OK, please understand, this is NOT a political post. I want this thread to stay on the general message forum because it is intended to involve a question about how the church will deal with something. It is not about the pros and cons of same-sex marriage, except in the sense that the Church of the Nazarene holds to the sanctity of marriage and defines it as being between one man and one woman for as long as they are both alive.
But here's a link to what Rush Limbaugh said on his radio program:
So, say that the Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. Knowing that the United States laws are such that ministers of the Gospel act as agents of the state when they perform wedding ceremonies, is the church prepared to deal with the issue of same sex people wanting a wedding performed while facing the possibility of a discrimination lawsuit if the minister doesn't agree to perform the ceremony?
I know that Hans has said a number of times throughout the years that in the Netherlands, clergy do not have the authority to perform legal wedding ceremonies, but are free to have celebration/blessing ceremonies that don't have any legal standing. More and more, I'm wondering if that wouldn't be a better way to go in the United States.