I just had to quote this. I heard a teacher colleague say this morning---‘if you don’t like gay marriage then don’t marry a gay person.’ Fair enough, but I doubt that many would leave it at that.
For those churches who do not want any part of it--- that’s OK too---- don’t. Is not the State capable of marrying and sanctioning such a union? Another point---- if you’re church sanctions gay marriage and you are vehemently opposed--- don’t you see the writing on the wall? Or perhaps you can go along with it because you love everything else about the place you worship. I suspect that many Catholics have faced such dilemmas around other issues.
The bottom line--- the sky shall not fall and we are not heading towards Hell.