Monday, April 27, 2015

And So It Begins: Idaho City Ordinance: Marry Gays or Go to jail

 The Washington Times Reports:

  • Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines.
  • The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported.
  • A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on sexual preference. 

Though many people argued it would never come to this, the "state" is now dictating what the church is required to do.