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Former County Supervisor Goes Out of His Way - to Prove He Is a Bigot

05/31/2013 05:13PM ● Published by Steve

Opinion by Steve Brown

Former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, who lost his re-election bid in November, 2012, has been going out of his way lately to alienate many of his former constituents. And he's using Facebook to do it.

In what should be a lesson taken to heart by all politicians, Derry's use of social media equates to political suicide, coming across as an ignorant bigot for anyone who reads his page. A recent perusal of Derry's Facebook page includes a link to a story on Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz and his stance against an anti-gay marriage stockholder, complete with calls by others to boycott Starbucks over this position and one statement that only same sex couples with no children could afford Starbucks; as well as stories on immigration and laughing babies.

Today, he posted an immature commentary on breast cancer prevention that states, “it does mean book-grabbing should be a regular part of your self-care routine.” The short story with a photo of hands grabbing breasts, dating back to December, 2012, references a serious medical study in a manner worthy of a seventh grade boy, with Derry's introduction, “OK... no all you married ladies HAVE to let your husbands help you avoid breast cancer :) Doctor says :)”

But where Derry's social media commentary really stands out is in his blatant bigotry against the LGBT community. While opponents of gay marriage are certainly allowed to express their opinion, open bigotry accompanied by incredibly stupid statements from a former county supervisor who has entertained visions of a political future, are mystifying at best. And it isn't as if Derry hasn't been warned. I personally counseled him against making damaging statements to the press earlier this year and was ridiculed by him for doing so.

One post Derry shared on his Facebook page states, “If this is hate” (showing a photo of anti-gay marriage protestors, “Then so is this” (opposite a photo of pro-equality protestors. It may be one thing to oppose gay marriage, but the LGBT equality movement is about that community obtaining the same rights as other Americans, not wanting something others do not have. In effect, Derry is stating his belief that the LGBT community should remain second class citizens. Hardly someone we'd want representing us in any capacity whatsoever.

Derry also posted numerous “Save Our Boy Scouts” photos against the Boy Scouts of America allowing gay scouts into their ranks. So, not only does Derry believe that gay adults should be forced to live the life of a second class citizen, but carries that bigotry over to gay children as well, who evidently should be stigmatized and banned from participating in American life as equals to their heterosexual counterparts. It may be a personal failing of mine, but the thought of ostracizing children and treating them as inferior because of who they are, seems downright cruel and mean spirited to me. To me, that kind of ostracism is really saying, “I wish you were dead. You don't belong in my world.” But again, personally, I much prefer having gays in “my” world to having hateful bigots in it. Go figure.

In an effort not to bore our readers with an onslaught of shallow bigotry from a former supervisor who used to represent our home district here in San Bernardino County, I'll leave out many of the posts and comments. But one Facebook post has allowed Derry's colors to truly shine through. The post says “This (with an arrow pointing to a photo of two women in bed together) will never be equal to this (with an arrow pointing to an adoring bride kissing her presumed heterosexual husband, though it should be noted that the photo of the two women has them both dressed in traditional marriage white, while the heterosexual couple is clad in black).” The post explains, “It's not about equal rights, but more about special rights.”

Now that in itself may be bad enough, after all, the LGBT community isn't asking for rights that other Americans don't already have. They're asking for ones that we enjoy, benefit from, take for granted, and abuse with impunity.

When called out by others like Blake Simpson and Robert Morris for his bigotry, Derry responded, “Its [sic] called nature.. two men or two women can't procreate through any natural means. Keep this up and we will go the way of the Dinosaurs [sic].”

Clearly, Derry argues, if we allow gay marriage, the human race will become extinct. That's not nearly as bigoted as it is incomprehensibly stupid, a quality Derry possesses in excess as is demonstrated in his following comebacks and put-downs.

When Vida Rossi comments, “Since you are a dinosaur, that would be fitting for you,” Derry's response is a politically savvy, “Ooh. Really. Tell it to Charles Darwin.”

Simpson goes on to attempt to argue the issue intelligently, though with increased frustration, allowing Derry to respond with unsolicited bigotry against Muslims. Well, at least he doesn't just hate gays.

Morris does better at taking Derry's comments with a laugh, noting that, “the idea that everybody is going to turn gay, marry their own sex, and stop procreating is really funny! I don't know about Neil, but there is nothing that could make me change from a heterosexual to a homosexual. These are inborn traits, not fads that people choose just for the hell of it.”

