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

    No, churches should not be forced to do gay marriages as

    1. Marriage is a civil rather than a religious institution

    2. Churches are private entities and thus can discriminate however they want (bearing the obvious).
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    So, how are those poll results working out for you there, child?
    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    dance away but the fact remains you have NO evidence anyone on the left wants to force Churches to perform SSMs, it is just the radical right who keeps claiming that.

    Are you two related, or just suffering from the same lack of comprehension issue?
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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.
    Absolutely not. There should be no legal requirement on any church to marry anyone at all. I have known of specific churches and/or pastors who have abstained from marrying heterosexuals, because they didn't condone the marriage for one reason or another.
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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.
    Churches aren't currently forced to perform heterosexual marriages, if such marriage is deemed to be contrary to the teachings of the church or the priest or clergy member involved believes the parties aren't serious or prepared to enter into marriage. Why would they be forced to perform gay marriages, if the state decides to sanction them, any more than heterosexual marriages?

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

    NO
    I doubt if there is a man, woman, or child who would think otherwise.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Are you two related, or just suffering from the same lack of comprehension issue?
    Dunno, might be a long lost relative, but the point was what basis do you opine someone on the left would demand/ask/want Churches to be forced to conduct SSM?

    No the lack of comprehension seems to be an ardent right winger trying to scuff a bit of dirt on everyone else's shoes...

    You have zero evidence, zero intent and of course zero credibility.

    What you did was just give voice to your bias, nothing more. Easy peasy to comprehend

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    No the lack of comprehension seems to be an ardent right winger
    With each post, you prove a bit more, how little you know.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    With each post, you prove a bit more, how little you know.
    So just a personal swipe instead of honest debate? I know what you posted and how you lack ANY evidence to support your 'pondering'.

    Only the Right Wing ranters keep fear alive with the specter of priests forced to marry same sex couples...

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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 just a personal swipe instead of honest debate? I know what you posted and how you lack ANY evidence to support your 'pondering'.
    Your repeated claims of 'right-wing' are personal swipes. But they are incorrect, thus make you look foolish. And you keep on showing that you have zero comprehension of my initial post...
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    My initial response might be "yes" but someone would have to define "forced" and "perform".

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