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RCDfan1950
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"Congress shall make NO LAW respecting religion...".

For Bible Thumpers, prophecy speaks of a "falling away"...pretty obvious. When times are easy "the children sit down to eat and then rise up to play". When the consequences of pain and death begin to stalk a society that turns away from the 'Spirit'...then that society will ultimately seek the only visionary hope and solace that is possible.

*Sin* is simply any thought or action that moves the individual away from the ideal of Universal Love (God). The very act of homosexuality is based on SEXUAL preference; so is adultery. Both - in principle, are condemned as sinful, or not moving one toward the ideal; as both discourage the basic building block of societal love and unity. The Family.

The Church can 'love the sinner' (homosexual or adulterer) but it can NEVER do so in PRINCIPLE. If it does, in order to follow cultural 'norms'...then that church would be corrupt at it's core.

Sex is not about love. It's about SEX. Both homosexuality and adultery work CONTRARY to promoting a healthy, family unit-based culture. And when the consequential chickens of that choice come home to roost (they are)...then when the dust settles it'll all be pretty clear.

Don't matter what the Government or the Church does, in the big picture. Truth rules, and guides particular INDIVIDUALS toward the 'promised land'...irrespective of Churches and Governments towing the culture du jour.







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VOR
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re: Will Christian Churches Be Forced to Accept Gay Marriage/Rights as Normal?


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Gay marriage, as is being discussed politically, is not the Christian recognized marriage.

It is state recognized contractual partnership between 2 persons.

There is a difference.

Nobody will make churches perform gay marriages, because it is a direct violation of our religious freedom.

The precedent would be scary for anyone in this country.

This country would revolt were such a thing done, and the secularists and religious would march side by side to oppose this.




Pretty much this. The government is (including the judiciary) is not going to force a church to marry a gay couple. To suggest otherwise is baseless fearmongering.






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VOR
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re: Will Christian Churches Be Forced to Accept Gay Marriage/Rights as Normal?


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With the definition of marriage seemingly evolving due to governmental force,


By government force, you mean the ballot box?






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catholictigerfan
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Yes. I think within the next few years churches will lose 501(c) status if they do not allow for gay marriage in their respective churches.

Many churches will simply stop being tax exempt...and most of those will not miss a beat, IMO, from a donation standpoint.


I could care less if the Catholic Church losses its 501(c) status but I can almost guarantee you that if they do they will go to court and fight hard and strong. Some Christian churches may just bow down to the pressure lose their status and go on, but I have a feeling the Catholic Church will fight hard against it. I know the Catholic Church is one of the strongest fighters against the HHS mandate.






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DCRebel
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re: Will Christian Churches Be Forced to Accept Gay Marriage/Rights as Normal?


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Don't matter what the Government or the Church does, in the big picture. Truth rules, and guides particular INDIVIDUALS toward the 'promised land'...irrespective of Churches and Governments towing the culture du jour.



I wish the rest of the more religious posters on this board would adopt this idea.







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Draconian Sanctions
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Will they lose access to public institutions or settings?


no

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Will they lose their tax exempt status?


no

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Will they be seen as a cultural pariah?


yes

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Will they be considered guilty of "hate speech"?


yes






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