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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 Centrist77 View Post
    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.
    Your gratuitous and completely irrelevant shot at me for being ant-abortion is also duly noted. You do realize, the ones your calling nut cases in the context of this thread would be pro gay advocates.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Your gratuitous and completely irrelevant shot at me for being ant-abortion is also duly noted. You do realize, the ones your calling nut cases in the context of this thread would be pro gay advocates.
    Has there even been a case that someone took a religious leader to court for not marrying a same sex couple? I'm just curious. Is there any precedent whatsoever to even speculate about this?
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    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.
    This is the point I was trying to get across. Very few people are actually giving their personal opinion on whether churches should be forced to perform gay ceremonies. Rather the consensus seems to be that they just won't be. There is a difference.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Your gratuitous and completely irrelevant shot at me for being ant-abortion is also duly noted. You do realize, the ones your calling nut cases in the context of this thread would be pro gay advocates.
    well you totally misunderstood because it wasnt a shot at you at all LMAO
    nor did I know you were anti abortion LOL

    also I said anti-abortion EXTREMIST, is that you?

    thank you for being knee jerk though and Ill accept your apology

    and being pro gay rights is never nutty in itself but YES there are EXTREMIST on ever issue and ALL extremists are nut cases
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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?
    Option #2 is interesting. How exactly would a minister be forced to perform the ceremony? Gunpoint...?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    This is the point I was trying to get across. Very few people are actually giving their personal opinion on whether churches should be forced to perform gay ceremonies. Rather the consensus seems to be that they just won't be. There is a difference.
    in this thread MAYBE, wasnt keeping track, but in general this red herring always comes up, and in gay rights threads on this forum thats not true, the vast majority mention how they wont and shouldnt
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Nor will it ever stand up.
    Only time will tell. Would you have ever expected to hear a Supreme Court Justice suggest that the first amendment may not protect speech based on someone's reaction half a world away?
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Religious institutions are private organizations, and their employees private employees. They have every right to refuse to perform a marriage for a gay couple. In fact, some refuse to do it on other grounds sometimes, such is previous divorce or simply not agreeing with the union.

    Like any other private organization, the only right anyone has to influence that decision is to choose to patron them or not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Option #2 is interesting. How exactly would a minister be forced to perform the ceremony? Gunpoint...?

    I was thinking in terms of someone trying to get a court order forcing them to do so through a lawsuit. Nothing would surprise me with the way liberals have been acting lately.

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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?
    He can't be forced to perform a wedding ceremony.
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