Well, unfortunately, I think the days of pastors being able to sign marriage certificates – “legally” (in the eyes of the government) marry folks are numbered… will become a thing of the past.
I generally try to keep an eye-out / ear to the ground on what is going-on within the “gay community”, and this is what will be “coming down the pike” next.
Many have been saying: “Fine… The Supreme Court has ruled, homosexuals can be legally married… We’ll just leave them alone, and they’ll leave us alone”.
Not so fast… “The Gay Community” won’t let it go at that. Mark my words… they will intentionally seek-out and target bible-believing churches and request that pastors there marry them. Why? To further their point.
THE RESULT: Pastors will eventually lose their ability to “legally” marry folks. It will go something like this: “If you, Pastor ________ aren’t willing to marry EVERYONE, then you won’t be able to legally marry ANYONE”.
I foresee a time in the not-too-distant future, where marriage ceremonies in churches, conducted by pastors will be just that. And, everyone will then need to venture down to the courthouse to have their marriages made “legal” (in the eyes of the government) by the local “Justice Of The Peace”.
That’s where “legal marriage” is heading now that the gay community has gotten their victory in The U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately, many will be able to point back to this post sometime down the road and say: “Scott was right again”.