In college, I became close friends with a small group of girls. After college, one of them came out as lesbian and began dating another girl. They just got engaged, and I am expecting to be asked to be a bridesmaid or participate in the wedding in some way.
My friends know that I am a devout Catholic, but I think they may expect me to put my beliefs aside in the name of friendship. Of course, if I only act out my beliefs when it’s easy, they mean nothing. I know I cannot participate in this wedding.
Does anyone have any advice about how to handle this situation? What words to use, ways to explain it, etc.? I know this is going to hurt my friends’ feelings, but I don’t want to totally destroy our friendship or make them hate Christianity.