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originally posted by: rationalconsumer
From the Washington Times:
"Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines."
I am declining to provide any spin or commentary on the article. However, I will engage in the discussion once it begins.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: HolgerTheDane2
So no coercion, but coercion?
The only reason churches are tax exempt is because of the income tax. Taxes are used to coerce all the time. What do you think the Obamacare penalty/tax is?
So basically by saying remove tax exemption, you want them to be coerced when you just made a big statement about NOT coercing them or you lose the fight.
Thanks for playing.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: ketsuko
I asked a question...
So I don't see how it could be considered the answer to anything.
To answer your point...
It's antithetical to be gay and a Muslim.
All in all, nobody should be forced to marry anyone...
Church, Mosque or Synagogue.