Started by Aletheia, June 27, 2015, 06:34:12 PM
Quote from: Jakenessif you believe in the supernatural, you do not understand modern science. Period.
Quote from: Aletheia on June 27, 2015, 06:34:12 PMI think we should send our condolences and offer our support.
Quote from: TomFoolery on June 28, 2015, 09:19:17 AMI was able to offer this consolation yesterday, to an unapologetic, born-again evangelical militant Christian who as it turns out, has a few tattoos. Perhaps it's not consoling to reveal to someone that their tattoos put them on par with homosexuals in the eyes of the Lord, but maybe it will give her pause to think. Maybe? Ok, probably not. But it made me feel better.
Quote from: hrdlr110 on June 28, 2015, 09:29:43 AMIs it possible that this ruling is a backhanded attempt at removing non-profit status of churches? Wouldn't they lose their status if they don't serve everybody equally under the new law?
Quote from: SGOS on June 28, 2015, 11:48:20 AMThat's an interesting idea, and sometimes politics has such hidden agendas, but I don't think either party really wants to tax churches. They very fact that I think it's a wonderful idea tells me it probably ain't gonna happen.
Quote from: hrdlr110 on June 28, 2015, 11:20:29 PMI suppose it's a way to find out exactly where some churches really stand on the issue. I don't think they can turn away members of a community they serve without forfeiting their non-profit status. That's the way i understand it anyhow. But i think you're right, it's too appealing to actually happen. And faced with the choice; marry same sex partners or lose your non profit status, i reckon most might start marketing gay marriage on their reader boards.