Earlier today I posted a friend who has left the Church and become a Pentecostal who follows the Sabellian heresy among other things. Later today she asked me to play at least the wedding march at her wedding (I have a Catholic wedding that I am playing for shortly after hers and cannot afford to be late). While I had thought about showing up briefly to say hi and wish her a happy life with her new husband, actually participating in the ceremony seems like something I should not do. It’s not a secret that I’m Catholic, and nearly everyone who will be at the wedding knows that. I do not wish to send the message that I approve of this union between a lapsed Catholic and an unbaptized man who claims to be Christian. I think she’s very foolish to marry this man who is apparently some sort of minister, despite his young age. And I think she’s very foolish to leave the Church for the reasons that she has given. Don’t get me wrong, I’m honored to be asked to play a part in a good friend’s wedding… but this goes too far, I think. :nope:
My friends (who do not understand Christianity and have no desire to) that are there will probably think of me as some kind of bigot and will refuse to come to my wedding someday. I guess it’s a price I’m willing to pay. On the other hand, her own parents will not be at the wedding and I think she really needs to have people she knows there. What do I dooooooooo?!?!?!