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 What the religious exemptions in N.Y.'s 'gay marriage' law do and don't cover

Religious exemption language that was part of a successful "gay marriage" bill in New York addresses a handful of religious liberty concerns but ignores a large number of other religious conflicts, says an attorney familiar with the issue.

The religious exemption language was critical to getting a handful of Republican senators -- four total -- to support the bill, allowing it to pass, 33-29.

NIMOCKS: It [the bill] does not protect individuals. It does not protect private business owners. It does not protect, for example, a bed and breakfast owner who is using their own private personal property in the type of intimate setting that a bed and breakfast is. It does not protect licensed professionals. For example, it does not protect counselors. It also does not protect lawyers -- you may have a family law attorney who does not want to do a same-sex divorce because of their deeply held religious ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2011/6/29 19:13Profile

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 Re: What the religious exemptions in N.Y.'s 'gay marriage' law do and

New York being often described as 'Babylon', these new laws to enable the sons of disobedience to promote sin seem very appropiate.

It is very difficult to be ever watchful for Yeshua's return, and be forced to see so much evil being done in what was originally a free country.

It is to be hoped that those who cannot stomach being forced to be an accessory to a grave sin can get jobs in other states. All believers in New York are in grievious danger, but I am grateful that churches and synagogues can get a religious exemption.

I also pray that those being forced to assist in gay marriages will have the strength to stand up against it when it happens to them.


 2011/7/3 22:31Profile

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