Also realize that out here is a dearth of "religious" broadcasting (unlike the SE US). The RCC have a station out where he is and there are probably 4 other "Christian" (gag, gag) stations. 200 miles away (where I am) there is only ONE (total) "Christian" station (Ecu-charis-vangelical). We only have 2 secular stations in town and only 3 others that can be picked up.
In East Milton, Fl was an elderly lady who had pitcher plants growing wild on her property. The government decided she could not build on, use, graze nor sell 25 acres of her land because of this plant which is endangered (though it wasn't endangered 60 years prior when she bought it). Now the crazy part, this endangered plant also grows on the government owned right-of-way next to her property. When it's time to mow the right-of-way, what does the government do with the pitcher plants? Mows them down, of course.
When I was in Songtan, Pyeontaek, South Korea (1981-82) I discovered that some ROK churches had missionaries to the U.S. There are also some from the Philippine Islands. Alas, when I spoke to Her. Humberto Gomez about help with a Hispanic church here, I was told, "Bro. I have some men who would be a great help, but I know of NO ONE who is willing to go to the States to start a church."
If it comes to jail, so be it. Anyway, the idea that preachers and churches MUST do weddings and funerals is Catholic, not Bible nor law.
Our church doesn't do weddings. If I choose to perform a wedding ceremony, the church can deny or allow my use of the facility as a personal favor. I use an auto mechanic who has a tire repair facility. He has done more extensive auto work (and charged accordingly) as a personal favor but might not do the same work for you because the building he uses is for tire repair and sales. I preach the gospel and deal with people's spiritual well-being. I may choose to handle your wedding or funeral as a favor but I don't charge - if you choose to give an honorarium, that's your choice. If the church allows me to use the facilities, it's a favor -- the building is for worship and teaching. I don't do weddings with immodest apparel (mine or the church's definition of such -- whichever is more restrictive). "You can't decide if it's immodest!", we CAN decide if we won't be party to the event. We don't allow alcohol nor non-alcoholic drink in alcoholic appearing containers in the church or fellowship hall. There won't be a garter ceremony in the church nor fellowship hall. "It's HER day!", sure it is - nobody said she can't her wedding, it can be held somewhere else with someone else officiating it. "You have to do weddings!" Cite chapter and verse (or state statute, for that matter). No, I SOMETIMES choose to do weddings.
No, I'm one of those people who don't have time (nor typing ability) to type out every thing in detail (I type using the Biblical system - "Seek and ye shall find"). You're already moving (think broad road, etc) and when you turn to Christ - THAT is still movement.
We were alienated from God Eph 2:12; Eph 2:5 , enemies of God Jas 4:4, not following God Rom 3:11; , we turn to Him Act_20:21 --- that's an about face. You were trying to read something into what I said that wasn't there.
If you will READ my comment then you will realize that it was not for the references concerning Mohammedism but due to language -- NOT insulting language, but vulgar language. It wouldn't matter if it had been a post about a literal 7 day creation, if it had contained the aforementioned word - the result would be the same. Normally inappropriate language gets 1 warning point, however you have been previously warned about such and managed to garner 4 -- congratulations.
There is a word in there that the world invented to "tone down" and "civilize" an existing term already considered offensive (I was around - and lost - long before the new euphemism was coined). No, I'll not highlight, underline nor rewrite it. I'm also leaving the responses but deleting the OP.
Incidentally, you're doing a good job of wearing out your welcome.
I just found it amusing since a bobwhite is a quail, but I don't put it past someone to name their child that -- my grandmother was Pearl Nichols (think nickles)and then after marriage was Pearl White. I knew a Dora Bell (doorbell?), Rusty Hammer and several others.