Unpopular opinion, but this is my current thoughts on it (my mind is subject to change): The Church currently gets tax breaks from the government. In fact, it is a non-profit that doesn't even have to follow the regulations and rules of other non-profits (they technically are supposed to, but it isn't enforced). Because of this, since marriages performed in the Church are legal marriages, the Church must perform all forms of legal marriage. If they payed taxes, then that would change my mind. If they actually followed all the rules and regulations non-profits are supposed to, then it might change my mind. If they didn't actually perform legal marriages but marriages under the church, then I would change my mind. There are probably other things that could make me change my mind, this isn't a position I am solid in at the moment, but this is my current position and thoughts about it.
If churches want to keep their tax exempt status, they must offer services to all equally or be deemed a private club and taxed according.
They shouldn't because they would be going against what the Bible says and their beliefs what the point of being a Christian if you ain't going to follow your belief and what the Bible says just because the government made gay marriage acceptable doesn't means that chruch so go against their beliefs and what the Bible say
Separation of church and state and freedom of religion. If it goes against the religious values of a church, then they shouldn't be forced to do a thing. If you are gay and want to get married, marry in a secular location or find a church that will willingly take you.
No. Homosexual marriage is against the principles of religion.
Separation of church and state is a two way street.
Absolutely not. So-called same-sex "marriage" defies God's intentions for marriage, which is to be between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4–6).
Churches shouldn't be required to perform weddings they don't want to.
You can't force your morals on them. They don't have to participate in something they disagree with.
Marriage is the sacred union between a man, woman and God. Forcing a same sex marriage service goes against what God is for, which simply doesn't make sense.
What ever happened to separation of church and state?
No separation of Chruch and state was a phrase coined by Thomas Jefferson and is protected under the 1st amendment therefore, no one can force the church to do anything
SEPARATION of church and state. The government shouldn't have been involved in the first place.