men is foolishness in the sight of God, how hypocritical for them to jail a man for expressing his right of freedom about an issue especially concerning his faith

Anonymous said...

America alias Sodom and Gomorrah

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda pls stop popularizing these atrocious people

Anonymous said...

absolute bullshit!!!!!! its d pastor right 2refuse it.. dis is nonsense i swear!!!

Unknown said...

The bible said it "people will be persecuted for my sake". The Lord is our strength.

Unknown said...

The Christian Church is in DEEP Shit.
Totally unacceptable.
This is WAR.
Kill all the QUEERS.
Fuck Obama. Bloody sellout.

Unknown said...

America has lost his way. God's anger is kindled against it. Unless they reverse their stupid law authorizing gay marriage and sincerely atone to God for their transgression, their downfall is imminent and certain.

Unknown said...

The Christian Church is in DEEP Shit.
Totally unacceptable.
This is WAR.
Kill all the QUEERS.
Fuck Obama. Bloody sellout.

Unknown said...

The Christian Church is in DEEP Shit.
Totally unacceptable.
This is WAR.
Kill all the QUEERS.
Fuck Obama. Bloody sellout.

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, this story isn't true. 'Paul Horner' is a character used severally by a particular website that's notorious for spreading fake news stories... Just thought to let you know. You can google the name of you think I'm talking shit.

Diamond said...

Good man

Orevaoghene said...

@lindaikeji Love you! But the story is not true.. The site nbc.com.co is fake, mimicking mb news... Mm sure you knw that Already... But it was a good read. Good night

Unknown said...

Ur God wil spk for u ,,,,,nawa ooo,,,***odikwa risky nd tyt***

Unknown said...

This is crazy, America has really lost it. Is it not his fundamental and religious right to refuse to wed the couple? This gay shit is really getting outta hand o. God pls come defend ur people

Anonymous said...

If GMB Wants Biafra to Come to Pass, then he Should Sign the Gay Bill. That is when he will Fuily understand the Meaning of his Word "UNGOVERNABLE"

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Double wahala

Anonymous said...

THIS IS A HOAX!!!

Anonymous said...

Paul Odekina of total HR should go to this state quickly so he can get his gay ass wed!

Unknown said...

Indeed this is not my America mostly d God own country dat d Living God created America for. Dis act should never b impose on d church, and wil b d height of abomination if such tak place.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o. Dilema mode.

Anonymous said...

Linda this is a bogus story, in US nobody has the right to force a person or a co-op to go against their religious belief. Even though it is now a law for gays and lesbians to marry in any state, they can't subject anybody to bend to their will. On the other hand, people can't discriminate against lgbt because of their sexual orientation.

Anonymous said...

Is Obama not a christian? am beginning to tink US is da nxt Soddom and Gomorrah of our time..pastor go to jail and prepare to watch them cry in hell wen Jesus comes....for me I prefer to surfer on earth and enjoy in heaven @ right handside of God

Nameless said...

we need more people like him.
Thumps Up.

Onyx take note.

Nameless said...

we need more people like him.
Thumps Up.

Onyx take note.

Grace n Truth said...

The homosexual who spoke clearly has no understanding if the Bible but of course their father satan is the master of manipulating bible verses to serve satanic agenda. When the devil tempted Jesus he used bible verses taken out of context and misapplied in an attempt to deceive Jesus into bowing to his will. that is what the homosexual agenda has been doing - exactly what their father satan did. But their destruction is around the corner.

Anonymous said...

These Americans do not fear the Almighty..I pity them

zicog said...

America has lost it a long tym ago,,
all these re a cummulative effects of d long n gradual derailing of d train of sanity,morality n God's guidiance all in d name of "civilization" and freedom of speech n expression..

LGBT world is jst a fraction of d numerous SINS dey commit on daily basis,including d so-called pastor refusing to wed d gay couples...

