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Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom (Townhall.com) May 19, 2009

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
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Courtesy of Townhall.com

The head of the ACLU says same-sex marriage nationwide is now “a sure   thing.” Whether he’s right or not, any change in marriage legislation must protect religious liberty. Will churches that don’t believe in same-sex marriage be forced to allow those ceremonies? Will Christian colleges with married student housing be forced to rent to same-sex couples?

In Iowa, the attorney general has told county recorders they must issue same-sex marriage licenses or face criminal charges and even dismissal.  New Mexico’s Human Rights Commission fined photographers who refused to serve a same-sex commitment ceremony. 

All same-sex marriage legislation should explicitly protect the liberty of those who, for religious reasons, cannot as a matter of conscience condone or serve same-sex marriages.  

Otherwise by granting new social freedoms to some, we remove religious freedoms of others.

To listen to the audio:  http://townhall.com/TalkRadio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=11&ContentGuid=bd9385a5-ffc7-48a6-b652-efe149a51fa0
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