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    Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?




    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.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    I have absolutely no problem with Churches not performing gay marriage.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    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.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Of course they shouldn't, churches are not required to perform a marriage they don't want.


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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    What is the point of this poll? No one is arguing that they should. Moreover, it would not be constitutional. Its nothing but a straw man. Churches already do not recognize all sorts of marriages that the government does recognize. For example, if you divorce and then remarry the Catholic Church will not recognize the second marriage. The same is the case with same sex marriage.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    As long as the couple can be legally wed I see no problem with it

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I have absolutely no problem with Churches not performing gay marriage.
    Fair enough (I happen to agree) but the question was if churches should be forced to do so.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What is the point of this poll? No one is arguing that they should. Moreover, it would not be constitutional. Its nothing but a straw man. Churches already do not recognize all sorts of marriages that the government does recognize. For example, if you divorce and then remarry the Catholic Church will not recognize the second marriage. The same is the case with same sex marriage.
    As with all of my polls, they are done for my purposes-even if that means you dont see the point.

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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Forced? No. Gradually convinced? Sure.
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    Re: Should churches be forced to perform gay marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Forced? No. Gradually convinced? Sure.
    Care to elaborate on this?

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