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 and flat out NO. Churches are private organizations and shouldnt be forced to perform same sex marriages. Hell when Vermont passed it, they put in a clause that protects churches from such lawsuits.
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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This brings up an interesting point. The people who tend to argue that same sex marriage will lead to churches being forced to marry same sex couples are often the same people who are trying to dismantle separation of church and state. Perhaps they see it as a roadblock to achieving their goal.
    The "wall of seperation between church and state" (as Jefferson coined it) meant that the state couldn't interfere into the affairs of the churches.


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    The "wall of seperation between church and state" (as Jefferson coined it) meant that the state couldn't interfere into the affairs of the churches.

    So you think it is a one way street?

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    The "wall of seperation between church and state" (as Jefferson coined it) meant that the state couldn't interfere into the affairs of the churches.
    There are plenty of people who want the state to enforce their religion and so they have a strong incentive to deconstruct the separation of church and state.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    The "wall of seperation between church and state" (as Jefferson coined it) meant that the state couldn't interfere into the affairs of the churches.
    Also that the church couldn't put their laws in legislation. It's a two way street.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    First last and always stop arguing there is something in the Constitution regarding church and state. It's not there.
    Second the State should not be able to force a Church do do anything, but should be able to keep a Church from such things as polygamy, and anything having to do with a Cult like Sharia law.

    I like the poll so far, only 2 nut bars.

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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    I don't see anything wrong with polygamy as long as everyone is a consenting adult.


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Also that the church couldn't put their laws in legislation. It's a two way street.
    Right. However, some people want to change the meaning of the first amendment to mean that there should be no religious ANYTHING connected with the government which is clearly not the orginal intent of the Founders since they had church services in the Capitol Building, prayers before Congress, etc.


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    First last and always stop arguing there is something in the Constitution regarding church and state. It's not there.
    Well, it is there in the first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...

    That is church (religion) and state (Congress).


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    Re: Support forcing churches to wed same sex couples?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissLToe View Post
    I don't see anything wrong with polygamy as long as everyone is a consenting adult.
    Polygamy isn't legal because it's currently a legal nightmare to get a divorce between two people. Imagine a divorce between 5 people? 7? Polygamist should be allowed to marry but it shouldn't be recognized by the government (isn't it like that in Utah already). It's simply a bureaucratic nightmare. Marriage should be between two consenting adults.
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