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This Was Inevitable

Posted on the 19 October 2014 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

You'd have to be a fool not to have seen it coming:

For years, those in favor of same-sex marriage have argued that all Americans should be free to live as they choose. And yet in countless cases, the government has coerced those who simply wish to be free to live in accordance with their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

Just this weekend, a case has arisen in Idaho, where city officials have told ordained ministers they Minister_Andersonhave to celebrate same-sex weddings or face fines and jail time.

The Idaho case involves Donald and Evelyn Knapp, both ordained ministers, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel. Officials from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, told the couple that because the city has a non-discrimination statute that includes sexual orientation and gender identity, and because the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the couple would have to officiate at same-sex weddings in their own chapel.

The non-discrimination statute applies to all “public accommodations,” and the city views the chapel as a public accommodation.

On Friday, a same-sex couple asked to be married by the Knapps, and the Knapps politely declined. The Knapps now face a 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.

A week of honoring their faith and declining to perform the ceremony could cost the couple three and a half years in jail and $7,000 in fines.

More at the link.

Those of you who saw no harm in gay marriage, who gave your thumbs up on social media, who chastised and ridiculed the faithful, who put emotion ahead of the traditional and biblical definition of marriage... thank you.

This and what follows (it will get worse)... it's on you.

But hey, it'll give folks like you a chance to heed what the Lord commands in Matthew 25:36.



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