Black judge under fire for refusing to perform a gay ‘marriage’ on religious grounds

TOLEDO, OH, July 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — A judge in the Toledo area is under fire from homosexual activists after he cited his religious beliefs while refusing to perform a same-sex “marriage.”

Municipal Court Judge C. Allen McConnell cited the freedom of religion in his decision.

“On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment,” McConnell explained in a released statement. “The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established over many years.”

Another judge was brought in to perform the “wedding” the same day.

  • Watch the professional gay racism on this.

    • It will be quite a show.

      • A disgusting one, really. Professional gays equate their lifestyle with skin colour until the blacks don’t do as they are told.


    • African

      The ultimate “gay” agenda is to force everyone into their amoral life style and eventually legalize, in the name of “liberal democracy & human rights” another moral depravity known as (IPB) or incest, pedophilia and bestiality.
      I have NO doubt that Canada and many other countries in the West will legalize (IPB) within a decade!

      • Petey

        I will enjoy when the pendulum swings back to decency and morals again. I just hope it’s in my lifetime.

        • African

          That will only happen to the few that survived the coming the steroid!

      • That movement is underway.

      • But now the professional gays have the blacks and Islamists to deal with.

        Watch the train wreck.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s like rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock. Gays beat blacks, Muslims beat everyone.

  • David Murrell

    Which of the “oppressed” groups is higher on the pseudo-human rights pecking order? Gaps or blacks? We should be told!

    • Exile1981

      They will claim he isn’t a real black because by accepting Christianity he has become white. Then they will toss him under the bus.

    • David

      muslim-homosexual-black in that order

  • vimy

    I am so sick of hearing about this issue but since it is an issue I’ll have my say on the matter.

    In secular democracy’s there is separation of church and state and that means all religions! So if you are a part of the state apparatus leave you religion at home when you go to work. If you own a business, sorry you have to leave your religion out of it.

    The state makes the laws and we all have to abide by them. On that note I think all religious holidays should be wiped from the books the state should at least be consistent. If a private business owner wants to close for a religious holiday that’s there choice it shouldn’t be mandated by government (separation of church and state remember)

    Do the wedding or bake the damn cake and shut the fluck up. Practice your religion at home or house of worship and government should not try to go beyond those doors.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The U.S. Constitutional wording is, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

      • vimy

        Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof in a house of worship, not in a business that deals with everyone in the community

        • The Establishment Clause is not intended to mean that you cannot exercise your conscience in your public life.

          By the way, I’m not religious and I object to gay “marriage”. Do I get to have a choice about whether or not I’m forced to endorse it? How is it constitutional to force people to do business with anyone they don’t want to associate with, for whatever reason.

          Here, why don’t you look at this. I guarantee you it’s better than the last article you read.

          “So observant Christians will no longer be able to serve as town or county clerk… The logic of the 1933 Civil Service Restoration Act is that the German public service will be judenrein. The logic of the 2015 Supreme Court decision is that much of the American public service will be christenrein – at least for those who take their Scripture seriously. That doesn’t strike me as a small thing – even if one thought it were likely to stop there.

          But don’t worry, Supreme Arbiter Anthony Kennedy, like President von Hindenburg, has struck a balance:

          ‘Finally, it must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, sincere conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned.’

          That’s a very constrained definition of religious liberty. He’s not saying you’ll be able to live your faith, but he’s willing to permit you to “advocate” for it.

          • vimy

            The Establishment Clause is not intended to mean that you cannot exercise your conscience in your public life, But as a business even if it is privately owned you forfeit that right and have to follow the law of the land (what if muslim businesses didn’t want to serve infidels based on religious conscience)

          • The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 (that’s the one that says a business needs to operate like a public utility) is unconstitutional and should be struck down. And Muslim businesses refuse to serve infidels all the time. You think laws are evenly enforced?

            As for the Judge McConnell case, notice that “Another judge was brought in to perform the “wedding” the same day”. So nobody was denied their legal rights. There was no unreasonable delay. But that’s not good enough, is it? The Judge must submit.

