We blogged about (here, here, and here) the case of Judge Ruth Neely, a municipal judge in Pinedale, Wyoming, who mentioned to a reporter that, as a Lutheran Christian, she would not be able to preside at a same-sex wedding. Uproar ensued.
Never mind that no gay couples have ever asked her to do their wedding, so that she never discriminated against gay couples. Never mind that Wyoming law does not require judges to do weddings of any sort. But the enforcers of the new morality complained to the Wyoming Supreme Court, demanding that she be removed from office.
The court has now issued its decision: Judge Neely will be censured, but she will be allowed to keep her position.
After the jump, an AP story about the decision, as well as the reaction of the president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, Matthew Harrison.
The title of his message puts the case in vocational terms: “Living Out Vocation under the Cross.”