NC Clergy File Unique Suit To Allow Gay Marriage

Here’s a new one in the fight to force gay marriage to be accepted

(News And Observer) A coalition of clergy members filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violated their religious freedom.

The clergy members said that they’d like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their congregations, but that they can’t because of the “unjust law.”

“North Carolina’s marriage laws are a direct affront to freedom of religion,” said the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister with the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. “We feel that it is important that any person that comes into community life of a United Church of Christ congregation be afforded equal pastoral care and equal opportunity to religious services that clergy provide.”

Interestingly, they’re positioning this as a 1st Amendment freedom of religion case. It’s a unique take. I wonder what God thinks of these pastors and such blowing off their belief in the Bible, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman?

Isn’t it also interesting that liberals deny religious beliefs as relevant until they need to use them to push their far left beliefs?

The ACLU also filed a new lawsuit on behalf of three other lesbian couples struggling with health conditions made more difficult because they lack legal recognition of their marriages performed in other states, said ACLU staff attorney Elizabeth Gill.

Here’s an idea: don’t move to a state that doesn’t allow gay marriage. Of course, they most likely moved in order to cause problems.

But NC Values Coalition executive director Tami Fitzgerald, who helped lead a coalition of Christian and conservative groups supporting the state’s 2012 constitutional amendment, said the lawsuit is an attempt to void the will of voters who backed traditional marriage. Six in 10 voters backed changing North Carolina’s constitution.

“This is sadly, and predictably, the ‘lawsuit of the week’ filed by those who want to impose same-sex marriage on North Carolina,” Fitzgerald said. “Moreover, it’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs.”

Sadly, these supposed Christians do not seem to be adhering to Christianity.

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4 Responses to “NC Clergy File Unique Suit To Allow Gay Marriage”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Matthew 19:9 — “And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

    And the punishment for adultery:

    Deuteronomy 22:22 — “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die…”

    Adultery sounds pretty clearly defined as is the punishment. Do you think gay marriage is an abomination worse than adultery? Why or why not?

    A man who divorces his wife, her not having fornicated, and who marries another woman has committed adultery and should be put to death. Why not enact a special law banning divorce except if you catch the Mrs fornicating?

    How does a Christian decide which tale in the Bible is important?

    Adultery is outlawed in the Ten Commandments but hardly any Christian pays attention, yet you work overtime to keep gays from getting legally married because it offends a tiny piece of your religion that you find important? In fact you have to enact special laws banning them from legally marrying, whether they are Christian or not.

    How about remembering the Sabbath day and keeping it holy? What day is that, by the way? Why not enact a special law ordering all to keep the Sabbath holy – Christians and non-Christians alike.

    Here’s the problem you have living in a liberal Democracy such as ours. The trajectory is toward more freedom and away from conservative tyranny. Slaves are emancipated, women get to vote, Blacks get to vote, free speech expands – inside of 10 years gays will be able to marry in every state. It’s inevitable.

  2. bob sykes says:

    “Article IV. Section 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State;…”

    So if only one State had legalized gay marriage, every other state would have to recognize the legitimacy of those marriages and accord marital status to the gay partners if they should move to a state that does not have a formal recognition of gay marriage.

    And that is what has just happened to Ohio.

  3. hockeydad says:

    I’d buy that Article IV. Section 1 argument as soon as I can use my carry license in every state in the nation. But I’m betting your not backing that option…use the one you want.

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