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Posted on 06/30/2015 10:09:23 AM PDT by xzins
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I doubt it has ever come up with folks who told me about it. If you search ‘independent Baptists interracial marriage’ a few stories come up, but I don’t know if anyone sued, or if the state took their tax exemption like Bob Jones U. or civil marriage licensing privileges or whatever.
I didn’t mean to come across like all independent Baptists were into this, it is undoubtedly only a very small %. Apologies.
No federal legislation treats homosexuals as a protected class for any purpose. A few states have legislation treating homosexuals as a protected class for purposes of "public accommodations" (which is why there have been a small handful of suits against bakers and florists), but none of those state laws cover churches (and any legislation that attempted to tell churches who they must marry would be struck down as unconstitutional under the First Amendment).
My bet stands.
Lol. You're funny. Wrong, but funny.
Not really. He made it clear that churches may advocate for biblical marriage, but he fell well short of saying they may freely exercise their religion to refuse participation in homosexual sham marriage.
Tell that to business (or churches) that have race-segregated restrooms.
Race-segregated restrooms are prohibited by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, not by the Constitution, which is why they were legal before 1964, despite the Supreme Court's decision ten years earlier that segregation by the Government was unconstitutional.
So you can see precisely where we are headed, yet you can’t seem to grasp the concept that churches have a right to be fearful in this.
And there you have it. This entire "gay marriage" effort is just one of a multi-pronged attack on the Judeo-Christian underpinnings of this country.
My guess is that most gays couldn't care less about getting married. They do however have great fun in rubbing the noses of the orthodox in the filthy results of their political activism.
Said another way: after finally gaining access to a beloved historical landmark, they are setting it ablaze just to watch it burn - to the delight of their spiritual father...
“The real goal is to destroy marriage.”
Agreed - see my last.
I’m not wrong. The world is just as fallen today as I was a week ago. Christian have always and are still persecuted. The good news is out side wins and God is in control of it all.
Excuse the typos on that, eating lunch.
What I mean to say is we can only truly lose if we give up hope and fail to see the good God is doing in the midst of all this chaos. And truly, we have no idea what will and can happen as a result of these decisions. Politically, all it would take is a good conservative President appointing 1-2 good conservatives judges to the court and away we go. So instead if wallowing in predictions of doom and gloom, set that energy toward other, positive goals. And pray.
Both my wife and I had been widowed. At the time of our wedding she was 61 and I was 69 years old.
When we went for our premarital counseling, we had to sign a paper that said we would accept any children that God would send us. We laughed, but signed it anyway. So far He hasn't seen fit to send us any.
Are we talking about the same pope who, when speaking about atheists, said,"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! Father, the atheists? Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class!"?
Is this the same pope who said,"When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby. If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldnt be marginalized. The tendency [to homosexuality] is not the problem theyre our brothers."?
Gee, I'm thinking he will probably sit on his holy a44s and pretend he can ignore it for a while. After all, it's been almost 20 years since the pedophilia problem was exposed and he's just now getting around to addressing some of the persons who so nicely covered up for the perverts involved. Oh, and how about before he condemns capitalism, maybe he could donate the proceeds from a sale of priceless art stored under the Vatican or give up some of the mother church's trillions in real estate?
“Anyone who gets an Online Certificate making them a Minister in the Church of Whatever Floats Your Boat.”
LOLOL. I’m sorry, but I’m crying I’m laughing so hard.....lolol....a minsiter in the church of whatever floats your boat? I almost just choked on a Frito. lolol.
Now you have me thinking I should Copyright the Name of my New Church. LOL
I hope you’re OK. If there is another Frito Tragedy, the Supreme Court might gut another Amendment.
“Now you have me thinking I should Copyright the Name of my New Church. LOL”
LOL. A church with a name like that IS the copyright. So, congrats! lol.
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