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Thread: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Is there actually any push anywhere in the US for government to make churches perform marriages for gays?
    No, there isn't. But that doesn't stop the hype machine from using this unsubstantiated fear to drum up support for fringe religious candidates and widening the partisan gap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    It is public, but non-members can vote, and it is pretty obvious that someone has been taking advantage of this to screw with the poll.

    Of the sixty-two votes cast so far in favor of allowing churches to be forced to perform immoral homosexual mockeries of weddings, only one is from an actual member, and he has stated that it was cast accidentally.

    All the others are bogus “guest” votes, cast while not logged in, and almost certainly all cast by the same person, for the purpose of messing up this poll.
    Where do you find the poll details after you've already voted?
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, there isn't. But that doesn't stop the hype machine from using this unsubstantiated fear to drum up support for fringe religious candidates and widening the partisan gap.
    The same group that thinks "Happy Holidays" is a cry for the war on Christians.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    What do you mean by "at least not now"?
    If and when the America is much less religious and the general public is in strong support of same sex marriage. This is the only possible situation I can think of where forcing the churches gains support. Otherwise, it is a blatant infringement on the religion. I am not saying that it will happen, just naming a possible scenario.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    If and when the America is much less religious and the general public is in strong support of same sex marriage. This is the only possible situation I can think of where forcing the churches gains support. Otherwise, it is a blatant infringement on the religion. I am not saying that it will happen, just naming a possible scenario.
    Even if everyone else supported it, wouldn't it still be an infringement on religion and a violation of the separation of church and state?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Even if everyone else supported it, wouldn't it still be an infringement on religion and a violation of the separation of church and state?
    Yes it is. By using the word“force”, you have already admitted that it is an infringement.
    But in that case the churches are under great pressure and may need to cave in, or they will lose more followers. Reform?
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Yes it is. By using the word“force”, you have already admitted that it is an infringement.
    But in that case the churches are under great pressure and may need to cave in, or they will lose more followers. Reform?
    Are you against the separation of church and state?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    What do you call a church that demands 10% of your income to be a member?
    I call it, "the government".
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I call it, "the government".
    Yup except its more than 10% and involuntary.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Are you against the separation of church and state?
    No, I am not.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    No, I am not.
    Liberalism is about force. Think about it.

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