Get off the Cross, Someone Needs The Wood
Here we go again. Some more Xristian Xrazies trying (and succeeding) to become strip-mall martyrs in Possum Holler:
Clerk employees quit rather than issue gay marriage licenses
“Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said they were resigning because the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages clashed with their religious beliefs. Their last day will be July 14.
“Currently, Decatur County’s clerk office will not issue a same-sex license, the employees said.
“According to Drew Baker, area representative for the Tennessee Equality Project, Decatur County is the only county in the state that has said it won’t issue same-sex licenses. As of Thursday there have been no requests for a same-sex license in the county.
And there’s the rub: No one has asked them to compromise their (allegedly) deeply held religious beliefs. It was a pre-emptive strike, a sort of Chimpy McStagger invasion of the wrong country.
“Pope said the decision to step down wasn’t made to make news.
…Pope told the reporter, who found this story because?
“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” Pope said. “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.”
“All three will be looking for new jobs. There was no backup plan, they said.
Bet me that a GoFundMe account will be up and running shortly.
“…Pope said God will provide. “I honestly believe God will take care of us,” she said.”
I’m glad that they believe that God will provide, because as people who have resigned, they will not be eligible for unemployment benefits, not that the Republicans in Tennessee would have much of a benefits plan anyway.
(WBIR via Raw Story)