County Clerks Refuse to Obey Supreme Court Sodomite Marriage Ruling
From small counties in Arkansas to busy towns in Texas, there are hundreds of people ready to defend the ground five unelected justices took from voters. The Court may have changed their definition of marriage, Kentucky clerk Chris Cockrell explained, but he isn't prepared to change his. If that means going to jail, so be it. And according to the state's ACLU, that's no empty threat. "Two things can happen if a Kentucky clerk won't issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple," warned one law professor. "They can resign or go to jail."
And don't think the Left won't send them. This week, the Kentucky County Clerks Association says it's been swamped with cries for help from local officials after Governor Steve Beshear (D) ordered government workers to abide by the ruling. Resistance comes with a heavy price: a year in prison for "first-degree official misconduct." That doesn't scare Rowan County clerk (and Democrat) Kim Davis. Like a lot of offices, hers shut down the marriage license window altogether -- in part because so many of her co-workers object. "What has happened is that five lawyers have imposed their personal view of what the definition of marriage should be on the rest of us. And I, as a Christian, have strong views too. And I know I don't stand alone."...
Governor Bobby Jindal (R-La.)...had the foresight to protect religious liberty in law. People in Indiana and Arizona weren't so lucky. Their governors either watered down their legislation -- or refused to pass it altogether -- leaving officials without the legal firewall they need to keep the Left at bay. If the ACLU wants to sue Governor Jindal, let them. "The Left likes to pick and choose which liberties they support at any given time," he jabbed..... Contact your leaders and ask them to follow in the footsteps of courageous conservatives like Governor Jindal and Ken Paxton. Also, don't miss the Governor in his own words from yesterday's radio interview on "Washington Watch."
The left thinks the battle is over, just like the pro-aborts in 1973 rubbed their hands together and said it was all over. They ain't seen nothing yet. There may be millions of neo-pagans celebrating temple prostitution today, but real Christians will stand firm and refuse to dance with the devil. Let us imitate these courageous clerks because we haven't even begun to see the persecution that's coming.
"And don't think the Left won't send them."
Of course they will. They have to smack them down hard before these Christians get out of control (again).
They'll be in my daily rosary. We have a first Thursday devotion for an increase in vocations tonight and I'll add them to my intentions then too.
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less." - Robert E. Lee
Hypocrites. Never heard of ONE that wouldn't do their job when Rush Limbaugh came in for his 5th marriage license.
Sorry If you can't perform your job you need to resign or be fired. Thats a conservative position.
And that position is a secular humanist one. Morally, one has an obligation of non-cooperation with an immoral law. What the Supreme Court did was legislate from the bench which they have no authority to do. Congress is the lawmaker. The Supreme Court has done it on numerous occasions but among the most egregious previous examples are Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade. Congress has the power to remove issues from the court's purview, but they don't have the guts to do it. I applaud the clerks for refusing to cooperate. And you are wrong about the choices. There is another. They can choose to accept the punishment that comes from their non-cooperation.
Just like a nurse or administrative assistant is morally forbidden under pain of excommunication to participate in a legal abortion, so too is a clerk forbidden to cooperate in any way with a same sex union. The same moral principle applies. I applaud these brave individuals.
Q. 1. What does the Catholic Church teach about abortion?
A. 1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:
"Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae," [CIC, can. 1398] "by the very commission of the offense," [CIC, can. 1314] and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. [Cf. CIC, cann. 1323-1324]
Q. 2. What does "formal cooperation in an abortion" means?
A. 2. "Formal cooperation in an abortion" means all the individual who had an abortion, the abortionist who performed the abortion(s), the nurses and other employees that assist in abortions, the administrative staff that provided facilities where abortions were performed, all the individuals who recommended/suggested an abortion, the politicians who supported abortions and/or who voted in favour of them, all the relatives who supported abortions, no matter their excuse for being in favour of it, and even the religious persons who have supported such an act by word or action.
It also includes those who provide financial support, the person who drives the pregnant woman to the clinic, those who manufactured and distributed the pills or other medication that has the intent of causing an abortion.
There are no exception, either one is in favour of abortions or totally against it.
Amen, Tree House Catholic, well said!
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