Thursday, July 30, 2009

Religious Beliefs Lose to Gay "Rights"

Clash of worldviews - coming to a wedding near you

by Charlie Butts,

A court in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has ruled that a marriage commissioner may not refuse to perform homosexual "wedding" ceremonies.

Earlier this month, the Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan upheld the Human Rights Commission's ruling that a government marriage commissioner illegally discriminated against a homosexual man by refusing to perform a marriage ceremony for him. That commissioner had cited religious objections to performing same-sex "marriages."

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel says the problem is not confined to Canada -- and argues that the same thing is coming to the U.S. when homosexual marriage is legalized. As he points out, when Vermont legalized civil unions, clerks who perform marriage ceremonies were forced to choose between their faith and their careers.

Read the full story here.