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Christian Pastor In Vermont Sentenced To One Year In Prison After Refusing To Marry Gay Couple

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The Honorable Myron Danus, seen here, handing down a one-year prison sentence to Pastor Horner for refusing to marry gay couples at his church in Proctor, Vermont. (AP Photo/Dennis System)

Proctor, VT  —  According to NBC News, a pastor at the Christian Proctor Church in Vermont, has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after refusing to marry gay couples. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision ruling that states must allow gay marriage.

The Christian Pastor, 56-year-old Paul Horner, had his lawyer speak to reporters on his behalf.

“We are currently disputing the guilty verdict and I am confident my client will be a free man here shortly,” said attorney Tom Downey. “Horner was just using his best judgement according to his rights and religious freedom in this country.”

The Honorable Myron Danus handed down the harsh sentence.

“Religious freedom goes both ways, Mr. Horner,” Danus told a packed courtroom. “It is not your place to deny individuals the same rights that everyone else has, rights that were passed down and agreed upon in a court of law, the ultimate court, the Supreme Court. It is not your decision whether or not you agree with the law but more importantly that you follow it and enforce it.”

According to the criminal investigation, the Christian Proctor Church is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.”

But the church is also registered as a for-profit business and city officials said that means the owners must comply with state and federal regulations.

Steve Shand president of the Vermont Family Research Committee, said it is “open season on Americans who refuse to bow to the government’s redefinition of marriage.”

“Homosexuals are gay,” Shand told reporters. “Why should Christian ministers be forced to perform and celebrate any marriage that conflicts with their beliefs? It’s a slippery slope my friend. Pretty soon these same pastors will be forced to wed animals or kitchen appliances. This is not my America!”

Gwen Hawkins who is president of the LGBT Pride Center in Vermont said she is happy with the guilty verdict.

“We just want the same rights as everyone else and this guilty verdict sets a great precedent,” Hawkins said. “These fanatical Christians base their life on one verse in the Bible but they seem to forget the other 99% of the verses in the book. For example, why can’t we stone to death Bristol Palin for having a baby out of wedlock? And what about her mother, Sarah Palin, breaking the rules of Corinthians 14:34 which clearly state that as a woman, she is not allowed to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. But no, they like to pick the one verse in the Bible about gay people and build their camp around it.”

Proctor is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,741 at the 2010 census. Proctor is home to the Vermont Marble Museum, Wilson Castle and the only marble bridge in America.

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    • Honestly i dont understand why they need to force the churches or religions.

      Its a legal act, get married under the act, why do you need to force people who are against it for personal reasons or religion to marry you ??

      Is it some kind of power play ? Its really really weird to me.

      I mean, I dont agree with homosexuality but it doesnt mean i care if they are around, they can do what they want.

      However, having it thrown in my face and forced upon me is down right discraceful. They are acting like thugs.

      Do i blow smoke into non-smokers faces saying ” Hey , its my damn right to smoke, im a human being, dont discriminate because im different from you , im going to make it law you have to respect me.”

      Thats pretty much the whole gay argument in a nutshell.

      They dont want to marry, they want to take over OUR marriage.

      They dont want a gay marriage act, they want traditonal marriage to “include” them.

      Well im sorry that not how traditional marriage was created. You can go and make your own marriage if you want…… go on……stop trying to force me.

      • Hi I don’t agree with heterosexuality but I don’t care what straight people do in there BEDROOM. But the thing that pisses me off is when heterosexuals tell me to marry the opposite gender. I will marry another man because I love him. What I also don’t like is when heterosexuals always have tv shows and news articles to prove how much “better” they are and how “everybody” is like them and they generalize everybody as heterosexuals! I am NOT trying to destroy “heterosexual marriage” I just want to be equal it’s about being equal I am only in high school and I already see how much the heterosexuals are privileged already like the teacher always says things like when “guys get there girlfriends” it offends me because I have a boyfriend and the teachers already know but they try to force there “HETEROSEXUAL agenda” on me I am not heterosexual I’m not apart of it!

