Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bill James said what?


Tuesday's night vote by the Mecklenburg County Commission on same-sex partner benefits was controversial enough, but a side issue is creating an extra layer of drama this morning.

According to a WBTV analysis of the session's audio, Commissioner Bill James asked Commissioner Vilma Leake, "Your son was a homo, really?" This came after an emotional statement by Leake about her son's death from AIDS.

According to WBTV, the conversation went this way. James's comment was barely audible:

Leake: "I did not know that in 2010 that I would be sitting here to defend … his lifestyle."

James leaned over, "Your son was a homo, really?"

Leake: "Don't make me hurt you. Don't do that to me. Don't talk to me about my son."

You can watch the entire county commission meeting online, in streaming video.

To view the Leake statement, advance the stream to 3 hours, 59 minutes.

Here is WBTV's report on the controversy.

James went on WBT radio's Keith Larson show this morning to defend his statement.

At first, James told Larson that he was in the process of saying "homosexual," but was cut off by Leak. He changed his story after Larson played a clip of the exchange that made clear that wasn't the case.

"Look, I don't care if I said 'homo.' I don't think it changes the reality of it. Whether I said, 'is he a homo really or is he homosexual, really?' - I'm OK with either one of those…

"When she used the reason for her vote, the fact that her son had engaged in lifestyle and had died of HIV/AIDS as the reason for her vote, I was curious about what lifestyle she was talking about because usually you don't use the term 'lifestyle' to refer to a blood transfusion."

-- David Enna

167 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bill James is a disgrace and he tries to act like he is all "holy". Ha.. I hope his children are gay.

Anonymous said...

Bill James just proved he is definitely THE MAN and really put it mildly but hopefully all unmarried hetrosexual couples "shacking up" are now being discrimnated against by these racist bigots who voted to give these homos who are "shacking up" legal benefits.

Anonymous said...

wow. Really? Crawl back in your cave...

Anonymous said...

Bill James is a Neanderthal.

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Anonymous said...

If same-sex couples were allowed the full benefits of marriage, then you wouldn't need to ironically limit "domestic partnerships" to same-sex couples...

Anonymous said...

We will not leave Charlotte. These types of immoral and illegal activities only make us stronger.

And you know what? You have no idea who we are. We smile in your face and then look for every opportunity to stab you in the back. This is war. We are you neighbors and co-workers. Be careful WE are everywhere. Many are a silent majority.

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Anonymous said...

Maybe your "silent majority" should vote... or maybe your "kind" is getting smaller and smaller. And it scares you... muahahaha.

Anonymous said...

If I was Velma I would have slapped his white bigot face right in front of everybody. Maybe his red ass face with a hand print on it would have looked much better than what it does now. People like Bill James are a trashy waste of oxygen. One day, is maker is going to meet him.......in HELL!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bill James. You are a honorable and just man. Velma is a racist. She is a old nasty bigot. She can get by with it because of her color. She was the number one supporter of Nick Mackey. Blacks play the race card over and over and over. Do they not have anything else. They love being portrayed as the victim. It must be nice to have a "card to play". It allows you to not think.

Anonymous said...

Being gay is not "illegal" and the "immoral" part is subjective. It depends on what you personally believe/your opinion on the subject and beliefs/opinions are NOT fact.

Anonymous said...

Bill James is the one not thinking. That man never thinks. He really is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

All of you hypocrites who spread your hate and intolerance in the name of religion are going to be the ones eating your own words when you die. You are all nothing but cowards.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 11:34...I hope Velma has salvation but her hate will lead her to hell. Your words are well taken.

Anonymous said...

So it's not OK for gay people to be together but it is OK to get divorced multiple times, have "straight" sex before you're married, get knocked up before you're married, cheat on your husband or wife multiple times, etc. Nothing "moral" about any of that!

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Anonymous said...

Bill James is a coward. He would have ever said that to black man.

Anonymous said...

This is really just another issue in the long line of society's deterioration. Unwed mothers spitting out babies. Baggy pants youth hanging out on street corners. Politicians (from both parties) stealing, lying and cheating. Prayer removed from school. Affirmative action which amounts to nothing more than reverse racism. So those of you that enjoy the way things are heading...enjoy yourself. I feel for the leaders of tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Bill James is just pissed he is one of like two Republicans on City Council now. I predict he will continue to engage in these childish acts and throw hissy fits because nobody cares about what he has to say.

Anonymous said...

I saw Bill James kick a black mans ass on more than one occasion. He is one bad dude.

I guess you do not remember George Dunlap getting in the face of a white female schoool board member. His actions were far worse that Mr. James. But George is a negro, so all is well.

Anonymous said...

11:46 ANON...it is County Commissioners...but that just shows how much YOU REALLY KNOW. I'll bet you vote based on color. If you are to stupid to know the difference between City Council and County Commission you my friend should not vote.

