Judge Strikes Part of Mississippi Conscience Act, Requires Clerks to Issue ‘Gay Marriage’ Licenses

Court-GavelJACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge who was appointed to the bench by Barack Obama has struck down part of Mississippi’s Freedom of Conscience Act, requiring clerks within the state to issue “gay marriage” licenses despite their religious convictions.

As previously reported, in April, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, also known as the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. It was sharply criticized homosexual and transgender advocates.

“The sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions protected by this act are the belief or conviction that: marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman; sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage; and male (man) or female (woman) refer to an individual’s immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics at time of birth,” the legislation, authored by House Speaker Phillip Gunn, reads.

The bill prohibits the government from punishing those who decline to officiate same-sex ceremonies or provide services or accommodations for the celebrations, as well as those whose policies require use of locker and restrooms consistent with their biological gender.

It does not permit persons to refuse service in general, but only to decline forms of personal participation in events that conflict with their faith.

But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a legal challenge over the matter, representing two homosexual men—Nykolas Alford and Stephen Thomas—who called the law a “slap in the face” to their plans to tie the knot.

“H.B. 1523 has no rightful place in Mississippi or in our history books, and we’re hopeful this lawsuit can stop as much of it as possible before it goes into effect,” ACLU attorney Josh Block said in a statement.

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On Monday, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves struck down part of H.B. 1523, while leaving the rest of the law intact. He issued an order stating that all 82 county clerks must issue same-sex “marriage” licenses to homosexuals despite their religious beliefs, opining that an opt-out would run contrary to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges.

“Having reviewed the relevant section of HB 1523, the parties’ arguments, and the scope of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell, the Court finds that (Section) 3(8)(a) may in fact amend Mississippi’s marriage licensing regime in such a way as to conflict with Obergefell,” Reeves wrote.

“Mississippi’s elected officials may disagree with Obergefell, of course, and may express that disagreement as they see fit—by advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision, for example,” he said. “But the marriage license issue will not be adjudicated anew after every legislative session.”

The rest of H.B. 1523 will go into effect on July 1.

“If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights,” Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves remarked in a statement following the court ruling. “I hope the state’s attorneys will quickly appeal this decision to the 5th Circuit to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of all Mississippians.”


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  • Theodore Fenton

    Neither Issuing nor not Issuing marriage licenses is a religious practice.

    • Amos Moses

      LOL! ……….. and you really think that piece of paper has any real meaning ……. Wow ………. powdered sugar on a turd ………… still not a jelly doughnut ……………. learned absolutely nothing from Orlando, did you ……….

      • Theodore Fenton

        I’m not interested in your assessment of your own marriage.

        • Amos Moses

          You have no marriage ……… you have a “marriage” or a faux marriage ….. so not ………

          • TheBottomline4This

            Amen to that.

          • Theodore Fenton

            No such thing as a “faux” legal marriage.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Theo…marriage is only between a man and woman. Same sex relationships are never marriages. Even if the law, which is a bad one, says so.

          • Theodore Fenton

            Get back to me when you become a Supreme Court justice.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Get back to me when you become God.

          • Theodore Fenton

            Right back atcha!

          • TheBottomline4This

            I know I’m not God. I have read his book though and It’s principles back up what I’m saying. You don’t like what the Bible says and that is expected.

          • Scott Davenport

            I sure hope you are at ease with burning and an eternity of hell away from God as he is watching every evil word that leaves your lips. Amazing that anyone could be so foolish…..

          • This style ten and six

            Why do you Christians take such delight in contemplating folk writhing in agony for ever and ever? Good thing it is all in your head.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Says the ancient one who is closer to finding out how wrong he is sooner than most.

          • jjgrandisland

            He can even get back to us when he gets a law degree. And the one in a Cracker Jacks box does not count.

          • jjgrandisland

            Sorry…I have 10 years of marriage to prove it is. And yep…it comes with all the same challenges as yours. Paying bills, taxes, getting the kids off to school, working late nights and just passing out in bed only to get up the next day to do the same thing all over again. But every time I look in his eyes or watch my boys hit the home run I realize it is all worth it.

          • TheBottomline4This

            LOL. An abominable house for sure.
            The poor kids.

          • jjgrandisland

            Careful…I have a very strong paternal instinct.

          • TheBottomline4This

            The kids are a pawn. Shame.

          • jjgrandisland

            A pawn? Seriously? My oldest just returned from her first year of college with a perfect 4.0 gpa. We are so proud of her. I will show her your comment and see if she considers herself a pawn. And for the record, she took a personal defense class as an elective this year. She claims she now has a wicked upper cut. Not threatening…just advising.

          • TheBottomline4This

            If she wants to end up in jail, bring it on. Not threatening…just advising.
            Shame she is so brainwashed.

          • jjgrandisland

            You just better stop calling her names and debasing her family. Then there will be no trouble.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I have no beef with her. I’m sure she is a nice person. As I said she is a pawn in the situation.

