Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Redefining faith, along with marriage

In Saskatchewan they're scratching their heads over the provincial Court of Appeal's decision that marriage commissioners have to perform "same-sex marriages" despite their personal or religious beliefs. How is that not a violation of the commissioners' religious beliefs? Simple, says the court: they're still free to believe what they want. They just can't act on their convictions.

Dr. Maurice Vellacott, a Christian MP in Saskatoon, has written a letter to the provincial justice minister, suggesting a way the province can work around the conflict. Here's hoping the minister understands the significance of personal beliefs better than the judges did.

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