how many have their children christened as a standard thing rather than for what its actually intended for. personally i never had either of my lads christened as i am not religious, preferring to let them make their own minds up when they understand what it means, now to me i am respecting religion by doing this even though i dont follow it in any shape or form, where as allowing gay marriage in a church against what the bible teaches to me is disrespecting the religion.
Hypocrisy is endemic in the church & all religions...........I have no interest in the church, therefore have no interest in what go's on there.........gay marriage included
That's how I was brought up, religion was neither encouraged or disrespected & I suppose I'll do the same with my son, I get what you're saying, but if it now has the blessing of the church, is it disrespectful?
I personally see the hypocrisy in all church weddings of non religious couples (gay or straight), thats why I refused to marry in a church, although I probably wouldn't refuse an invite, so does that make me a hypocrite? lol
Are you against gay marriage full stop? that I get, although it doesn't trouble me.......but if the church are choosing to move with the times, I just don't see it as disrespectful.