            I had a neighbor one time like you who didn’t like that some of those around him didn’t support his “family” when they moved in. Thankfully they were just renting. We caught on camera the “loving couple” vandalizing a few things on a couple of the properties. The ones who were affected pressed charges and now the “loving couple” are wishing they hadn’t reacted in such hatred.
            Stop hiding behind “advising” when you’re really threatening. You debase the situation she grew up in by choosing it to begin with. Any shame is really on you and the guy you live with.

          • jjgrandisland

            I assume you are referring to my husband and our children’s second father. Well we are one heck of a lot better than her biological parents. Mom died from drugs and no one really knows whatever happened to him. We think is somewhere in Colorado. As for the bad neighbors…just turn on COPS sometime and see what your relative and neighbors do.

          • Theodore Fenton

            You write like a spoiled 16-year-old girl. “Only my marriage is real. Only my church is real. Only my religion is real. Only my family is real.”

          • TheBottomline4This

            Truth hurts dude. You are living in abomination, like it or not. I know you can’t see it, but it’s true. One day you will learn how right I am. Not because I am saying this, but because you are rebelling against God.

          • Amos Moses

            LOL! ……….. yeah …….. keep telling that lie to yourself …………. maybe you will believe it one day ……

          • Theodore Fenton

            As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a maroon!”

            Try going to church instead of a court of law in search of a legal divorce. See how well that works out for you, Amos.

          • Amos Moses

            See………… right there …………. i have no plans to divorce ……….. would not even if i could ………….. it is not the CHRISTIAN thing to do …….. you OTOH …. not so much ……………

          • Theodore Fenton

            Now, that’s funny!

          • Amos Moses

            What is not funny ………….. you seem to see a need to plan for that …….. i do not …….. see ………. christians have a FAR lower rate of divorce than non-christians …………. christians married to christians are far more likely to work out their problems and forgive ……………… it is the rest of the non-christian world that has a ~50% divorce rate …………..

          • jjgrandisland

            Where are you getting these great statistics? Now you are just making up crap.

          • Amos Moses

            ignore …………

          • Amos Moses

            More statistics…………

            Survey finds excess health problems in lesbians, gays, bisexuals
            By Andrew M. Seaman By Andrew M. SeamanJune 28, 2016
            ca;news;yahoo;com/survey-finds-excess-health-problems-lesbians-gays-bisexuals-224741845;html – Replace the ; with a .

            Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large U.S. survey.

            For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation.

            With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults “were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use, potentially due to the stressors that (they) experience as a result of interpersonal and structural discrimination,” researchers wrote online June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

            Overall, 67,150 survey respondents were heterosexual, 525 lesbian, 624 gay and 515 bisexual. The average age was about 47.

            Yep, good and healthy and wonderful ………….

          • L6S

            Perchance, did that ‘survey’come by way of Breitbart, Redstate, WMD or Fox news?

          • Amos Moses

            Perchance it did NOT………. the link is in the post ………… and it states the source is JAMA …..
            Journal of American Medical Association …………………

          • jjgrandisland

            And if this is true who exactly is responsible for the discrimination? I suggest you locate the nearest mirror.

          • Amos Moses

            No ………… the studies flaw is it wants to blame those who point out homosexuals error …….. when in fact homosexuals already know that what they do is depraved and that is the source of their difficulties …………. they know they are lying ……….. and it gnaws at them …. they desperately need others to accept their lies …………. and we refuse to be lied to …….. so check your own mirror for that …………….

          • jjgrandisland

            Wow…it must be really, really dark in that whittle’ head of your yours. Boo! Go Away…you are not welcome here any more.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You are the one who is not welcome. You come here spreading hate and ignorance. Go to a gay site. they will welcome you with open…whatever you prefer to use…..

          • jjgrandisland

            I do go to many sites. But I feel I can have more impact when others watch me tussle with people like you.

          • jjgrandisland

            I am celebrating my 10th anniversary next week. All of my family and many of our congregation are celebrating at our house. People don’t do this for faux marriages. By the way how many marriages have you had?

          • TheBottomline4This

            LOL “congregation”. Care to share which denomination?

          • jjgrandisland

            Episcopal. Are you really going to go there? Oh right…only your faith is the true faith. No wonder so many wars have been fought.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Of course I’m going to go there. Why not? Is that too personal, but your homosexual relationship isn’t? smh

          • L6S

            Do you not find it the least bit ironic that King James (of the KJV Bible) was gay?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Really? He was? Wow! I learn something new every day.

          • L6S

            consider it a public service, you are welcome.

          • Amos Moses

            The whole world believing a lie ………. only makes them all liars …….

          • jjgrandisland

            And only you know what is true. Crackpots like you have been saying this for centuries. Please tell me you only play on the internet and I will not have to see you in Times Square with two signs strapped over your shoulders.

          • Amos Moses

            No …….. everyone knows ………… EVEN you know you are lying ………….. and you are desperate to have everyone believe your lies ……………….

          • jjgrandisland

            Actually…the more you accuse me of lying does not make it true. Normal people are just laughing and pointing at you.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Yep, actually did that a couple months ago. Some wacko with a sign in a city where a lot of homosexuals live, I’m proud to be a citizen of that city. It was in the weekend, on a busy day. He was preaching hell and damnation to every homosexual if they didn’t repent. We all just stood there and laughed.

