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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    That would be a symptom of a church that worships Mammon instead of God. The faithful should be very wary of any such churches.
    What do you call a church that demands 10% of your income to be a member?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So your premise is Church's aren't in it for the religion but rather to make money?
    Churches need money to function or do you think they eat prayers?

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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 "not my church".

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Churches need money to function or do you think they eat prayers?
    Umm... churches dont eat.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    This is a stupid poll. Churches make money on weddings. There will never be any shortages of churches that WANT to marry gays AND no couple in their right mind would want to marry in a church that was forced to perform the ceremony. A reverse shotgun wedding is right out of Monty Python... but I guess we should consider the source of this poll.
    In my opinion, no person in their right mind would want to eat a cake made by a baker that is forced to make the cake for them.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    I think someone is messing with the vote. I cant believe that 5 right leaning people voted yes and dont believe that 6 left leaning people did. Until I just voted, there were exactly the same number of yes's as no's. I just dont believe that that happened without someone messing with it.
    Follow this link to see the results. Note that it shows under each choice, the names of those who voted for that choice while being logged in as members of this forum. Those are the legitimate, verifiable votes. As of this moment, none of the choices that support churches being forced to perform homosexual mockeries of weddings have any names under them. All the votes for those choices were made by persons not logged in, most likely by the same one person, messing with the poll.

    The only legitimate votes, as of this moment, are seven votes for “Im [sic] a right leaning American, no.”, and eight votes for “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”.

    All of the votes for “Im [sic] a right leaning American, yes.”, “Im [sic] a left leaning American, yes.”, “Im [sic] not American, yes.”, and “Im [/i][sic] not American, no.”, as well as one vote for “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”, are bogus “guest” votes.

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    I just noticed something odd. To look at the list of names under “Im [sic] a right leaning American, no.”, it looks longer than the list under “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”, but the latter actually has one more name than the former. What this would mean is that among those who have legitimately voted in this poll, those who identify as right-leaning tend to have longer names than those who identify as wrong-leaning. I wonder if this correlation would hold up on a larger scale, if right-leaning people in general tend to use longer names on forums like this than wrong-leaning people do.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Follow this link to see the results. Note that it shows under each choice, the names of those who voted for that choice while being logged in as members of this forum. Those are the legitimate, verifiable votes. As of this moment, none of the choices that support churches being forced to perform homosexual mockeries of weddings have any names under them. All the votes for those choices were made by persons not logged in, most likely by the same one person, messing with the poll.

    The only legitimate votes, as of this moment, are seven votes for “Im [sic] a right leaning American, no.”, and eight votes for “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”.

    All of the votes for “Im [sic] a right leaning American, yes.”, “Im [sic] a left leaning American, yes.”, “Im [sic] not American, yes.”, and “Im [/i][sic] not American, no.”, as well as one vote for “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”, are bogus “guest” votes.

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    I just noticed something odd. To look at the list of names under “Im [sic] a right leaning American, no.”, it looks longer than the list under “Im [sic] a left leaning American, no.”, but the latter actually has one more name than the former. What this would mean is that among those who have legitimately voted in this poll, those who identify as right-leaning tend to have longer names than those who identify as wrong-leaning. I wonder if this correlation would hold up on a larger scale, if right-leaning people in general tend to use longer names on forums like this than wrong-leaning people do.
    I also noticed all but one of the ridiculous leaning people have a "first and last" name and none of the logical leaning people do.

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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?
    A much better deal than a government that demands 40% or more of your income.

    It does cost money to operate a church, and that money does have to come from somewhere. It's a long-established principle for churches to be funded by tithing voluntarily collected from its members. The word “tithing”, by the way, derives from a root that refers to one tenth.

    There's nothing wrong with that. How else do you suppose a church should meet its expenses?


    It is, however, quite another thing, if a church will change its values and doctrines, for the sake of money. A church that will put aside the teachings and commandments of God, for the sake of money, is a church that serves Mammon rather than God.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    I absolutely think churches should be forced to marry gays. I also think all women should be required to have abortions. All gun owners should have to turn in their guns to the government. Every hard working citizen should be required to give half their paycheck to illegal immigrants.


    Why do so many conservative minded people believe that people are out to destroy every liberty they have?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    It is not happening, it is not going to happen, it would be unconstitutional to try, and basically no one thinks they should. I suspect the purpose of the thread is to try and create a false impression that this is an actual issue.
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