It reminds me of Howard Stern taking his microphine to Harlem He asked people on the street what they thought of Barry Osama's running mate Sara Palin, they all agreed she was fine for the job. To stupid and uneducated to have a clue. Look in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Typo, I meant Commissioners and I am WHITE you idiot. How can you even accuse people of their skin color on a blog? You like to accuse other people of voting based on color but I'm sure you (and people like you) engage in straight-ticket voting.

Anonymous said...

Typo, I meant Commissioners and I am WHITE you idiot. How can you even accuse people of their skin color on a blog? You like to accuse other people of voting based on color but I'm sure you (and people like you) engage in straight-ticket voting.

Anonymous said...

At lest 6 county commissioners will not see Bill James in hell with them. Gonna be real hot down there.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;

Lev 18:22-23 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

Lev 20:13 "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death."

Anonymous said...

Those quotes from the Bible are not fact. There is no proof that "God" wrote any of that. I am so sick of people referring to a religious book written over 2,000 years ago as if it's fact. Other religions have their own books, written by PEOPLE not "God"! The Bible isn't any different, sorry folks!

Anonymous said...

Typo? Kind of like a double posting. You just come across as stupid. Just like the double posting. That is ok, I understand.

Anonymous said...

First I will say Bill James showed just how racist, and ignorant he really is at heart. What someone does or their sexual orientation has nothing do with anything. He was disrespectful, mean, ugly, and unprofessional. To all those that uphold what he said you will have to give an account oneday. Mr James you don't deserve to serve anyone other than the devil. You racist MF! Vilma Leake continue to be the awesome person that you are in everyway that you can be.

Anonymous said...

Those Bible quotes were written by people who used "God" as a way to control people. That's what religion is!!! Look at it... "if they do they will be put to death". Yeah, a "God" wrote that. No, people did! "God" had nothing to do with it. And who are you to "damn" people to "hell"?

Anonymous said...

Wilma Leake (I know it is Vilma but Wilma is funnier) threated to "cut" Larry Gauvreau. George Dunlap knocked over a chair while lunging towards a fellow board member. This shows the character of these folks.

Anonymous said...

12:01 Anon...take your chances being a non-beleiver. Christians have faith. Put your fate in the hands of man. Risky, but your choice.

You still have time to repent. Ask Jesus in your heart. You will have a peace of joy and fulfillment never before experienced. God bless you and Jesus place his healing hands upon you.

Anonymous said...

What in the heck is that big black furry bushy animal on the front of Velmas dress?
It is a dead squirrel? Dead rat? Yikes whatever that big thing is it looks big mean and nasty like she is.

And lets dont get into Jennifer Roberts who is def some kind of weirdo cross dresser shemale wearing a terrible wig. Somebody beat that commish half to death with a big ugly stick. Yikes.

Anonymous said...

So all you can come back with are some common errors made when typing: 1) I accidentally used the wrong word and 2) double posted by hitting submit twice.

Wow, you're cool! You must feel GREAT about yourself now...

Anonymous said...

"12:01 Anon...take your chances being a non-beleiver. Christians have faith. Put your fate in the hands of man. Risky, but your choice.

You still have time to repent. Ask Jesus in your heart. You will have a peace of joy and fulfillment never before experienced. God bless you and Jesus place his healing hands upon you."

I feel so, so sorry for you. :-(

Anonymous said...

I will admit Bill James comes across as a racist. But Ms. Leake is no better. She is also a racist. They deserve each other.

Anonymous said...

Without going into lurid details I will say Ms.Roberts has a true understanding of our struggles. Thank you Jen for the compassion and understanding.

Anonymous said...

Shame on not only a public official but a human being saying anything about Ms Velma's dead son it matters that he was a human being. Why are we so worried about other peoples personal busines when we should be taking care of the important issues at hand. Crime Poverty not something as so hurtful to a mother who has lost a son. mr James needs to get in the compassion of a human being would not vote for him awful

Anonymous said...

So if I put Jesus in my heart and ask for his healing hands will I then become a hateful, intolerant, blind fool like every other "Christian"?

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
At lest 6 county commissioners will not see Bill James in hell with them. Gonna be real hot down there.

Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;

Lev 18:22-23 "You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination."

Lev 20:13 "If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death."

December 16, 2009 11:56 AM"

I will give a big Amen to the above scriptures. If anyone wonders how so many people will end up in hell just read through some of these unblieving, sin loving, hate skewed, posters statements. They are twisted enough to think Bill James is wrong. The majority of human beings will NEVER accept homosexuality as something that is correct. Because Velma Leake's son died a homosexual doesn't make her vote right. She is defending something that is totally against God and I bet she will show up in somebody's church after voting just the opposite of the Bible. But don't worry Bill James, they killed Jesus for speaking the truth, these people are no better than the ones who killed him. As a matter of fact I expect to be called all kinds of names because he was treated like that. And why are we detested, "For telling the truth to people who HATE hearing it."