Churches in d US no longer serve as a place where u cn feel God's presence,instead it has bcom a place for partying,merrying n competition..so wat do u expect from d circular world,,?

d most annoying part is dat NIGERIA is gradually towing dat same line,,
jst as a lot of us claiming to b "Christians" c notin wrong in so many tins dat God frowns at,for example lots of libers attacked and insulted dat NYSC student who opted for Skirt instead of d traditional trousers being worn by all,

dats d same feeling human get wen our beliefs tends to conflict each oda..

finally!!!THE FACT DAT MAJORITY IS DOING SOMTHING DOES'nt MK IT RIGHT IN D SIGHT OF GOD...

ALWAYS ASK URSELF,,"WHAT WILL JESUS DO?"

BadGuy said...

Rubbish! Must these fucking gay ass pple wed in a church? Can't they go to a shrine or a temple? God punish America!

Unknown said...

Very sad

zicog said...

Oo ye generation of VIPERS hear ye d word of d LORD!

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Anonymous said...

America is heading for destruction. Have they not read touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. May God uphold the faithful to the end.

Anonymous said...

Jesus is really near. This is the end oooo. Have mercy father!

Anonymous said...

Excuse me but if there are civil rights and freedom of speech.
If are for... homosexuals then thats ok (u ask pple to be open minded)
But if I am against it then I am close minded?
Why can't u be open minded enough to understand that I don't support it

dipo said...

DEATH TO AMERICA, THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD ON AMERICA WILL BE DIRE... GOD WILL BE GOD IN AMERICA BY THE TIME IS DONE WITH THEM , THEY WILL BOW TO HIM. THERE FOUNDING FATHERS RESPECTED THAT GOOD OLD BOOK...

Unknown said...

wetin person no go hear..........me am proud to b a nigerian

Unknown said...

The Lord is your strength sir...

Etsako Pearl said...

Nawa o.

Unknown said...

Lord have mercy! Why won't these silly gays get married in court? Why do they openly force their evil down the christians' throats? Obama is purely an agent of darkness

doris1 said...

The devil is using every way possible to attack the church. The gates of hell shall not prevail.

Anonymous said...

This is absord and ludicrious. America has degenerated to this?. What a world. I am speechless. Revelation days are here. So Obama is really the antichrist.

Unknown said...

I beg free the pastor jor.

Anonymous said...

How can you force people to go against their belief. Is this really justice or intimidation?.

Anonymous said...

When it comes to belief and religion you have to thread very carefully.

Anonymous said...

And it's not the real nbc website Linda. NBC's official news website is nbcnews.com not nbc.com.co

Unknown said...

It is finished!

Anonymous said...

Y r dey not going to d mosque. Christians arise and be prayerful

Unknown said...

America is a deep mess

TAMARA SPLASH said...

This is persecution

Juleslouis said...

So freedom of rights and beliefs is over cuz of gays? Oh Lord your creatures r getting crazier everyday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda.. The news is false and the link is fake.
Regards,

Concerned reader.

Unknown said...

The devil be looking for souls to devour. By HIS grace, he won't succeed. No King as God!

Bolarinwa said...

This is a HOAX. Fake website. That website is NBC.COM.CO that's not the real NBC. I am in the US and there's no such news anywhere...separation of church and power. Freedom of religion. Fake news.

Anonymous said...

This story is totally false. Please remove this post because it is misleading. It was equally misleading in the United States. Again, there's no truth in it.

Anonymous said...

this is just plain ridiculous.... this is the same country that marrying 2 wives is actually a crime!!! if they wanna marry so badly, they can build a ''gay temple/church'' and get some gay priest to marry them. not a cool move too by listing the church as a for-profit organisation, everyone with their own sha. its the same law that the church has enjoyed so far that has landed the man in jail now. America and their laws and ''amendments'' .... jus plain crazy!

my question to this whole matter is what happens to our continuity as a specie if a large percentage of the world is going gay???? do they think their parents were gay or the babies they wanna adopt fell from the sky??? God has set systems in motion before the world started and nothing can change that bc its a system that works...... all this is just ...........

Anonymous said...

its a good thing if the news is fake ...... but i fear it ''may'' soon get to that point!

