Church worries that Jedi will want to marry people if gay marriage is legalised

I can’t wait for Family First to run this slippery slope argument:

The Free Church of Scotland is worried changes to the law on marriage will lead to Star Wars Jedi marrying couples. But do Jedi want to help people tie the knot in the first place?

The Scottish government is consulting on its draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

It has sought views on the introduction of same sex marriage and how religious bodies, freedom of speech and education should be protected.

The consultation also looks at how religious and civil partnership ceremonies could be joined by a new category covering ceremonies performed by organisations that promote a non-religious belief. The Free Church of Scotland is worried that this move could be damage the sanctity of marriage.

Its spokesman, Stornoway Free Church of Scotland minister the Reverend Iver Martin, told BBC Alba: “There are loads of people in a diverse society like this for whom belief can mean virtually anything – the Flat Earth Society and Jedi Knights Society – who knows?

“I am not saying that we don’t give place to that kind of personal belief, but when you start making allowances for marriages to be performed within those categories then you are all over the place.”


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  • Mr_Blobby

    The Jedi are a force to be reckoned with, as a force for good, unlike our elected officials who have been seduced by the dark side.

    • cows4me

      Hear Hear Mr Blobby

  • Roflcopter

    Jedi aren’t allowed to marry… they have to leave all relationships behind. Any emotional ties to family and friends leads to the dark side.

    True story.

    • Mr_Blobby

      You’ve been watching to many movies.

    • TomTom

      I am really ashamed to be saying this but… look up Mara Jade.

      Christ, I really read too much shite books when I was a kid.

  • jeremy

    This is splendid that the free Church of Scotland are acknowledging the flat earthers, especially as both groups rely on the same source document for their beliefs.