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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    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...
    Arbo- this isn't your first day on this web site. You are a well known right wing mouthpiece. Right wing isn't a personal attack. Right wingnut, perhaps but you are either right wing, left wing or moderate....you are alot of things, moderate ain't one of them...

    But back on topic- you gave ZERO evidence anyone would force any Church to perform SSM. It is, as always, a right wing fearorist attack.

    You got caught letting loose your bias and now want to try and backtrack it.

    No evidence
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    100% right wing knee jerk pap.

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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?
    It sounds like the concept of a straw man is well beyond your capabilities.

    My apologies for thinking you might be able to learn what means.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Arbo- this isn't your first day on this web site. You are a well known right wing mouthpiece.
    Yeah, that's why I support abortion, SS marriage (and have been calling out the bible thumpers on another thread), legalized drugs and so much more, because I'm a right-wing mouthpiece. Good lord you have a huge desire to look foolish.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    It sounds like the concept of a straw man is well beyond your capabilities.
    It is understood that you and your bro'man could not comprehend what I wrote, no need to keep wasting space in the thread with failed attempts to try and spin it as something else.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    That's my point. Unless the church wants to abide by anti-discrimination laws (which might contradict their core beliefs), then they should forfeit their legal authority to authorize/confirm/validate a state-recognized marriage.
    So, you're saying that a church that does not perform gay marriages should be required to "forfeit their legal authority" to perform marriages recognized by the state? I can't say I agree with that, especially since that's not the case now.

    I do agree with no human sacrifice. Lol.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    I do not believe churches nor charities should have tax exempt status. That is just another way of saying the government (us) pay for them with no say of what the $$ is for. We have to pay to make up the difference.

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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
    So, you're saying that a church that does not perform gay marriages should be required to "forfeit their legal authority" to perform marriages recognized by the state? I can't say I agree with that, especially since that's not the case now.

    I do agree with no human sacrifice. Lol.
    I'm saying if churches are exempted from discrimination law, they should not be legally capable of validating a state-issued marriage license. That may not be the case now, and if it isn't that's really sad.
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    Re: If SSM is Legalized, Should Churches be "Forced" to Perform Gay Marriages?

    This is the same lame propoganda that the Mormons used during prop 8. Churches will not be forced to perform gay marriages. They are protected under the establishment clause.
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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.
    Sure, it's possible but in my experience, the large majority of people that support SSM have no interest, and, in fact, strongly oppose forcing churches to do anything (and so far, the poll is bearing that out).
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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
    Sure, it's possible but in my experience, the large majority of people that support SSM have no interest, and, in fact, strongly oppose forcing churches to do anything (and so far, the poll is is bearing that out).
    Indeed, X, if only because who wants to have a hostile person officiating the ceremony? There are plenty of churches and officials out there willing to accept SSM. There is no need for force.

    Thanks for saying that, btw.

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