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Churches Changing Bylaws For Fear Of Being Sued By Gay Couples

There are 26 comments on the CBS Local story from Aug 24, 2013, titled Churches Changing Bylaws For Fear Of Being Sued By Gay Couples. In it, CBS Local reports that:

Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.

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“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Aug 24, 2013
Yes Jesus get back soon, you need to save us from some of your alleged Christians.

For everybody else, there is no right to be married in any place of worship or by any faith's officiants, not even for opposite sex couples who have long had the right to marry. Not once has a church been sued for not hosting or performing a same sex marriage anywhere same sex marriage is currently legal.
Republicans R is 4 rich

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 24, 2013
Muslim Mosques don't allow homosexuals on premises yet no one talks about it

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#4 Aug 24, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
Yes Jesus get back soon, you need to save us from some of your alleged Christians.
For everybody else, there is no right to be married in any place of worship or by any faith's officiants, not even for opposite sex couples who have long had the right to marry. Not once has a church been sued for not hosting or performing a same sex marriage anywhere same sex marriage is currently legal.
I could've sworn I read this somewhere.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-rules-...

Maybe I just imagined it. No judge could rule that the Constitution allows “some intrusion into religious freedom to balance other important societal goals.” Not in America.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#5 Aug 24, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
I could've sworn I read this somewhere.
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-rules-...
Maybe I just imagined it. No judge could rule that the Constitution allows “some intrusion into religious freedom to balance other important societal goals.” Not in America.
This is what happens when you confuse LifeSiteNews with a legitimate news source. You get malinformed, badly. They claim to be good Christians of the Catholic flavor, but they seemed to have ignored God's commandment about bearing false witness.

The boardwalk pavilion owned by the Camp Meeting Association wasn't a church or place of worship, it was just a building that the group owned and rented out to the public. by renting out the building, the Association qualified for a state property tax exemption on it. One of the conditions of this tax break was that the Association had to abide by laws regarding places of public accommodation. New Jersey prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. there were actually two cases filed with the state over the Association discriminating against same sex couples. The first, the one you read about, they have been successful at every level of the system which heard the case. The second lost. The difference between the two cases? When the second couple requested to rent the pavilion, the Association had dropped the tax exemption on the building and reverted it back to a private facility which didn't have to abide by the laws on discrimination.

Nice try, but you just don't know and looked to the wrong group to teach you.
Cordwainer Trout

Brownsville, KY

#6 Aug 24, 2013
Any church not encouraging total repentance from gays in their community and not refusing to validate homosexual perversion in any way are churches deciding to embrace devolution of the human spirit. They have embraced the gay concept that humans are animal and unworthy of redemption. They have embraced the church of Satan.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#7 Aug 24, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Any church ...
If that is what you want to pray for sweetie, knock yourself out. But just so you know, you don't speak for God, merely your own ugly choice of some seriously ugly beliefs. God decides which churches are getting His Christianity right, not His Christians. Jesus, save us from some of your Christians.
Cordwainer Trout

Brownsville, KY

#8 Aug 24, 2013
We can't pay attention to Rick in Kansas. He either has sex with feces, or promotes it. The intentional attacks on churches by homosexuals is no different than the terroristic threatening and actions they carried out on TV for all to see under the Governorship of Reagan in CA, killing thousands with intentional infections of HIV/AIDS. Are these the type of people you want to trust in positions of authority and impacting (in more ways than one) your children?

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#9 Aug 24, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>This is what happens when you confuse LifeSiteNews with a legitimate news source. You get malinformed, badly. They claim to be good Christians of the Catholic flavor, but they seemed to have ignored God's commandment about bearing false witness.
The boardwalk pavilion owned by the Camp Meeting Association wasn't a church or place of worship, it was just a building that the group owned and rented out to the public. by renting out the building, the Association qualified for a state property tax exemption on it. One of the conditions of this tax break was that the Association had to abide by laws regarding places of public accommodation. New Jersey prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. there were actually two cases filed with the state over the Association discriminating against same sex couples. The first, the one you read about, they have been successful at every level of the system which heard the case. The second lost. The difference between the two cases? When the second couple requested to rent the pavilion, the Association had dropped the tax exemption on the building and reverted it back to a private facility which didn't have to abide by the laws on discrimination.
Nice try, but you just don't know and looked to the wrong group to teach you.
LiefeSiteNews is only the first URL in the list. There are plenty more, including associated Press. But we both realize you are hair-splitting.

