The government will force churches to marry gays and, eventually, other non-traditional couples. It is only a matter of time and it has already begun with a chapel in Idaho.
A couple in Idaho who are ministers and who operate the Hitching Post wedding chapel are facing prison and fines for refusing to marry gays.
The gay marriage movement – for some – is not so much about gays’ right to marry as it is about ending or transforming the institution of marriage. The state will rule on this issue. Religious freedom is over. This is only the first issue that will be subjugated to the state.
Marriage is being redefined. If it is no longer between a man and a woman according to the government. If marriage between same-sex couples is a civil right then marriage must be opened to any and all configurations such as polygamy.
The IRS will be within their rights to remove the tax-exempt status of churches if they refuse to marry gay couples. California legislators have been discussing doing exactly that.
Idaho is looking to put the two ministers in prison for a long time if they don’t marry gays.
Up until now, privates businesses have been forced to bake cakes and photograph same-sex weddings or face fines. NY businesses have been forced to attend re-education classes if they resist same-sex marriage. People can’t even say they believe marriage is between a man and a woman in public.
Things have reached a new level in Idaho.
The Coeur d’Alene ministers were told by the city council to marry same-sex couples or face months in jail.
Is this the province of the government?
The Sentinel predicted that the state would eventually rule over rights of conscience and it has happened.
The Supreme Court has refused to hear five same-sex marriage cases and the lower court rulings stand. Idaho can as a result find that the couple are discriminating based on sexual preferences.
Pope Francis has been embroiled in a disagreement with the Catholic Bishops over the LGBT issue.
The Catholic Bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
They failed to reach the two-thirds majority to approve the wording.
The welcome to be read at Sunday mass called for the church to welcome and accept gay people, unmarried couples and those who have divorced, as well as the children of these less traditional families.
It was rejected by the American Catholic Bishops who issued a welcome that said instead “people with homosexual tendencies must be welcomed with respect and delicacy,” but repeated church teaching that marriage is only between man and woman.
Religious people who object to gay unions and marriages believe they are following the bible.The State doesn’t care. They will decide their conscience in this and all matters of their choosing.
A government that can decide rights of conscience is tyrannical.
Will this destroy what’s left of the institution of marriage?
Masha Gessen, an LGBT anti-marriage activist, said that the gay marriage movement is a sham meant to destroy the institution of marriage and it should be destroyed.