The idea some churches and pastors have to let the people vote on same-sex marriage is misguided.
Let me put this in a way that churches and pastors might really take to heart: Let the people vote on whether churches should pay property taxes like everyone else. Right now, the property tax bill on church land and buildings is exactly zero.
And let the people vote on whether the income used to support the pastor should be subject to income tax, like everyone else. Right now, the pastors' income tax bill is exactly zero.
No, I think the wise pastor and the akamai flock support the full separation of church and state, and understand that the church ought not to try to control government, just as the government ought not to try to control the church.