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It’s highly offensive that the clergyman quoted in this article simultaneously supports marriage equality but is too ignorant to realize no one can force a religious body to perform a ceremony it doesn’t want to perform.
This clergyman’s support for marriage equality is watered down by his fear that the pervasive “gay agenda” threatens to overrun people of faith like himself.
Omg are u kidding me, look how far behind we are talk about civil rights…”do you want to allow same-sex couples to marry” what kind of shit is that why do da majority get to vote on da rights of the minority, basically they’re dictating our lives “this wont effect u but do u think that these people should be able to eat cake” hmmm no i dnt den its like ok sorry dey said no its like wtf are u serious…i can’t
Actually, I kind of like the wording.
The people who pushed Proposition Eight claimed that churches that opposed same-sex marriages would be compelled in some way to perform them. Of course, that was a lie – the California Supreme Court decision that allowed same-sex marriages specifically stated that religious organizations were not required to perform marriages that violated their beliefs. The problem is that the voters aren’t going to read through hundreds of pages of court decisions to find that out.
The reason some people want the religious exclusion in the summary is that the summary is all some voters read and having the statement there helps reduce the effectiveness of a convincing (to some) but dishonest argument that the other side has used in the past.
The first amendment should protect members of the clergy right to concinse also the state is prohibited from the same from interfaring in the sacremental life of religious organisations without a compelling goverment interests
@TommyOC: I think he rasise a legitament question but fails to understand that there is already constitutional and common law president on this issue
The word that ticks me off the most is “allow.” It implies those are rights someone else can give me. They are not they are rights every human deserves. You do not own someone elses rights nor do you give them to them. You only accept that they have these rights as well.
Maybe it was too early, so we’re going to let you try that again…
Alex, I didn’t catch that “allow” the first time around. Thanks for pointing this out.
@Bee: democracies don’t vote on civil rights, nice try though… actually no, lame try though
@Bee: I mean I agree with you Bee, it’s not you that’s lame LOL
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