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Former sheriff calls for uprising against gays ‘shoving their agenda down our throats’

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A former Arizona sheriff says gays in Utah “are shoving their agenda down our throats” and is calling for an “uprising” against same-sex marriage.

Gage SkidmoreRichard Mack

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Richard Mack

Speaking at a rally in Highland, Utah, on Saturday, Richard Mack — a former Graham County, Ariz., sheriff and founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association — said Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and other elected leaders have failed at their jobs, and it’s up to law enforcement and everyday citizens to deny same-sex marriage.

“The way you take back freedom in America is one county at a time. The sheriffs need to defend the county clerks in saying, ‘No, we’re not going to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals,’” Mack said at the event, billed as a call for an uprising by opponents of same-sex marriage.

“The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats,” Mack said.

Mack says that the federal government’s ruling doesn’t overrule Utah’s laws.

KSTU-TV reports:

Mack is a two-time candidate for the U.S. Congress who in 1997 won a U.S. Supreme Court case challenging provisions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.

He spent eleven years with the Provo, Utah, police department.

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  1. I’d like to volunteer to hit him

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:56am
  2. take him out back and shoot him!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:56am
  3. Irony!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  4. Lets say this they don’t have fighting chances when majority of the people of this land agrees people need’s to be treated equal !!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  5. And the ‘straight’ agenda hasnt been shoved down our throats for how long? Its even gone so far as to ban same sex marriage by state constitutional amendments out of fear that we may get the same rights as they do.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  6. shame, shame, shame!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  7. He doesn’t know what “shoved down the throat” is.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  8. We aren’t even in first gear. So get used to it.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:57am
  9. What an asshole.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  10. Glad this guy is no longer in law enforcement.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  11. Bring it bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  12. There needs to be an investigation into arrests he’s made.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  13. WHO THE FUCK DOES THIS GUY THINK HE IS!!!!! FUCK FREEDOM OF SPEECH ON THIS GUY THIS GUY NEEDS TO GET HIS ASS BEAT THE FUCK UP

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  14. Hypocritical much it’s fine to have religious agenda shoved down our throats but not the other way around

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  15. They love that phrase, “shove down our throat.” Hmmmm….

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  16. 1 like on my post = a punch to his head 1 reply = kick to the nuts with steel toe boots. :)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  17. Reply ;)

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  18. Kyle you officially are awesome :)

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:04am
  19. Its nice to have my awesomeness officially confirmed lol

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:11am
  20. lol hahaha.

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:12am
  21. this lesbian thinks your funneh

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:12am
  22. Where’s he at hurt him

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:58am
  23. Pray for him!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  24. It is amazing that these nuts call it taking freedom back when they want to actively deny another’s freedom.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  25. Bring it!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  26. Their agenda of wanting equal treatment and rights as every other American? This is an agenda that needs to be shoved down more throats…. Open wide…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  27. This is a face etched with anger and rage. Heterosexism and homophobia have been shoved down our throats for centuries. Just like abusers do, he turns it around on the oppressed. Ask yourselves, why is love so frightening to people like this?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 2:59am
  28. Why do they always use that phrase? “Shoving things down our throats” is a tad gay sounding.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:00am
  29. How me being a lesbian effect your freedom ?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:00am
  30. Was wondering the same thing!!!!! Smh

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  31. He doesnt make any sense O-o

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:00am
  32. It isn’t agenda being shoved down your throat. Come out of the closet.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:00am
  33. I’ll fight him :-)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:01am
  34. Suck it bitch!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:01am
  35. I hate to say this but I don’t even care. There are going to be people like this around forever. This war will never truly end. There are people out there still racist against black people and there will always be someone against gay people. At the end of the day I’m still going to be gay and spend my life with my gf and be happy despite what people like this say. I don’t care to give people like this the time of day.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  36. Oh yes lets turn on the hate …… these same ppl talk about Obama training military ppl to take our rights! Who are taking who’s rights ! The tea party is stop the tea and save America!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  37. what agenda, fuckknuckle?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  38. Ah, yes because if we uprose against him, it would be ILLEGAL.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  39. I hope you choke. You have had years to have a glass of water at hand to wash it down.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:02am
  40. Nobody is forcing him to marry a guy