Anonymous said...

12:11 poster. Why do you feel sorry for someone that is a Christian? Just curious. I have no dog in the fight and think both sides have been silly. But I would like to know why you feel sorry for Christians.

Anonymous said...

IT ISN'T THE TRUTH!!!! IT IS WHAT YOU BELIEVE! CAN YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE?! THERE IS NO PROOF THAT GOD, JESUS, HEAVEN, AND HELL EXISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

G-d must be an ignorant racist bigot judging by these evil talkers and their commissioners quoting the Bible and using HIS name in such hateful blasphemy.

We prefer to go with what the Bible really says and means rather than these ignoramous idiots ranting for their beloved homosexuals.

Anonymous said...

You will have to ask Vilma...she brought up her homosexual son. He got what he deserved. Just hope Velma can meet him soon. What a true RACIST she is. Old school racist. I despise her.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel sorry for Christians, I feel sorry for that individual, there "holier-than-thou" way of thinking, and that they are so blinded to the point of being out of touch with reality.

Anonymous said...

To all of the believer

The people on here posting negativity about the bible will have to account for that trust and believe. There is not book on earth that has the answers to all of life questions and every life scenario. The bible is a AWESOME BOOK with some good things to help you deal with man and his craziness. But just remember no man lives forever but with God there is ETERNAL LIFE! Forever!

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Anonymous said...
So if I put Jesus in my heart and ask for his healing hands will I then become a hateful, intolerant, blind fool like every other "Christian"?

December 16, 2009 12:14 PM

TRY IT ANS SEE FOR YOURSELF! WHAT A WONDERFUL AND LOVING GOD!

Anonymous said...

AIDS is not a "gay" disease. It affects lots of women too. You can also get it by doing drugs that involve needles. Technically, you don't even have to have sex to get it. I can't believe someone would actually say that someone else "deserved" to get this disease and die. Absolutely horrible...

Anonymous said...

Please don't feel sorry for Vilma and the person that despise her that hate is eating at you not at Vilma Leak. As parents we have no control over what our kids do when they become adults. I just pray your child live and don't die due to the kind of lifestyle they live. People be serious. If you really think all the hate will get you somewhere just keep living you will continue to miserable.

Anonymous said...

The role of Christians in heaven is described s "kings", "priests", and "rulers". (See Revelation 1:6, 5:10; and Matthew 25:21,23) These are not symbolic statements, but clear, repeated promises. Yes, Christians will praise God forever -- but one of the most exciting reasons they'll be praising God from Heaven is that the rest of the resurrected world of mankind will begin praising God from earth.

When the evil rulers of earth are put down, and he meek inherit the earth, the golden age of the prophets will finally be fulfilled: "The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet -- they break forth into singing!" (Isaiah 14:7)

Remember -- he that overcomes will be made into "trees of life." What does the tree of life do in the restored Garden of God? (Revelation 22:1-3) The leaves of those Trees will heal the nations. So Christian, take heart. Your troubles and vexations are preparing you to be a source of spiritual food and nourishment and healing to all the rest of the world!

A friend of Hickory Grove

Anonymous said...

Bill James is a big ole closeted QUEEN!!!!! Thought everyone knew this fact.

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Anonymous said...

Other than the Bible, can someone show some legit "proof" that what is in the Bible is written by a higher being? No, they can't. Then they will say, well we have FAITH. Well, faith is BELIEVING something exists. It's fine if that is what you believe, but it's a problem when you take it and try to apply it to ALL people. Your faith is not fact. You could die and there could be nothing, but for some reason, none of you can understand this concept. This is why religion was created, because humans can't grasp the concept of death. Like I said, it's fine if you believe, but your beliefs are not proven facts. All you have is your faith, and I'm afraid that is not enough to be "damning people to hell".

Anonymous said...

I just received a call from a friend. The local media has discoverd Vilma NEVER had a son that died from Aids. WOW! Lying about your son for political gain.

Anonymous said...

I wish to God almighty that Bill James and the rest of these hatemongers would burn in Hell for their lives. You will never win this anti-gay war. Do not lie about the Lord. He does not approve of your hatred. This was bred into you by your racist, hatemongering mother and father. Hatred is bred and it is mostly what all the Nascar loving trash in Charlotte are blinded by. I will pray you find a way out before you perish on the lake of HELLFIRE!

Anonymous said...

It is true about Velma's son and how dare that big fat piece of trash Bill James demean the life of another with his G.D. comments. I hope Velma files a lawsuit against that Southpark loving klan addict!

Anonymous said...

Some of you "Christian" folk are so out of touch with reality! Only thinking about life after death and "the heavens rejoicing" instead of focusing on RIGHT NOW! Instead of reciting lame Bible quotes, "damning people to hell", and going to church to feed your own egos, how about actually helping people on this Earth RIGHT NOW? Yeah, go do something productive with your life.

