Skip to comments.Gay Danish Couples Win Right to Marry in Church [Church compliance "mandatory"]
Posted on 06/10/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT by marshmallow
Homosexual couples in Denmark have won the right to get married in any church they choose, even though nearly one third of the country's priests have said they will refuse to carry out the ceremonies.
The country's parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.
Denmark's church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote "historic".
"I think it's very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it's only heterosexual couples."
Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
The far-Right Danish People's Party mounted a strong campaign against the new law, which nonetheless passed with the support of 85 of the country's 111 MPs.
"Marriage is as old as man himself, and you can't change something as fundamental," the party's church spokesperson Christian Langballe said during the debate. "Marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman."
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Aren’t people glad if you’re church isn’t a government-run church like in Denmark? Kind of sad, but it goes to show how wise the Constitution was in having the 1st Amendment. Gives me shivers to all those nations that have a state-run church like Finland and others.
Come on. Is it not time for a world war? Come Lord Jesus!
Give it time.
I don’t think it will happen in the Catholic Church, but I’m not familiar with Denmark at all.
Go kiss your queen’s ass now, subjects.
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I assume the former, because then there would be a larger issue.
Of course the fair-minded Danes must have also made it mandatory for mosques to permit gay weddings to be held on their premises, right?
This applies only to the State Church of Denmark, which was run by the Danish royal family. If you’re not part of that Lutheran Church, and are either Catholic, Muslim, or whatever denomination/religion is in Denmark, it doesn’t apply to you. What will happen everywhere is persecution, friend. Will you be willing to stick with your non-SSM church, or go join another if yours changes, that is the real question. But my impression is that for this and other reasons, Jesus may have been talking about a literal 50 percent destruction of Christians, because a good percentage of professed Christians end up going for some falsehood counterfeit of God’s work, and be part of what gets destroyed.
It is the former. It applies to the government-run Lutheran Church of Denmark.
I hope they all decide to get married in the local Mosque....
Marcellus said it best (with help from Shakespeare):
“Something’s rotten in the State of Denmark.”
Denmark has a Lutheran Church that is run by the Danish Royal Family. The Lutheran Church is run by state law, state morals, etc. It was so thorough that if in Denmark you were a member of the royal family and you changed from this Lutheran Church, your eligibility as a potential crown successor is completely forfeit.
It won’t happen legally in the Catholic Church, what is and does happen though is the mockery of whatever church or religion that is not a practicioner of SSM will be mocked and poked fun of all over the place for not being like the state church. Remember though, that in the tradition of Christ, the mockery is worth it, for “So did they the prophets before me”
The First Amendment won’t trump the Fourteenth Amendment (as it is now interpreted) when it comes down to crunch time. We don’t have an established church, but we have a situation where the the First Amendment is being contracted as the Fourteenth Amendment is being expanded. The churches will not be immune.
Not according to the article.
The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.”
This is the ultimate goal of the GayMafia.
The Socialist Statist are also in agreement.
Is this literally any church including the Catholic Church, Mosques or Orthodox synagogues or the state supported Church of Denmark? I remember other state sponsored churches in Scandinavia being required to perform gay marriages too.
Another good reason for separation between Church and State.
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