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:03am
  41. Shoving things down your throat sounds kinda gay.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:03am
  42. Fuck em!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:03am
  43. I think it’s funny how he refers to “upholding freedom” and denying the right for gays to marry in the same phrase. Ummm…HELLO!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:03am
  44. I’ve got some thing I’d like to shove down his throat……Xanax. Calm him the hell down with his agenda crap

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:04am
  45. Jackass

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:04am
  46. I’d like to see how tough he is when he’s not hiding behind a posse.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:04am
  47. Couldn’t win reelection? Wonder why, pos

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:05am
  48. This guy is crazy asshole

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:06am
  49. Poor baby!! It must suck to feel like someone is forcing their agenda on him. Welcome to what we have been dealing with since…forever! Asshat!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:06am
  50. Im sorry but its just equal rights why fight it.. Every human being has a right no matter wat race religion n sexuality their still human.. N people nvr choose to be gay.. We arent asking for special treatment we just want the same right as a staright person be able to marry the person we wna grow old with.. N start our own family… N besides we all came from a straight family..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:06am
  51. Wonder how many wife’s he has?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:06am
  52. Last I checked, maybe my education is wrong, but federal law trumps state law

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:07am
  53. Scary assholes.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:07am
  54. idiot

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:07am
  55. Last time I checked its not gay people killing, assaulting, or verbally abusing straight people because of their sexuality…but I cannot say the same thing about far too many of these self proclaimed ‘moral’ straight folks that have made it THEIR agenda to condemn that which they have zero understanding of!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:07am
  56. Cuckoo

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:07am
  57. He’s got some nerve! They’ve been shoving their agenda down our throats for thousands of years so FUCK you buddy!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:08am
  58. This guy probably thinks that Phil Robertson’s homophobic racist rant was free speech, and supports that. But gays want equal rights and they’re “shoving their agenda” down his throat.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:08am
  59. Why do so many “straight” men use the phrase ‘shoving down my/our throat’? To me, someone secure in their own sexuality doesn’t need to make vague statements about their lust after certain acts. Then again, people secure in their own sexuality rarely try to meddle in the affairs of other people like that.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:08am
  60. Amazing how he doesn’t mention conservative xtians and the moron church shoving THEIR agenda down the throats of gay people when states voted in Constitutional amendments stating marriage is only between one man an one woman, and DOMA. Fuck this Asswipe.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:08am
  61. They better stick a spoon down his throat to keep him from swallowing his tongue when he starts to choke, convulse and spasm …cuz this is going to be a long slow painful death. This is not the first time MARRIAGE has changed. The wheels of justice AND EVOLUTION have created MANY changes in the definition of MARRIAGE . Will he nail himself to a cross in the last stages to make a complete human spectacle of his looniness to get attention? Nothing like a good dogma to inflict some self destructive behaviors.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:09am
  62. If he opens his throat a little wider, it won’t hurt.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:10am
  63. I got something to shove down his throat!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:10am
  64. Keep. Your. Mouth. Shut.
    Your throat is now safe.
    Problem solved.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:12am
  65. wtf…… we aren’t shoving anything any where…. We just want our freedom and to be left alone just like everyone else!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:13am
  66. What an ass..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:14am
  67. Hater.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:16am
  68. I still can’t figure out what the problem is. How is granting someone else the same rights you have taking away your freedoms? It’s not like there is a finite amount of freedom.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:16am
  69. How about we shove something in your mouth – fuckers like this boil me. Probably a closet case – this is the same theme from most of them

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:17am
  70. Well there asking for it.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:17am
  71. Bigot….

