Forcing Churches to Have Gay Weddings

I am shocked. Shocked, I say.

This is how shocked I am.

“They would not be able to discriminate against gay and lesbian or transgender individuals,” Dye said. “That type of protection parallels to what you find in race discrimination. If a church provides lodging or rents a facility they could not discriminate based on race. It’s along that kind of thinking.” (sic)

Which is why the analogy between ethnicity and sexuality needs to be dynamited. It’s comparing pineapples to pineapple grenades.

So that’s one prediction in my “Confessions of a Bigot” post that’s well on its way to becoming true. Anyone want to lay odds on what’s next?


7 thoughts on “Forcing Churches to Have Gay Weddings

  1. There’s a difference between forcing a church to marry a gay couple and requiring that, if you rent out your facilities for public use you shouldn’t be allowed to discriminate based on gender.

    That being said, if it’s legal for a church or religious group to decline renting to (say) a Hindu couple, or a Buddhist couple, or an atheist couple, then they should also be allowed not to rent to gay couples. But I’m not sure what the law says in regards to that.

    1. Freedom of religion ought to mean practicing the tenets of one’s faith without hindrance. If the logic you cite becomes the law of the land, then no one will be able to rent out a church.

      One begins to wonder if the progressives will count that as a loss.

      1. “Freedom of religion ought to mean practicing the tenets of one’s faith without hindrance.”

        Provided you don’t cause harm to others, or hinder the rights of others.

        “If the logic you cite becomes the law of the land, then no one will be able to rent out a church.”

        Sure they can. They can just rent it out to the people who agree with them. If you don’t want people you don’t like to use your facilities, don’t rent them or only rent them to members. What’s hard about that? You’ll take the money of Hindus but not the money of Gays?

      2. I’ve never taken money from either, that I know of. Because I don’t have a rental hall to offer, not because I don’t like the smell of lavender on my money.

        You said it. “If you don’t want people you don’t like to use your facilities, don’t rent them.” If churches find themselves forced to do that, then churches are weakened thereby. I can’t see that such won’t be highly enjoyable for the secular Left.

        Let’s remember that this is a manufactured issue. The LGBT community suddenly decided, in the last decade, that “tolerance” required “you must bless our unions and protect them with the full extent of the law,” while simultaneously acting as though they were suffering a long-standing grievance analogous to the struggle of blacks to vote. It’s not as though gay marriage was taken away, it has never existed. The rush to make it exist, irrespective of the rights of others, ought to offend the friends of liberty, if liberty and not social engineering happens to be what you care about.

  2. If they only want to rent the churches to do services, then that wouldn’t be that much of a problem, but if they want to force priests and the church itself to marry them, then that’s just plain wrong. Also, as you said, interracial marriage is not comparable to homosexual marriage at all simply because homosexuality is something you do, not something you look like.
    Also, I like the hipocrisy of the secular libs, they hate cons to force their morality on them, yet they are doing the same. It’s. Just. Amazing.

  3. This makes me sick; the “gay community” has been bullying the rest of society, forcing them to give in to their demands, lest the be labeled as “homophobes.” Criticizing the “gay community” is off limits, even though there is plenty to criticize. I don’t understand how these gay activists expect people to respect them, when they show nothing but disdain for the rest of society. And yet, somehow, they get special treatment (from the left, at least) because gay people are “second class citizens” or something. We’re living in bizarro world.

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