If religious institutions can be forced to provide birth control then they can be forced to marry gay people under the guise of "equality".
This is what the activists want, but they usually won't say so because they know that it will put more people against gay marriage. One step at a time.....
ixote1818 (15,674 posts)
Is it possible that a lot of people think legalized gay marriage means forcing all churches
to comply with it? I was just on a discussion on Facebook and pointed out that marriage throughout history has been more a legal binding of two people by the state for any number of reasons from family status, to love to financial reasons etc. I then pointed out that even if the state legalized gay marriage if they wanted to get married in a religious ceremony they would have to find a church that allows gay marriage like the Unitarians.
To my surprise the person had no problem with this as if he simply thought gay marriage was the state telling churches they had to accept gay marriage.
Perhaps democratic politicians need to do a better job educating the public that gay marriage will not force churches to comply and that it is strictly allowing gay people to marry under the states laws.
Thoughts?Star Member Ruby the Liberal (16,925 posts)
1. That is how it has been spun.
I won't go into detail of yet another Thanksgiving dinner with my family, but in 2011, this (of course) came up.
When I asked how anti-gay-marriage people were going to be affected by gay marriage - that was the only argument I got. That they would be forced to have gay marriage in churches.
It took me about a week to reengage my jaw from resting on my chest.etherealtruth (6,823 posts)
2. Not only possible ... but probable
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The religiously insane right wing nut jobs have a tendency to repeat this talking point.
Its wholly ridiculous ... illogical ...etc; however, the target audience is not know for their critical thinking skillsInitech (31,833 posts)
5. I think the only way churches would listen is if their tax exempt status started getting revoked.
Their preaching has become nothing more than a political tool for the GOP - the fact that Ted Haggard sat on a weekly meeting with Bush is scary to say the least. Look at that asshole in North Carolina - he flat out openly encouraged violence against gay people and it was quite disturbing to say the least, I think the only way they would listen would be to make 'em pay taxes - you want to preach politics? Fine, you pay like the rest of us. Until then fuck off.Why do gay people insist on taking communion when the church says it's wrong to take communion flaunting being gay?Star Member MineralMan (43,408 posts)
12. Besides, why would anyone think a same-sex couple would
want to get married by some minister who thought it was wrong? The logic of all of this is way off kilter. It's just a propaganda move by the right.
Why do they disrupt church services displaying the rainbow flag and creating a scene in Catholic Churches?
If they do this when the church doesn't want them to, they'll force churches to marry them.
It's all about POWER. And forcing everyone to see them as "normal". To not only accept them and tolerate them but celebrate their sin.
Star Member rurallib (28,002 posts)
22. No, I think people fear they will be forced to marry someone of their own sex
I actually ran across a guy who believed that 4 years ago.