      • I said I don’t care what it’s called it can be called something else I don’t care but as long as I have equal rights as heterosexuals I am GOOD! And the world doesn’t revolve around me I do t know why you heterosexuals waste your time on me like the world doesn’t revolve around me! When was the last time you watched tv and you heard the word “heterosexual” NEVER because heterosexuals waste too much time on me. Like I just want to be equal and not have to hear all these things about my sexuality all the time it’s getting supper old. You heterosexuals just love stiring problems and making people talk about me when they can just leave us alone and not worry about us so much! You also have heterosexuals privilage because your relationships are not made fun of on movies and tv shows like I watched so many movies that talk about my sexuality in a bad way and it offends me because why is it even discussed in a movie? Why can’t I just watch the movie and not have to think or hear anything about the way I am?

    • Dude,
      All the gays have to do is go to a justice of the peace and get married. They are simply trying to shove it on people of faith who cannot participate in their sin. This judge Danus needs to get his head out his anus and stop trying to make a name for himself. He doesn’t give a darn about those gays.

      • You hit the nail right on thr head with this comment. Justice of the Peace, notary, and many many wedding officiants that can and will marry gay couples. Going and forcing a Christian minister to marry you is nothing more than shoving it in your face. If a Christian minister was the only place they could be married then there would be a problem, but it’s not the case. When did it become fair to take the rights of people totally away and give them to others and then penalize those who have lost their rights for the satisfaction of others.

    • If I were a pastor, I’d go to jail for 50 years before marrying a same sex couple. Christians must do what is right, regardless of the consequences.


        ROMANS 1 : 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
        23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

        24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

        25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

        26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

        27. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

        28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

        29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

        30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

        31. Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

        32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

        • THE SIN OF HETEROSEXUALITY IS UNGODLY EVIL SELFISH SINFUL SINFUL SINFUL!!!!! The real selfish people are heterosexuals heterosexuals think only they can have a relationship and heterosexuals think they run everything and heterosexuals think they can only be happy which is NOT fair. I am a believer of god I am NOT a God hater

          • Satan also believes there is God and His Son, Jesus Christ, and knows who they are, but like so many people in our culture, fail to love God and obey His commandments believing themselves to be their own little gods so they’ve been given over to debased minds denying that evil behavior is sinful.

          • Mate, ill be blunt, without heterosexuals can run everything
            Without them the human family would stop, there is not enough money in the world to continue ivf at the rate the heterosexuals produce them; and if the individual moral stance is not accepted the that makes the extremest of the LBGT are even worse than a pastor choosing not to officiate a marriage between a homosexual couple

    • A year in jail standing up for you values is alright. Scriptures says fear not him that can destroy the body but not the soul. It reminds of shadrack and abendego, they didn’t bow and sometimes you just have to go through the den of lions. But you still didn’t bow. Al churches should cancel their own tax exemption status. I would do anything that against my beliefs. Don’t bow down church, fight the good fight of faith and know that our redemption is drawing near. They will pay for what they are doing. Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.

    • This country is in a sad state. How do you get special rights based on who you want to have sex with. If I can’t help sleeping with other people wives should I get special rights or seek counseling? If I don’t agree with this agenda I am now homophobic or hate gays. If that’s what you want to do asca person is fine but don’t forced me to endorse it. If you have a penis you are a man and the nature sexual partner is a woman it doesn’t matter how you feel. If you choose to do something different why do they need someone else to validate it and if you don’t you are accussed of discrimination. This is the craziest thing I have ever heard of. Please don’t compare this to being Black and civil rights. I will pray the love of God for all gays but I wouldn’t marry them either.

    • Hopefully this doesn’t lead to a re-emergence of the Klan.. on a scale not seen since the 1920s when the Klan was active in all (then) 48 states and there were more members of the KKK than there are homosexuals today..

    • Nah – it won’t. Try going to a Mosque to have a religious ceremony. They are just stirring up trouble. Why would you want someone who does not believe your way to perform such an important ceremony and be a part of your special day? They are just trying to become famous and cause heartache and problems for someone.

    • Go get married at a gay church. They’re everywhere these days. Gays are just doing this to push their agenda. My take is you go do whatever you do and I’ll do what I do. Don’t bother me and my beliefs and I’m sure not going to bother you. Then we can all get along. Stop putting Christians in a position to either go to jail or go against their religious beliefs.

      • I am NOT trying to put straight Christians in jail NOT all of us LGBT are trying to do that I respect you’re beliefs I truly do! I NEVER seen those churches ever before! And I will get married at the beach that’s my dream wedding.

