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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

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    Good for them! I applaud their efforts.
    So you oppose the free exercise of religion?


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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So you oppose the free exercise of religion?
    Homosexuality is not a religion.
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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Homosexuality is not a religion.
    No, but the clergy that this law prevents from performing gay weddings are members of a religion.

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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    So we cannot prosecute someone for effectively being an accessory to fraud if those committing the fraud are gay?
    That doesn't bother me, but that a State feels it can regulate clergy....

    The letter of the law potentially makes it a crime to have a religious ceremony. If they don't want to legally recognize gay marriage, fine, but if two gay people want to have a religious commitment ceremony and have a minister to do it, why should that be a crime?


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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Homosexuality is not a religion.
    OK, but if a religion blesses homosexual unions, should that be a crime?


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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    No, but the clergy that this law prevents from performing gay weddings are members of a religion.
    Has nothing to do with the religion themselves though correct?
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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    OK, but if a religion blesses homosexual unions, should that be a crime?
    Show me a religion that blesses homosexual unions.
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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Has nothing to do with the religion themselves though correct?
    Some marriage ceramonys have a religious connection to it.

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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Some marriage ceramonys have a religious connection to it.
    That didn't answer the question.
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    Re: Indiana GOP passes law making it a crime for clergy to perform gay weddings

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    That doesn't bother me, but that a State feels it can regulate clergy....

    The letter of the law potentially makes it a crime to have a religious ceremony. If they don't want to legally recognize gay marriage, fine, but if two gay people want to have a religious commitment ceremony and have a minister to do it, why should that be a crime?
    That would not be a crime because the end result of the ceremony would not be an attempt to create a legally recognized marriage. People just want to say it would be a crime to throw fuel on the fire to make dem ebil conservatifs look bad. I see this statute as being nothing more than an attempt to hold clergy responsible if they sign and file a marriage certificate of two gays at the Court as a safeguard in case two gays were able to trick the court or whoever issues the licenses into issuing the license by a cross dresser named Tracy pretending to be a girl when they are a guy or something.

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