David1454 Wrote:
Apr 16, 2013 8:08 AM
Like it or not, civil "marriage" and Church "marriage" are two separate institutions with a common name. Obviously, I can be married by the State and not married in the Church, as well as being divorced by the state, while my Church still considers me to be married. So if the State decides to change its definition of marriage, they can do so if the Legislatures deems it a beneficial change. That does NOT mean that any Church has to recognize that marriage. Religious ministers should renounce their State credentials, and the Faithful should be made aware that these two institutions should evaluated and entered into separately, based on independent consideration of each.