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Gay Couple to Sue Church Over Gay Marriage Opt-Out [UK]
The Christian Institute ^ | 8/1/13

Posted on 08/01/2013 7:25:22 PM PDT by marshmallow

Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.

He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.

A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings. Challenge

Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.

“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us.”

He added: “It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

“As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want.”

Lobby

The gay couple shot to fame in 1999 when they became the first British same-sex couple to be named on their children’s birth certificates.

They entered a civil partnership in 2006, and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow has reportedly donated around £500,000 to groups lobbying for same-sex marriage.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: formerlygreatbritain; homonaziagenda; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution

1 posted on 08/01/2013 7:25:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

“I am still not getting what I want”.

I believe that, but it is not for the reason he thinks.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 7:28:22 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: marshmallow
He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want

Grow up, Barrie.

3 posted on 08/01/2013 7:30:08 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You keep using that verse, but I do not think it means what you think it means.")
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To: marshmallow

Let’s see them try that with a mosque.


4 posted on 08/01/2013 7:31:05 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: bk1000

“I am still not getting what I want.”
He’s really going to be upset with what he gets in the next life then.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 7:32:07 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: marshmallow

as if a church has to bow to the wishes of those who are no observant....


6 posted on 08/01/2013 7:35:06 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: marshmallow

Recently, another FReeper commented, and I fully agree, that homos can push for all they want, but they will NEVER reach the level of a marriage ordained by God. No matter how the fags dress it up, they will always fall short..... and those miserable butt pirates know that.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 7:37:34 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: marshmallow; All

Rom 1:22-32 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, (23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. (24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (26) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. (28) And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; (29) Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, (30) Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, (31) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: (32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 7:41:55 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: marshmallow

Gay “marriage” and religious freedom can not co-exist.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: marshmallow

Did anyone not see this coming?


11 posted on 08/01/2013 7:45:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ScottinVA

Indeed. Biblically orthodox Christian churches hurt their consciences and constantly remind and convict them of their sin. If they really were happy and content with their homosexuality they wouldn’t desire to use the force of law to punish those who disagree.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 7:48:54 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: marshmallow

At last count they had five children via surrogacy. Four of those are boys. Reminds me of Sandusky collecting adopted sons...all of whom he abused.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 7:58:10 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2114265/First-gay-couple-fathers-UK-open-surrogacy-centre-sex-couples.html


14 posted on 08/01/2013 7:59:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Farmer Dean

Sad but true.


15 posted on 08/01/2013 8:30:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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16 posted on 08/01/2013 10:00:42 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: marshmallow
"Who am I to judge him?"

17 posted on 08/01/2013 10:18:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (</sarcasm>)
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