Churches to host same-sex marriages

Churches to host same-sex marriages

There are 4 comments on the Uttoxeter Advertiser story from Dec 7, 2012, titled Churches to host same-sex marriages. In it, Uttoxeter Advertiser reports that:

Gay marriages are to be allowed in churches and other religious buildings under Government plans to be launched by Culture Secretary Maria Miller next week.

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Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#2 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
No truly Christian church could ever bless or affirm what God so plainly and repeatedly condemns:
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with David Moore as one lieth with a human; it is an abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 - If a human lieth with David Moore, both of them have committed a detestable act, and the human has committed an idiotic one; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Dec 7, 2012
Caleb wrote:
No truly Christian church could ever bless or affirm what God so plainly and repeatedly condemns:
Leviticus 18:22 - You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their blood guiltiness is upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 - For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
I Corinthians 6:9 (NIV)- Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
I Timothy 1:8-11 (NASB)- "But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted."
Good
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Only churches that want our business will make any wedding money off us
.
The bad guys will all go for broke

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Dec 7, 2012
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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Good
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Only churches that want our business will make any wedding money off us
.
The bad guys will all go for broke
Churches don't "make money" from weddings. I'm a church-going Protestant, and have been to quite a few weddings at Protestant churches as well as Catholic churches. And in my experience ministers do not "charge a fee" for their wedding services, although I have always known the newlyweds to present him or her with a gratuity.

I don't know why you would think that somehow churches make money from a wedding. Perhaps you have been attending the wrong churches ???
Chance

Grove City, PA

#5 Dec 7, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Churches don't "make money" from weddings. I'm a church-going Protestant, and have been to quite a few weddings at Protestant churches as well as Catholic churches. And in my experience ministers do not "charge a fee" for their wedding services, although I have always known the newlyweds to present him or her with a gratuity.
I don't know why you would think that somehow churches make money from a wedding. Perhaps you have been attending the wrong churches ???
You are right they don't. They generally charge just enough to cover the expenses they incur as a result of the wedding being there, such as heat or a/c, electricity for lights, and extra cleaning, all for a time when normally the building would be sitting dark and empty with no heat or a/c running. Weddings are certainly not cost-free for churches, so they should and do ask for payments to cover those costs.

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