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SC Mayor Complains That “Queers” Are Trying To Ram Marriage “Down My Throat”

The halls of democracy sometimes ring with strange voices, and none of them is stranger than Linda Oliver’s. The mayor of West Union, SC, which judging from its elected representative is somewhere on the far side of Alpha Centauri, went on an epic rant on Facebook complaining about marriage equality because a clerk in North Carolina has granted same-sex couples the right to apply for marriage licenses. In Oliver’s own words:

“What’s it gonna take to get these queers to realize they don’t need a piece of paper. God will not bless their union because he plainly speaks against queers in the Bible. Want to cover your queer with insurance? Buy a policy. Want your queer to get your stuff when you die? Make a will.”

West tried to make the post disappear, but the Internet has a way of being permanent. It’s queer that way.

In a subsequent conversation with a local TV station, West couldn’t help introducing Herr Freud into the mix, saying of marriage equality, “I don’t want it rammed down my throat.”

Needless to say, West knows that she is the victim here, particularly after a Facebook petition started circulating to get her recalled from office. “All I can say is if people want to crucify me that’s fine. I know that following Jesus, I’m going to be crucified,” she said, modestly comparing herself to the Savior.

And just in case you don’t think West has learned her lesson, she says in her apology that she has and will never use the word queer again. ” If people would read the whole thing they’ll see that I plainly said I will not say that anymore, I’ll say homosexual.”

Better if she just shut up.

Photo credit: Facebook

By:          John Gallagher
On:           Oct 18, 2013
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    • 2eo

      You know the turn of phrase “fell down off the ugly tree”, well in her case, there’s falling down, climbing back up, falling down a second time, chopping the tree down, whittling a chair out of it, then immolating yourself while sitting in it ugly.

      She’s the latter.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gollygeegaygoy

      No need to force anything down her throat, her mouth is big enough for it to be consumed without force.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 7:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dez

      Why/How is this woman a mayor?Her language is immature, ignorant and offensive; as is her sentiment obviously.

      It’s called separation of church and state! WTF is it going to take to get these moronic, religiously insane people in politics to understand that damn concept!!

      And apparently we queers DO need the damn ‘paper’- if we don’t need it, why the hell do heterosexuals??

      This bitch needs to go!! Go to the nunnery!!

      Oct 18, 2013 at 7:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      This old female fart proves there’s never an end to political comedians. Funny, no. Laughable, yes!

      Oct 18, 2013 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      Seriously, she hasn’t the first clue about civics and the constitution. This woman hasn’t got the basic skills to be a mayor. Its like a blind person wanting to be a traffic cop, except the blind person is not an aszhole.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro

      PS, looking at her picture, I’m pretty sure this is the only thing anyone ever wanted to ram down her throat.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 9:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson

      Another narrow minded woman. Seems to be a lot of those around.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 9:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis

      Gay people aren’t people to this woman. She’s the type of woman who can’t be good for the sake of being good. She’s the kind of woman that needs to be told how one should be humane. She’s the type of woman that I feel so ever sorry for.

      She masks her feelings with religion. What a croc.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous

      The Bible wasn’t particularly kind to women. Maybe we should go to her town and start demanding they follow other tenets of the good Book, like stoning sexually-active unmarried women?

      I mean, it’s in the Bible so we have to follow it, right?

      Oct 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      What does a little old place like West Union need a mayor for?

      The population was 297 at the 2000 census. I’ve lived in buildings that had bigger populations than that.

      Anyway Ms Oliver you can call me a queer all you like. I am not however a homosexual.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      She fits the stereotype of S.C. well… I KNOW.. just from #s, that there are SOME good people in S.C… but how many of them end up like her???

      Oct 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      1. Yes we are, you know, just like blacks shoved those pesky civil rights down your throats.

      2. Another PRIME example of somebody anti-gay who is OBVIOUSLY a self hating closet case. Any lesbians care to chime in on just how hard this one is pinging your gaydar?

      Oct 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HirsuteOne

      What is with the heteros and their “ram it down my throat” analogy? Dr. Freud, line 2.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles175

      Funny thing about truly straight people. They pretty much do not have this unnatural fascination with LGBT people. When a person is deep down miserable, this type cannot stand to see others that are happy around them. I am almost certain that when one digs down deep enough, you’ll find jealousy as a key component of the homophobia. They believe that we are getting a free ride without the responsibilities of bringing children into this world. This (more often than not) applies mainly to men that are homophobic. But sometimes and occasionally there are women that feel this way also. As the old saying goes, “misery loves company”.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC

      I have two things to add: (1) I am ashamed that people like this are elected in my state; and (2) the about her “modestly comparing herself to the Savior” was genius.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mdhiggins

      If anyone is interesting in calling the mayor or writing her a letter, her phone number and address can be found at the city’s webpage:


      Oct 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh in OR

      @2eo: I’ve always liked “Fell out of an ugly tree, hit every ugly branch on the way down, landed on an ugly rock, got mauled by an ugly bear and dragged down an ugly road to an ugly river.”

      Oct 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queerty1958

      That’s a woman?

      Oct 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L

      It must really bother her if she went on a rant. mwahahahahah Let it eat her from the inside out. This “ugly” that other posters have noticed is simply her insides peeking out. The way you think, you will become.

      Oct 18, 2013 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gwydion

      If she got any more butch she’d probably pee standing up.

      Oct 19, 2013 at 6:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheBigOne

      Wig or no wig?

      Oct 19, 2013 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg

      As horrible as this woman (?) is, I hope our “community” and QUEER-ty would make up its collective mind about whether “queer” is actually a bad word or not. I belong to two gay groups that have the word “Queer” in their title, and I just heard a guest on MSNBC use “queer” in a positive sense. Yeah, yeah, context… fuck that. Either it’s a bad word for everyone like the N-word (hip-hop notwithstanding) or it’s okay.

      Oct 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damon459

      I’d like to ram a bible down her throat with the aide of a crucifix! Why is it these asshats think it’s ok to ram their beliefs down our throats, while playing the victim?

      Oct 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Volvoguy

      Only thing that would be forced down her throat, would be a big ole
      pork chop and potato.
      Can you push away from that dinner plate just a bit!
      Are all bigot from SC that stupid, what a total waste o
      time and energy .

      Oct 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AngelicaCarter

      my Aunty Allison recently got a nice six month old GMC Sierra by working parttime from a macbook… over here,,, smarturl.it/pg1cfz

      Oct 21, 2013 at 9:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • philipj999

      @Dez: Allow me to explain. I am a resident of SC so I can provide some insight. Separation of church and state is something for other people, not the people of SC. Here they just ignore the parts of the constitution they do not like, and then complain if their rights (under the same constitution) are violated. The republican party runs the entire state, and yet can not get anything done. Our now ex-governor, ran off to Argentina to have an affair, then lied about it. He finished his term, then got elected to congress. After which he violated a court order to stay off his ex wife property, and lied about that. I could go on, ut I think you get it.

      Oct 21, 2013 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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