So… we have an entire bunch of clerks in Tennessee that have resigned their jobs rather than even have a chance of granting a marriage license to someone they don’t like, that being folks who want to marry whom they want, and not whom the clerks want them to marry.
It’s great that other people who don’t hate so much can get now some decent jobs (22% population below federal poverty level). But where does it say in the bible that you don’t do your job or obey the government? The bible repeatedly says obey the government. Why? Because the Judeo/Christian god put every government in place and every king or leader in place and this god doesn’t make mistakes. It doesn’t say only follow it when you feel like it.
If the clerks want to cite not being yoked with others, well, they’re a bit late in that since I can be pretty sure that they’ve associated with plenty of people who have gotten divorced and remarried, Christians they don’t share beliefs with, etc. As for calling on the “commandments”, I’m sure that the clerks don’t follow all of them though they are quick to claim that the bit about homosexuals is all-important. How many people who work on the “Sabbath” have they murdered, in God’s name, of course. Makes it hard to go out for lunch after church, doesn’t it?
Considering that there must have been a lot of prayers going up to prevent same-sex marriage and those failed, one can make some guesses about what was going on:
This god is fine with same-sex marriage and indeed supports it.
The Christians praying were doing it wrong.
There is no God.
Buh-bye, Pope, Bell and Butler. Don’t let the screen door hit you on the bum on your way out.
Post-script – in a amusing turn, we have a TrueChristian(tm) Colorstorm, being unable to quote his bible in support of the clerks, and himself, but claims that Thoreau’s “Life Without Principles” supports what the clerks did. You can see the discussion in comments.