          • jjgrandisland

            Arguing with them does not help. But laughing at them and pointing does get under their skin.

          • Amos Moses

            You suppress the truth in unrighteousness ……… you lie to yourself …………. nothing new here …………… laugh all you want ………. does not change what you are doing one iota ……

          • jjgrandisland

            Amos…you just keep your beliefs to yourself and I will do the same. This debate is over…you need to go back to your house of worship and your home and believe whatever you wish. Out here in the real America you beliefs are no longer welcome.

          • Amos Moses

            “Amos…you just keep your beliefs to yourself and I will do the same.”

            No ………. you do whatever you want ……….. i will tell the truth ………… whether you like it or not ……………….. if you do not like it ………….. the door is open for you to leave ………. this is a christian forum …………. NO ONE is forcing you to be here …………. Take a Hike Mike ……..

          • jjgrandisland

            And as a good Christian I have the right to have my views heard. See people like you do not get to define our faith any longer.

          • Amos Moses

            See ………….. people like you have nothing to do with faith …………. except as a lie ……..

          • jjgrandisland

            Amos…your interpretation of our faith is over. The hocus pocus garbage is done. If you want to call that a lie then so be it. I call it an evolution…something GOD demands of us.

          • Amos Moses

            Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

            So there is no “evolution” of Gods word ……………. Sorry ………… try again ………….

          • jjgrandisland

            But people like you have been changing GOD’s words for your own evil intentions. Sorry…have done a great job of reading our scriptures. I see what people like you have written in GOD’s name. So go away…we dont listen to you any longer. It is the reason why people are running away from our houses of worship. Hocus pocus….go away.

          • Amos Moses

            No ………… Gods word is unchanged ………….. if “people like you” ………. have changed it …… then it is no longer Gods word …………….. and FYI, ………………. that is exactly what YOU are trying to do ……………. so FAIL!!!!!

          • jjgrandisland

            People like you have been changing it all throughout history to fit you needs. The most amazing thing is GOD gave us a brain to help us figure out what you guys have been up to.

          • Amos Moses

            If you ever start using it ……….. please let us know ………….. right now you need to read the scriptures and figure out that we are not allowed to alter scripture …………

          • jjgrandisland

            I did not have time to read today. I will tomorrow and continue to skip over the wrong parts.

          • Amos Moses

            There are no wrong parts …………… but if that is what you think ……… then you may as well skip it entirely …….. if you cannot believe the first ten words of the bible …….. what follows will not help you …………

          • jjgrandisland

            Amos…please dont tell me you were stoning daughters and cutting off appendages last night. You know those are no-no’s. And you should be lucky we said owning slaves is a bad thing.

          • Amos Moses

            Again …………. if you have not read the whole of it ………….. then you do not know what you are talking about ………. if you cannot believe the first ten words of the bible …….. the rest will do you little good ………….. this little bit display of yours just shows how little you know of it ………….

          • jjgrandisland

            And I am sure you are going to tell me what I have missed…YAWN…

          • Amos Moses

            No ……….. it is in print ….. but it will do you no good ……..

          • jjgrandisland

            It is in print by man…a very sad situation. GOD is so much better than this.

          • Amos Moses

            Cute OPINION ………… with nothing to back it up ……….

          • jjgrandisland

            You think GOD would say owning slaves was acceptable? Do you think GOD would say to cut off people hands and feet? Do you think GOD would want people stoned to death? Please…

          • Amos Moses

            In Exodus 21:16, it is against the law to kidnap a man and to make him a slave or to even be found with him is punishable by death.
            21:16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

            So no …………

          • jjgrandisland

            Exodus 21:2 “If you buy a Hebrew slave, he may serve for no more than six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. 3 If he was single when he became your slave, he shall leave single. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife must be freed with him.

          • Amos Moses

            Yep ………. and how is that any difference from todays welfare state ……… except they are never freed ………. That is not an endorsement of slavery ………. those are rules for those who violate Gods laws anyway …..

            Anyone who used the bible to justify slavery in America only showed their ignorance of the bible and levitical slavery.

            Slaves had protections. Biblical slavery is not the same as modern slavery. Exodus 21 spells out how a slave must be kept and cared for during his servitude.

            If a person was sold into slavery, the money went to THE SLAVE to settle the slaves debts.

            Slaves were not allowed to work on the sabbath.

            Slaves were to be released every six years. At the end of six years, the master was required to give the slave enough funds to establish a new life.

            If after six years they wanted to stay they had to be released every 50 years during the jubilee.

            If the slave wanted to stay they were required to appear before he a priest and declare they wanted to remain a slave and have a nail driven through their ear. There was no compulsion. They had to publicly declare it.

            Slavery was an option for those in debt or in poverty.

            If the slave ran away it was against the law to return a slave to the master. There were sanctuary cities established.