        • Yet you are intolerant of those who don’t hold your views. You want them imprisoned. Progressives have lead to the great mass murderers in history, Stalin, Hilter, Mao. It is coming. The most intolerant bigots are the progressive.

          • No I dont want them in prison I actually like haters you know why? Because they waste all this negative energy on me when I am happy they see me all happy with my boyfriend they are bitter and I don’t care it isn’t affecting me but the MINUTE they decide to put their hands on me because they hate me and want to harm me OH YEAH THATS WHEN THEY SHOULD BE IN PRISON! But them having their views fine have them as long as you don’t go and try to hurt me or ruin my relationship and ALOT of you try to ruin my relationship and that is CROSSING THE LINE!!!!! You leave me alone to do my thing and I will leave you alone to do you’re thing. But I don’t like when you go around saying you’re views anywhere because that is annoying I don’t want to hear it keep it private I dislike people like you but I don’t go around I hate these they of people and most of the time I AM NOT EVEN THINKING ABOUT PEOPLE LIKE YOU! I just want to live life happy and I am I will not let anything put me down AGAIN you have you’re view I have mine PERIOD! Don’t try to change anyone’s views.


      ROMANS 1 : 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
      23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

      24. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

      25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

      26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

      27. And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

      28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

      29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

      30. Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

      31. Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

      32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


    • Three SCOTUS judges should have recused themselves since they’re lesbians.. BTW ,I resent spending 6 years in 2 wars watching men die
      for what this country has become. Cowardly Queers, GOMORRAH REPEAT.

  • Why do the LGBT go to Christian s to get married? Why don’t they just go to there own churches with the same beliefs and get married

  • The only persons rights that were violated here were the rights of the pastor. Tell me what claim the gays have to this church’s time, money or property? They come into this church demanding service, and are told no, so they use the government to enslave the pastor for one year. Let me tell you something, this is lust and greed entirely. You do not have the right to anyone else’s property, time or services! You have the right of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are the real rights that were violated here. Not the rights of the gays, but the rights of the pastor.

  • If you are going to quote scrpiture, please make sure you are citing it correctly. Please tell me where in thr Bible is Corthinthians. Last time I checked, there isn’t a Corthinthians book. If you are going to quote the bible, cite where you found your information

  • I love Vermont! I’ve never been to Proctor though, I’m going to take a visit there the next time I’m around. Good for them for throwing this pastor in jail!

    • So a pastor is sent to jail for standing up for his religion and you say good?! We separated from the British for our religious freedom and now is going the same route and you are saying good. We separated to keep your freedoms. If you look up why they separated and why religious freedom is so important than you would see that it use to be the church that made/said what you could and couldn’t do. Now we are at that point again but with the federal government overstepping it’s grounds and trying to force all of us to do whatever they say. We still have rights and it is within that pastors right not to marry anyone that goes against his religion. My question to you is what will happen when our government decides that you can’t travel from state to state because they feel like it? I bet you would be up a arms then! They are chipping away at our rights and when it final comes down to something that offends you, you will get the same treatment as this pastor or worse. Then what will you do? When it does come down to that, it will be to late for you to do anything about it Because you are supporting that whittling away of the very constitution.

    • foolish !
      u want to be gay be gay
      the pastor is a pastor let him live by his faith
      that is liberation
      can gays go to mosque to get married

      • Gay promoters are Islam promoters of not, let them approach mosque for the same. So far the pastor can’t force gay to marry opposite sex, no one should force him to marry what is against his believe and where is it permited to marry same sex?

        • Why don’t straights marry their own sex???? And where is it permitted to marry the opposite sex???? Your a idiot and a heterosexual shouldn’t marry their own sex because they are NOT attracted to their own sex and a non-heterosexual shouldn’t marry the opposite sex because we are NOT attracted to the opposite sex. Everyone has the right to be happy with whoever they love and I am a man and I love another man so I will marry him I have the right to do so you have no say in what I do and don’t do in my life you can stay miserable but I won’t be miserable. heterosexuals have the right to marry their own sex and be unhappy or heterosexuals have the right to marry the opposite sex and be happy it’s up to you heterosexuals are straight but if a heterosexual wants to deny me the rights I deserve then I will deny heterosexuals their rights.

