South Carolina: Mayor blasted for online slurs

Carolinas News Notes

WEST UNION, S.C. — Mayor Linda Oliver is under fire for sharing her disdain for same-sex marriage. She made comments of Facebook where she used the word “queers” as well.

The post said: “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.”

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The posting has subsequently been removed.

USA Today reported that this statement allegedly came after Drew Reisinger, register of deeds for Buncombe County in Asheville, N.C., allowed same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license. The posting even spirited a Recall West Union S.C. Mayor Linda Oliver page. FOX Carolina in Greenville, S.C., reported the news and carries an interview with the mayor.

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info: facebook.com. foxcarolina.com.

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