Churches could face legal strife over gay marriage
Churches that donâ€™t wish to conduct same-sex marriages could face legal problems, a Government Justice Minister has admitted.
Crispin Blunt, who is gay, yesterday told the BBC the Government is â€śseeking to protect, indeed, proscribe religious organisations from offering gay marriageâ€ť.
But he continued: â€śThat may be problematic legally, but the proposal the Government are putting forward is that marriage should be equal in the eyes of the state whether itâ€™s between a same-sex couple or whether itâ€™s between a man and a woman.â€ť...
Deut 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Deut 29:22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; 23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath: 24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? 25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers"
Jer 49:18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.