Might Britian Require Clergy to Perform Homosexual Marriages?

Palace of Westminster in London


In its latest weekly update, LCG reported:

Will Clergy Have To Perform Homosexual Marriages? Advocates of Britain’s Equality Bill have developed wording to allow homosexual marriages in places of worship. While the bill specifically states that “nothing in this Act places an obligation on religious organizations to host civil partnerships if they do not wish to do so,” opponents are afraid that it will create the opportunity for proponents to file gender discrimination suits. A representative of the Christian Institute in England observed: “The Government has failed to understand the nature of religious liberty and has treated faith as nothing more than a matter of personal devotion. Now Christians feel let down and ignored. This is another step in the process of trying to force religions (sic) groups to abandon their core beliefs” (Telegraph, March 3, 2010. Emphasis ours). In Ezekiel 34, God condemns the leaders of the Israelite-descended nations who mislead and scatter God’s people. Isaiah predicted the time would come when Israel’s misguided leaders and sinful society would “call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20). We are rapidly approaching the fulfillment of these prophecies for our nations!

This is disturbing for many reasons.  The idea that the government can propose laws to make churches violate their beliefs and individual ministers their consciences seems to be greatly against various principles of human rights–but the trend against biblical morality is increasing amongst many governments.

Here is a somewhat related story, but one that involves an individual employee as opposed to a member of clergy:

U.K. Court Says Christian Beliefs on Homosexuality Irrelevant

Written by Leah Jones, on 15-03-2010

Christian Web News –  The U.K Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by a Christian registrar who is being forced by her employers to perform same-sex “marriage” ceremonies. The court argues that the case doesn’t raise issues of “general public importance.”

According to a report by the Christian Institute, Lillian Ladele said she is “disappointed” and feels her religious rights have been “trampled by another set of rights.” Since the U.K. Supreme Court will not take her case, she’s now considering taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights…

A court document states, “The court ordered that permission to appeal be refused because the application does not raise an arguable point of {law} of general public importance which ought to be considered by the Supreme Court at this time, bearing in mind that the case has already been the subject of judicial decision and reviewed on appeal.”  http://cwnewz.com/content/view/989/2/

Governments are becoming increasingly intolerant for individuals who cite biblical morality when that morality is not what certain government officials advocate.  And this is not just limited to the UK.

The Bible teaches:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil (Isaiah 5:20).

Two articles of related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?  What happens to the highly indebted nations?
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?

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