            Evil men do evil things. There is no biblical record of Israel ever keeping slaves, although they were taken into slavery many times, Egypt and Babylon. But the thing is, you are comparing USA slavery to biblical slavery and it is not the same thing ……… not even close. Biblical slavery was more akin to todays welfare state………. so if you want to throw stones… understand you should be first in line to be hit ….. if you support welfare for the poor………… Because you support that form of slavery…………

          • jjgrandisland

            And yet it was still slavery. And the good old boys used GOD’s word to justify what they did. But you do prove my point that things have changed over the centuries…Things condone and described in ancient times change. And for the record…slavery is always slavery.

          • Amos Moses

            And yet it is not …………

            “And the good old boys used GOD’s word to justify what they did.”

            And they were wrong ………

            Sorry, who was the person, the homosexual or atheist that put a stop to slavery in this country ……. Yeah……….. thats right ……….. there is none ……….. it was CHRISTIANS that did that …………..

            “And for the record…slavery is always slavery.”

            And since you support a welfare state ……….. YOU support SLAVERY and are a SLAVER ……

            Good One ……………………… glass houses and throwing stones …………

          • jjgrandisland

            Yeah…because the Christians were still hanging gays and lesbians at that time.

          • Amos Moses

            Actually …………… they were jailed in this country ………

          • jjgrandisland

            No…they were actually shot, burned at the stake and held under water until dead. But people like you never own up to what you and your ilk have done. How sad.

          • Amos Moses

            As do you and your “ilk” not own up to what you have done ………

          • jjgrandisland

            I never killed anyone.

          • Amos Moses

            Christ says differently ………….. if you are a homosexual ……… you are killing someone ……….. if you support homosexuals ……. then you support their death ………………. Own Up to what you are doing …….

          • jjgrandisland

            You are just a nut job. Sorry for the slur but if you are calling me a killer…you are just a nut job.

          • Amos Moses

            So i guess what the CDC has to say about it ……… nothing ……… Orlando ………. nothing ….

          • jjgrandisland

            Why would the CDC have an opinion on Orlando? You are just babbling now.

          • Amos Moses

            CDC has an opinion on homosexual participants and the effects ……………. Orlando is the effect they have on the others that they choose to parade in front of ……….

          • jjgrandisland

            Ohhhh…Amos…are you slipping into dementia? I am really starting to feel sorry for you now.

          • Amos Moses

            You do not want to tell or hear the truth that homosexuality and its practice causes premature death …………. so you want them dead …………. and so you are a killer …….

          • jjgrandisland

            Listen Famous Amos…I think all your cookies are totally cracked. And I urge you to please be careful when you say this stuff. One of us may be standing right beside you and you may just never see our response coming.

          • Amos Moses

            Ooooooooooooo …………. i am so scared …………. i think that is a threat and a violation of the TOS for this site ………… and you should be flagged …………….

          • jjgrandisland

            I did not threaten you my friend. I would never do that. But like I always warn people that may consider attending an NAACP meeting using the “N” word is really inappropriate and might get you into some trouble.

          • Amos Moses

            First ………. we are not friends ……….. you are any enemy of the gospel …………….

          • jjgrandisland

            Ok…fair enough. We are respectful enemies. I just want you to be duly warned.

          • Amos Moses

            “Do you think GOD would want people stoned to death?”

            As opposed to the firing squad, hanging, lethal injection, electrocution, abortion, etc, ………….. so not really sure what your point is there ………….. do you know ………..

          • Amos Moses

            “Do you think GOD would say to cut off people hands and feet?”

            Matthew 18:8 – Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

            Matthew 5:29 – And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.

            So what? …………………

          • jjgrandisland

            Would any sane person do these things? No but some nut job religious extremist might.

          • Amos Moses

            No ………….. i think any sane person would stop doing what would make them continue to SIN ………….. as SIN causes death in any event ………… so what is the difference ………

          • jjgrandisland

            Sort of like eating lobster and murdering. Gotcha.

          • Amos Moses

            Sort of like i never heard that before …………….. and you are the first person in history to ever have thunk that ………. and it is a lame argument ………….. for a person who has no biblical knowledge …………….

          • jjgrandisland

            And you have all the biblical knowledge down pat. NOT.

          • Amos Moses

            More “pat” than your cobbled together distractions you got from …………… what was that website again ………….

          • jjgrandisland

            I am not claiming I know all the scriptures. Far from it. I long ago learned to ignore some of the bad, bad things which remain in our scriptures. But you my friend choose to just keep cutting and pasting. How sad.

          • Amos Moses

            Sorry ……….. but we are not given the privilege …… as christians …… to ignore parts of scripture …… ANY scripture …….. we are to read it all and understand the CONTEXT it was given in …………. to come to a fuller understanding of God/Christ …….. the bible is about one thing and one thing only ……… the person of Christ Jesus ………… and NOTHING else ………….

          • jjgrandisland

            Actually, we are not robots. GOD gave us a brain and he expects us to use it. Now I know we should make exceptions for people with IQ’s which are under 80.

          • Amos Moses

            Yep ………. and He expects to use it to read His word ……… and not call Him a liar …… and not to ignore His word …………

          • jjgrandisland

            I would not dare call GOD anything. But I have no problem calling the men who have inserted stuff in GOD’s name many, many things.

