Friday, August 6, 2010

Andrei The game plan

Here is a really disturbing finding from Judge Walker's ruling on gay "marriage"
Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.
Now if that stands doesn't this will mean that teaching that homosexuality is a sin will in time become illegal. As it is it has become an incredible social gaffe - one which will lead to the charge of bigotry at a minimum and one which can put your job in jeopardy or the opportunity to graduate.

And doesn't this also mean that priest refusing the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to a gay couple would also become illegal.

And you can almost guarantee that if this ruling stands within a few years this very matter will be tested before the courts.

And you can be sure of the outcome too - Priests will either be forced to conform or give up the right to celebrate marriages.

Far fetched?

When homosexuality was decriminalized, something I supported since the State has no right to dictate what free people do with each other, one objection raised was the spectre of Gay Marriage.

This of course was poo pooed as absurd - but twenty years on and ........

6 comment(s):

scrubone said...

"And doesn't this also mean that priest refusing the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to a gay couple would also become illegal. "

Or christian schools firing someone who openly and proudly professes to be living a sinful lifestyle.

The clash between so-called gay rights and religious freedom is becoming more and more acute.

Andrei said...

The clash between so-called gay rights and religious freedom is becoming more and more acute

I actually think and have thought for a while this is part of a bigger Satanic attack on the Church.

For the love of me I cannot see what possible advantages having Marriage would confer of the Gay community - especially in its watered down civil form by which I mean a blessing conferred by the State.

scrubone said...

There *are* a number of things that happen automatically when you get married. for example, you are the first person to inherit the other person's property if they die, have extra access if that person in hospital etc.

But that sort of thing can be covered by other arrangements. Much of this debate is for the right for those arrangements to be *called* marriage.

Chris said...

I'm not surprised. Or alarmed. I believe that God does protect the Catholic and Reformed Church.

We can opt out of the state's rules and stick to our own. Our Catholic friends already do this with Canon Law.

And then... we can just be civil unions as far as the secular state is concerned. It may be time to, again, flee Babylon.

samsonsjawbone said...

The handwriting is indeed on the wall, isn't it, that a terrible persecution is coming against the Church in every western nation over the issue of homosexuality.

Still:

Here is a really disturbing finding from Judge Walker's ruling on gay "marriage"

Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.

Now if that stands doesn't this will mean that teaching that homosexuality is a sin will in time become illegal.


This sort of thing cannot possibly stand up in the Supreme Court - it is transparently, explicitly unconstitutional to criminalize religious beliefs.

However, as recent history shows, activist judges are stopping at nothing to invent legal interpretations out of thin air...

muerk said...

I'm glad someone else mentioned the fact that in a few decades we've gone from legalization of homosexual sex to you are a "bigot" if you believe in the traditional definition of marriage and are harming people.

I agree that the writing is on the wall for us if judges are making such statements. Right now we are being 'tolerated' but for how much longer?

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