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02-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Atheist Couple Denied Right To Be Married Because They Are Atheists
An atheist couple was denied their right to get married by a court official because, according to him, anybody who does not believe in God does not deserve the right of marriage. Here is the full article:

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/05/31/...hristians/

Yeah, it's those poor Christians that are being persecuted and oppressed...

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02-06-2014, 07:43 AM
RE: Atheist Couple Denied Right To Be Married Because They Are Atheists
(02-06-2014 07:29 AM)WindyCityJazz Wrote:  ...
Yeah, it's those poor Christians that are being persecuted and oppressed...

Yup, it must be hard on them. Especially when they have a judge who agrees with them.

Mind you, I would have refused to marry them too...

... on the grounds that they will probably have ugly children.

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02-06-2014, 07:45 AM
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(02-06-2014 07:43 AM)DLJ Wrote:  
(02-06-2014 07:29 AM)WindyCityJazz Wrote:  ...
Yeah, it's those poor Christians that are being persecuted and oppressed...

Yup, it must be hard on them. Especially when they have a judge who agrees with them.

Mind you, I would have refused to marry them too...

... on the grounds that they will probably have ugly children.

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02-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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...this can't be real.

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02-06-2014, 08:01 AM
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(02-06-2014 07:59 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  ...this can't be real.

What? That ugly people marry each other? Blink

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02-06-2014, 08:01 AM
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Well at least by appealing to a higher state official they were able to get married. I wouldn't be surprised if that judge Roth came under fire for this.
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02-06-2014, 08:01 AM
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(02-06-2014 07:59 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  ...this can't be real.

It is. The official has the right to decline to marry anyone for any reason. It more or less shows how full of shit the anti same sex marriage lie of "They will be forcing our churches to marry them thar queers" is.

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02-06-2014, 08:24 AM
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Sounds like the smackdown needs to be put on that official.

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02-06-2014, 08:26 AM
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I read this earlier on Facebook. The article I read said they went to the courthouse to get married. Then left to get married in a church? WTF?

Something doesn't sound right.


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02-06-2014, 08:29 AM (This post was last modified: 02-06-2014 08:47 AM by Reltzik.)
RE: Atheist Couple Denied Right To Be Married Because They Are Atheists
Digging in a bit deeper by following links...

There were two court-appointed officials, and this couple was given contact information for both. One handles religious marriage services (his God-based objections would seem to allow Muslims, though privately I have doubts, and maybe Buddhists), while the other handles more secular ones. There was a failed communication to the couple about the difference between the two names they got, and the couple eventually went with the other official, who was quite happy to perform the marriage.

So what we have here isn't a case of atheists being DENIED marriage. It's a case of them being forced to stand in a different line for it. You know, a separate but equal thing, with less in the way of clear signage. Angry

Oh, and also a case of a religious person being endorsed, in his religious capacity, by the State. Confused

Both of those are bad and need to be fought, but it's not AS extreme as it sounds like on first blush.
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