Religion: I Have

What should a minister do when, on the eve of a large formal wedding at which he has agreed to officiate, he learns that the couple are already secretly married? Should he decline to proceed, thus acutely embarrassing the bride's parents, who are members in good standing of his flock? Or should he connive at a deception, assist at a mockery of a sacred ceremony?

Such a dilemma confronted Rev. J. Fred Johnson of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. last fortnight when a deacon informed him that Mary Katherine Prince and Frank Otto Cotton Jr. had been married—properly, by a Georgia...

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