Derry's response is agonizingly Republican in its ability to be completely out of touch with reality.

“There is absolutely no evidence that these are inborn. All evidence points to learned behavior. How can anyone have a predisposed genetic displacement towards being homosexual that carries down a lineage as is proposed by its creators when they cannot reproduce? It is not possible... It is a fantasy... which is why gay rights advocates abandoned it years ago.”

So, just when I started thinking Derry couldn't get things more wrong, a woman, Beth Kepner, gives him a chance to prove me incorrect. She notes that marriage used to be “simply a trade of possession,” asking him if he wanted marriage to remain like that. Derry responds, “It was never like that except in the realm of the rich.” Oh really? The man's grasp of history is astounding. It is as if he never heard of arranged marriages, dowries, and women being treated like possessions, a practice that continues to this day in some parts of the world. Beth goes on to point out some of the finer points (like all of them) that Derry missed concerning her comment.

Derry goes on to argue that by allowing gays to possess the same constitutional rights as other Americans it would equate to inequality. He cites the fact that we don't allow brothers to marry sisters, and that “Gay Marriage proponents admit that the next step is more than two in a marriage. And there can be no defense of it... Now the feminists opposed to marriage altogether chime in...funny..they defend something for gays that they never believed in anyway...”

Derry drags in the Nazis and the communists, while Simpson incorrectly notes that arguing with Derry is like “arguing with a potted plant.” He is wrong, of course. A potted plant can, and will, produce a more sentient and intelligent argument than our former county supervisor. Hands, or stems, down. He continues to childishly insult those who argue for equality with jokes about them smoking the potted plants, as if people who smoke marijuana are stupid and he's not. Kepner leads him on with an obviously sarcastic comment about animals and marriage, and Derry responds, “Good for you Beth.. you can marry your poodle :)”

He goes on to insist that gay marriage leads to polygamy, “normal reproduction,” whatever that is, and a child's right to have a mother and a father. “We are living the left wing dream,” Derry notes. “It is called San Bernardino and Detroit.” He goes on to equivocate advocating for gays to marry means Hitler and Stalin cannot be judged because if you advocate for the right for gays to overturn some notion of normalcy Derry has embraced, then all norms and morals go out the window, allowing mass murder to march down the aisle hand in hand with gay couples.

With his usual aplomb, Derry notes with assurance that the others are “out of touch with reality,” and the discussion slides to an end, with anyone offering an intelligent perspective intelligently choosing to spend their time otherwise.

But while taking a look at Facebook postings can be a frustrating yet annoying use of one's time, I think Derry's postings do us all a great favor in that they clearly demonstrate his position as a bigot and someone who is comfortable with throwing around a lot of outdated absurd propaganda. This is Derry's way of stating loudly and without equivocation, that he is unsuited for any further political or representative position in government, or elsewhere, really. His bigotry clearly means he will not represent all of his constituents, and will in fact, directly discriminate against many of them if he gets into office in the future.

Derry lost his last election, and should be discouraged from running for office in the future. It is time he is lost to obscurity, and it is time for his former constituents to move on, be thankful for the contributions he did make during his time as supervisor, and to never, ever cast a vote for this man for any position whatsoever in the future.

What do you think?


Update: June 1, 2013:  The comments and responses to the Facebook image (shown in this story) that Neil Derry shared from the Facebook page "1,000,000 Supporting Traditional Marriage" (whose Facebook address is www.facebook.com/1000000AgainstGayMarriage), that were made on the original post on that page, make Derry's willingness to share the image and endorse its message even more vile.  Comments include the endorsement of possible implementation of a harsh law in Nigeria that, according to the Associated Press report:

"Would ban any same-sex marriage from being conducted in either a church or a mosque. Gay or lesbian couples who marry could face up to 14 years each in prison. Witnesses or anyone who helps couples marry could be sentenced to 10 years behind bars. Anyone taking part in a group advocating for gay rights or anyone caught in a 'public show' of affection also would face 10 years in prison if convicted by a criminal court."

Comments on the original post include, "Wonderful news! Nigeria's got the right idea! Praise God for wise leadership!"  and " I highly commend Nigeria's efforts to preserve fundamental values like this and protect what is sacred and ordained by God."

So, by sharing this post, Derry may be seen as passively endorsing at least the spirit behind criminalizing homosexuality and rights for the LGBT community.


