I am going to be a bit serious today. And I am asking some questions to start a conversation. And I am not going to take sides. I am just going to present the case and see what you have to say. I ask that you be respectful in answering and anything that is not respectful will be censored – at my discretion.
NY State just passed a new law that allows gay couples to marry. They are not the first, and will most likely not be the last. But since they have been in the news, they are on my mind. I know I have friends on both sides of the fence. And while I stand firm in my own convictions, I am interested to know your take on the following questions.
Since marriage is a legal standing, with a ceremony that can be performed outside of a church and that may or may not have religious undertones for the couple marrying, does the church get to define marriage any longer? Should they?
And finally, is marriage, like Christmas, largely commercial if a large portion of people who partake in it do not consider it a religious ceremony?
Again – please be respectful – otherwise you will be deleted.