This Entire County Clerk’s Office Quits Over Marriage Equality: ‘For The Glory Of God’

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Welcome to Tennessee

You know you’re throwing a hissy fit when you and all your coworkers just really can’t stand the sight to two people of the same gender in love, so you all decide to up and quit your jobs at the same time. You know, because who needs a pay check? Gay people are icky.

These three holier than thou staff members at the Decatur County Clerk’s office in Tennessee all resigned because they just couldn’t stomach the idea of issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples seeking to finally get married. They claim they had religious opposition to the Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality law of the land.

The three employees who quit, according to Decatur County Commissioner David Boroughs, are County Clerk Gwen Pope, as well as Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler.

Boroughs praised the group, saying:

“That’s a personal individual decision, but I strongly support them if their faith is that strong… I’m proud of them that their faith is so strong and well-rounded that they feel they can do that.”

Long time employee Gwen Pope, though, didn’t think her hissy fit decision to quit would make headlines. She told WBIR:

“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason… 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… I honestly believe God will take care of us. “

Yes, because God totally tells you to be holier than thou, judge one another, forget to treat your neighbor as yourself, and only agree with people who are just like yourself. Pope must be thinking of Republican Jesus.

Keep in mind, Decatur County still hasn’t had any same-sex couples seek a marriage license, but you know, better to be safe than sorry… don’t want to catch the gay.

Some local residents are giddy with pride over the staffs resignation. One resident Scott King said:

“These three ladies stood upon their beliefs and they stood upon their morals and no one can fault them… Too often we as Christians don’t do that. It’s time we followed the lead of what they showed us.”

“If he gets up, we’ll all get up, it’ll be anarchy!” (~ Random Breakfast Club quote)

Yes, everyone be bigots! It’ll be a bigot party! A bigot uprising! Viva la revolución!

Another resident, Kathy Parrish said:

“[Same-sex marriage] is wrong because it goes against the Bible and everything God intended for it to be… That wasn’t God’s plan. God’s plan was for men to be with women and women to be with men.”

Tell us, Kathy. What is “God’s plan?” I’m sure God would love to hear this plan as well. He seem the sort of fellow who really likes words put in his mouth. I’m sure he’s totally fine with you making judgments for him. Yuppers.

However, one resident had the proper mindset. Carlton Sanders is also a Christian, and seemingly an actual Christian, because he doesn’t believe that people should discriminate. He said:

“If they were elected, and it’s the law and they don’t want to do what the law says of course you should step down… Hey, they decided it. It went to the top. We go by a justice system and that’s how it is.”

And that’s just it. If you work for a county and administer legal documents, you must abide by the law. Since they didn’t want to abide by the law, then perhaps it was good that these individuals stepped out of their roles. Hopefully new employees will be hired who respect the law and respect that everyone should be treated equally under the law despite personal opinions.


Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info