The point I was trying to make is that at least one judge has already ruled that the Constitution allows “some intrusion into religious freedom to balance other important societal goals.” Consequently, the churches may be prudent in updating their by laws as the First Amendment appears to be under attack.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#10 Aug 25, 2013
People and churches still have a constitutional right of religious freedom.

If they don't want preform same sex marriages, they don't have too.

The problem for them is when you rent the building out to the general public.

There has to be equal access.

No one in the church is required to perform a marriage, they don't want to.

Teabaggers think it's an assault on religion.

Teabagger selective comprehension is working on par with everything else they try to interpret.
Cordwainer Trout

Brownsville, KY

#11 Aug 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
People and churches still have a constitutional right of religious freedom.
If they don't want preform same sex marriages, they don't have too.
The problem for them is when you rent the building out to the general public.
There has to be equal access.
No one in the church is required to perform a marriage, they don't want to.
Teabaggers think it's an assault on religion.
Teabagger selective comprehension is working on par with everything else they try to interpret.
The only "Teabagging" going on in the world is the perverted sex act of homosexuals. That's where the term originated and where it belongs. Yet, it is the common behavior of perverts and their ignorant supporters to rewrite history however they might.

Since: Mar 09

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#12 Aug 25, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The only "Teabagging" going on in the world is the perverted sex act of homosexuals. That's where the term originated and where it belongs. Yet, it is the common behavior of perverts and their ignorant supporters to rewrite history however they might.
Actually, the term is from the hetero porn "industry".

We thought it was funny and picked it up. It IS descriptive. lol
Cordwainer Trout

Brownsville, KY

#13 Aug 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Actually, the term is from the hetero porn "industry".
We thought it was funny and picked it up. It IS descriptive. lol
There's nothing queers won't lie about... The porn industry is run by homosexuals and cynical anti-human atheist Jews, both with a mindset of making money on human depravity and weakness.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#14 Aug 25, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
The only "Teabagging" going on in the world is the perverted sex act of homosexuals. That's where the term originated and where it belongs. Yet, it is the common behavior of perverts and their ignorant supporters to rewrite history however they might.
Teabaggers like everything else fail to do the research before engaging their brain.

Teabaggers themselves came up with the term.

Feb. 27, 2009
At the first anti-stimulus "New American Tea Party" rally in Washington D.C., a protestor carries a sign reading "Tea Bag the Liberal Dems before they Tea Bag You!!" The Washington Independent's David Weigel calls it "the best sign I saw."

March 2
Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax group, is one of the first Tea Party organizations to advocate sending tea bags to elected officials to protest the stimulus package. Several other lobby groups follow suit.

April 1
Several Tea Party protest sites encourage readers to "Tea bag the fools in DC." Jay Nordlinger at National Review Online later admits: "Conservatives started [using the term]... but others ran and ran with it."

Now their angry because of their own laziness and stupidity.

Poor teabagger.

Since: Mar 09

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#15 Aug 25, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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There's nothing queers won't lie about... The porn industry is run by homosexuals and cynical anti-human atheist Jews, both with a mindset of making money on human depravity and weakness.
Prove it.

Since: Mar 09

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#16 Aug 25, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>...

March 2
Americans for Prosperity, an anti-tax group, is one of the first Tea Party organizations to advocate sending tea bags to elected officials to protest the stimulus package. Several other lobby groups follow suit.
...
You left out: "funded by the Koch brothers,"
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#17 Aug 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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You left out: "funded by the Koch brothers,"
Correct.

I did.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#18 Aug 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Prove it.
Good luck with that.

Repeated enough times and teabaggers think it's fact.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." -- George Bush -- Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#19 Aug 25, 2013
snyper wrote:
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You left out: "funded by the Koch brothers,"
And you spelled their name wrong. It's the Kock Bros.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#20 Aug 25, 2013
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
<quoted text>
The only "Teabagging" going on in the world is the perverted sex act of homosexuals. That's where the term originated and where it belongs. Yet, it is the common behavior of perverts and their ignorant supporters to rewrite history however they might.
You stupid dumb teabaggers hung that moniker on yourselves. Now you all try to run away from it. It's the albatross you idiots will wear forever around your dumbass necks.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#21 Aug 25, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>And you spelled their name wrong. It's the Kock Bros.
Saul Alinsky lives!

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