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

    With Gay marriage now being made legal in 6 states, what should be the reaction to a minister refusing to perform the ceremony?

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

    That is fine. If a church doesn't want to do the ceremony, I am sure the couple can find another that will.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    Ministers should be able to refuse to perform whatever ceromony they want, gay, straight, or... otherwise

    The repercussions, if any, should then be taken care of within the church itself.

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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?
    Why would there need to be a reaction. He ain't got to perform a ceremony he don't want to. End of story.
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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'd be less likely to attend his sermons. Or patronize their organization in any manner.

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

    I posted this to see what reaction it would have. So far I'm getting some interesting answers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I posted this to see what reaction it would have. So far I'm getting some interesting answers.
    I don't think so. These are the expected answers. Why would people endorse forcing religion to perform marriage ceremony for same sex couples? There's going to be churches that do anyway, and there's no way to properly use government force to make the rest comply. It's still a free country....for now anyway.
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    Re: What if a Minister refuses to perform a gay wedding ceremony?

    There are ministers that refuse to marry people who have divorced. There is a lot of hoop jumping in the Catholic Church over this. Should we force them to perform weddings in this case? Of course not.

    Many ministers will not perform a wedding without the couple sitting through marriage counseling sessions first. Should we force a minister to dispense with this requirement? Of course not.

    I'm not sure why anyone would want someone officiating over a ceremony like this that doesn't want to be there in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I posted this to see what reaction it would have. So far I'm getting some interesting answers.
    The question is uninteresting. You do know that ministers are allowed to refuse to marry someone based on religious discrimination? They can't be forced to perform any ceremony from baptism to a funeral.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    The question is uninteresting. You do know that ministers are allowed to refuse to marry someone based on religious discrimination? They can't be forced to perform any ceremony from baptism to a funeral.
    To be fair, I think his question is more what do you think should happen and not what would actually happen. I think he's looking for your personal opinion as to whether or not a church should be forced to perform gay marriages, which is a different question from what you believe would or would not actually happen.
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