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Anonymous said...

Thank God Velma Leake is pursuing action against this infection. His George Bush loving ways are no longer accepted or tolerated in this county or country. I was so glad to hear that Velma is not going to let this rest, but is taking it all the way to the damn top! God bless you Velma!~

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Velmas son would still be alive if he hadnt chosen that pre-warned about evil sinful lifestyle. Clearly the Creator dosent mince words saying all these who choose this way of life will die. He died and so will all the rest. Thats why there is a homo AIDS epidemic. Soddom and Gomorrah deja vu. Dont say you werent warned in advance 4000 years in the worlds alltime best book seller. No excuses.
Go fig.

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Anonymous said...

AIDS is considered a straight disease mostly spread by your teenage bastards sons and daughters out at the Epicenter! Gotta love the FOXNEWS lies. I hope Glen Beck joins you in hell, or down at the Epicenter! Same thing!

Anonymous said...

"Unfortunately Velmas son would still be alive if he hadnt chosen that pre-warned about evil sinful lifestyle. Clearly the Creator dosent mince words saying all these who choose this way of life will die. He died and so will all the rest. Thats why there is a homo AIDS epidemic. Soddom and Gomorrah deja vu. Dont say you werent warned in advance 4000 years in the worlds alltime best book seller. No excuses."

AIDS IS NOT A GAY DISEASE YOU IDIOT!!!!!! IT INFECTS WOMEN TOO AND MANY WOMEN HAVE IT!

Anonymous said...

God bless Velma and the memory of her son. May Bill James pay in agony for his comments and hatred.

Anonymous said...

It's a confirmed fact: AIDS is spread mostly by straight 20 somethings! How do you like that Ballantyne?!!!

Anonymous said...

My POINT IS....you guys claim he was killed for being gay when IN FACT he was killed over a drug deal. Simple enough explaination for your simple mind? I would love to meet you. Give me a place and time. Soumds to me like you are soliciting sex. I'll bring the police wiht me. Just hope I can find a straight police since most of the females on CMPD are lesbos.

Anonymous said...

OooOOOoo, I love police! We can have a 3-some! Or maybe a 4-some!

Anonymous said...

Velmas son is rotting in Hell for his lifestyle. Gosh I hope she reads this. I would love to see that puffed face and the anger and hate in her eyes. 88

Anonymous said...

"Velmas son is rotting in Hell for his lifestyle. Gosh I hope she reads this. I would love to see that puffed face and the anger and hate in her eyes. 88"

And you think your going to "heaven" with comments like that? It just shows your character as a person: a miserable, evil person. Go do something productive with your life...

Anonymous said...

I get my revenge on these hate mongers by bending their sons over and using them every weekend at the EpiCenter.

Anonymous said...

The guy or gal poster about the Sheppard kid is correct. I will not resort to name calling but that poster is correct. Matt was first assumed to be killed becasue of his lifestyle. Further investigations feel it may have been over drugs. It really does not matter he did not desreve to die in such a violent manner. I think it does not help the alternative lifestyle community to use Matt as a poster child.

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Anonymous said...

Velma is the one with all the hatred. Does she get a free pass becuase she is a colored woman?

Anonymous said...

If I had to sit next to Bill James, I would be a pretty hateful person myself. That guy is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

So I guess the police report and investigation was handled by Fox?

Narrow-minded thoughs are unhealthy. Do some research, do not rely on Rosie or Ellen for your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Velma has clearly been victimized and verbally assaulted by this poor excuse for a man. I am very proud of the news that she is taking it all the way to the top. I can't wait to see the Reverend Sharpton show up and trash Bill James, finally. Thank God Almighty!

Anonymous said...

Ain’t got a care in world, but got plenty of beer
Ain’t got no money in my pocket, but I’m already here
Now, the dudes are lining up cause they hear we got swagger
But we kick ‘em to the curb unless they look like Mick Jagger
I’m talking about - everybody getting crunk, crunk
Boys trying to touch my junk, junk
Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk
Now, now - we goin’ til they kick us out, out
Or the police shut us down, down
Police shut us down, down
Po-po shut us doooooooooown...

Anonymous said...

Vilma Leake is the poster child for what an idiot is...

Anonymous said...

Now someone is rapping about gay bashing. Charlotte really stinks.

Anonymous said...

Actually that song is sung by a girl. It's called Tik Tok by Kesha... it's not bashing anything, it's just random.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the kids of the soccermoms who pulled out in from of cars down in southpark are also burning in hell right now!! Maybe you all will burn for your hatred and intolerance of others. Repent while you have time!

Anonymous said...

Kayesha. Another thug anti-gay rapper. She will join Bill James in Hell.

