Gay brownshirts triumph over religious freedom in Denmark. According to the <i>Daily Telegraph</i> (U.K.):
The country’s parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages.
Denmark’s church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote “historic”.
“I think it’s very important to give all members of the church the possibility to get married. Today, it’s only heterosexual couples.”
Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church.
I have no doubt that after a suitable waiting period, that right of refusal will be revoked in the interest of human rights. And yes, I know that Denmark has a state church, but the first paragraph says “all churches.” Whether that just means all CofD churches or not, I’ll try to find out and update this post.
UPDATE: Get Religion is on the case, and reports that the Copenhagen Post says that it is only Church of Denmark churches that have been deprived of religious freedom. That’s the price of Erastianism, I reckon.