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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    No, churches should not be required to perform any marriages they don't want to.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    I hate the whole "left leaning" or "right leaning" but no "somewhere in the middle" or "other" option for polls like this.

    I voted "left leaning" based on my stance regarding SSM.
    as many posters have pointed out it makes the whole thread fail based on that alone
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, churches should not be required to perform any marriages they don't want to.


    How could any church be forced to do this in the USA with out violating the 1st Amendment?

    That's the question that I'd like to see answered

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
    I feel that the irrational fear of this very outcome is much of what drives the "anti-gay marriage" position.

    As though extending beyond the traditional gender barrier on a civil marriage somehow negates the 1st amendment.

    If anything, it forced churches to be a bit more honest about their quasi-religious business interests.

    Suddenly it's not so easy to operate a business as though it was an extension of a church.
    Yeah because the government never forces people to do things against their will under the threat of force, right?

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    as many posters have pointed out it makes the whole thread fail based on that alone
    Considering who the OP author is.... not surprised.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?
    Absolutely not. If we are going for separation of church and state then that goes both ways. The church should not appeal to government to define acceptable terms for marriage, and the government should not appeal to the church by forcing them to marry whoever shows up. If the LGBT community is asking for this, then they are overstepping their position.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Are churches "forced" to marry straight people?
    Pretty sure the answer is no.

    So why/how could they be forced to marry gay people?
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post



    We hear much about gay marriage these days, both in the media and in politics. However, many religions (not just Christians) are expressly against gay marriage. There are exceptions, but in general that is the current situation.

    Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    My thoughts TK.
    Of course! By force and whip! Can't have religions acting politically incorrectly on conscientious objection, now can we?! May they burn in Hell!

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Are churches "forced" to marry straight people?
    Pretty sure the answer is no.

    So why/how could they be forced to marry gay people?
    Because it would be discrimination? They offer marriages as do bakers bridal cake.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    How could any church be forced to do this in the USA with out violating the 1st Amendment?

    That's the question that I'd like to see answered
    If you can force a person to act against his conscientious objection and religion to fête a gay marriage, you can as well force the priest to marry the couple. In both cases the government is intruding on the religious freedom of the so forced with only a difference in degree.

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