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.

35 Total Votes

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

32 votes

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

3 votes
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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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