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Oct. 20, 2014

Law Would Force Wedding Chapel to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

The Alliance Defending Freedom had a busy week. First, it was the pastors in Houston. Now, ADF filed a federal suit against an Idaho town on behalf of a wedding chapel that was asked to perform a same-sex wedding ceremony. The town of Coeur d'Alene has a law on its books banning sexual orientation discrimination. However, the ordinance exempts religious entities. But here’s the kicker: The Hitching Post is a for-profit business, and owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp believe marriage to be between one man and one woman. The Knapps’ lawyer, Jeremy Tedesco, told Fox News, “The other side insisted this would never happen – that pastors would not have to perform same-sex marriages. The reality is – it’s already happening.” And we have two examples of persecution in the name of “tolerance” in the last week. As Family Research Council president Tony Perkins says, “Remember when President Obama sat down and told ABC News that ‘churches and other faith institutions are still gonna be able to make determinations about what their sacraments are – what they recognize’? Neither does he.” More…

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