Gay Ireland hails “a new Republic” as same-sex marriage approved


Gay friendly churchDUBLIN (Reuters) – Gay couples flocked to central Dublin to celebrate a “historic watershed” on Saturday as a large majority in the traditionally Catholic country voted to allow same-sex marriage, the culmination of a four-decade struggle for gay rights.

Waving rainbow flags, embracing and crying, two thousand people gathered to watch the official results in the courtyard of Dublin Castle after voters, young and old, accounted for one of the highest turnouts in a referendum for decades.

“The amount of people who came out to vote is just such an emotional thing for us,” said Fred Schelbaum, 48, standing with his civil partner Feargal Scott, 43, who he said he intended to marry.

“Up to now a lot of gay people felt they were tolerated in Ireland. Now we know that it’s much more than that.”

The crowds cheered as gay rights icons appeared on the square, including David Norris, whose campaign led to the 1993 decriminalization of gay sex and, and Rory O’Neill, whose Panti Bliss drag queen character became the face of the campaign.

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One Response to Gay Ireland hails “a new Republic” as same-sex marriage approved

  1. Darrel May 24, 2015 at 8:45 am #

    As the celebration continues, and grows, and spreads across the world it is heralded as a great “victory” for the lgbtq crowd. Every day there is some group or individual that caves to the wickedness of homosexuality and the voices grow louder, more shrill, more demanding. They think that they have God on the run, that His people will continue to cower in the corner, afraid to speak the truth and it’s only now a short time until they will be successful in routing God from the minds of everyone. So enjoy your brief and fleeting moment of what you claim is a “victory” for soon enough the stark reality will come crashing down on your head and there will be no escape.

    Since you (the lgbtq’s) hate God, spit upon His Son and ignore His Word let’s take a look at the history of the human race and the blessings that have come about when ever a nation or society has capitulated to the demands that you are making of the world right now. #1. The entire world was destroyed in the Flood of Noah’s day due to exactly the same things that you (lgbtq’s) are doing now; namely, rebellion against the Word of God and sexual perversions of all types (including the perversion that you insist the world accept as “normal”). #2 The Roman Empire self-destructed from the inside because of the same sexual perversions brought to them by you, the lgbtq crowd. #3 Let’s not forget the best example of all, Sodom and Gomorrah that were literally wiped off the face of the earth because of the abomination that carries it’s name: SODOMY.

    A perfect description of you (the lgbtq’s) and what you will become (unless you repent) is found in Romans 1:18-32. Your refusal to turn from your abominations will result in ever increasing severity and quantity of the Judgment of God upon you NOW in this life time with the end result being that you will not be able to think coherently, your every moment will be in pursuit of yet another conquest for your lust. Read about yourself in Romans 1:28-32, the only thing missing is your name. There will come a day soon enough for all those who revel in their rebellion against God and His commandments that the clock will run out, the day of opportunity to repent and get right with God will have passed, never more to reappear. You will be in the eternal judgment of the Lake of Fire, no escape, no reprieve, no pardon, no easing of the torment of the flames, and no one to plead your cause before the Holy God that you hated all of you life. So TODAY is a good day to turn from your abominations and seek His mercy while it is still offered to you. Jesus Christ paid for all of your sins, even that of homosexuality. Will you seek yet another conquest or forgiveness?