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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Why is this even a question? He has every right to refuse to perform the ceremony if he wants, they can go elsewhere and take their money with them. People have a right to be bigoted, everyone else has right to tell them where to go.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why is this even a question? He has every right to refuse to perform the ceremony if he wants, they can go elsewhere and take their money with them. People have a right to be bigoted, everyone else has right to tell them where to go.
    It's a question because SSM is a question. It's a good one, too.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    It's a question because SSM is a question. It's a good one, too.
    But it's not a good question. It's a bigoted one. I'm sure the people who were against interracial marriage decades ago, against blacks in an integrated military, etc. thought they were good questions too. They were just wrong.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    It's a question because SSM is a question. It's a good one, too.
    It is a question easily and obviously answered "no" by any reasonable person. It may be a question, but it is not an issue.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    I am happy to see a poll vote of 100% on this issue. The government can't interfere with the beliefs of a Church or Religion.

    These Homosexual Laws permit Marriage they don't say in a Church.

    Civil ceremonies have the same legal standing as a Religious one.

    The only ones who might be forced to participate of face sanctions are Civil workers.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    It is a question easily and obviously answered "no" by any reasonable person. It may be a question, but it is not an issue.
    SSM was once easily and obviously answered "no" by reasonable people. If it becomes the law of the land, as our pro-SSM friends tell us very confidently it will, this will be the next question.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But it's not a good question. It's a bigoted one. I'm sure the people who were against interracial marriage decades ago, against blacks in an integrated military, etc. thought they were good questions too. They were just wrong.
    Were there religious exemptions on inter-racial marriage? That's where the favorite analogy of SSMers breaks apart.

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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Were there religious exemptions on inter-racial marriage? That's where the favorite analogy of SSMers breaks apart.
    A church can deny to marry an inter-racial couple, the only reason there is this law with regards to SSM is because of political pandering.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    It's a question because SSM is a question. It's a good one, too.
    No. It's a nonsense one. No church is forced to marry anyone. It's silly to presume this woudl change.

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