          • vimy

            Where ever and how ever it happens it is wrong and when the laws are not enforced we all lose.

            If the Judge can’t separate the two he should not be a Judge it make me question his impracticality on other issues.

          • Frances

            So, by your logic, a tax preparer is not allowed to refuse to serve a client, even if said client is lying through his teeth and – by filing the return as the client wishes – the accountant is opening herself to sanctions and penalties for knowingly filing a false return.

          • vimy

            There is nor argument there your talking about two people who are breaking the law. They are both guilty

          • Frances

            Actually, Vimy, not so far-fetched as you think. Tax law is not totally black-and-white; there are many shades of grey and considerable disagreement as to where the fine line between avoidance and evasion is. The client I cited may be just on the avoidance side of tax law, but CRA is extremely likely to think otherwise, and subject the preparer to a lot of trouble and harassment in an attempt to prove the preparer was negligent. It’s happened.

          • vimy

            Well I don’t like the Taxman…… sooo there’s that

    • Clink9

      Don’t think you understand the original meaning of separation.

      • vimy

        Governments should have to have a sign posted at their front doors that says ” religions keep out” and all houses of worship should have signs posted at their front doors that say “governments keep out”

        • Clink9

          And I should win the next $50 million dollar lottery and have a solid gold toilet, but it’s just not in the cards.

          • vimy

            I think you should as well. I hope this give you comfort until that day arrives

          • Clink9

            Mmmmmmm…….. Dreamy

    • Clink9

      Just bake the damn cake lady, it’s somewhere in the constitution.

    • You seem to think religion is a hobby, like playing “Dungeons and Dragons”: a ritualized activity you practice behind closed doors with a few fellow weirdos, but not something that spills over into the rest of your life.

      Homosexuality, though, and gay “marriage”, that’s stuff we’d better be ready to endorse publicly under threat of law, right?

      • vimy

        No I believe gay marriage is wrong! I believe I should have the right to have my say against it and not be prosecuted for it, in church, on the street corner, in my home.(freedom of speech)

        A business is not my private life it is public domain. as an atheist what if I didn’t want to serve muslims jews christians etc etc or blacks whites Asians because I’m a North American Indian racist. Thats wrong and thats why there are laws to prevent it,just because we don’t like them or agree with all of them.

        You are not endorsing it by baking the cake.

        I may be an atheist but I believe everyone should have a right to practice there religion as they see fit as long as it doesn’t infringe on the laws of the land. No one has a right to break the law for any reason

        • Minicapt

          No one has the right to establish stupid laws, such as those promoting the “gay agenda” in opposition to the 1st Amendment.


          • vimy

            I support the first amendment I said that above

          • Minicapt

            You should try to understand it first.


        • You should have every right to refuse service to anybody.

          Now, should a person who runs a printers and holds pro-abortion views be obliged to print up advertisements for an anti-abortion rally? Or vice-versa, for that matter? According to your logic, this wouldn’t constitute an endorsement.

          • vimy

            If they are a business yes. If they are an advocacy group no. Thats why consistency enforcing the law is so very important

          • should a doctor who opposes abortions be required to give abortions?

          • vimy

            Seeing as there are no laws in Canada pertaining to abortion if he doesn’t want to he shouldn’t have too

    • Minicapt

      Marriage is a religious practice coopted by the government for purposes of expediency.
      If a Christian is to obligated to practice his faith in private so as to not offended the easily offended, perhaps the homosexual should be obligated to practice his beliefs in private lest he disgusts normal persons.


      • vimy

        I have no issue with street preachers, I consider that as a public forum as long as the government is consistent and treats everyone the same but they aren’t and that creates a lot of animosity among-st us all.

        Businesses can’t discriminate .

        • Minicapt

          “No shirt, no shoes, no service.”
          Think about it …


          • vimy

            I don’t think there are any laws pertaining to this but if that is the best you can come up with???

  • vimy

    I love a good debate and I love playing devils advocate. I’ve enjoyed myself today. I thank you all for taking the time to consider anything I had to say by responding