Okoli Chinemerem said...

wat! d law of men n d law of God,wch is gr8er n to b obeyed?.God is d gr8est n wil fyt for d cause of pastor horner.

Unknown said...

Where is the freedom of speech? If a citizen doesn't wanna do something that's against his beliefs or will why will u force him to do it?
America u are DOOMED!!!!





It's cold it's cold.

OSINANL said...

This is madness... This world is Really coming to an end

Anonymous said...

Y can't they just do court marriage, wat kinda rubbish is dis? I hate America! I hate Obama!

Unknown said...

False!

Unknown said...

D devil is seriously corrupting d America system dat they r b blind folded in commiting act dat is abomination b4 d living God.

I wil say dis, and wil alwaz say dis homosexual is abomination b4 d living God, and d pathway is Hell. Pls desist frm dis act.

Those who hav ears let them hear for a word is enough 4d wise!

eddie000 said...

USA freedom of democracy my foot, so whacked and doomed a country. I no go fit wed them na by force abi another church no dey? They create rules and want everyone to bend later will fight other small countries for creating theirs. Lets assume this pls, If everybody becomes Gay who will reproduce the future generation in 200yrs? I swear this planet earth will be an empty space by next 2(two) centuries.

Imagine, gays now happy they are jailing a pastor that believes in multiplication of lives and the b*tch arse.h0les cannot even reproduce an atom. Is it compulsory to get married in the church? The court favored you c*nt why not go there to wed rather than going to the church. All these are well orchestrated by the Obama government to smash Christianity down and make their followers & Books look like fools.

Anonymous said...

Be more professional with your news verification

Unknown said...

Gay people should have their own pastors nah.....that's not fair!

Unknown said...

Serious persecution.

Anonymous said...

You are just a confused fellow.

Unknown said...

This is what I call "End Time". You God will vindicate u bro.

Anonymous said...

d end of america(country) is so near. dey hav clearly gone mad.

Anonymous said...

Ladies and gentlemen the beginning of the end has begun

Goaldyn Boy said...

What judgment do you expect from a Judge whose name is MORON d' ANUS?! Indeed, the Judge is a Moron and must be thinking through his Anus!!!

Unknown said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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Lord knws if i was that pastor i will do the same...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

Hello all. Please, these occurrences are signs of the end of this world. Are we ready for Jesus' coming?

Ikuku AmStrong said...

Devilish

Etsako Pearl said...

OK....Lets hope so.

Unknown said...

Bia what is wrong with you?

Eme4life said...

Satan, clap for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, why forece your madness down people's throat???

If they want Same right as straight couples, why not get a lawyer to join them, why interfer with someone else's religious beliefs???
#pissed




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Anonymous said...

I never repleid any coment here but ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN can you please SIT YOUR IGNORANT ASS DOWN! SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spitting rubbish here in the name of having an opinion. The bible is not just a book that you can quote without having the Holy Spirit in you. Information is a thing but revelation is another one. It's evident that you want fame but KEEP QUIET KID!!! You're playing on dangerous grounds here. Do you know that we're entering perilous times? God warned us about everything going on in the world today including homosexuality and apostasy. You are not the Malcolm X of gay people. KEEP QUIET KID!!!!!!

Proverbs 15:2-3
The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.

chib said...

Thought this tin is supposed to b a two way tin, wer is d freedom of expression. oyinx or what ever u call ur self the moment I saw this post ur to b comment was what came to my mind, oyinx shame on u that u cant even own to what u ar u ar dump ass homo n u no that, keep masturbating with rick ross thought on ur head, idiot.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm

Unknown said...

God dea ooh

Anonymous said...

I see u as a child from an extremely deprived background and will certainly end up suicidal in no distance future. I don't think u ve the mental capacity to comprehend wat u say or wats in the offing as pertaining the gay issues. I am miffed as if u will want to do things against ur believe.

knowurway.com said...

They should remember that there's no way they can defeat God in this battle. No way! Both the judge of the court nd LGBT hell fire await u all

Unknown said...

Oh my God! The world is completely finished!!



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Elixir said...

What do you all expect from a gay licking ass like this agama l izzard? Onyx I pity you!

