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Friday, May 22, 2009

UK Churches Forced to Accept Gays

How does this headline sound to you? There is a similar one on the site where I found this article, and when i first read it i was shocked. Of course, I'm all for gay rights and such, but I think it is one thing to allow gay marriage and quite another to force churches to accept gay people too.

The whole point of religion and churches is that one believes what one chooses and is not forced to think anything else. By forcing churches to accept gays into their existence is something that is wrong and not ideal. However, that is not what actually happened in this situation.

Churches, synagogues, mosques and others will continue to have the freedom to choose who they employ in jobs which promote their religion. But where they provide services to the public they will have to treat everyone fairly.

This is the actual point of what happened in the UK concerning churches. I think this is completely and ok. If someone wants to help provide a public service, regardless of any human quality, they should be allowed to do so. It's different to force a church to accept a homosexual as a church official, so I'm glad that this is not what happened in this situation.

Pink News Article

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