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SC mayor in trouble after criticizing NC gay marriages on Facebook

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Linda Oliver in a photo from the Facebook page that is asking for her removal from office. Linda Oliver in a photo from the Facebook page that is asking for her removal from office.
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The mayor of a small South Carolina town is under fire after her Facebook post criticizing a decision allowing gay couples to apply for marriage licenses.

Mayor Linda Oliver used the word "queer" in a posting objecting to the register of deeds in Buncombe County, N.C., allowing gay couples to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday.

The post said God would object to such marriages.

"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," the post reportedly said.

 It has since been deleted. Oliver has apologized and said she will use the word "homosexual" in the future.

A new Facebook page seeks her ouster as the mayor of the town of about 300. It had more than 840 "likes" by Friday.

Oliver says the Facebook page hurt her feelings. She said her feelings about homosexuals reflect the way she was raised.

 

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