The Blount County Commission is set to take up a resolution that asks God to spare its citizens from an anticipated wrath associated with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Apparently the County is abiding by the SCOTUS ruling and not refusing to issue marriage licenses, but a few feel they are doing so under the heavy hand of the law and they hope the Lord will forgive them for doing so. Tonight, a Tennessee county wants to do just that.
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 USA, 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.
Blount County commissioner Karen Miller wrote the “resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God’s mercy”.
The debate promises to be lively – the Nashville-based Tennessee Equality Project, a gay rights group, expects about 250 speakers and protesters, wearing red, according to Gwen Schablik, board president for the Project’s foundation.
“I was just shaking”, said Schablik, “I was shaking at the fact that there was someone in our county putting out that much hate and doing it in a legislative manner”.
“Even people who consider themselves very religious are speaking out against it”, Schablik said.
The proposal is already making waves in Blount County, where individuals on both sides are expected to speak out at Tuesday’s meeting, the Daily Times reported.
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A similar resolution without the appeal to God’s mercy was passed recently in Greene County.
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