Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Two Heterosexual Men Cancel Wedding Plans

Written by Rev. H.A. Bergsma

Two heterosexual men have recently called off their plan to get married to each other for tax benefits, after a flurry of protest and being labelled--in their words--"heretics and homophobes," according to Agence France Presse (AFP). Prior to the cancellation, the Toronto Sun reported that Bill Dalrymple and Bryan Pinn said they thought that it would be "a hoot" that the removal of gender from the definition of civil marriage means that any two adults can now legally marry. At the time, they said the only reason they were seriously planning to get married was the money they would save on their income tax. "There are significant tax implications [to marriage] that we don't think the government has thought through," Pinn told the Sun. Pinn claims they also wanted to expose some of the consequences of changing the definition of marriage. As he told AFP, "If you're going to do social engineering, you should expect some unanticipated ripples to wash up on all shores. They had an exclusionary law. In an effort to make it inclusionary, the government had to make it all-inclusive. I don't know if they anticipated this." The two men added they didn't expect their "act of political satire" to develop into a "bush fire" that was reported and commented on around the world. "If this is going to cause mayhem, we don't want to be the tethered goats. It's out there now, discuss amongst yourselves," Pinn said. (From TFN - Focus on the Family Canada)

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