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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.
    the first amendment will not be changing in the future because of equal gay rights. Nothing more than a nonsensical scare tactic.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    And that's the concern, I think.
    IMO its not a concern to anybody objective. Now of course I dont know the world but the only guy I know worried about this or so he says is a huge homophobe I work with. I havent met anybody else who seriously thinks the 1st amendment is going to be impacted by equal gay rights in any major manner.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    the first amendment will not be changing in the future because of equal gay rights. Nothing more than a nonsensical scare tactic.
    It's only a scare tactic if you believe forcing priests (for example) to perform gay weddings is a bad thing and I don't know that I've seen anyone argue that it would be.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's only a scare tactic if you believe forcing priests (for example) to perform gay weddings is a bad thing and I don't know that I've seen anyone argue that it would be.

    Yes I think it would a bad thing to legally force Priests to marry gay couples.

    There ya happy now?
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    IMO its not a concern to anybody objective. Now of course I dont know the world but the only guy I know worried about this or so he says is a huge homophobe I work with. I havent met anybody else who seriously thinks the 1st amendment is going to be impacted by equal gay rights in any major manner.
    I don't know Centrist. 10 years ago, I would not have thought circumcision would be in danger of being outlawed (granted that's only in one city right now). Apparently the first amendment does't matter much to the folks advancing that legislation.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I don't know Centrist. 10 years ago, I would not have thought circumcision would be in danger of being outlawed (granted that's only in one city right now). Apparently the first amendment does't matter much to the folks advancing that legislation.
    I do and outlawing circumcision along with forcing churches to merry gays will never come to pass.

    People will always TRY and back door freedoms, look at all the antiabortion extremist that get laws passed that make abortion almost impossible even though they are legal and a right.

    THere will always be nut cases out there but in the end they will lose.

    Mark my words churches will never be forced to merry gays, it pure fantasy and a scare tactic and nothing more. CHurches are too well protected and they will remain that way and should.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It's only a scare tactic if you believe forcing priests (for example) to perform gay weddings is a bad thing and I don't know that I've seen anyone argue that it would be.
    REALLY?
    it comes up every equal gay rights thread and nobody that I ever seen suggested it was good and in fact it has been the direct opposite. Everybody says the churches are protected by the 1st amendment as they should.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I don't know Centrist. 10 years ago, I would not have thought circumcision would be in danger of being outlawed (granted that's only in one city right now). Apparently the first amendment does't matter much to the folks advancing that legislation.
    Nor will it ever stand up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yes I think it would a bad thing to legally force Priests to marry gay couple.

    There ya happy now?
    I wasn't unhappy before. I'm just pointing out a position that seems to be obviously missing in all the posts about how it could never happen and, that is, people saying they'd actually oppose forcing the clergy to perform gay weddings. Your opposition is noted, though, and I have no reason to doubt you.
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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?
    OMG no!

    What if a minister refuses to perform a straight couple's wedding?

    My Dad doesn't marry ANYONE if they don't come to meet with him for marriage counseling over several sessions first. . .he's not performing a social service - he's performing a curteousy on behalf of the couple for a donation - not even a set amount of pay.

    I've never heard of him performing a ceremony for someone who isn't religious - it's probably more so due to the fact that he doesn't advertise for services, they come to him.
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