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Chris Clarke and Ted Grofer like this. 

Neil Derry Oh, that is real intelligent...but its true. Got a problem with it? Say what it is? 

18 hours ago · Like · 1 

Mike Brill Sadly, our country's love affair with religion warps minds such as Neil Derry. 

18 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry It's not religion, its nature...you don't need a Bible for this one. 

18 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson Hey Neil, it's called BIGOTRY! Your backwards mindset is ugly and pathetic. You're a willing accomplice to oppression and hatred. And nature? Really?? At least do some cursory googling on homosexuality in the animal world, you'll quickly see that it's always been there, and is completely natural. Glad we kicked you to the curb, now go back under whatever rock you came from 

18 hours ago · Like · 4 

Robert Morris I never could figure out why some people care so much about what other people do when it doesn't affect them in the least, and why they insist on denying rights to others. As far as marriage is concerned, traditional or otherwise, it's like most of our religious and social institutions: outmoded and oppressive. I oppose everything implied by the phrase "family values." 

18 hours ago · Like · 4 

Neil Derry Its called nature..two men or two women can't procreate through any natural means. Keep this up and we will go the way of the Dinosaurs. 

18 hours ago · Like · 1 

Vida Rossi since you are a dinosaur, that would be fitting for you 

18 hours ago · Like · 4 

Neil Derry Ooh..really. Tell it to Charles Darwin. 

18 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson Wow, you're seriously a fool. We have WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE as it is. The earth is being destroyed by over consumption and exploitation. And many people get married and CHOOSE NOT TO have kids. It's called FREEDOM OF CHOICE. Why the hell would you care who someone chooses to love and commit to? Oh I forgot, because you're a REPUBLICAN and think you get to dictate to others how they should live. Introspection and empathy are foreign concepts to you people 

18 hours ago · Like · 2 

Blake Simpson Glad I never 'friended' this moron, I would just waste time unfriending him 

18 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Way too many people. You are an idiot. Where are the hunger strikes? Where is the mass starvation? The only thing you have is a massive increase in the Muslim population worldwide..that doesn't quite agree with my temperance. 

18 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson Yup, you're a true republican. You probably believe jeebus will provide a clean environment, plenty of fresh, healthy food, and plenty of safe water for everyone when we surpass 8 BILLION people and cut down every last tree and despoil the environment beyond redemption. 

18 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Where is the dirty environment? We pretty much have everything you are listing? Where is the deprivation in the United States? Heck, where is the deprivation period. Most of the planet is completely unoccupied. We make more corn for your lunatic ethanol gasoline than we do to feed people. Who is the abomination now when you would rather put corn into our gas tanks than into childrens tummies? 

18 hours ago · Like · 1 

Robert Morris The idea that everybody is going to turn gay, marry their own sex, and stop procreating is really funny! I don't know about Neil, but there is nothing that could make me change from a heterosexual to a homosexual. These are inborn traits, not fads that people choose just for the hell of it. 

18 hours ago · Like · 2 

Neil Derry Robert: There is absolutely no evidence that these are inborn. All evidence points to learned behavior. How can anyone have a predisposed genetic displacement towards being homosexual that carries down a lineage as is proposed by its creators when they cannot reproduce? It is not possible. 

18 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry It is fantasy...which is why gay rights advocates abandoned it years ago. 

18 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson Totally clueless. Idiot. So glad Ramos won 

17 hours ago via mobile · Like 

Neil Derry Why don't you ask Ramos about his position on Gay Marriage? 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry But, you also can't state 'clueless" or "idiot" without making a real argument. Which you have not. If you are arguing science. there is none to back your cause. If you are mentioning religion, there is also none. It is just your "feelings" and emotions..lots of songs about that. 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson Hopefully he's brighter than you are. And why do you care so much about other people's private lives? Most virulent anti-equality freaks have dirty, dark secrets. What could be the real reason, Neil? Hmmm? 

