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The British government intends to scrap its 2005 Civil Partnerships Act to allow homosexual partnership ceremonies to take place in churches, synagogues, and mosques. The proposed reforms would allow religious elements and priests or other religious figures to conduct homosexual civil partnerships and move Britain closer to sanctioning “homosexual marriage.”

Currently homosexual partnership ceremonies must be entirely secular and cannot contain any religious element such as hymn-singing or Bible readings. The repeal of the Act could end the legal definition of marriage pertaining only to a man and a woman, and it could also open the door for homosexuals to take legal action against all faiths that refuse to participate in such ceremonies.

Right now the government is saying it will not force religious groups that view the ceremonies as incompatible with the teachings of their faith to participate in homosexual partnership ceremonies. Salt’s required to believe that because this is the same government that authored the Act it’s now rescinding.  

The Church of England has vowed not to participate in the ceremonies, but the Quakers, Unitarians, and Liberal Jews are lining up to be the first to host the homosexual partnership ceremonies.

Soon the U.S. will be following suit and freedom of conscience will be an outdated concept. Two homosexuals will sashay arm-and-arm into the church of their choosing and demand to be married. If denied, they will scurry to the U.S. Attorney’s office and the denomination will end up bankrupt and nonexistent.  

Disillusioned words like bullets bark

As human gods aim for their marks

Made everything from toy guns that sparks

To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark

It’s easy to see without looking too far

That not much

Is really sacred.—Bob Dylan

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Gay ‘marriages’ to be allowed in church, Britain Planning to Allow Same-Sex Unions in Churches, and UK to allow same-sex “marriage” in church.

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