Please cite the Constitutional Right that the Mormon Church must recognize and give marriage to Gay couples. Are you telling us that the Federal Government should dictate and require the Church to provide marriage to Gay couples?<quoted text>
We CAN'T ignore them, because they actively work to deny us our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
THAT'S why we can't ignore them.
The Mormon church is telling its local leaders that same-sex wedding ceremonies and receptions are prohibited in their churches.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at EDGE.
#21 Jan 13, 2014
“No Headline available”
Since: Jan 08
#22 Jan 13, 2014
You seem to be confused. Even if same sex marriage is legalized in Utah, the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is under no obligation to perform or recognize same sex marriage. Their, bigoted, views are protected under the first Amendment guarantee of the free exercise of religion. What Foxy is referring to is the active participation by the church in the political struggle for marriage equality, which is a civil right guaranteed by the state. As a not for profit 501 (c) 3 the church is prohibited from participating in political activities.
The right of the church to hold bigoted views is in no way impacted by the legalization of same sex marriage, nor would they, or could they, be compelled to participate in such marriages.
Since: Dec 07
#23 Jan 13, 2014
And they have EVERY right to believe that and they will NEVER be forced to marry ANY couple they don't believe should be married, gay or straight. That's what religious freedom is all about.
The Mormon Church *already* refuses to marry anyone that's not Mormon. Contrast that with the Catholic Church that have carved out a few loop-holes so they can collect the wedding fees to marry Catholics to non-Catholics.
And my understanding is that Mormons already completely ban anyone that's not Mormon from even attending a Mormon wedding.
All that's perfectly fine and well within their rights as a constitutionally protected religious institution.
So why are they making such a big deal out of this? Money. It's a good way to frighten their idiots into sending them more cash. No surprise there.
#24 Jan 13, 2014
Another straight separtist
Add your comments below
|Almost one year since gay marriage ruling, LGBT...||4 min||Fa-Foxy||198|
|Is Fa-Foxy a Catholic?||40 min||Fa-Foxy||464|
|Pastors Rarely Asked to Wed Same-Sex Couples||42 min||Fa-Foxy||50|
|If Prince Was A Homophobe, What Does That Make ...||50 min||Fa-Foxy||5|
|ACLU settles lawsuit over 'Some People Are Gay'...||59 min||Fa-Foxy||19|
|Navy names ship after gay rights advocate Harve...||1 hr||JODECKO||163|
|Colo. gay discrimination alleged over wedding cake (Jun '13)||1 hr||JODECKO||38,723|
|'Free Kim Davis': This is just what gay rights ... (Sep '15)||1 hr||Rose_NoHo||15,734|
|After gay couple's home is egged, a community r...||5 hr||Little Robbie||19|
|Dying off like flies||6 hr||Little Robbie||23|
|The gay cafe for GLBT, friends and family (Oct '09)||8 hr||Leo||68,950|
Find what you want!
Search Gay/Lesbian Forum Now
Copyright © 2016 Topix LLC