If conservatives in one Tennessee county have their way, the Board of Commissioners will pass a resolution begging God to spare them his wrath over the “judicial tyranny” of granting equal marriage rights to LGBT citizens and begging their favorite bearded sky-genie for mercy over the Supreme Court’s decision that same-sex marriage is a constitutionally-protected right nationwide.
As Kim Davis continues to find ways to meddle with marriage licenses in Kentucky, Blount County, Tennessee’s agenda for Monday includes a resolution asking God not to destroy America with fire, brimstone, and flaming puppies over gay people getting married:
The agenda item, filed by Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller, is just as monumentally stupid as it sounds:
Whereas, the Governor, Attorney General, and ALL WE Blount County Legislators have sworn an oath consistent with the moral Law of God (“So Help Me God”) to uphold the Constitution of Tennessee and the Constitution of the United States; and
Whereas, the fulfillment of this oath, in the American tradition, may not be read to contradict the written Constitution, Justice, Reason and higher Natural Law; and
Whereas, not all orders claiming authority under color of law are lawful; and
Whereas, unlawful orders, no matter their source – whether from a military commander, a federal judge, or the United States Supreme Court – are and remain unlawful, and should be resisted; and
Whereas, the American system of federalism envisions a political stance of resistance by States and their office holders against lawless federal court orders; and
Whereas, modernly, federal judges have once again usurped powers not delegated to them, and have violated Reason, the Rule of Law and Natural Law by purporting to strike down State laws and acts of the People recognizing and protecting Natural Marriage; and
Whereas, the United States Supreme Court is not the sole and final arbiter of the powers of the States under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, when it acts in an area outside of its jurisdiction; and
Whereas, the federal Judiciary was created by the Founders to have “neither Force nor Will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm” and the States, for the carrying out of its judgments, and it is high time that the Court be so reminded; and
Whereas, we are forced beyond our wishes to comply with what is clearly against our conscience, and violates what the Bill of Rights, both State and Federal, give us the Right to do…
With a firm reliance upon the providence of Almighty God WE the BLOUNT COUNTY LEGISLATURE call upon all of the Officers of the State of Tennessee, the Governor, the Attorney General, and the members of the Tennessee Legislature, to join US, and utilize all authority within their power to protect Natural Marriage, from lawless court opinions, AND THE financial schemes of the enemies of righteousness wherever the source AND defend the Moral Standards of Tennessee.
WE adopt this Resolution before God that He pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities. As the Passover Lamb was a means of salvation to the ancient Children of Israel, so we stand upon the safety of the Lamb of God to save us.
WE adopt this Resolution begging His favor in light of the fact that we have been forced to comply and recognize that the State of Tennessee, like so many other God-fearing States, MAY have fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids.
The Board will be voting on the resolution to beg God for his mercy for this egregious violation of the right of “Christians” to discriminate against those they hate just after it decides whether or not to pay members of the school board, who genuinely believe God placed them in their positions and who disapprove of the teaching of evolution in schools, more money.
Whether or not God will stem his wrath long enough for the Board to make it to agenda item 8, a reading of a letter from the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury regarding budget approval remains to be seen. One thing is certain: it’s almost impossible to read this proposal without firmly applying one’s palm to one’s face.
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