          • Just because you use a lot of words doesn’t necessarily make what you say …….intelligent. Just saying

  • If gay couples don’t believe in God or the Bible, why would they want a Church wedding or a Pastor performing their wedding? He did not violate a law so why is he in prison? The law said they could get married but it did not say that the pastor had to participate.

      • NO (if you need to use caps, than I can too) HE DID NOT VIOLATE ANY LAW……. all the court said is that you have a right to get married. Not that you have a right to force someone who doesn’t want to do the work. That is the definition of slavery. Making someone work or do something they do not wish to do…Two wars were fought over your ideas. One gives us this great country and allows you to live how you would like. Try doing that in any of the muslim countries. Second one allows EVERY ONE freedom to live as they wish….Back off from people who don’t mind what you are or how you live as long as you leave them alone. Keep it up and you will really reap the whirlwind. Americans DO NOT LIKE BEING PUSHED AROUND. Get married where you are welcomed. If you are not a member of that church, leave it alone. No one is forcing you to choose that bakery, church or anything place. This is not a civil right issue any more, now you are being mean and it will come back to bite.

    • Carol, Snopes is run by mindless, godless communists who are actively working to undermine Christian America, and to further the Communist and Homosexual agendas. Never believe anything they say, and never trust anyone who claims their honest and unbiased, as they are obviously liberals involved in the conspiracy. The oppression and persecution of Christian Americans has been well documented. The homosexualists are out to jail or bankrupt everyone who does not support their sick agenda.


        • Your response is ludicrous given that the homosexual couple pursued this pastor and the church he is pastor over. Face reality, this couple pursued a Christian Pastor intentionally! They didn’t just stumble across this church or this pastor. And their actions have NOTHING to do with getting martied, that was simply the vehicle they used to instigate legal action against a Chtistian pastor, period.
          This is about furthering a legal precedent and the homosexual agenda and lifestyle.

          • What agenda????? I didn’t think me wanting to live with my boyfriend forever is a ‘agenda’ it’s my personal life AND I WANT HETEROSEXUALS TO STAY OUT OF IT!!!!! I know people don’t like me because of who I am I DON’T CARE! I am NOT going to force somebody to like or accept me if you don’t like me fine your opinion as long as you don’t hurt me we are good and stay away from me then we are good I won’t get married to my boyfriend in a church because I know the heterosexuals don’t agree and I won’t force somebody to do something they do NOT WANT TO! Just like I wouldn’t want these ignorant people coming into my business asking for me to make a bible verse that they “claim is against me” this is a free country and if you don’t want to do something don’t do it and all these couples that are like me sueing businesses and stuff are an EMBARRASSMENT TO ALL THE PEOPLE LIKE ME! If they don’t want to serve you then LEAVE that’s what I would do I would find a place that will serve me happily it’s NOT THAT HARD! But no they wanna sue and make us look bad and have more people hate us and say we have a “agenda” and we do NOT I just want to be seen as a Human NOT by my sexual orientation and these people are making us look like weirdos when really I live a normal life going to work and eating.

          • Reasoning with you night be a stretch, but I’m willing to give it a try. If you “truly” wish to understand “OUR” perspective try looking at another situation….Here goes. Let’s say another person wants the same liberty you want in order to ……”love” a young girl or a young boy. Let’s say, a far older person desires that. Would you oppose such a thing? I feel you would because that is “immoral” That is where we come down on “homosexuality”, it is “immoral” and therefore we oppose it. If you choose that lifestyle, go for it. Just don’t try to convince us it is “normal”, no more than a pedophile would try to convince you their behavior is “normal” From my perspective, they are both equally sinful behaviors. And as such, we cannot accept either.

  • “Gay Supremacy” and “Political Correctness” rear their ugly heads again. This Pastor should have been Constitutionally protected by his right to his religious beliefs. It’s sad that the majority has to pay retribution because of what less than 3% of the citizens of this country want. If gays want equal rights, they should give equal respect to other groups instead of forcing their supremacist views on others who have their own beliefs.