          • ShemSilber

            Shalom, Brother Amos. I see your posts encouraging people to straighten up and fly right, and may blessings be on you for doing so.

            There is a blessing on those who know that there is no such thing as same-sex marriage. It’s a lie straight from the devil, the father of lies, because we know that the Master Yahushua (Lord Jesus) made us male and female for His purpose, to grow our Father’s family.

            We can witness to people about that, and we should, in order to warn them about the wages of sin–death, meaning the second death, per Romans 6:23–rather than accepting the free gift of life from our Master Yahushua. If they insist on being dingbats now, maybe they will wake up later.

            At some point their laughter will turn to tears and they will BEG the Master help them. Let’s just pray for them that it will be soon enough, in Yahushua’s Name, omein.

          • StillBetter&Better

            What does your denial change, sugar?

          • Amos Moses

            It is your denial of reality that is at issue …………. two men or two women are not a marriage …………… any piece of paper not withstanding ……

          • Theodore Fenton

            We know you don’t want them to be marriages. But the reality is that they are marriages nonetheless, and that you can never change.

          • TheBottomline4This

            We know you want them to be marriages. But the reality is that they are not marriages nor will they ever be, and that you can never change. No paper, law or whatever makes it so. God says it’s not and that fact settles it. Your beef is really with Him since He says what constitutes a marriage.

          • Amos Moses

            My “want” is not at issue ………….. it is by definition ………… NOT ………….

          • Theodore Fenton

            Your comment reminds me of that awful racist Southern myth that black parents are incapable of loving their children like white parents love theirs.

          • Amos Moses

            Again …………. you are making RACIST comments to justify your depravity ……… race is not depravity ……………… homosexuals are involved in depravity ………… but congrats on your exposing your RACIST tendencies for all to see …………..

          • Theodore Fenton

            How do you figure I’m racist? I already stated that that particular Southern myth is awful and racist. Reading comprehension is obviously not one of your strong suits.

          • Amos Moses

            And you are trying to conflate that with homosexuality and its depravity ………. and that makes you not only a racist but you acknowledge your racism and do not care ……

          • Theodore Fenton

            I said your comment reminded me of that awful racist Southern myth, not that they are the same; however, both racism and homophobia are deplorable and unacceptable.

          • Amos Moses

            So now you want to use sophistry and casuistry to couch what you said ………

            “both racism and homophobia”

            RIGHT THERE ………… you are equating ……… you are conflating race and DEPRAVITY …………………. and that is RACISM …………..

          • Theodore Fenton

            Nothing wrong with equating the two deplorable and unacceptable behaviors of racism and homophobia.

          • Amos Moses

            Equating depravity with racism is racist ……………

          • Theodore Fenton

            You proceed from a false premise. Homosexuality is not depravity. Sexual orientation cannot be changed any more than race can be changed.

          • Amos Moses

            Yes …………. homosexuality is depravity ………….. you are the one making false comparisons and it is racist ………… and even IF what you are trying to say is true ……….. there is no comparison to a race ………. and a physical act …………….. and it is still RACIST …………..

          • Theodore Fenton

            Sexual orientation is not a physical act.

          • Amos Moses

            Sexual “orientation” is a MYTH ………………………… you have a SIN orientation and NOTHING else ……………….. and contrary to your desire …………… you can stop that SIN …………. race …… NOT SO MUCH …………….

          • Theodore Fenton

            Again, you proceed from a false premise. Sexual orientation is not a myth. Jesus himself understood that some are born gay.

          • Amos Moses

            “Sexual orientation is not a myth. Jesus himself understood that some are born gay.”

            hmmmmmmmmm …………………. BULL ROAR …………….

          • Theodore Fenton

            “Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.” (Matthew 19:11-12)

            Here Jesus identifies three classes of men who should not marry women. Taking his categories in reverse order, first, there are those who have made themselves “eunuchs” for the kingdom of heaven, i.e., those who forswear marriage to better serve God. Second, he mentions those who have been “made eunuchs by others,” an apparent reference to castrated males. But Jesus mentions a third category — eunuchs who were born that way (gay males).

          • Amos Moses

            Eunuchs are NOT GAY or TRANNYS …………….. WRONG …………..

          • Amos Moses

            Sorry ……… i was not aware you had had an orchiectomy ……………..

          • Slidellman4life

            Eunuchs aren’t homosexuals, moron.

  • TheBottomline4This

    Some states are starting to leave off a specific clerk’s name printed on the form in case a person disagrees with the issue. That’s a good idea in that whoever works there and is qualified can sign the paper. If you disagree, you don’t have to be the one to sign it. If you agree, sign away.

    • gogo0

      funny that it is an acceptable solution to christians, that their name not be on a certificate while they continue to work in and contribute to an office that conducts such evil un-christian acts.
      guess they value the money more than they value their convictions.

      • TheBottomline4This

        Stop grasping. There is no name of any clerk, Christian or not, on the forms. Everyone has to work. No company is perfect. Tis true these gay “marriages” are evil acts. Thanks for admitting that.

