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Mormon Former AZ Sheriff Richard Mack Calls For “Uprising” In Utah Against Same Sex Marriage

Crazy ass Richard Mack


He’s a graduate of the FBI National Academy who preaches that county sheriffs are the highest legitimate law enforcement officials in the land. He’s a hard-right libertarian who believes the federal government has no authority to require drivers to wear seat belts and who once demanded the government give him back the $4,800 he paid in income taxes.

Meet former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack who at a rally held Saturday by The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers, Association, a coalition of anti-gay sheriffs and homophobic conservative who has put out the “call for an uprising” against same-sex marriage in Utah.

FOX13 reports.

Said Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack

“The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats…That’s a lie. That’s an absolute lie [that the federal government’s ruling overrules Utah’s laws]. 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.  We don’t want any more of your gay appreciation parades.””

Mack also said the U.S. Constitution was written to protect God-given, innate rights. “You’re never going to convince us that homosexual marriage is one of those innate, God-given rights. It’s not,” he said.  If you read the Bible, you will plainly and simply see that it’s not.”

Mack, created the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association about three years ago to “take back America county by county, state by state.”  and to advance the principle that sheriffs must resist the government.

“The county sheriff is the one who can say to the feds, ‘Beyond these bounds you shall not pass,’” Mack writes on the CSPOA website. He further writes that hundreds of police officers, sheriffs and others have “expressed a desire to be part of this Holy Cause of Liberty.” He vows to train them, state by state, and says that the local governments they represent will issue a “Declaration to the Federal Government regarding the abuses that we will no longer tolerate or accept.” That declaration, he says, will be enforced by those lawmen. “In short, the CSPOA will be the army to set our nation free.”

Ah those peace loving Mormons.


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5 thoughts on “Mormon Former AZ Sheriff Richard Mack Calls For “Uprising” In Utah Against Same Sex Marriage”

  1. The Mormon former AZ sheriff should be aware that

    a. according to the bible all who govern are doing so after having been put there by god, including but not limited to judges….

    b. that when a judge has spoken (ruled, decided) the ruling stands…. and that a standing ruling can only be stopped or ended by a higher judge, and that a ruling by a higher judge stands also…..

    c. he as former sheriff should know that calling for an uprise or riot against something or someone is illegal…….. and leads to the arrest and conviction of the caller….

    d. that not following a ruling by A court means contempt of that court, and does lead almost always to huge fines and even incarceration!
    (not that I would object to incarcerating this mormon former AZ sheriff for life, but that’s another matter!)

  2. If you have never walked a day in the life of a gay mans shoes you have no voice. Your words show a lack of education, insecurity, and limited life experience. The human soul is a valuable, precious thing to mess with. Your creator, whom ever that may be in your eyes, will be the judge of your actions. And the day you stand before the pearly white gates of heaven, your judgment will come and you will have a lot of explaining to do. Especially when you have had a history of playing with the lives and sols of others, or playing god. “People fall in love with a soul, not a penis or vagina.” The day you have walked in the shoes of a gay man, and you can even slightly comprehend the power of your words, your punishment will prevail. Good luck with your up hill battle. Look around, open your eyes, why are there so many homosexual’s in the world, because we were created just like you. And when you promote such hatred and bullying, think about the fact that you are messing with the child of a mother and a father, who gave birth to a beautiful child. And if you have children, as a father, think about what they would feel like if you condemned them form loving another, no matter their sexual orientation. Do you honestly think that a gay person chose the life of a person condemned from society, just to be an out-cast among grown educated adults. We did not walk down the street one day and say “Oh, I think I am going to be the most politically incorrect thing society has to offer, I’ll be gay!”, think about it, wake up! Put your foot where your mouth is because you really have no voice. You may have your freedom of speech, that ‘s nice, but without substantial life experience, as a gay man, you will never know that pain you cause another human being. Time to reach out, get educated about the population you are attacking, before you attack their human rights.

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