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originally posted by: beezzer
1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
If churches are forced to comply by the government, then marriage between gays will be the least of our concerns.
In my humble opinion.
It'll mean that any and every right, freedom we have is only at the whim of government.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
Many non Catholics go to Catholics schools. If they only gave housing to Catholic marriages they would screw themselves over, and in the end students would be hurt, causing them to be forced to go to other schools, possibly ending Catholic institutions.
originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: Profusion
Why do churches get tax exempt status in the first place.....It is unconstitutional.
Churches could lose their tax-exempt status with the IRS if they refuse to recognize the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned in his dissenting opinion.
He cited a comment made months ago by the U.S. government’s top lawyer on the same-sex marriage case.
“Hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right to same-sex marriage — when, for example, a religious college provides married student housing only to opposite-sex married couples, or a religious adoption agency declines to place children with same-sex married couples,” Roberts wrote.