17 hours ago via mobile · Edited · Like 

Neil Derry I don't. I just want marriage to stay as it has been, for thousands of years...it isn't heterosexuals pushing an agenda. But please ask him...I know how he feels about it. Ask him too. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry And Blake? Can you please, for once, present an argument instead of attacking me? I really wish that you could? It would be some much more endearing:) 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Niel, Marriage use to be simply a trade of possession, less than a thousand years ago. You want marriage to stay like that? 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: It was never that except in the realm of the rich. Please give us a reason to change the definition? You are not giving a rational, defensible reason for homosexual marriage. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson Well Neil, for one, you don't get to dictate to others how they should live (thankfully), unless their actions directly have a negative impact on you. Simple enough? Oh, and I have no desire to endear myself to you 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Blake: I am not telling people how to live..do whatever you want. But I am not the one telling everyone else to change marriage into what it can never be. That is you telling people how to live. Not me. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson It's called EQUALITY, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, all men are created EQUAL, etc etc, and is enshrined in the Constitution, a document that you right wing fundamentalist crazies profess to love so much, but are apparently profoundly ignorant of 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry But it isn't equal...tell us how it is? Please, enlighten us..? 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner It wasn't always the "rich" who married off their daughters. Poor men did it in hopes of bettering their family's name. Marriage was also not monogamous: King Solomon, I believe (Since I am not Christian, Catholic, or any other religion that follows the bible), had twelve wives. Twelve, my dear. That is no longer acceptable. Hence, the definition of marriage has been changed. And will be changed again. Two of my high school friends have loved each other for almost 10 years. They support each other, love each other, care for each other. They have the best, most understanding relationship I've ever seen. You know what else? They're women. Why in the world shouldn't they be able to marry each other? 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson It's obviously not equal in YOUR OPINION. But others might have a differing opinion. See how easy that is? 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Tersa Gamble Throughout history marriage has been a trade of possession, not only the "realm of the rich". 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry We don't allow brother to marry sister? And why should it stop with two people? Even Gay Marriage proponents admit that the next step is more than two in a marriage. And there can be no defense of it. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Now the feminists opposed to marriage altogether chime in...funny..they defend something for gays that they never believed in anyway..... 

17 hours ago · Like

Robert Morris I'm not going to get into that argument, but gays have always been a minority of the population and I don't expect that to change. In any case, fewer people on the earth is desirable. Anyone who thinks that our environment is sustainable at the present rate of population increase is blind. I'm glad to say that I have not contributed to overpopulation by reproducing...I made sure I'd never have kids back in my younger days. But back to the main point of this post: though I don't believe in marriage, I also don't believe that those who want to get married should be prevented from doing so. If the government offers benefits to one group of people, it should not discriminate. It's called "equal rights under the law," simple as that. 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Beth Kepner That's a fallacy argument, to jump so radically like that. I think that is the first time I've ever heard someone say we will go back to polygamous marriages. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Robert: Fewer people is desirable? Tell that to the Nazis, and the Communists..they were really good at dealing with non-existent overpopulation. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson Not sure why we're bothering to argue with this person, he's incredibly dense. It's like arguing with a potted plant 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Robert Morris Neil, I did not say that those who are already alive should be eliminated. Jeepers! 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Beth Kepner Sometimes, just sometimes, talking sense to someone actually works, Blake... 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Beth: Even the pro-gay marriage folks admit it...if you can't limit marriage to one man and one woman due to equal rights, per se, than you can't limit it at all..it is nothing more than a social contract that any number of people can join...you should really read something. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Robert....No just those who have not been born...or wont be. Your logic is that same as them...you just won't admit it. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Robert Morris OK, I'm outta here! Gotta go do something either fun or constructive. 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Blake:You are the one smoling the potted plants, quite likely. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Oops. Smoking the Potted plants 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner So, obviously, after we revert to polygamous marriages, we'll be marrying the animals then? Makes sense... I do so love dogs. (Note the sarcasm, please.) 

17 hours ago · Like · 3 

Robert Morris Woof! 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Neil Derry Good for you Beth...you can marry your poodle:) 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner In other words, your argument makes no sense, dear. 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson that's the most fallacious argument i've ever heard. which marriage-equality people say this? news to me. i've heard similar 'arguments' from other right-wing nutters, such as people marrying animals, toasters, etc, but they're so totally illogical as to be comical 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/04/legalize_polygamy_marriage_equality_for_all.h... 

