Swedish leftist: Compel pastors to conduct same-sex marriages

Even as Swedish politicians debate legalisation of same-sex “marriages”, the leader of a leftist party wants recalcitrant pastors forced to violate their consciences.

As Sweden moves closer to a same-sex marriage law, Left Party leader Lars Ohly wants to include a provision to force pastors to wed gay couples.

According to Ohly, the gender neutral marriage law currently under consideration is only a first step.
“In the long run it’s inappropriate to be allow discrimination like this. We don’t think that someone should be allowed to refuse to wed same-sex couples.”

If Ohly has his way, a pastor who says no to marrying a gay couple would lose the right to perform wedding ceremonies.

By implication, Mr Ohly does not think freedom of religion and freedom of conscience are important. It’s simpler to force everyone to conform to the will of the state. So much for that tolerance stuff.

H/T Nova Scotia Scott 

2 thoughts on “Swedish leftist: Compel pastors to conduct same-sex marriages

  1. It’s a good thing we have the sacrament of MATRIMONY. The church has never married anyone – ever. The couple marries each other, and the church bestows teh matrimonial blessing.

    Handling the civil licensing rigamarole within the church building was just a convenience for the couple and the government to save administrative costs. The process will cost a bit more now, and couples will have to make 2 stops now. One to get a cohabitation license, and another to receive the sacramental blessing of their union.

    Priests should tear up their “secular authority” licenses, and get on with administering sacraments.

  2. According to Health Canada HIV and AIDS in Canada Surveillance Report for April 2006 on page 60, we read that eighty-five percent of AIDS in Canada is in MALES WHO HAVE SEX WITH MALES ! Do you think it is being responsible that this lifestyle should be imposed on the public, and taught in schools as healthy and the imposition protected by Law?

    ” Gay bowel syndrome ,” describes a well documented collection of bowel diseases that lead to a mechanical dysfunction of the lower bowel tract. However unknown to the Public because of a near total pro-homosexual academic and media blackout, they include amebiasis, giardiasis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, hepatitis A and B, tuberculosis, sypilis etc. These are ENDemic to the homosexual population. Do you think sodomy should be promoted in schools and protected by Canadian Law as a healthy lifestyle? Do you think the United Nations should be promoting sodomy to all the countries of this world?

    Why is the homosexual lifestyle and homosexual marriage promoted in our public schools as healthy and normal by our government and our courts when it’s not healthy? In my dictionary sodomy is defined as , unnatural sexual intercoarse. By promoting this have our courts, our voting public and our Parliament gone stark raving mad?

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