What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?

After a federal judge in Idaho recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, ordained ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city of Coeur d‘Alene, were asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony. According to Fox News , the ministers declined to perform the wedding due to their opposition to same-sex marriage. However, because the Hitching Post wedding chapel is registered as a for-profit business rather than a church or place of worship (although the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible”), they must comply with a local nondiscrimination ordinance that was passed last year. The question that is most puzzling to me is why did the gay couple choose to do business with that particular wedding chapel? Were there not any other places that they could have gone (such as the Justice of the Peace) to have their wedding performed? Why did the gay couple in Colorado approach the Christian Bakery? Were there no other bakeries in their city or town? It appears that the gay community is targeting Christians and the Christian church. If that is indeed the case, what do they want from the church?

via What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?.

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7 responses to “What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?

    • UnPoliticallyCorrect

      So why do the same sex couples not seek out the churches, religious institutions, bakers, photographers, etc who will be more than happy to accommodate their Same Sex marriage choice?

      Why force someone to engage in your choice of marriage? This has always perplexed me; and to equate Same Sex Marriage with Race or Gender is asinine. While I am not stating you did, rest assured this is almost always the validation given for forcing others to engage in Same Sex marriages and ceremonies.

      Trying to understand the logic if being accepting of Same Sex marriage comes with “no one is forcing you to engage in or accept the marriage, just give us/them the same choice”. No?

    • UnPoliticallyCorrect

      For the record – I do not care if you marry a same sex partner, a unicorn or a tree; I just do not believe in forcing others to participate and/or engage in your choice of marriage, in any fashion.

      • onlyfragments

        That’s not the point. The point is that this issue was misrepresented when it was presented to the public, and it’s a valid example to use in the religious freedom vs LGBT rights debate. It’s just false information.

    • UnPoliticallyCorrect

      So, at what point does an individuals same sex marriage choices trump religious freedoms? Furthermore, if the entire premise is that these two officiate and hold traditional marriage ceremonies based on THEIR religious beliefs, how is that misrepresenting or providing false information? Had they, in the past officiated Same Sex ceremonies and then all the sudden decided to stop, or have they always officiated traditional marriage ceremonies?

      • onlyfragments

        They officiated civil unions.

      • UnPoliticallyCorrect

        Based on their religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman. You stated Utah and 1 Federal Judge, while another Federal Court upheld marriage between a man and a woman recently.

        Clearly it will have to head to the SCOTUS and be dealt with accordingly, but I am still trying to figure out when a Same Sex Couples CHOICE to get married trumps another person Religious Freedoms.

        I do understand where you are coming from, but you keep evading my question.

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