        • gogo0

          its easy to see why you think the subject of compromising your faith is grasping, you likely think you do it many times every day by purchasing products from “gay-friendly” corporations, paying taxes for things you don’t agree with, following laws you dislike, etc. it’s become second nature to christians living in first-world nations.

          odd thing that kim davis and these Mississippi clerks have not made any stink about issuing divorce decrees violating the “christian sanctity of marriage” (using quotes this time since you see to have trouble with sarcasm).

          its just more cafeteria religion, picking and choosing what to follow or fight. i’ll admit it is nice how christianity eventually bows to and adopts modern societal values over time, unlike a certain competition that has both feet in the bronze age.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

    Uh, in CASE you didn’t know, Gay Americans are taxpayers, too. We help pay the salaries for these public officials. Why should I have to support a judge or clerk who would deny me and my husband-to-be a marriage license, when we are legally eligible to get one? Would you want your tax dollars subsidizing a public official who discriminates against YOU? I doubt it.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Oh well. We all pay taxes. I’m pro life, but still some of my taxes go to support Abortions.

      • jjgrandisland

        But that fact that a woman has control of her own body is none of you business.

        • TheBottomline4This

          Yes it is when another body is inside her or she wants to use my tax dollars to kill that other body.

          • jjgrandisland

            Sorry…it does not work that way. Remember all the years I was forced to allow you to have tax deductions so you and your spawn could have a better life and they could get an education?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Ah, so you’re one of those bitter gays.
            Better watch out if you go in a nightclub, a muslim won’t be as tolerant of you as I am.

          • jjgrandisland

            No. I am one who is tired of taking your crap. And for the record, what you are feeling is that of being punched back. And you second comment is just wrong…49 people died you DB.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I don’t have to take your crap either bitter boy. Yes it’s wrong in our minds, but it can happen dude. You better watch it. Your bitterness and lifestyle choice can get you killed by those muslims. I’m serious. Didn’t what happen in Orlando make you more aware of that? islam doesn’t tolerate homosexuals. They even throw them off buildings. I don’t agree with that evil. God will deal with you better than any of us could. Go watch a guy named Milo Yiannopoulos. He is on point on most of what he says and knows the risks. Educate yourself bitter one, you’ll live longer.

          • jjgrandisland

            Actually, it has continued to embolden us. You know when you are getting killed you become much braver and more confident. The difference between me and you is that I do not shoot off my mouth. But should you decided to do in the wrong time and place you just might regret it. And for the record I am big and tough enough to do something about it. And for the record I do my best to be a good person and to love my neighbor. So I will take my chance with GOD.

          • TheBottomline4This

            “The difference between me and you is that I do not shoot off my mouth. But should you decided to do in the wrong time and place you just might regret it. And for the record I am big and tough enough to do something about it. And for the record I do my best to be a good person and to love my neighbor.” All of that is a lie.
            Given your wicked bent, you won’t be standing after God gets done with you. Enjoy the heat
            Your ignorance is your bliss 🙂

          • jjgrandisland

            I am happy to meet my maker. I have lived my life honestly and have respected my neighbors and most importantly protected the people that cannot protect themselves from people like you. We will see who will be pleading for an air-conditioner.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss

          • jjgrandisland

            We will all see in the end. We will all see in the end.

          • Joey Grimmett

            Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

            There are Christians who would welcome, and treasure you and your family. I would suggest that you seek them out.

            Congrats on your daughters 4.0 GPA, you must be very proud.

            Be well!

          • TheBottomline4This

            You are blinded. True Christians won’t enable homosexaulity.
            Matthew 15:13-14 speaks about this…
            “But He answered and said, Every plant, which My heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

          • Joey Grimmett

            Tell it to the Pope…

          • TheBottomline4This

            The pope isn’t a Christian.

          • Joey Grimmett

            Nor are you…

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss 🙂

          • Joey Grimmett

            You and your ilk have created this atmosphere where anyone’s and everyone’s faith can be questioned. Why not start with yourselves?

          • TheBottomline4This

            You are blinded. True Christians won’t enable homosexaulity.
            Matthew 15:13-14 speaks about this…
            “But He answered and said, Every plant, which My heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

          • Joey Grimmett

            A true Christian doesn’t damn people to hell. That’s of the devil…

          • TheBottomline4This

            You’re a ditch leader.
            Go kiss your pope’s hand. Maybe he’ll listen to your lies.

          • Joey Grimmett

            Oh? Spreading some more of your Christian hate?

          • jjgrandisland

            We are so proud of her. I do worry a bit about the boys following her around. But I think every father believes the boys are never good enough for her.

          • Joey Grimmett

            I’d be more worried about some of these ‘so called’ Christians.

            At any rate, she’s a lucky girl to have you for a father.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss

          • jjgrandisland

            She knows how to take care of these “fake Christians”.

          • Joey Grimmett

            You may think you don’t ‘shoot off your mouth’, but that is not my observation. You speak for God often, and without any licence, and you are not God. It is not your place to sit in judgement of anyone, that right is reserved for God alone.