Next Step: We Need to Legalize Polygamy. No Joke. www.slate.com 

Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refra...See More 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry From Slate Magazine...ie, the left...don't hide ladies. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Thank you for the laugh, Niel! Today has gotten so much brighter. I'm just gonna shake my head and walk away. Like Blake said... Potted plant. (No, I don't smoke, never have, never will.) 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson Robert's got the right idea. This whole exchange is an exercise in futility. I'm going outside to hang with my dogs. Have fun with your OPINIONS neil 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Neil Derry Read the slate article, if you are going to be honest with yourself...I know it's hard to do for folks from your perspective:) 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Have fun with your dogs...maybe you can marry them someday:) 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: Read the article...wake up and smell the roses:) 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I read it, hun. The roses smell nice, I'm sure. Yours must smell sour or something.. Kisses, I have work to do. 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Beth: Than deny it. Just say that gay marriage doesn't lead to polygamy? Once more...but you know the truth..and you are lying to yourself. Pretty sad..sorryy 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson What's your creepy fixation with how others choose to live and who to love? That's what's sad. I'm always thrilled and happy for people when they fall in love, I don't judge and put qualifiers on it (unless they fall for an abusive controlling asshole). Love is love. Simple, beautiful. Live and let live, right? 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Blake Simpson And also remember the anti-miscegenation laws? Bigots used the same logic to rail against whites marrying blacks back in the day. They were on the books until as recently as 1967. Your argument is empty and hollow. Get over yourself, you're on the wrong side of history 

17 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1 

Neil Derry What's your fixation for changing thousands of years of societal normalcy? I'm not the one proposing changing marriage into something it never has been for a very tiny group that demands legitimacy? Marriage is about a lot more than "love." It is about the family, which requires normal reproduction, a mother and a father, and the understanding that that is the best situation for society. We are already living the left wing dream..it is called San Bernardino and Detroit. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Wrong side of history? I see quite a difference between a male and a female of different races (who can reproduce, vs. two men and two women who simply cannot. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Apparently, biology escapes you? Obviously.. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner There is no such thing as a "societal norm". We like to thing there is, but it changes every day. By a little, or by a lot. Marriage has nothing to do with love. People who can't reproduce, for one reason or another, get married a lot. And have you ever heard of a gay family bringing an unwanted child into the world? 

17 hours ago · Edited · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: Than Hitler and Stalin cannot be judged...as there are no norms, therefore, there cannot be right and wrong. By your definition, the powerful should rule and we have no rights, as they derive from what our founders referred to as "Natural Law". You really need to read more. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson NEWS FLASH!!! Not all couples reproduce. I know many, many heterosexual couples who have no desire to have kids. Or are you going on a mission to force all people of child-bearing age to make babies? Your fixation on other people's sex lives borders on the pathological. It's controlling and offensive 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry N a gay family cannot bring a child into the world..it is physically impossible. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry NEWS FLASH: But it is the only way to reproduce without test tubes and every child deserves a MOM and A DAD...I don't fixate on peoples sex lives. I am simply stating biological facts which seem to escape you....I know you are dense Blake, but didn't you take biology 101...even in high school 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson I know lots of same sex couples who have children, either by adoption or in vitro. Every single kid of those couples is extremely happy, bright, and well adjusted. Maybe get outside of your bubble and meet some, it just might help you overcome your strange obsession 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I read a whole hell of a lot. Who are you to tell me, or anyone else, what they should and shouldn't do? I did not say there was no right or wrong. Simply no "societal norm". The "norm" a hundred years ago is not the same as it is today, nor is the "no...See More 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Not by nature. And I hate to say it, but every child deserves a DAD AND A MOM. They will have a tough time without either one. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I didn't grow up with my mom and dad? Sure I had them both, but they hated each other and lived on opposite sides of the country. I like to think I turned out just fine. Job, apartment of my own, no kids at 20... Where as my friends who had both their parents, half are still at home and the other half are already parents! Tell me what you think about that, oh please. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: Iam your equal who you have been insulting for a page now. 

17 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson He can't help it, he's just a frightened bigot who pines for the good old days when those fags knew their place and kept quiet. I have a sneaking suspicion there's more to the story 

17 hours ago · Like · 1 

Jessie Massey I am not going to read through all of this. As a straight person who is an advocate for gay rights, my basic point of view is this: The focus we should have is fixing problems within our country, not denying a happy and loving relationship. All this en...See More 

17 hours ago · Like · 2 

Neil Derry Blake: there you go again calling people names...really intelligent..I know it is difficult when the facts are not on your side but you really should refrain from the b word..... 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner You are not my equal. We are on different planes of existence, as is obvious through this conversation. 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: Than you truly are a bigot..what "plane" are you on... 

