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Presbyterians embrace marriage equality


The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), representing some 1.8 million people, has ended long years of debate by ratifying recognition of same-sex marriage.

Preachers would not be required to perform such unions or use their churches if they object.

The new church policy reads: "Marriage involves a unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman, to love and support each other for the rest of their lives."

Good news.

I wonder. Under the legal gay discrimination bills favored by the likes of Deathstar Bart Hester and Bob Ballinger, could a religious person now also refuse service to a Presbyterian? You'd think the noble cake baker who wants to be able to deny a cupcake to a pair of betrothed lesbians should also be able to deny a petit four to a Presbyterian who condoned such betrothals. No Cakes for Queers! Or Presybterians!

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