I can’t believe that a city in the US would try to force ministers of the gospel to act contrary to their consciences in their practice of Christian ministry. Yet that is exactly what is happening in the case of this couple from Idaho.
The radical homosexual lobby will not stop at being allowed to do their own thing. They also insist on forcing everyone else to agree with them which violates the right of others to disagree with their opinions and agenda. I pray that the courts will uphold the first amendment rights of these ministers of the gospel on behalf of all of us.
If you think this is an isolated case, think about the mayor of Houston who recently attempted to subpoena pastors’ sermons in her city to see what they were saying about her agenda. Talk about government overreach!! This was another attempt to violate first amendment rights. She quickly realized that the move was political suicide and withdrew it.
One of the great things about our country is religious freedom. Right now, this means that ministers in denominations which believe homosexual marriage is okay should be able to do such ceremonies if they also feel it is right. But if religious freedom means anything at all, it means that ministers in groups that hold to traditional views that homosexual marriage is not in accord with Scriptural teaching, and ministers who individually feel the same way, cannot be forced to officiate at such unions. It is their right in the United States of America to perform only those ceremonies that they feel comfortable in conscience to perform.