posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 09:09 PM
Bear in mind that Denmark has a state sanctioned church (Lutheran). They were the first to allow same sex unions in 1989, and now this. And yes, it is
controversial within the Lutheran church in Denmark. For now, individual priests may refuse to perform the ceremony, however the bishop will then be
required legally to find a substitute.
So ATS, how do you feel about the government becoming involved in the affairs of the church, and in this case forcing the church to do that which the
church does not agree with?
We obviously don't have a state sanctioned church in the United States, but will activists eventually use the legal system to force unwilling
churches to perform gay marriages even if the particular denomination does not agree with gay marriage?
Personally, I believe in allowing my gay friends all the same rights under the law, but meddling in what churches do is where I draw the line. I know
there are many churches that would willingly support and offer marriage ceremonies to everyone, but I don't believe that any church should be forced
to do so.
Just want to add that I don't really attend a church but if I did I would not have an issue with gay marriage ceremonies. I really just want to know
how ATS feels about this issue, thanks!