Anonymous said...

The song isn't about gay people!

Anonymous said...

Also, Ke$ha is white with blonde hair...

Anonymous said...

But Bill James is still going to burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

Kayesha. Another thug anti-gay rapper. She will join Bill James in Hell.

Anonymous said...

I wish to God almighty that Bill James and the rest of these hatemongers would burn in Hell for their lives. You will never win this anti-gay war. Do not lie about the Lord. He does not approve of your hatred. This was bred into you by your racist, hatemongering mother and father. Hatred is bred and it is mostly what all the Nascar loving trash in Charlotte are blinded by. I will pray you find a way out before you perish on the lake of HELLFIRE!

Bubba Joe Billy John Johnson said...

Anyone who has a first name as their last name cannot be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

To: Bill James and all the Glen Beck loving Charlotte white republicans:

I'M BURNING IN HELL. WISH YOU WERE HERE. SEE YOU ALL SOON!!!

LOVE, SATAN

Anonymous said...

World Class city, with Epicenter to boot.

Anonymous said...

what is disturbing is that after such a statement about the death of a child, James would ask such a question; and with such glee. He obviously did it to get a rise.

For all out there, ask yourself this. If a co-worker had just made such a declaration, would you then immediately lean in and ask, "so your son was a homo, really?" A

No one with any manners would. But then, we are talking about Bill James. He is so sad.

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Anonymous said...

well makes sense then. i've seen that fat white trash bill james at the damn epitcenter.

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Anonymous said...

Wow...Jesus would be so proud of His "followers" on this thread...

Anonymous said...

yeah I recall something about casting the first stone. If people wnat to quote Leviticus, we have to remember that any divorced and remarried woman is an adulteress and should be put to death, along with kids that talk back to their parents, consumers of shellfish, and people that wear clothes made of multiple kinds of fabric.

Anonymous said...

To: Bill James and all the Glen Beck loving Charlotte white republicans:

I'M BURNING IN HELL. WISH YOU WERE HERE. SEE YOU ALL SOON!!!

LOVE, SATAN

Anonymous said...

Bubba Joe Billy John Johnson said...
Anyone who has a first name as their last name cannot be taken seriously.

So true...we are better off with names like Sheniqua, Yavekata, Moeshia

Anonymous said...

Hey what has NASCAR got to do with all of this? I've enjoyed the comments...shows the distinct paradigm between believers and non-believers.

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Anonymous said...

Enough is Enough Already...Vilma Leake needs to take responsibility of her actions first...she shouldn't have said anything in the first place and Bill James just happened to be the person who verbally said what everyone else was thinking and if you don't think that's true then you have been living under a rock way too long. So, Vilma spoke out of turn first and she should apologize to her colleagues including the audience for starting this firestorm in the first place. She should have thought before speaking. Then, Bill James should have thought before speaking. Firestorms can be avoided if we all just think before speaking. And, it's too bad that her son died of aids no matter how he came about being infected by it. (If she ever had a son as one comment states.) But, I don't know of anyone who would purposefully bring up a subject that sets off such hurt feelings as your child dying from any disease and in a public forum such as a gov meeting, no less.
This subject of insurance coverage for 'domestic partners' needs to be looked at again. People are really hurting right now and taking $400,000 out of the kitty is not a smart move, unless it is for a 'true' domestic partner and not your cousin living with you as a roommate.
Wake up and take a reality check (grow up people and get lives) and yes, the truth can hurt but it is what it is.
Oh yes, I'm not morally bankrupt, I'm just not a politically correct liberal who cares about what goes on behind closed doors. So, keep on bashing eachother in this column and hopefully you will all feel better afterwards. I know I do now that I have written my comments.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah!

Anonymous said...

Long live Bill James,and piss on the rest of you!

Phil McGroyn said...

It's amazing how this one stupid comment generated so much religious debate! Can any truly intelligent person believe that a being capable of creating the double-helix of DNA which allows all life forms to procreate really have inspired humans to write the Old Testament? Would such an amazing being really command his people to stone to death a man for picking up sticks on the Sabbath? It boggles the mind. Humans have crafted some amazingly intelligent books, but sadly the "bible" isn't one of them.

Anonymous said...

TO THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE: Well, we see that the writer of this article is NOT a true journalist. What a wannabe. Removing comments just because he likes the Epicenter. Like it or not, they are against gays there. We have the right to say that if we choose. It's is a blog, you moron. You should go back to editing for the republicans. No doubt you are one!

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, the writer of the article has deleted even the defense to the matthew sheppard arguement, but left in the right wing propagada and lies. You cannot expect to be a credible writer and remove the posts you don't agree with. What a pitiful person this Observer blog author is.

Galileo Galilei said...

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

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Anonymous said...

