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Thread: 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?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    all it takes is making this group a protective class, and the 1str amendment doesn't apply. I highly doubt clergy could openly use race as a factor in not performing a ceremony any longer, so I could see this eventually coming to pass too.
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    unm remind me when civil rights passed?
    now lets talk about religions that didnt and still dont treat minorities and women as equal.

    so this is a pure illogical appeal to emotion argument that smart objective people just dont buy because the understand the constitution. LOL

    Its a nice try though, maybe youll get someone dumb to believe it.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    For now he will not be required to preform said ceremony. No should he.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    The national argument is primarily about a government that legislatively edifies the argument that certain people are inferior in the eyes of the law simply because they don't adhere to arbitrary standards.

    I wonder why the same people who argue against same-sex marriage don't argue with the same vigor against those who divorce and remarry.
    Actually, some do. My religion believes that there are "scriptural grounds" for divorce and remarriage. If your spouse is unfaithful, then that is scriptural grounds, but that is the only scriptural grounds for remarriage other than death. Now there is a scripture on marrying a non-believer. If you marry one and they leave, then you are not bound to them in that case. In that case, the marriage can be annulled.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by toddwv View Post
    The national argument is primarily about a government that legislatively edifies the argument that certain people are inferior in the eyes of the law simply because they don't adhere to arbitrary standards.

    I wonder why the same people who argue against same-sex marriage don't argue with the same vigor against those who divorce and remarry.
    well, probably because it is said that it is "better" if they don't remarry - not that it is wrong that they do. however I agree that we have ignored divorce far too much.


    As per the OP; it won't start with that. It will start with some church worker being fired for being in an open homosexual relationship.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    For now he will not be required to preform said ceremony. No should he.
    What do you mean "for now"? Do you think it will or should change sometime in the future?
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    it will definitely change in the future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    With Gay marriage now being made legal in 6 states, what should be the reaction to a minister refusing to perform the ceremony?
    I know of no law that would force them to. They are not forced to perform an marriage between hetrosexuals. It's kind of a non-issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it will definitely change in the future.
    No, they will not be forced by law in the future.

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

    It's highly unlikely that anyone will be forced to do anything here. There will be some grumblings and threats but nothing will happen. I can see some making arguements concerning say a military chaplain but as I noted in an earlier post, why would anyone want someone performing their marriage ceremony that doesn't want to be there?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it will definitely change in the future.
    And that's the concern, I think.
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