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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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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