Should Churches Be Forced To Marry Gays?

Posted by: debate_power

Gay marriage activists are now forcing churches, wedding photographers, florists, and others, through lawsuits, to participate in gay marriages. I'm a Christian and if this isn't a violation of freedom of religion then I don't know what is.

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No, this is unnecessary, and there are other, better options

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Yes, this is what must be done for gay rights to be implemented

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Fanath says2014-05-25T22:02:29.2041751-05:00
Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church. This description leaves out key facts in this that shouldn't be ignored. A pro gay rights priest could just handle it.
lightingbolt50 says2014-05-25T22:14:33.2643197-05:00
A church can deny a marriage if it cares that much. It's not like they're being forced to.
Fanath says2014-05-25T22:19:33.5017647-05:00
The poll question/description ignores the actual rule. I'm pro on the law that was passed of course but Con on forcing churches.
SNP1 says2014-05-26T08:46:18.8563265-05:00
Same as Fanath
Haroush says2014-05-26T12:44:49.2614670-05:00
This is why some churches have been sued for not marrying gay couples.
debate_power says2014-05-27T19:51:11.5980278-05:00
Very interesting...
SweetTea says2014-05-28T08:57:42.2751809-05:00
If churches are "forced", then they are being denied their freedom of religion to practice their faith in the way doctrine dictates. I believe Gays should have the right to Civil marriages, but I don't think we should rob people of religious freedom just to have Gay weddings inside a church. That isn't progress. It's pitiful that any individual, or group, would be content to destroy a founding freedom in this nation just to get their way!
Haroush says2014-05-28T12:57:03.8476579-05:00
Agreed @ Sweet Tea

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