You can see the evil in Bill James eyes. He looks like a serial killer.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... A real Christian person would not show hatrage towards man but love. Instead of damning each other to hell and back you should be praying for the betterment of man and let God make his own decisions as to what to do with your souls.

From what I've been reading none of you are any better than the other for slamming each other. Way to go to try and one up each other, none of you have proved to be true Christians.

God Bless, and may hatrage not be the mistake left by man.

~C

Anonymous said...

Welcome to all our transplants, you are improving our reputation by leaps and bounds.

Bill James - Florida
McCrory - Ohio
Myrick - Ohio
Virginia Fox - NY, NY

Just sayin!

Anonymous said...

Good work Bill!!!! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Bill James is obviously not saved because a true christian who is saved does not have this hatred in his soul. He is going to hell.

Anonymous said...

Matt 12:20 He who is not for me is against me. There is no middle ground and no gray area. You cant have it both ways.

AIDS is 100% a homosexual or prostitute drug addict blood disease NOT a hetrosexual disease.

Word is male prostitute Tiger Woods gave HIV/AIDS to his wife so there are innocents who get caught in evil. MJckson burns in hell from his homosexuality and drug addiction.

Rom 12:19 Vengence is mine sayeth the Lord..

Gal 6:7 Be not decieved, I am not mocked.

There is no escape only death. Even TWoods can run but he cannot hide. His fate awaits.

Anonymous said...

^HOW MANY TIMES DOES IT NEED TO SAID: AIDS IS NOT A HOMOSEXUAL DISEASE. WHAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ABOUT THAT? DISEASES ARE NOT "CREATED" TO PUNISH PEOPLE. THEY ARE JUST A FACT OF LIFE. KEEP LIVING IN YOUR FAIRYTALE WORLD MORON.

Anonymous said...

Bill James PHuuuucked me in my ButtHole last night. It was okay, but would had been better if his weenie wasn't so small.

Oh yeah, then he performed ATM.


NICE, thanks Bill !

Anonymous said...

AIDS is 100% a homosexual or prostitute drug addict blood disease NOT a hetrosexual disease.

AIDS is 100% a homosexual or prostitute drug addict blood disease NOT a hetrosexual disease.

AIDS is 100% a homosexual or prostitute drug addict blood disease NOT a hetrosexual disease.

DEAL WITH IT !!!!

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is - what ever happened to common decency or courtesy and respect for your fellow human being? Okay - Every one is entitled to think and feel anyway they like, even Bill. Freedom of speech can be practiced in this country without malice. Or at least one would hope that an educated human being could and would do that.

Anonymous said...

Tuesday night on WCNC News, Bill James said (in a segment that was repeated at least twice) that there were "laws against" "sodomy," and domestic partner benefits would encourage people to engage in illegal sodomy.

James should know that the US Supreme Court invalidated all sodomy laws in their 2003 decision Lawrence v. Texas. This just further proves his total cluelessness...When you can't even get the indisputable facts right, it makes all your other arguments seem much less reliable...

Anonymous said...

4:18 Anon...load a gun, put it to your head, pull the trigger. Do us all a favor. And say hello to the youn Leake lad.

Anonymous said...

Overheard...Bill James in hell:

"But...but...but...where are all the homos?

Anonymous said...

You jesus freaks are so fucking self righteous its almost comical.

Who the hell are you to tell people how to live their life?

This is a simple matter of courtesy and professionalism...which Mr. James clearly did not exhibit in this instance. How anyone can defend such boorish behavior from public officials is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

why is his voice so high pitched? hmmmm? makes one wonder..

priscilla carpender said...

he needs to be removed from office. he is a boil on the butt of humanity and an embarrassment to charlotte. priscilla carpender

Anonymous said...

Tuesday night on WCNC News, Bill James said (in a segment that was repeated at least twice) that there were "laws against" "sodomy," and domestic partner benefits would encourage people to engage in illegal sodomy.

James should know that the US Supreme Court invalidated all sodomy laws in their 2003 decision Lawrence v. Texas. This just further proves his total cluelessness...When you can't even get the indisputable facts right, it makes all your other arguments seem much less reliable...

250 PEOPLE WERE CHARGED IN CHARLOTTE LAST YEAR.

Anonymous said...

Here is the real question people...WHY? Why did the county see the need for this? All of this name calling leavs out th ereal point..why? Are you willing to pay higher taxes to fund this. If you are a heterosexual county employee are you willing to pay a higher premium. As county residents should we ALL not have been allowed to vote on this rather than leaving it up to 9 people?

Anonymous said...

Priscilla....I'll bet you are a real looker! Gay? Lesbo?

Cedar Posts said...

So how's change working for ya?

Anonymous said...

As much as you debate and go back and forth in regards to homo, gay, homosexual or whatever you may have. Plainly, what happened simply to Unity?

Now I'm gay man or homsexual. I am a African American male. As to the comments and remarks from Bill James, you can only hold blame to the racist, conservative people who put him into office that aren't able to accept that this is no longer 1864 but 2010.