16 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson The 'B' word? Would that be Bitch or Bigot? Or bonehead? 

16 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Beth, that is the problem with you and Blake, everyone who disagrees with you is below you. 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Blake: That would be "Blake" 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I'm not fighting for something to stay the same, just because I'm afraid of the outcome of the change. And I did not in ANY way say you were below me. Now who's insulting, dear? 

16 hours ago · Like · 1 

Blake Simpson No, we're not saying that you're 'below' us. Just don't act all shocked and butthurt when people have a problem with overt bigotry and call you out on it. Suck it up 

16 hours ago · Edited · Like · 1 

Neil Derry You said you were on a different plane, that would require elevation, last time I checked, so either you are soaring above me, or crashing into the ground...where did you learn English? 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry There goes the "Blake" word again. Bigotry...please... 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Now you have a problem with his name, simply because he's speaking his mind and defending his argument? 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry You are the guys offended here, not me...I'm having fun with your ridiculous arguments with no basis in logic or science 

16 hours ago · Like 

Blake Simpson You've never heard of planes of existence? Really? It's a pretty common term. It doesn't refer to machines that fly 

16 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Beth: He hasn't he has been insulting me. fair is fair 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Planes of existence refers to elevation. Or do you have trouble reading english 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Only a few times has he insulted you, and you have shot back with equally insulting things. Shall I start calling you the "N" word? "Neil"? 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry One is above or below, you can't be on a different plane and be equal 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Planes of existence exist within each other, but are not by any means the same. 

16 hours ago · Like · 1 

Neil Derry Hey, I got no problem with that...been called a hell of a lot worse by folks who believe as you do. 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Beth: Then you are a space cadet 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner Thats not news, lol. 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry obviously 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner There. You see? I've agreed with your insult, so now it doesn't work anymore. Can we get back to the point at hand? "Gay" marriage, and equality? 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry It only proves that you are out of touch with reality and don't see it by your self admonition...therefore your argument for gay marriage is equally suspect, as if you actually gave one. 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I didn't give an argument? In that case, neither did you, darlin. Kisses! 

16 hours ago · Like 

Beth Kepner I'm going to be the bigger person and "unfollow" this particular picture. Don't usually do so, so please don't be offended, Mojave! 

16 hours ago · Like 

Neil Derry Actually, I did. Marriage is between a man and a woman for the purpose of raising families in their natural state...male and female, because they cannot be created in any other such manner. Children deserve both a mother and a father, because it is t...See More 

16 hours ago · Like 

Sarah Renner Neil...Sir...Time is changing...Moment by moment people are evolving. My generation, the generations to come and our teachers, our mentors, are becoming fed up with Monsanto's iron grip, endless war and the spending that goes with it, pollution, greed,...See More 

12 hours ago · Like · 1 

Sondr Engvaldsen haha these comments are hilarious! 

12 hours ago · Like · 1 

Sondr Engvaldsen This Neil guys own Facebook page is hilarious too. 

12 hours ago · Like · 1 

Don Andrade Anybody that thinks anything is equal to anything else has no clue. 

2 hours ago · Like 

Shanghai Brown I dumped Neil on Facebook. He's whoring himself out bigtime to try and become a darling of the ignorant anachronistic set. He gets no votes from me! 

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    A spicy, hot, tantalizing, and fun class. If you love to salsa, merengue, samba, cumbia, reggaeto...


  • Holiday Nature Crafting

    12/16/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Enjoy a cool, winter morning creating treasured keepsakes and personalized gifts made from natura...


  • Visiting Tall Ship Sails & Cannon Battles

    12/16/2017
    02:00PM — 05:00PM

    Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season, including visiting vessel...


  • r. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the class...


  • "Time Square Angel"

    12/16/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ+ Stage Company, will present TIME SQUARE ...


  • Visiting Tall Ship Sails & Cannon Battles

    12/17/2017
    02:00PM — 05:00PM

    Board and explore three unique historic tall ships this holiday season, including visiting vessel...


  • Guided Meditation

    12/17/2017
    03:30PM — 04:30PM

    to a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders pure. love. yoga. is pleased to offer ...


  • r. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the class...


  • "Time Square Angel"

    12/17/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ+ Stage Company, will present TIME SQUARE ...