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I recently received an email from a reader. She's aware of the Marriage Pledge, the initiative formulated by Ephraim Radner and Christopher Seitz that called for Christian ministers to set aside their civil authority to sign government marriage licenses. The purpose of this pledge is to clarify the difference between the Christian view of marriage and the government view, which the Supreme Court has redefined so that everyone can use it to express their identities, whatever those identities might be.

In any event, this reader agrees with the goal of the marriage pledge and would like to locate a pastor in Colorado who has signed it, which is to say a pastor who has decided no longer to function as an officer of the State of Colorado in the confection of government-authorized marriage.

If you are or know of a pastor who has signed the Marriage Pledge, please let us know ( and we'll pass along the information to our reader.

R. R. Reno is editor of First Things.

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