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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

GAY MARRIAGE: Christian Pastor Sentenced To One Year In Prison


A 56-year-old pastor at the Christian Proctor Church in Vermont, the USA, has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after refusing to marry gay couples.
This comes shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize same sex marriages in all states.
NBC reports that Pastor Paul Horner had his lawyer speak to journalists on his behalf.
“We are currently disputing the guilty verdict and I am confident my client will be a free man here shortly. Horner was just using his best judgement according to his rights and religious freedom in this country,” said the pastor’s lawyer Tom Downey.
Addressing the pastor, Judge Myron Danus handed down the harsh sentence:
“Religious freedom goes both ways, Mr. Horner. 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.”
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