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Gays in UK Sue to Force Churches to Perform Gay Marriage

These two are now my favorite gay couple...evah! This English dude and his lova' are suing to force Churches to perform his gay wedding.

Why? Why, you ask? I give mad kudos to the dude for his explanation. He said plainly, "I am still not getting what I want."

Bam. You don't get much clearer than that.

Christian.org reports:

Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.

He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.

A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.

Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.

“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us.”

He added: “It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

“As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want.”
This will not stop until Christianity stops being so...Christian. And more fabulous. Expect the Anglicans to issue a press release within a few hours ceding to their demand.

HT Big Blue Wave

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BTanaka said...

"I am still not getting what I want."

That should be the motto of the Gay Rights Movement.

Kevin Davis said...

Despite all of its overly-irenic tendencies, the Church of England has actually been rather insistent on its refusal to recognize gay marriage or to have the state impose it on the church. Even Rowan Williams stood-up for the C of E's position, in response to the Conservative/Labor alliance that pushed gay marriage through parliament.

The C of E may very well flounder on this in the years to come, but they are currently the only substantial bulwark in England for traditional marriage (alongside the disparate evangelical bodies and the small Catholic presence).

Michael said...

I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.

Well, I don't think it's ever going to happen "straight" for these fellas, one way or the other.

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Maureen said...

I don't understand why they feel they need a church for a wedding. If you don't agree with the creeds of the church, find a lavish venue and have your gay event there. And don't ask me to attend.

Tom said...

. . . coming soon to a parish near you.

First, lawsuits by parishioners about the use of Church facilities for receptions, etc., for marriages performed elsewhere, then lawsuits to have the marriage ceremony performed at the Catholic Church of same-sex parishioners. Justice Kennedy's recent opinion, and the ultimate goal of the activists, makes this outcome inevitable.

Who will win . . . those who advocate for religious freedom or those who advocate for "civil rights." Don't bet on religious freedom.

Steve Dalton said...

Can we force queer churches to perform straight marriages? What's fair is fair! LOL!

John B said...

I'm with Tom. It's just a matter of time.

The sad thing is there will probably be Pastors and Bishops who permit if not embrace it.

Proteios1 said...

Why aren't Christians doing that. Suing until we get what we want. I like the approach.

Mary De Voe said...

Marriage consists in consummating the marital act. No one can force any one to sign their name. So, if the priest forgets the marriage form and refuses to sign his name to the marriage certificate, the marriage will not be certified by the church and the priest is still legal.

C. LaSalle said...

If governments insist that all Churches marry gays then the Catholic Church might have to get out of the civil marriage business just like in Russia or Monaco.

I don't think it's the worst thing in the world if this happens.

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