Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NC: Lawsuit: Unusual approach against gay marriage ban

Via Carl


A coalition of clergy members filed a novel federal lawsuit Monday against North Carolina's constitutional ban on gay marriage, saying it violates their religious freedom.

The clergy members said that they'd like to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies in their congregations, but that they can't because of the "unjust law." Their attorney, Jake Sussman, says it's the only case to bring the First Amendment religious freedom claims among the more than 60 marriage equality cases pending in the nation's state and federal courts.

"North Carolina's marriage laws are a direct affront to freedom of religion," said the Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister with the Cleveland-based United Church of Christ, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. "We feel that it is important that any person that comes into community life of a United Church of Christ congregation be afforded equal pastoral care and equal opportunity to religious services that clergy provide."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/28/3817959/lawsuit-seeks-to-overturn-nc-same.html#storylink=cpy


  1. Now I really have heard everything - nothing left...

  2. It's not a religious argument. It is just any excuse at all to get it into a court so a liberal judge can throw the gay marriage ban out as unconstitutional. The arguments don't matter. Anything will work as long as the plaintiffs have standing to bring the case.

  3. Here is one of the leaders of this UCC "flock" -


    1. Well aware and a repulsive individual, but all commies are.

  4. UCC is one of several protestant branches that are members of the National Council of Churches. If you look at the membership of the NCC what becomes apparent is the metrosexual effeminate gayness of the group. What would destroy their lawsuit is to show they are not Christian as they do not accept the tenants of the Bible. Christian has a meaning just as marriage has a meaning....it would seem the UCC operates outside the meaning of both.