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:18am
  72. You really have to wonder what happened to people like him in his childhood? WTH did your parents do to you?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:18am
  73. @Donald Pothier Bessette – I’d pay to see that – I bet he doesn’t even realize how funny his metaphor is – lol

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:18am
  74. what a DOUCHEBAG…’the way to take back freedom…’ are you fucking kidding me? like the gays have taken away ANY freedoms from the straights! i’m so sick of old ass dimwits who think MY life has ANYTHING to do with theirs. don’t like gay marriage? DON”T GET ONE! don’t like gay sex? DON”T HAVE IT! but step the FUCK off MY right to equality in the world!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:18am
  75. Frightening in so many ways. He is on the edge of promoting or inciting hate crimes. Can he arrest himself?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:19am
  76. He is promoting more than just hate crimes, he is promoting subversion and treason. I wouldn't doubt it if he is brought under legal action and his fellow idiots start complaining about first amendment violations. *eyeroll*

    Replied on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:27am
  77. I’ll shove something down their throats, and up their as as well, and it won’t be an agenda!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:19am
  78. how does someone’s marriage affect your throat?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:19am
  79. Closet queer

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:21am
  80. So, we rise up against gays? What about our government that spies on us, and kills thousands overseas to further the agenda of the fat cats? Is that not reason enough?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:21am
  81. Obviously, he thinks he’s the marriage sheriff. What an idiot.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:22am
  82. Out agenda is for our own people, not for you fucking assholes.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:22am
  83. Dude clearly isn’t getting laid.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:22am
  84. Perhaps actually reading the Constitution, in these backwood, sister fucking, gun toting asswipes minds, makes them more of a patriot and more of American then the people that have actually read the Constitution

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:23am
  85. Marriage is between 2 people that love each other.. it’s that simple…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:23am
  86. That’s because they’re seeing it all wrong, they consider the consolidation of power *rights* and if they don’t want to share it as being forced against their will. What’s stupid is it’s not even like that gay people like all people just want to be left alone to do their thing… no drama required folks. If you want to flip your shit over something outrageous why not fight for impoverished youth or the betterment of people with ailments? Like really their priorities are just stupid.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:24am
  87. RICHARD MACK IS AN IDIOT!!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:26am
  88. he’s nuts

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:27am
  89. Equality is our only agenda.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:31am
  90. It’s too bad that everything he says is an outright lie, and nothing he says has any merit! What a delusional dimwit!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:32am
  91. people in utah and this ex sheriff need to get over them selfs and leave the gay and lesbians alone

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:32am
  92. I propose to feed him. A lot. His favorite things. He will be doing less talking while chewing ;)

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:34am
  93. Protect and serve? Who? heterosexual traditional couples only I guess…no more staying silent with Hate from heterosupremecists!
    Because equality is the POINT! #ME4PA

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:34am
  94. Stupid man

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:34am
  95. how about having their religion shoved down our throats? There haven’t been any uprisings here about that.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:34am
  96. He sucks dicks behind the grocery store for money. What a tool. Go to hell shithead.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:35am
  97. F… Him! Nevermind, who would want to…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:36am
  98. yet its ok for them to shove their str8 agenda down our throats! if we cant marry, str8 people cant divorce!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:36am
  99. Never seems to be a Lack of Bigot Cops, I got face Shattered in Gay Bashing and had Confession yet let him go, and I can’t leave my room in this West Virginia Town! Even though I don’t leave my room still manage to get Called Faggot more than I can handle!
    Miss Cali and Baby Brother their, God Save me from HELL!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:37am
  100. What a jerk!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:37am
  101. Normal person calls for former sheriff to pack it in and shut your gob.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:39am
  102. We wouldn’t have to “shove our agenda down their throats” if it wasn’t illegal for LGBT+ people to get married… This guy sounds like a real dick.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  103. Watch Rome burn, priceless!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  104. More dumb people… sigh…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  105. Odd phrasing. Hum? So much anger toward gays. A little fantasizing there Mr. Sheriff about what you want shoved down your throat.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  106. Glad he’s an EX(Former) Sheriff…or else i’d be calling for his early retirement.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  107. Statements like his are very dangerous.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:42am
  108. The difference is that his crowd used their free speech to incite brutality, hate, violence, and even murder. Especially against gays and transgendered MtFs.