  • Who would have thought the day would come in the United States of America that Honorable Judges would be imprisoned for choosing not to do something against their beliefs ?? Its like they have lost their Civil Rights even if its a Job duty ~ No one lobbied to permit the law passing for Gay Marriages to include a Clause that it would remain a freedom of choice for all, Heterosexuals and Homosexuals.. ? Right under our Noses.. Get involved Friends.. Americans get involved~ heart emoticon In this day and Age.. i have to believe more and more about what the word says in the end times more than ever~ Well for us , Jesus is still King and Rules! “One Nation Under God” ~ but sometimes we can not just sit back and let things happen.. even a prayer can do lots! Where is the equality as well for the Judges here?

    • i meant to state Pastors from all denominations.. but who knows the way we are headed , Christian Judges may also one day be forced to rule against their personal beliefs.. freedom of Choice now may have been given to the homosexual community but its been taken away from the heterosexual and Ministers of the USA~ this is just not right!

  • So if this case goes to the Supreme Court and if they rule against the pastor there will be another Civil War,,

    • That is the only thing that will repair the damage this president has done. The only issue would be, are there enough patriots to rise up.

  • How in the world cannot refuse if someone does not want to?!!! What is the freedom of a man? Please be a man!!

  • CHURCHES SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO MARRY ANYONE! This is ridiculous! I am for gay rights and I am christian. I am happy that gays are able to marry but don’t walk and a mosque, temple or church and try to force them to marry you. There are churches that are accepting thats good, but with gay rights there is still religious rights. Churches should have the right to wed or not to wed all types of couples including straight couples if it inteferes with their religious belifefs. Religion is not a mockery and law is not religion.

    • Exactly! You have been reading your Bible after all. Jesus is the good shepherd and we are his sheep. I am sooooooo impressed with your knowledge of the scriptures! keep searching….you just might find the truth!

    • Why don’t you stop trying to convince others that God is not real, and work on your own condition. I think your concern needs to be whether or not the devil is real. One loves you…the other hates you …..if that is the only choice, which would you make?

        • The name is honor of our prestigious leader. Obama the clown….. I wouldn’t count on you ever getting a clue though. Although our God can work miracles.

    • Sooner or later, you’ll find out. However, the Bible says ” the fool has said in his heart that there is no God”

  • May God Almighty bless this man of God. suffer one year imprisonment and spend eternity with God….. Fellow Christians, why didn’t they go to the mosque to be joined or even go to law court, Every organisation have their rules and regulations guiding them, so is the Church of God. Christians pls stand fast. Rapture will soon take place.

  • Does anyone in the US actually know how to read and comprehend? This had nothing to do with belief but the fact that the church is a for profit business. And for you narrow minded so called Christians, start acting like one. As I recall, hate was NOT required of you.

    • Once again someone in this forum hit the nail on the head! We are indeed “narrow” minded because that is how God said it was to be. Mathew 7:13-14 “NARROW” is the way that leads to eternal life. 13″Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14″For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    • On the subject of hate.

      Proverbs 6:16-19 speaks to that. 16-19 Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family.

      And yes, if you say you are a follower of the Lord, you must hate these things as well….. I’m just sayin’.

  • So the key to this ruling is that the church is a “for profit” orginization, and therefore must follow the federal ruling. Why is a church “for profit”? Are they attempting to make use of some tax protection, or government benefits? In my opinion they are therfore not a religious institution. The judge is correct, they can’t have it both ways.

    • Our only “profit” model is explained in Mark 6:36 “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37″For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?…

  • So let me get this straight. The “judge” denies the pastor’s religious freedom and punishes his exercise thereof via prison sentence in order to satisfy the licentious gay “couple” for the sake of “rights equality”. Talk about backwards reasoning. Try to wrap your head around that foolishness.

    The couple wasn’t denied their right to marry; the pastor refused to participate — there’s a difference. They still have the right regardless of the pastor’s choice. They could have easily gone elsewhere, but no, it’s all about validation of immorality. He refused participation likely in a respectful manner, and now is punished for it. In other words, he’s required by law to sacrifice his religious freedom to satisfy moral relativism. Failing to do so will result in legal action, in this case imprisonment. The homosexuals and their supporters cry “Bigot!” and “Discrimination!”… meanwhile this entire movement and agenda is rooted in bigotry and discrimination against those who disagree with them. Hypocrisy at its finest.

