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NH House votes down gay marriage bill because of religious liberty protection clause

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Not seeing an answer here.

Are you ok with any church of any religion refusing to marry interracial couples if it is their belief system not to.

Are you saying you're against this provision that Gov. Lynch wants in there?

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Why are you avoiding the question? Answer mine then I will explain my stance fully.

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I think I make a statement that was intended to root out all dissenters of the provision before you started your strawman argument. I've responded.

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there are a lot of churches who want to be able to marry teh gheys but cannot legally. if the state is going to be involved in marriage then it has to be inclusive. the state should have nothing to do with this, it should be up to the churches especially since the biggest talking point against gay marriage uses the fact that marriage and civil union are effectively the same thing.

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OK, so you don't want to answer.

My stance is any religious institution should be able to deny marriage to anyone that their particular religion prohibits marrying. But, in doing so, churches should lose their tax exempt status because clearly they are not interested in serving all of the community.

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churches should lose their tax exempt status period, but that's an entirely different argument.

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I agree, but there is no chance of that happening so whats the use in talking about it. ;)

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My stance is any religious institution should be able to deny marriage to anyone that their particular religion prohibits marrying. But, in doing so, churches should lose their tax exempt status because clearly they are not interested in serving all of the community.

I agree with you that churches should be able to marry or not marry anyone that their religion allows them to, but what has that got to do with the tax exempt status. Isn't that simply a way to force churches to do what the gov't wants them to?

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I agree with you that churches should be able to marry or not marry anyone that their religion allows them to, but what has that got to do with the tax exempt status. Isn't that simply a way to force churches to do what the gov't wants them to?

Are businesses forced to do what the government wants them to do because of taxes? I don't have that problem in my business.

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Are businesses forced to do what the government wants them to do because of taxes? I don't have that problem in my business.

I think you missed my point... your business already pays taxes, while churches do not. The threat of losing tax exempt status could be used as a coercion to do something could it not? I supposed the gov't could come to your business just the same and say "do this or we'll raise your taxes."

Nonetheless, I still don't understand why you think that churches who won't marry anyone that wants to should lose that tax exempt status? That's apples and oranges to me...

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