Anonymous said...

As much as you debate and go back and forth in regards to homo, gay, homosexual or whatever you may have. Plainly, what happened simply to Unity?

Now I'm NOT a gay man or homsexual. But, I am a African American male. As to the comments and remarks from Bill James, you can only hold blame to the racist, conservative people who put him into office that aren't able to accept that this is no longer 1864 but 2010.

Anonymous said...

5:48 Anon...Do you consider Ms. Leake or Mr. Dunlap to be racist?

Cedar Posts said...

"I'm all for gay marriage as long as both chicks are hot"

Anonymous said...

Why do people qoute the bible (notice no caps) as if it is the only word. Not one word in this book came from the mouth of Jesus. RATHER IT CAME FROM RULERS WHO DETERMINED WHAT SHOULD GO IN IT?? I am always amazed at the Christians who know nothing of their own history.? The Bible does not will not and should never dictate govenrment in this country. If it does, then we rely on Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart, and all the other nutcase crooks who manipulate the word of God to their own means. BILL JAMES INCLUDED. Live by the basic rules, do unto others, treat thy neighbor...etc.... stop playing with faith and putting yourself in front of others. AMAZAING THAT homophobic lingo wafts of all the Christians but NEVER HAS IT BEEN PROVEN TO BE THE WORD OF GOD.

Anonymous said...

Let’s now look at some words quoted directly from Jesus:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. – Matthew 5:27-28

Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” - Matthew 19:5-6

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” - Mark 10:6-9

THESE ARE THE WORDS FROM MY LORD, THE KING OF KINGS, JESUS CHRIST. TAKE THEM IF YOU WILL OR PERSISH INTO A BURNING HELL. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. THERE ARE NO SECOND CHANCES. SING PRAISES THAT HE IS GOOD AND ALMIGHTY.

Anonymous said...

Really, isn't there a verse that states that No one has the right to judge others. We will all face our maker and I am sure its not King James.
After reading all this I would be disgraced. Our so call big City is nothing but a little town. Why don't we use all this energy that everyone seems to have and use it to something positive.If Bill James wants to make a name for himself why don't he help out on the programs that this City has. He could be a positive influence instead of what he seems to be

ObeWanObama said...

Don't make me hurt you! What a joke. Typical

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that they want the same rights as a family unit would receive, yet they have do not grasp the concept that they do not have the natural ability to become or create a family unit. Without heterosexuals, the race ends. Not sure if god did it, but who/whatever create this world made it quite obvious that the square peg goes in the square slot and the round peg goes in the round slot.

Anonymous said...

"Please vote my way cause my son was a faggot ass queer that died of aids, just dont ask me about him or I might hurt you." lmao I had her two years at Independance. I don't feel a bit sorry for her or her son.

pirmin said...

Anon 7:46 is exactly the reason Charlotte will ALWAYS be backwater. World class city...are you joking?

Anonymous said...

Reading this posts make me embarrassed to be a Christian. It seems some of us get pushed further away from the Rep party and Christian faith b/c it is becoming quite evil and mean spirited. Just worry about yourself and let everyone else live their life.

Anonymous said...

If you want your politics like Detroit...then we are world class.

Anonymous said...

pirmin, that just breaks my heart.

Anonymous said...

Mr. James does not seem to mind the health benefits that he enjoys. It is a well known fact that due to his inability to hold a real stable job like the rest of us - he has to obtain his benefits from the county. Seeing as county commissioners, while elected, are during office county employees he is vested in the pension system after 10 years. So while his viewpoint and voice are largely useless on the board these days he has become the biggest welfare recipient of them all.

Anonymous said...

I think it was inappropriate for an elected offcial to respond in such a manner to his colleague in public. Bill James is not a compassionate or person. No matter how a person dies, especailly a child, one should not make a joke of it. Bill James lives in a moral sewer. I'm glad he's not my elected representative.

Anonymous said...

Bill James ate his own poo off of my shloooooong last night. Just like the good little dog he is.

Way to ATM Billy Boy !!

Anonymous said...

Hey Billy, "How does it feel to be a minority and be completely irrelevant and nothing you say matters?"

Anonymous said...

How does it feel no matter what the problem you people can always play the race card.

Jim Mitchem said...

Bill James, your use of the term 'homo' for a homosexual is akin to using the term 'blackie' for a black person. Take responsibility for your ignorance, sir.

Anonymous said...

How does the guy keep getting elected? I just don't understand. His ignorance is so high it's surprising that he is still in office. I guess our county still needs to grow if we keep voting for this guy.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you elect Texans to office. Send his ignorant Cowboy-loving behind back to Dallas...

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim.....I'll bet you have called someone a Redneck a time or two.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what your views are on this topic... the comments by James were inappropriate. Who really cares what this tool has to say anyway? Do us all a favor and go back to Florida!!