    I haven’t heard or read of any biggot churches being burned down, or the biggot Christians being bludgeoned and seriously injured. I haven’t heard of any gay or TS boys playing “kick the biggot Christian”.

    There are millions of good Christians in the world. But there are a lot of Biggot Christians who seem to cling to kosher laws againt homosexual assault, applying it to ALL GAY AND TS people, especially men. They forget when Jesus said “that which you have done to the least of my brethren you have done unto me” and when God told Peter “That which was unclean I have made clean”. Paul did warn that homosexual rape (actually ALL rape in the original language) was still not OK.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:44am
  109. Well maybe if everyone would mind their business and legalize marriage equality everywhere, then we wouldn’t be “shoving our agenda” in your face. Ever thought of that?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:45am
  110. LMAOF!!!! No really, hilarious!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:45am
  111. I bet he said the same thing when women and African Americans wanted their rights too.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:46am
  112. What are they going to do, use their “Second Ammendment options” ?

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:46am
  113. Pathetic!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:47am
  114. It’s not our “agenda” that you’re gagging on idiot!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:48am
  115. I am SO tired of stupidity. I swear my head is going to pop if baloney continues. Have run out of coherent responses to this lunacy.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:49am
  116. good thing it’s “former” … let’s hope it stays that way.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:50am
  117. Moron….

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:51am
  118. I will stop shoving my agenda down your throat once you take you opinion and shove it up your.. well you get the idea..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:53am
  119. Arizona and Utah. It figures.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:53am
  120. I’d like to shove an apple down his throat and roast him over an open pit. So sick of these douche bags sticking their opinions in my face every fucking day of my life. It would be nice to wake up just one FUCKING MORNING and not have to read shit like this. No wonder I’m starting to hate people….

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:53am
  121. Bitch STEP TO IT.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:54am
  122. I think we can shove something else down his throat.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:54am
  123. I am very worried that this guy is trying for more than political support for an office run or being a moronic jerk. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2012/winter/resurrection

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:54am
  124. Quit oppressing the gays and you won’t have to listen. Otherwise, stfu because it’s going to continue to get shoved down your throat. . or maybe up your ass would be better yet.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:55am
  125. Once a Bully always a bully and that what he is and he and the rest the haters and bullies like are not going to win and they do need to mind their own damn business and I agree they to stop shoving religion in people faces and by the way I bet you were not a real good sheriff now were you.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:55am
  126. I think he wants something in his mouth

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:56am
  127. Douchebag

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:57am
  128. I would shove ” something ” down his throat. Bet he’d love it ..

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:59am
  129. Fuck Him! I’m Really tired of these assholes!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 3:59am
  130. He is entitled to his opinion…but that does not make him the end all be all of anything…

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:01am
  131. Pig!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:01am
  132. If we are lucky, He will get permanent laryngitis!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:01am
  133. “Taking back freedom”. Ok, coming from someone that made a living by taking freedom away. Its the only thing this thug knows.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:01am
  134. Wtf agenda do we have read the constitution ass

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:02am
  135. Uprising again this sorry ass. Bounty on his head.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:04am
  136. bring it on, bastard!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:05am
  137. How are we ‘shoving’ our gay agenda down their throats?!
    Bring it on asshole!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:06am
  138. Biggot! It’s called we want the same rights you have enjoyed for ages!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:07am
  139. ha !

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:08am
  140. So his idea of showing that “the people of Utah” have rights too involves taking away the rights of gay people?? Yeah, that sounds so incredibly American… Not.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:09am
  141. Stupid is as stupid does.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:09am
  142. Perhaps gays are sick & tired to have you shoving oppression down their throat. Disgusting scum.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:11am
  143. You Sir, are a pompous, “ELITIST” ASSHOLE!

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:14am
  144. The Empire and Darth Sidius have an agenda…not gay people.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:16am
  145. I think “former” sheriff helps put his idiocy into perspective. I have a feeling there’s a reason for the word “former” other than retirement. Looks like a major idiot to me.

    Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:17am