            No true Christian would wish anyone to hell…for any reason.

            Repent, I will pray for you.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You evidently know little of the Bible. We are to judge, just not hypocritically. Since I’m not a homosexual, I can judge.
            Educate yourself.

          • Joey Grimmett

            You’re a sinner, and I guess a liar as well.

            Repent, I will pray for you.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Blind one you are.

          • Joey Grimmett

            Perhaps blind, but I can still spot a hypocrite a mile off.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss.

          • Joey Grimmett

            Is that what Satan keeps whispering in your ear, dear?

            Repent, I will pray for you.

      • gogo0

        tax dollars are not allowed to be spent on abortions except in the case of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. I understand your desire to punish people for having sex, but do you take it so far as to enforce it on women who were raped or will die due to pregnancy?

        • TheBottomline4This

          Anyone who supports Abortions is heartless. If you don’t want a baby, keep your pants on. If the tragic situation of rape/incest happens…the baby didn’t do that to you…your son/daughter is innocent. If you are not strong enough to raise the baby, give your son/daughter up for Adoption. Other than that, if you don’t want a baby, don’t have sex. If you can’t control yourself, have sex, but use birth control. If the birth control happens to fail, don’t kill your son/daughter, give them up for adoption.
          As for the life of the mother, the percentages for that are very low. Some women have been told if they didn’t abort they could die. It usually doesn’t happen. Women who are pro-life will take the risk and usually survive fine. Those who don’t want to take the risk are pro-choice usually anyway, so not surprised. Your fear mongering on this is expected.

          • gogo0

            “if you don’t want a baby, keep your pants on”.
            perfect opening response to the question of ‘how about rape victims’

            no fear-mongering, it’s just the law (Hyde Amendment) taking into consideration that many don’t want their tax dollars going towards voluntary abortions, and thus limiting their use to special extreme cases.

            I will give you real credit for advocating birth control though, that is the legitimate solution to unwanted pregnancies and would lower the abortion rate tremendously were people more knowledgeable about them. shame that most fundies and the evangelical wing of the GOP are staunchly against teaching people anything about sex other than ‘don’t do it’.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Those who are raped, which is a tragic situation, can have the baby and either put he/she up for adoption if they can’t or don’t want to keep the child.
            I have a friend who was raped, she ended up pregnant. She struggled to decide whether to keep the child. In the end, she decided to keep the child and they are doing good. She has said numerous times she couldn’t imagine her life without her daughter.
            Yes, she would have preferred the child had been conceived in the normal way, but as she also has said, it wasn’t her daughter’s fault. She understands some can’t emotionally/mentally handle keeping a baby from rape, but she strongly supports them having it and giving it up for adoption. She says murdering the baby in an abortion is not the answer. She is one of my heroes!!

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            That was her choice. I know someone who went into a depression because she was raped and her parents being Christians stopped her from having a abortion, because of their believes. When the baby was born she wouldn’t even touch it and the baby went into the system, see the grandparents didn’t want to take care of the baby either, nice Christians. Not even sure till this day what has happened to the baby. So, no not every woman who was raped is strong enough to take care of the baby.

          • Mellow Fellow

            My twin in the womb had a late term fatal defect and in case you don’t know, that could have cause serious medical problems and killed both my mother and myself. Look up TTTS. Evil people like yourself would rather I die than abort a fetus who will never be born.

            Secondly, I have a friend who had a brain tumor at 15 and to this day part of her brain is protected by only a layer of skin, no bone or prosthesis. She has been told by doctors that pregnancy would kill her. You would deprive this woman from ever experiencing the joy of sex and force her to live her life in solitude.

    • Amos Moses

      Just keep building that data base for the coming Sharia Law and muslim rule ………… Orlando taught you nothing it appears ……………. want to understand what true discrimination is ……………. just look there …………

      • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

        Gay Americans will be fighting right along beside you, Amos.

        • Amos Moses

          We will be fight to keep you off the tops of buildings ………. not sure what you will be doing ….. praying to the God and Christ who created you in repentance for your defiance of Him …………. i hope ………….

      • This style ten and six

        The idea that sharia law and muslim rule is imminent in the US or any other western country is so bizarre as to be ignored.

        • Amos Moses

          It is already taking over the finances and financial empires of this country …………. want control of a nation ……………….. control the money ……….. you are conquered and do not even realize it ………. it controls the presidency ……….. enjoy your denial ……….

          • This style ten and six

            Paranoid. Not worth the bother.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Yeah I really can’t respond to comments that are so vague. It’s just generalized, paranoid ranting, with nothing to respond TO.

        • Amos Moses

          Londonistan ring a bell ………………….

          • This style ten and six

            Don’t be silly.

        • jjgrandisland

          Amos Moses…has slipped into early Alzheimers long ago.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You should know.

        • gogo0

          christian sharia is a far more real and credible threat to American society, amos and the others use the competition to scare people into accepting their theocracy as the lesser of two evils.

    • Scott Davenport

      Cuz’ you have a mental disease called queerness and if you don’t get cured you should just take your filth and leave the planet. I understand you turned to guys because women wouldn’t have anything to do with your ugliness, but that too can be cured… 🙂 No need to turn to another man’s nasty bung…….