Jesus said...

Dear Christians,

Please stop. You're ruining my message.

Anonymous said...

I've been emailing this story to all the news outlets. I want them to know the real Charlotte. Even Bessemer City has more class than this chump town.

Anonymous said...

How does he keep getting elected you ask ?

Because he represents the districts of Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill and the Arboretum area. Total backward bible thumper Republican Tool Central.

Do like I do, never spend a dime in any of those towns and never visit. I haven't been to those areas of the city in about 10 years and it's all due to Bill James. Anytime Bill opens his ignorant mouth I email his vile rants to everyone in my address book and ask them to boycott these areas as well.

This means Carolina Place Mall too folks. Boycott it all ! There's not enough people living in those areas to support all of the retail and restaurants. Pull out and within a year watch them start closing doors.

The power of the dollar.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for not coming to oour side of town. Coming down Wendover once you pass the black folks Food Lion you enter another world. You have made a great point.

Let's put up a fence at Randolph Road running east to west. Within three years your side of the city would be bankrupty and the murder rate would be 200%.

We can tell when you people venture into our side of town. The baggy pants, backwards hat, polyester warm up suits, loud thumpin bass from your hoopde.

So Mr or Ms. 7:45, thanks for doing us all a favor. We have moved to these areas to get away from you.

88

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work Bill, we support you!!

Anonymous said...

Slandering a mother's dead son...is nothing off-limits? Is nothing out of bounds in the cut-throat word of politics?

I wonder if Mr. James considers himself a Christian. If so, does anyone think Jesus would taunt a grieving mother about her dead son?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
How does he keep getting elected you ask ?

Because he represents the districts of Pineville, Matthews, Mint Hill and the Arboretum area. Total backward bible thumper Republican Tool Central.

Do like I do, never spend a dime in any of those towns and never visit. I haven't been to those areas of the city in about 10 years and it's all due to Bill James. Anytime Bill opens his ignorant mouth I email his vile rants to everyone in my address book and ask them to boycott these areas as well.

This means Carolina Place Mall too folks. Boycott it all ! There's not enough people living in those areas to support all of the retail and restaurants. Pull out and within a year watch them start closing doors.

The power of the dollar.


Well then i guess Bill James is not all bad. At least one good thing came from him. We dont need your money, we have enough of our own.

Anonymous said...

Bill James constituents are in full form! Could Jesus himself get into any of your churches?

Anonymous said...

white is a shortened abbreviation for honky cracka mofo whitie but lets hope things dont ever go back to ancient times when cruel black african egyptians made slaves out of white gentiles and white hebrews for 400 yrs that was thousands of yrs actually forcing them to build pyramids whipping them like dogs in the mud pits while they had sex with their women.

also in todays africa that is 95% muslim they execute homos by the millions if they are found out.

Anonymous said...

Peace on earth, good will toward men. All mankind red, yellow, black, white, evil, good,and yes even the abominations deserve kindness. be kind one to another, loving each other as Christ has loved the church. If Jesus loves us all, then let's love our neighbors as ourself. merry christmas, I hope lots of light comes into your life during the darkest time of year(winter solstice). we are all one. Love>Fear. Have a peaceful new year

Anonymous said...

bill james can suck my PEE PEE when he leaves his house and I kidnap him. Than we will see if he is a bigot

dreidel said...

If the city of Charlotte does not get rid of this pasty-faced, overweight, white bigot, then the great city of Charlotte will become known as the great 'pity' of Charlotte. Such a pity that Charlotte will not do the honorable and FAIR thing here and blow this idiot out.!
Now, ask me to apologize to this bigot and see what you get!

dreidel said...

I am not a Northerner, but as I read these 'hate-filled' comments and see an obvious refusal on so many peoples' part to attempt to see some situations, any situation, from a 'slightly' different angle than their own preconceived, inculcated, entrenched, one-way only, views, I understand how we, the South, are often thought of as ignorant. Ignorance is cured only by a willingness to entertain other possibilities and ways of thinking by learning from the great thinkers and humanitarians that have urged us to be fair in our approaches to life. How can so much venom be spewed from an area that has a church every 10th. mile? Churches whose members piously sit in the pews and proclaim a loving God. It sounds like few of these members are following in the footsteps of their 'loving God'.

Brian said...

Bill James is a coward. Does anybody think he would have asked that same question to a male County Commissioner? More proof of his cowardice: in the days following the incident, he copped out of an interview with WBTV because he "lost his voice". And I guess he thought he'd get a softball inetrview at the ultra-right wing WBT radio, but when that didn't happen he copped out again by trying to lie about getting cut off by Leake. Typical Bill James excuse making and twisted doublespeak. Would the voters of Matthews, Pineville area PLEASE vote this creep out of office?!?!?

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