Millionaire gay couple is suing to force a church to hold their wedding

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    DANBURY, U.K.–A wealthy gay couple has decided to launch a lawsuit to force their church to perform their wedding. The Drewitt-Barlows, a millionaire couple from the U.K, stated, “We’ve launched a challenge to the government’s decision to allow some religious groups to opt out of marrying same-sex couples.”
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    Both attend St. John the Baptist church, a branch of the Church of England, and have been in a civil partnership since 2006.

    Barrie Drewitt-Barlow said that he and his partner Tony, “feel we have the right as parishioners in our village to utilize the church we attend to get married.

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    We should take note, because the same scenario is coming soon to the USA.

    This is why churches need to get their legal affairs in order and make sure church membership requirements and building use requirements are drawn up in writing.
     
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    They'll lose.
     
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    It is already here in other forms.
     
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    This is why you have separation of church and state. I don't see how if the UK government allows, supports, whatever, same sex relationships in other parts of the government that they can disallow it in the church they support with the same tax dollars.
     
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    Sounds to me more like an argument against separation -- which, in the U.S. Constitution, doesn't exist anyway.
     
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    Not very long ago I read a statement by a church in the UK where they took a stance in writing against homosexual unions.
     
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    Oh brother, our baptist "cloud of witness" is rolling their eyes and turning over in their their graves.
     

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