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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Going to (and from) the Chapel

The Governor of Texas has declared that "marriage is a sacred institution."
Most Protestant Christians reject the idea that marriage is a sacrament. (Most Protestants also reject the idea that anointing sick people with oil and ordaining minsters are sacraments.)
The Attorney General of the State of Texas is opposed to gay people getting married. But when they do get married, he won't let them get divorced.
In Texas, laws list who can perform wedding ceremonies. And ministers are included in the official list. But there's no record of who is a minister and who ain't. So, any Joe or Sally who calls herself or himself a minister can perform the task. And, truth be told, any couple could get a marriage license, scribble in some made-up name on the officiant line, send it off to the clerk and be "lawfully wedded."

For something so "sacred," it seems awfully haphazard. Anyone want to re-write the whole system?

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I wish they would rewrite the whole system. I was beginning to think you had dropped off the face of the earth!