How Pastors Might Avoid Lawsuits for Refusing to Marry Gays
You’re a pastor, and a gay couple comes to you and ask you to marry them. You know it’s out of the question, sinful and in your heart you refuse to do it.
Then again, you’ve read the news and it’s everywhere. Gays are suing churches left and right for refusing to marry them. In some states, the gay’s are winning. Now, the pressure is on you.
Maybe it doesn’t have to be that way.
What if, for example, the pastor put very specific requirements for marriage ceremonies within the church covenant? For example, what if pastor’s across this country specifically stated within their church covenant that only members of their local church would be able to be married by them in their respective facilities?
Now there’s an idea, and in some churches in Virginia, already in place – and working. It may give churches all the legal standing they need to avoid such an onslaught of evil, LGBT lawsuits.
Just a thought. What do you think?
“Gays are suing church’s left and right”
No. People are suing private for-profit businesses. If they were churches, it wouldn’t be an issue.
If churches aren’t 501(c)(3), it shouldn’t be a problem to begin with.
It wouldn’t be a problem at all had the late 1700 founders not failed to establish government and society upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as reflected in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. Today’s Christians are reaping the whirlwind from the wind the the Enlightenment founders sowed (Hosea 8:7).
I’m with you Ted. We just need a few million more. 😉
I believe many who read these pages have read “Rushdoony”. Was his “Institutes of Biblical Law” speaking to that which a man must come to trough faith? True faith in the promise. The Word is the law, the Holy Bible is all the defense one needs to crush a secular attack on Gods people.
Ever considered claiming the very land upon which the church sits, as the dominion of God. That is Truth, all of creation belongs to God. Dominion is given to Gods elect.
What does that have to do with Gay Rights and a legal attack on a Church you might be asking?
Well everything! Land is property, money is property, man is property. If Gods land is registered with the state it would logically mean it is under the control of the state(registered in the Book of the Dead) and no longer is governed under the Laws of God, in the eyes of the state(Pharaoh) and he/she who registered it(Dead registered persona JOHN SMITH), or he/she who failed to claim it back in deed to the rightful owner…..God!
Would that land ever pay taxes? Would that land be subject to any man made statutes or ordinances? Would that land be registered as a “Church” as defined in the land registry laws of a “Country” rules by countryman(see commoner,heathen)
Rushdoony was trying to say what can not be said, teach what can not be spoken.
He spoke to inheritance and property with a passion unfounded in any other topic he spoke to.
I’m not dismissing the concern of attack from secular views and opinions. I am only attempting to point out that, seeking a remedy in the laws of man while operating within that jurisdiction is futile.
We need to claim back that which has been taken, that which we let go through ignorance. The system of bondage is the system of secular society and there laws. These laws are necessary to control those who choose the laws of man over the Laws of God. If you are being attacked, be certain God is trying to teach you a lesson for choosing bondage and the yoke over the light burden of obedience and service.
Revelation 18:4 (KJV)
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.