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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.
    I voted "right leaning," because, well, I am. Sorta. Center/Right. I did it because I wanted everyone to know that not ALL right leaning people are bigoted retards. (Then Bob comes along and tries to prove me wrong. LOL)

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    For the record, I accidentally voted yes and I meant to vote no. The idea of a church being forced to do something like that is preposterous. It is a clear violation of the 1st amendment.
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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?
    As long as they are a CHURCH...and not a for profit business advertising weddings beyond a traditional [insert religion] service....absolutely not.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform sick homosexual mockeries of marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    There have already been steps taken in this direction, that ought to have been seen as clearly unconstitutional, but which have been allowed anyway. The big step was in forcing photographers, caterers, bakers, and such, to provide service to homosexual mockeries of weddings, and to subject them to civil liability and/or criminal charges for refusing to do so. This is blatantly unconstitutional, and yet it has been allowed to happen. Compared to that, it is a very small step from there to forcing churches to participate in homosexual mockeries of weddings.

    If we were going to stop short of forcing churches to participate in such sickness, then we would have stopped before we reached the point of forcing businesses to participate in it.
    Right because churches are just like businesses. They sell "salvation". A product that costs them nothing and is never delivered. I would make them pay taxes not perform weddings.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amandi View Post
    Umm... churches dont eat.
    Not if they are empty.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Is there any realistic possibility that a church is going to be forced to perform a marriage?

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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.
    No, they should not. Marriage is a civil, not religious, institution.
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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?

    When I was getting married, could my spouse and I have walked into any church we desired and "made" them marry us?

    Being that I'm not a member of any church - would the local Catholic Church have been required to marry us? What about the local Jewish Synagogue?
    Hindu Temple?

    I'm damn certain that no church is ever required to marry anyone. They can always refuse. They can always say "no".
    So you think that there is discrimination going on?

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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.
    It also makes it harder to read the poll results. Quite annoying.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    The issue with this argument is the church is not the only one to offer marriages, one can be obtained through government offices. The other issue with the argument is the 1st Amendment, freedom of religion does not come with the context that the government can force religion to do something. And that has to include marriages.
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