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musicblind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-08-08 03:53 AM
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22. the truth about gay marriage
Here's the deal, and I am gay so I think I can speak on it clearly. Gay Marriage would mean that no church is required to marry another gay person. Right now, no church is REQUIRED to marry any straight person. However, many churches would like to provide legal weddings for gay people and cannot. I have a pastor from the united church on sunset street who has complained about this. He WANTS to marry gay people in a LEGALLY BINDING wedding but cannot do so. He has offered to marry me in a non legally binding ceremony however.

The Baptist church at Wake Forrest has performed gay weddings. In fact there are all gay christian churches even in North Carolina.

Legalizing gay marriage would NOT force any church to perform anything. That would be regulating religion. However, gay marriage would ALLOW churches that WOULD LIKE TO PERFORM THESE CEREMONIES and would like them to be legally binding to do so. Allowing gay marriage does not restrict what someone can do with their religion, it allows churches the religious freedom to perform these ceremonies if they wish to do so.
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