… because we were told that it wouldn’t. But lo! it has. A gay couple has filed a lawsuit in Great Britain to force churches to perform their same-sex wedding. Understand, he can now get legally married in Britain, but that’s not enough for Barrie Drewitt-Barlow. Oh no. The egotism of this man is staggering:
Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings.
He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want”.
A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings.
Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.
“It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us.”
He added: “It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.
“As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want.”
“I am still not getting what I want.” No, but you’re not getting what you deserve either, you pompous ass, and for that you should be thankful.
What is important to note here is that nothing is stopping these two from finding a church, among the thousands in the UK, that will marry them with all the smells and bells they could possibly want. That’s not what they’re after, though. As the article states, a former UK Justice minister said that even though the gay marriage law passed by Parliament exempts churches from having to perform same-sex ceremonies if they object, the law is not airtight. We shall see.
This is almost certainly not going to happen in the US, because we have a First Amendment. But I am quite certain that gay activists like this British couple are going to use the law in the coming years to hem churches in as much as they possibly can, because they can.
Remember the Law Of Merited Impossibility: “It’s not going to happen, and when it does, boy, you bigots sure will have deserved it.”