Alright gentlemen, I have given this subject much thought and I believe I have come to a conclusion. I would however appreciate your thoughts on the issue, as I may have overlooked something. I am no longer willing to act as an agent of the state by placing my signature on a state marriage license. I do not believe that the state has any jurisdiction to license that which God ordained. Several states have passed laws recognizing homosexual unions as marriage and I believe more will follow as the sodomites continue to press their agenda. I see the day coming when a homosexual couple will bring suite against a baptist preacher for refusing to officiate their marriage ceremony. An agent of the state who routinely acts on behalf of the state by signing state marriage licenses will have little recourse in a state court of law. If, however, he does not act on behalf of the state and does not sign any state marriage licenses there will be no grounds for a suite. I am officiating a wedding ceremony this afternoon, but I will not be signing the state marriage license. They will have it signed by a county judge who is also attending the ceremony. I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am called of God and ordained by the Church. I am not a minister of the State and I hereby revoke my state recognized license.