As a judge in Anderson County’s Summary Court, Dan Sharp sometimes has been honored to officiate a couple making the ultimate commitment, marriage. The Probate not only grants a marriage license, but has the happy occasion to perform ceremonies at the courthouse. Judge Dan Sharp does not take this duty lightly and is committed to marriage and the understanding from couples that the vows taken during a wedding are a covenant between a man an a woman before our creator. It is interesting how closely our traditionally spoken vows mirror the biblical scripture from its origin in Matthew.
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:4-6
Sadly, some activist with an agenda will try to use the court as a staging ground for protest and newsmaking as in other counties in South Carolina. This is only a distraction for court operations and is counter to the state’s contitution admendment on marriage.