An Entire Clerk’s Office Resigns Over Same-Sex Marriage

An Entire Clerk’s Office Resigns Over Same-Sex Marriage July 6, 2015

I’ve seen a lot of uproar over the fact that a county clerk and both employees in Decatur County, Tennessee have resigned because they refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but it seems to me that they did exactly the right thing in stepping down.

The entire staff at a Tennessee county clerk’s office submitted their resignations this week rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses, reports WBIR.

Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope — along with employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler — said their last day on the job will on July 14, and that they are leaving because the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages clashes with their religious beliefs.

Speaking for the three employees whose resignations take effect July 14, Pope said they were doing it for “for the glory of God,” and not for the publicity.

“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” Pope explained. “That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us. It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”

Oh pipe down there, screechy. It has nothing to do with the glory of God and everything to do with you being a bigot. But you did the right thing. At least you aren’t claiming, as so many others have around the country, that you have some “right” to refuse to do your job and to only offer the legal instruments of government to those you approve of. And don’t worry, I’m sure you can pick up some cash on the Christian rubber chicken circuit, telling your tale of courage in the face of such horrible oppression.


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