Hawaiian Court To Force Christian Churches To Open Doors For "Civil Unions"

Update on: Forced Homosexual Agenda - Bow Not 11-28-08 "Coming War Against True Christians From Homosexual Agenda Camp - (e.g.) Forced offering of goods and services that directly advance and promote homosexual practice and abortion, irrespective of the degree to which the conscience of the provider may be violated.... " [see post]
Hawaiian churches denied exemption

A court in Hawaii has refused to exempt churches from being forced to allow their property to be used for civil union ceremonies.

The Emmanuel Temple and the Lighthouse Outreach Center Assembly of God requested a restraining order to block a law that permits same-sex couples to enter civil unions. It exempts clergy from performing the ceremonies, which are the equivalent of marriage, but there is no provision to protect church property. They argued that they would face civil penalties and fines if they refused to rent their property for same-sex civil unions, but U.S. District Judge Michael Seabright denied the request.

Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action tells OneNewsNow that creates a clear conflict between government and the free exercise of religion.

"There is no exemption for religious institutions, for churches, houses of worship from being subject to fines and to sanctions as provided in the legislation for refusing to allow their houses of worship to be desecrated through the use of a so-called 'civil union' ceremony," he explains.

re: clear conflict

As of 1-1-12 "civil unions" became legal in Hawaii, making it the fifth state to do so - Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Hawaii. Six states have already legalized homosexual pseudo-marriage - Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. The District of Columbia also allows 'marriage'.

And so now comes the next step of the reprobate agenda [Rom. 1:28], the conflict-creating precedent - no opt out for churches. As for where this "conflict" is headed see:
Catholic Church Threatens White House With "National Conflict of Enormous Proportions" Over Homosexual Marriage 9-29-11

Biblically prophetic view, see: The Final Conflict - A.C. Gaebelein
Jer. 7:9-10 'Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?'

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