Kicking off his church's campaign to make gay marriage unconstitutional in Florida, Pastor Hayes Wicker, senior pastor at Naples' First Baptist Church proclaimed:
- “This is a tremendous social crisis, greater even than the issue of slavery.”
Without such an amendment or a law, Wicker said, it could lead to legal marriages in Florida between “man and dog” and “father and child.” - Naples Daily News
Kenneth Quinnell, founder of the Florida Progressive Coalition, posted a quick comparison of the history of slavery and the history of no gay marriages in Florida. He concluded:
- Hatred of other citizens based on their innate characteristics, particularly when those characteristics harm no one, is as close to evil as one can get without raping, molesting or killing someone.
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