We live in the 21st century, but continue fighting issues of the past, particularly when they involve issues of sex and marriage. A gay priest in the Church of England upset many of its members by exchanging vows with another man during a church ceremony which celebrated his civil partner ship. The Rev. David Lord “felt it appropriate to lay down his clergy license” in light of the conflict his marriage to a man. Nigel Sneed, a church lawyer, claims there was nothing in the ceremony that violated church procedures or doctrine since they already had a civil ceremony. People are allowed to celebrate good events.
The resignation is simply another aspect of our inability as humans to accept the right of people to come together in marriage. Their action did nothing other than to allow two humans a moment of joy. One can assume that is the purpose of what any deity seeks.