(Closed) Officiant Letdown

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry you have to deal with that 🙁

I lived down South for a few years and it’s eons different than it is here in NY.  We had our meeting with our officiant this weekend and I was glad that he pointed out in the ceremony where it says “marriage between and man and a woman” that he can change it to say “marriage between two people” so as not to offend any LGBTQ guests…I was surprised that he was so open-minded that he brought up the same-sex marriage topic himself (hopefully some day it won’t even be something to discuss).

Anyway, I’m sorry. I am sure you can find one truly open minded officiant that can work with you.  It makes me sad when I hear “Christians” shut the door on others especially because of their past…look around more–try the Protestant church and see if they are a little more flexible.  Also, I see you’re in Georgia, if you are near Atlanta I’ll bet they are more open minded there as it’s more urban.  The more rural usually the more conservative.  Good luck.

Post # 4
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Aw, I’m sorry OP. That makes me sad that someone is so close minded. Keep looking. There has to be someone who is a willing and would be honored to marry you both.  It’s not like your Fiance is an ax murderer or something.

Or if it’s legal in GA, could you have a dear friend/relative officiate? Our good friend was ordained online and will marry us. It means a lot to have someone we really care about do something so important.

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