Christian Church Sues NC to Allow Same Sex Marriage on Ground of Religious Liberty
Amendment One, which was pushed onto the people of North Carolina in an ugly and lie-filled battle fueled by the National Organization For Marriage, makes it illegal for ministers or pastors or any faith leader to even perform a same-sex commitment ceremony, even though it would have no legal meaning. Rev. Emily C. Heath of the United Church of Christ, the group suing the state, quoting the law writes that “any member of the clergy who officiates at a same-sex marriage in the state may be sentenced to ‘120 days in jail and/or probation and community service.’”
In other words, the state of North Carolina is telling clergy that it is illegal to pray in the manner in which they see fit.
Its past time that this argument was used to fight the bigots.