Patriots: For over 26 years, your generosity has made it possible to offer The Patriot Post without a subscription fee to military personnel, students, and those with limited means. Please support the 2023 Year-End Campaign today.

August 27, 2013

First Amendment

When I read of the photographer who got sued for refusing to video a same-sex marriage service and the bakers who were sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony, I wondered: How long it will be till I am sued for holding to my principles and values?

I am an ordained minister licensed by the state to perform marriages. I am also opposed to same-sex marriage. Since I perform weddings for a man and a woman who have a license issued by the state, I assume that if a gay or lesbian couple come and ask me to perform their marriage and I refuse, they can now sue me for sexual discrimination. Does this mean that in order to avoid a costly lawsuit I soon won’t be able to perform marriages for a man and a woman unless I also agree to perform a union for same-sex couples? I see that day coming as soon as 2016 in the form of a national law trumping state constitutions.

I have no problem with LGBT couples having a service, but I insist the definition of marriage is and always should be the union of a man and a woman. Matrimony is holy and intended for the good of all mankind. LGBT couples can go to any court where a state official will perform their service. If they want a church service there are many metropolitan gay churches who will gladly perform a service, but I hear many LGBTs telling me that is not good enough. They want to impose their values on others and don’t plan to take NO for an answer.

Several leaders of the LGBT movement have publicly stated that only some of them actually wish to be married. The ultimate goal is to destroy traditional marriage forever and replace it with anything they desire. One suggestion is to have four women and one man be an accepted family unit. Wait till same-sex marriage is adopted and watch the divorce rate soar.

I’m still thinking and praying what I shall do. I may no longer perform marriages anymore as the heterosexual community also gives less and less priority to this sacred union. For many, “‘Till death do us part” has come to mean “Let’s see how long it lasts.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.