In my post yesterday, I talked about US District Court Judge Barbara Crabb who took it upon herself to overturn part of the Wisconsin state constitution based upon her personal agenda to allow same-sex marriages. In her decision, Crabb wrote:
“This case is not about whether marriages between same-sex couples are consistent or inconsistent with the teachings of a particular religion, whether such marriages are moral or immoral or whether they are something that should be encouraged or discouraged.” (Pg 3)
“Third, opponents of marriage between same-sex couples have been raising concerns about the slippery slope for many years, but these concerns have not proved well-founded. Again, there is no evidence from Europe that lifting the restriction on same-sex marriage has had an effect on other marriage restrictions related to age, consanguinity or number of partners.” (Pg 83)
I have news for this liberal judge, it is a religious issue and now we have evidence from Europe to show that it is a religious issue.
Denmark’s parliament just passed a new law that states that homosexual couples can get married at the church of their choice and the church cannot refuse them. The vote was 85-26 in favor of the new law.
Christian Langballe, the church spokesperson for the far-Right Danish People’s Party, worked hard to prevent the measure from being passed. He told members of parliament:
“Marriage is as old as man himself, and you can’t change something as fundamental. Marriage is supposed to be between a man and a woman.”
The law does allow a priest or pastor to refuse to perform the wedding ceremony, the local bishop or church leader will be required to provide a replacement who will conduct the ceremony at the desired church.
In calling the vote by parliament historic, Manu Sareen, Denmark’s Church Minister, who happens to an agnostic stated:
“I think it’s very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it’s only heterosexual couples.”
“The debate has been really tough.”
“The minority among Danish people, politicians and priests who are against, they’ve really shouted out loud throughout the process.”
You know the churches in Denmark were doomed when an agnostic took over as the country’s Church Minister last year. Once Sareen assumed the post, he began pushing for legislation to force churches to perform same-sex marriages.
A number of church leaders in Denmark are vowing to fight against the mandate and say that they will refuse to perform same-sex marriages or allow them to be performed in their churches. Karsten Nissen, Bishop of Viborg is one of those leaders who says he will defy the law. He also warned that the new law will split the church.
Before you blow this off and say this is happening Denmark, realize that what takes place in Denmark and many other European nations generally works its way here to the United States. National socialized medicine, legalization of marijuana and homosexuality are a few of the things that happened in Europe first and are now happening here.
The way ‘p’resident Obama has forced Christian colleges and businesses to violate their faith by providing birth control to all of their employees is tantamount to what’s happening in Denmark. Christian business owners are being forced to violate their faith by catering to homosexuals. Military chaplains have been ordered to perform same-sex marriages and ceremonies against their faith and to even make their church facilities available for those abominable unions.
Forcing all churches and pastors/ministers/priests to perform same-sex marriages and unions is just a minor step in Obama’s campaign to destroy the Christian church in America that he claims to be part of. The question is, when will America’s Christians start standing up for their faith?