View Poll Results: Should churches be made to wed same sex couples?

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    No, never in US as they have the separation.

    In countries that don't however, it is fair game.


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There have been accusations that if same sex couples are allowed to wed that gays will then insist and eventually win the right to be wed by religious leaders and in churches that wouldn't approve.

    Now most people realize that this is obviously a ridiculous argument and against freedom of religion, but let's see how many might actually support this.
    obviously it won't start with this. it will start with a Church not wanting to hire someone who is homosexual.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    obviously it won't start with this. it will start with a Church not wanting to hire someone who is homosexual.
    As far as I know a church cannot not hire someone due to their sexuality so long as it is in a store or what not. However they can decide to not hire a homosexual to work in their church.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There have been accusations that if same sex couples are allowed to wed that gays will then insist and eventually win the right to be wed by religious leaders and in churches that wouldn't approve.

    Now most people realize that this is obviously a ridiculous argument and against freedom of religion, but let's see how many might actually support this.
    Nobody actually believes that if same sex couples are allowed to marry that it would mean churches would be forced to marry them. That is just a thinly veiled consequence of belief fallacy that people pander off in an attempt to scare or piss off people. You would have to be incredibly stupid to actually believe that gays could override the 1st amendment by simply earning the right to marry.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    obviously it won't start with this. it will start with a Church not wanting to hire someone who is homosexual.
    Slippery slope fallacy? No thanks.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    I'm opposed to a church being forced to marry anyone that they are not comfortable marrying. A marriage performed by a justice of the peace is just as legal as one performed by a pastor/priest/etc.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    No sane person, unless they know nothing (or care not) about the US constitution and US history, would suggest such a thing - unless perhaps in jest…
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    So the tally so far is (of voters that can be trusted, since we can see their names)

    0 yes
    20 no
    1 other (which was explained)

    And, yes, I know that this is pretty much what should be expected. I was trying to make the point that without some sort of support for such an issue, there is very little chance that any group could get something like this to override the Constitutional protection of freedom of religion. I'm sure that this was probably one of the same arguments used to try to keep interracial marriage bans in place, most likely met with the same attitudes that we have now, and with good reason. No church in the US, that I know of, has ever been forced by a state to marry any couple that the church didn't approve of. It is against the Constitutional protection of freedom of religion and, quite frankly pointless, especially nowdays, when anyone can get ordained on the internet and sign up with their state to legally perform marriages.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Hell no! Why would anyone think that would be Constitutional?


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There have been accusations that if same sex couples are allowed to wed that gays will then insist and eventually win the right to be wed by religious leaders and in churches that wouldn't approve.

    Now most people realize that this is obviously a ridiculous argument and against freedom of religion, but let's see how many might actually support this.


    The poll itself constitutes a sort of strawman argument, because if such a thing is imposed, it will not be imposed through the will of the majority, but through the action of activist judges.

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