American Churches Begin Changing Bylaws To Shield Against Non-Existent Marriage Equality Lawsuits
Don't let the fact that no American church has been sued for discriminating against same-sex couples get in the way of the paranoia endemic to the anti-gay sect.
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.
Although there have been lawsuits against wedding industry businesses that refuse to serve gay couples, attorneys promoting the bylaw changes say they don't know of any lawsuits against churches.
Critics say the changes are unnecessary, but some churches fear that it's only a matter of time before one of them is sued.
"I thought marriage was always between one man and one woman, but the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision said no," said Gregory S. Erwin, an attorney for the Louisiana Baptist Convention, an association of Southern Baptist churches and one several groups advising churches to change their bylaws. "I think it's better to be prepared because the law is changing. America is changing."
"We have some gay couples that attend our church. What happens when they ask us to do their wedding?" Dean Inserra, head pastor of City Church Tallahassee, said. "What happens when we say no? Is it going to be treated like a civil rights thing?"
What do you say Instincters? What would you say to Dean when he says no to a loving, committed couple?