Former Arizona sheriff charges Utah gays ‘are shoving their agenda down our throats’

At a rally in Utah ex-Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack calls on local law enforcement officials to block gay marriage

Former Arizona sheriff charges Utah gays ‘are shoving their agenda down our throats’
05 January 2014

A former sheriff is in Utah fighting against gay marriage.

Richard Mack, who once was sheriff for Graham County, Arizona, spoke at a rally held in Highland, Utah.

‘The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats,’  Mack said, as reported by Fox 13 News.

The event was held to protest District Judge Robert J. Shelby’s 53-page marriage equality decision. One of the rally’s organizers, Cherilyn Eager, suggested  law enforcement authorities stop clerks from issuing certificates to LGBTI couples.

‘We need people to stand up and speak out. We need to get noisy. We need some outrage,’ Eager said. ‘It is about the sheriffs now coming out to protect the people.’

Mack agreed with this tactic.

‘The way you take back freedom in America is one county at a time,’ the former lawman said.

‘The sheriffs need to defend the county clerks in saying, "No, we’re not going to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals,"’ Mack continued.

Mack also wants ‘homosexuals’ not associated with certain institutions.

‘We have a right to raise our kids without homosexuals being part of the Boy Scouts, the schools and teachers and doing everything. They can be all that, but don’t shove your agenda down my kid’s throat. We have a right to raise our kids how we want not how you want,’ he opined.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has asked the US Supreme Court to restore the state’s gay marriage ban.

Below is the Fox 13 News clip:



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