Originally posted by DarknStormy
reply to post by PurpleChiten
So if lets say "Gay marriage" was legalised, where would the homosexuals get married? Would they marry on religious grounds? Share in the same rituals
as a man and a woman on their day whilst trampling on the values of religion at the same time? From what I have read, marriage came from religion or
can you correct me if I am wrong? Regardless of the governments stand point on the issue.
Are the government going to build churches for them to marry in? Are they just going to marry in other places? What are religious people going to
think of this? It is not an open and shut case like you think it is. Even if it were to be legalised, then you would have to fight for the right to
marry in a church because the religious folk will not be happy with it. The government may fight for equality (I think that is BS anyway between you
and me) but what will they do when it comes to religion? Are they going to override any decision the church does not agree with? If you can't marry in
a church we have another problem especially if that is what they are fighting for.
If they do legalise gay marriage, are they then going to push for more rights? I mean, what are we looking at here? How far are they going to go?
Ever thought the religious may fight back if it was allowed?
edit on 5-6-2012 by DarknStormy because: (no reason given)
They can get married at the courthouse just like a lot of heterosexual couples do. They could get married at any church that supports gay marriage,
Metropolitan Community Churches do, many Espicopalians do, Unitarians, some Methodists, there are a TON of options. No church that didn't want to
perform the ceremony would NOT have to just as they don't have to perform a heterosexual ceremony if they don't want to.
The Westboro Baptist Church and it's kin are not the ONLY churches in the country..Thank GOD!!!!
If your church had a heterosexual couple that they refuse to perform a service for, they are well within their rights to do so, the same applies. It's
not that complicated....
Google Metropolitan Community Church and see what pops up.... then you can stand corrected.
Marriage didn't come from religion. The courthouse issues a marriage license or the church ceremony doesn't count for SQUAT!
There are presently churches that perform civil unions for gay couples, right there in the church with a pastor and everything. The only difference is
that it's not a "legal marriage" because they didn't get a marriage license from the Courthouse. soo.... technically, that church's rights are being
abused are they not? It's interfering with their religion is it not? Isn't that YOUR argument? Well, it's happening in churches, but they're not
recognized due to the lack of a document from the GOVERNMENT, not from religion. Religion is all for it, look at the Metropolitan Community Church, a
CHRISTIAN church that serves ALL Christians, whether they be gay, straight or anything else, just as a CHRISTIAN chruch SHOULD do.
Do you think that athiests don't get married??? It's only Christians that get married right? Nobody else does???
Seriously, that has to be one of the least intelligent, blinded questions I have ever seen in my life. Please tell me you were being sarcastic and
didn't actually wonder about this!!
edit on 5-6-2012 by PurpleChiten because: (no reason given)