Getting the approval of a demonic state seems demented.
re: “Perhaps religious people should dispense with getting the state’s approval and go with a religious ceremony only.
Getting the approval of a demonic state seems demented.”
I see what you are saying, but the problem is, if same-sex marriage is “legal”, then “legally” we are all supposed to “recognize” its legitimacy. That is, ministers who refuse to perform such marriages could be prosecuted for discrimination, churches who refuse to recognize the same could be sued for discrimination. Insurance business owners will be forced to recognize such marriages, Christian hospitals, universities, secondary/elementary schools could be forced to hire such couples or lose their license to do business. It will never end.
It won’t really matter if churches withdraw from the “state” licensing to perform marriages or not - the low information voter will not see the distinction.
I’m not saying I disagree with you. I’m just not sure it would stop all the crap coming our way anyway.