Same-sex Marriage: A PRACTICAL question for PRACTICING PASTORS

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Alan N Carla Smith [07/11/2015 1:06 PM]
Would that be where or how you can get an online Doctoral degree??

John Kissinger [07/11/2015 1:15 PM]
Ed Brewer Steve Wright Steve Webb David M. Hinsen so just hypothetically tomorrow morning as you’re fixing to close the alter service 2 LEOs escorting Adam & Steve (not meant offensively – you can go w/Jack & Jim if you’d like) to the front and say: hey pastor dude how about you marry us today? You’d better have a backup preacher for your PM service (if you still got one that is-also not meant offensively)

Ed Brewer [07/11/2015 3:03 PM]
Don’t need one – won’t happen

John Kissinger [07/11/2015 3:07 PM]
oh brother – we need to learn from history lest we repeat it “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.” ~Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.

Ed Brewer [07/11/2015 3:33 PM]
You misinterpret my intent, young squire – I don’t marry anyone I don’t know — and I’m more than happy to defend a ‘no’ on the wild hypothetical grounds you posit

John Ruffle [07/11/2015 3:37 PM]
This raises another question: should ‘worship services’ be public? The early Church wasn’t public; the Church of Eastern Europe prior to the Wall coming down was not public.

John Kissinger [07/11/2015 3:39 PM]
Ed Brewer All the same – let’s say you know well these two outstanding gentleman Jack & Jim… let’s say you know the LEOs if you’d like. Maybe the LEO’s want to get married two or all 4 of them want to be in the same marriage. Any hypothetical situation where you’re forced to marry against your convictions. Same thing that is already happening in the bakeries you know…

Ed Brewer [07/11/2015 3:40 PM]
Not the same – church is not a place of public accommodation

John Kissinger [07/11/2015 3:40 PM]
John Ruffle it’s hard NOT be public if you have a building, tax exempt, school, daycare, mortgage payment, etc. (you name it)

Ed Brewer [07/11/2015 3:40 PM]
A wedding is a rite, not a right

Paul Bailey [07/24/2015 9:18 AM]
Should not be pastors if they are going to marry same sex couples.

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