Bolbach, who is a lawyer and legal publishing company executive in Washington, acknowledged, “I don’t think our denomination is ready for [changing the definition of marriage], but what do pastors do in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal?”
What do they do? They apply the current Church Law. On Independence Day, we should remind ourselves of the Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State. The Church does not have to apply Federal and State laws. It has the autonomy to do what its own ecclesiastical law rules, even if that means going to prison for it.