    People who try to compare this to the civil rights movement and racial discrimination are completely off-base. Hateful and violent prejudice against a race is in no way the same as respectful and peaceful refusals toward a minority demographic.

    We can’t even trust our lawmakers and enforcers. The judge condemns the pastor for doing what he himself is guilty of! He tells the pastor he has no right to deny others their rights, yet the judge denies the pastor his rights to religious freedom. Fire the foolish judge. Get someone in who knows how to reason. Then again, this is likely God’s judgment upon this wicked, unrepentant nation — blind leaders leading the blind people. May we turn from our sins to Him and see.

    • man, that was eloquently said………keep on speaking the truth…………..the truth, is true whether you believe it or not.

      • I have heard that word thrown around a lot, so I decided to google it for clarification . Amazingly the definition describes you and this judge perfectly! big·ot /ˈbiɡət/ noun a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

        The preacher holds a different opinion than both of you……..why does he get punished? Because you all are the true bigots …. and bullies. It’s time to call you all out , just like the murderers at Planned Parenthood.

  • Things like this will lead to blood being shed just because one group of people want to force their ideals down another group’s throat. Gays refuse to accept any kind of biblical values but they want to force their ways and rights upon Christians.
    I guess it’s coming down to the point that Christians no longer have rights. So I wonder when the fudge packers are going to start hanging Christians on poles and burning them for torches. Nero and Satan will be proud of them.
    Their freedom begins where my freedom ends, at the end of a 20 gauge barrel.
    It’s time for Christians to stand up for their rights and freedoms even if it means prison or death. Christ died for us but the Christian church has failed and now the enemy is coming for our lives but they will never get our souls.
    Flood the Vermont governor’s office with emails and phone calls. Even write an old fashioned letter and flood his office with them. Then do the same to your federal and state officials.
    And by the way, if enough people raise a stink that judge can be removed from office.

    • James 4:17 say resist the devil and he will flee from you. 17Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

      Resist? I’m not sure how far we will be driven to “resist” but God sure expects us to stand up for his principles…..only time will tell

  • So bad!! They should form their own “religious” forum for such social function or try a mosque. This is an abuse and a threat to Christians’ freedom. May Father have mercy.




    JOHN 3 … THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PERIOD !!!!

    ALLAH=SATAN !!!!!!!!!! PERIOD !!!

  • Then Kim Davis in Kentucky should be in the cell next too him. There should be no difference in sentencing Government workers, elected officials, and private citizens. Pastors have always had the right to refuse who they marry. Many of them won’t marry someone who’s already been married before. This Obama Period has been filled with Misjustice, abuse of power, breaking the constitution, and giving those who are criminals, Illegal aliens, and terrorist more rights than those who are Law obiding Americans.

  • Those two offended people probably have two legs with feet at the ends of each leg. They can walk down the street to another church. They remind me of a couple of drunks who get thrown out of a bar and end up in jail for fighting to get back into a place where they’re not wanted. The preacher ends up in jail for a year … Do the idiots intend to wait to get “married” until he gets out?

  • NONE of this is about who should be allowed to marry. It is about whether government can force a church to endorse (by performing a ceremony) a practice they believe is unacceptable. As a divorced (and remarried) man, I experienced some difficulty finding a pastor who would agree to do the (remarry) ceremony. That is his right and I respect it. These boys were in no way denied their “rights”. They just had to find another provider, who is gay-friendly. This was all about getting their 15 minutes of fame and is shameful.

  • It appears to me that the citizens of Rutland County had better get their heads out of their asses and TOSS THAT JUDGE’S ASS OFF THE BENCH! READ your damn State Constitution about OATH and DUTY! WILLFUL NEGLECT OF STATUTORY DUTY and all the other high crimes for REMOVING CORRUPT ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS FROM OFFICE@ Just because this guy wears a black dress and beats a little hammer on his desk DOES NOT MAKE HIM GOD! REMOVE HIS WORTHLESS ASS FROM THAT BENCH! For God’s sake READ that judge’s OATH OF OFFICE, then READ your State Constitution for the MANY VIOLATIONS OF THAT OATH he has committed! IT IS YOUR JOB, your DUTY AS CITIZENS to MAINTAIN YOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS! THIS ONE IS CORRUPT! REMOVE HIM!!

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