Kaduna Girl (Amina) said...

Was just about to say so! This isn't the real NBC. Look At the link very well. It's a hoax website. U r loosing credibility indeed Linda

Anonymous said...

My brother man, Jesus already foretold you that you will be persecuted,abused, mocked and suffer because of him. But it is he that endures to the end that gets the crown, so for the pastor its a thing of joy.

Unknown said...

y force pastors when there's marraige registry? fcuked case

Unknown said...

y force pastors when there's marraige registry? fcuked case

Unknown said...

y force pastors when there's marraige registry? fcuked case

Anonymous said...

This anti Christ ooo
:-)

Anonymous said...

This anti Christ ooo
:-)

Anonymous said...

Fake story from fake website. Linda, do better.

Anonymous said...

America gas fallen. Pray for ur country to remain sane

ary said...

This will complicate things because now they are impeding on the pastor's right to choose and associate.

Anonymous said...

Them should bless them in the court

Unknown said...

this is just wrong...you cant force som1 to go against what they believe in, it is not right...America is just a terrible place

Anonymous said...

Seriously waiting for the first Muslim gay marriage, let's see how and what happens...they know Christian religion is peaceful and endures criticisms that's why they always do this, but van they try the same stuffs with Islam??? let's wait and see!!!


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annanemous said...

God pls pls hurry and punish usa plssssss we beg You in Jesus name,punish them very well we beg You in Jesus name.

annanemous said...

God finish usa with punishment in Jesus name

mumsy said...

I knew this Onyx boy will be no 1 supporter; any ways sorry to burst your bubble,all these your pro gay stance will still not earn you an American green card or stay in any country in Europe.

Anonymous said...

i think America is heading to hell fire, in the first instance is gay a form of Christianity? God specifically warned in Leviticus 18:22. This sin called for the death penalty under the Law. "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death;" even the Nation that permits that will be destroyed, they should form Sodomite religion, (Sodomy is any sexual intercourse regarded as abnormal, as between persons of the same sex, especially males, or between a person and an animal.)

Anonymous said...

Abi o

Mr. Stretch said...

Lmao @ wed animals or kitchen utencils. Epic speech

Matthew Iwundu said...

United states preach of freedom in the whole world but they dont practice it. The pastors dont they have freedom of religion. Obama please dont change christianity or islam as this is evil. Now christains say that is not their way of life and you want to force it on them.

Anonymous said...

Pls being gay is demonic, u need deliverance. Before it is too late. Repent!!!

Anonymous said...

These are signs of the end. The men of God will be taken out in the US and finally lawlessness will set in and that will be the end.

Anonymous said...

This are the signs of the end time. the coming of the Lord Jesus is nearer than we can imagine get yourself prepared for this event that will shake the whole world.

Anonymous said...

this is a good prison to go to, to join apostle Paul the 12 disciples to be persecuted for the cause of Christ is a great honor. especially when you are not committing any sin in Gods sight but defying the authority of the kingdom of these word to send you to hell. rejoice brother when persecuted for the cause of chrsit

Anonymous said...

1 Timothy 1:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,

Judith Peter said...

Absurd..... U re
W
Elcome

Anonymous said...

Prosecution of Christians. We will see many Christians fall into sin by supporting this because they do not want to suffer.

CityOnHill said...

I bet you this an era of the Semi Anti-Christ.

Anonymous said...

Civilized madnessooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Isi mgbaka ndi ocha!

Akanimo Sunday said...

Hoax...Paul Horner is a hoax character. Google horner

World People said...

I couldn't agree more anon 1:35 . He suffers for God o what a great honor !!!

Anonymous said...

Onyx, you are a young boy/girl, the staunch support for alternative lifestyles will not get you the recognition you crave for in this society, unfortunately it wont in that society as well. Shift your focus to really productive things and quit trying to justify gay sex/marriage. Note that nature gets rid of things that are not performing the functions it assigned to them so no matter how much you come here and spew your support placing a curse on yourself nature is coming for you. Linda Ikeji if you like don't post this comment.

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