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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Separation of church and state apparently doesn't matter when screwing the church over is the proposal. A curious thing.
    I've not seen anybody saying that they should be forced to do so. In fact the only people I've seen say anything about it are those who need their CPC validated.

    No, they shouldn't be forced to, and the idea that it would be is ridiculous.


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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I don't think it beyond belief that those on the left, that generally scream about the 'wall' between church and state would possibly consider forcing churches to do something against their religious beliefs.
    So who on the 'left' is seriously considering forcing Churches to conduct same sex marriages?

    The screams about it I keep hearing seem to be coming from the right wing of our society.

    For all some on the right like to claim there are so many lefties here, not one seems to think the Church should be forced to conduct same sex marriages.

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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So who on the 'left' is seriously considering forcing Churches to conduct same sex marriages?
    I didn't say they were, I said I don't think it is beyond belief that they would possibly try such a thing. Reading comprehension is fundamental.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Reading comprehension is fundamental.
    and fundamentalists create straw men.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    and fundamentalists create straw men.
    And another meaningless drive by from where the busses don't run.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Don't confuse this with a similar poll (that gave me the idea for this one). I'm not asking if you think churches will be forced to perform gay marriages, I'm asking for your honest opinion if you believe they should be forced to do it.


    By forced, I mean anything that the govt could use to penalize churches for failing to performing the ceremonies, including removing tax exempt status if they don't, etc.
    No. Just because something is legal does not mean that everyone has to or should be forced to accept it or follow it. People should be able to choose to do something or not. (which is one of my main objections to Obamacare.)
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I didn't say they were, I said I don't think it is beyond belief that they would possibly try such a thing. Reading comprehension is fundamental.
    And I was thinking you weren't thinking when you posted it isn't beyond belief 'they' would possibly try such a thing. You have no facts to point to, just your own bias. So you was just throwing your bias out there when NO ONE has proposed forcing Churches to conduct marriages BUT the radical right. I can read just fine, and know who has been the only ones suggesting a same sex marriage law would force the Churches to do any such thing... ya might as well own it....

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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I can read just fine,
    If you could, you never would have asked the first question, and you certainly wouldn't have gone on a fail of a rant like you just did.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Over here the Church of England and (for reasons not immediately clear to me or it) the disestablished Church in 'Wales' were actually forbidden to perform single-sex marriages, as I understand it, in case they should be challenged on human-rights grounds. The likelihood of any church's being forced to perform such marriages is (outside the closed right-wing mind at least) about zero, I should say.
    Last edited by Penderyn; 04-01-13 at 12:08 PM.

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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    And another meaningless drive by from where the busses don't run.
    If you are ignorant of the term "straw man", there are certainly ways at your disposal to rectify it.
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