      • This style ten and six

        I take it you are a Christian.

        • Amos Moses

          Gee, this is a christian site ………….. where do you come up with these “startling” revelations ……………

  • This style ten and six

    It is to laugh, all this kerfuffle about same sex marriage in the US. Other countries have had it for years and they are still managing to get by. Is the US going to collapse because two men or two women marry? I don’t think so. Get used to it it is here to stay.

    • Amos Moses

      You must be too poor to pay attention ………………. Orlando ……….. San Jose ……. more to come …………. what does it take to get thru the denial ………………….. i guess 50 dead is not enough ……………

      • This style ten and six

        You don’t make sense. Are you saying that SSM caused the Orlando massacre?

        • Amos Moses

          Evil met evil ………… the rest is history ……….

          • This style ten and six

            You really are beyond the pale of human decency. 49 human beings were shot down, many more injured and your response is, evil met evil! You must be a Christian to think like that.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Human decency? Are you pro-choice?

          • This style ten and six

            What has that to do with the unnecessary deaths of 49 innocent people?

          • TheBottomline4This

            If you will answer the question, then I will say.

          • This style ten and six

            OK, you have nothing. Goodbye.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Um, you don’t want to answer the simple question?
            Ok, goodbye.

          • Amos Moses

            ooooooo …… that hurt …………. booo hooo …… how mean and intolerant of you …… oooooo ………… truth is what the truth is ……… sorry to disabuse you of your delusion ……

          • This style ten and six

            Then I must assume that you are OK with the slaughter of gay men.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Why don’t you stop supporting the slaughter of unborn humans and then you can make your points about the slaughter of those living outside the womb.

          • This style ten and six

            My goodness, another irrelevant comment.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No more irrelevant than yours. Why do you shy away from what I’m saying? Are you 12?

          • This style ten and six

            The discussion concerns the horrible event in Orlando. You drag in abortion which has nothing to do with case

          • TheBottomline4This

            You are very concerned about the slaughter of those at the nightclub. Understood. Are you also concerned about those in the womb?
            Slaughter is slaughter. In the womb or out.
            What say you?

          • This style ten and six

            Do you have a problem with reading comprehesion? Read my post again and concentrate this time.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No I don’t limited one. Answer the question…What say you?

          • This style ten and six

            Then comprehend this: go away!

          • TheBottomline4This

            Never. You leave. If you don’t like opposing opinions, go to a homosexual site. Your views will be taken seriously there.

          • Amos Moses

            Ass-u-me whatever you choose ………… my comments are on the record …. evil met evil that night and evil does what evil does …… it devours ….. even other evil ….. the chickens came home to roost …… every one at the Pulse were there to “be who they were and to be free from the judgement of christians” ………… and they were ………….. they got exactly as they wished …… just did not turn out as they expected …………

          • This style ten and six

            Yes, true christian charitiy. I am glad I don’t live in your head.

          • Amos Moses

            Back at cha ………… BTW, the dead do not need charity ……… so not even sure what you are talking about …… do you know ………….

          • Amos Moses

            Mat 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

            Luke 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

          • jjgrandisland

            Stop this hocus pocus fear garbage. It does not work here any more.

          • Amos Moses

            What would you know about it? …………….

          • jjgrandisland

            I know what you preach is just wrong. I have watched your comments on other sites. You and your ilk are quickly dying off. Unfortunately, we have other religious zealots running around with guns and bombs. But do not fear…they will die off too.

  • james blue

    A self employed Christian photographer should be able to refuse to do gay weddings and a non Christian should be able to refuse goods, services, employment etc to Christians. However if a christian photographer is employed by a company that does cater gay weddings, he should do the gig or seek employment elsewhere. Employers should not be forced by law to make accommodations for our faith. It’s nice when they do, but they should not be forced to by law.

    Those in government should not be able to refuse government issued documents to people who qualify to receive them, a Muslim DMV clerk should not be allowed to refuse to issue driving licenses or voter ID to women and a Christian clerk should not be allowed to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

    It is up to us to make the sacrifices in life in order to live by our faith, not have others make accommodations for us. If this means certain jobs are not suited to us, so be it.

  • jjgrandisland

    I know many of you are upset. But I suggest you hold back your energy. Wait until the other two rulings are announced. This law is DOA. The State of Mississippi should not be wasting this money.

    • TheBottomline4This

      Not upset at all. Some states are starting to leave off a specific clerk’s name printed on the form in case a person disagrees with the issue. That’s a good idea in that whoever works there and is qualified can sign the paper. If you disagree, you don’t have to be the one to sign it. If you agree, sign away.

      • jjgrandisland

        Yeah…and that bad…bad…state employee has been married four times to three different men. She abandoned her twin boys so she could go be with her next conquest. So lets talk about the sanctity of marriage. She is nothing but a DB.

        • TheBottomline4This

          Show me where I agreed with the “state employee” you speak of. I don’t agree with her past choices. You talk to her about her lack of “sanctity of marriage”.
          I’ve been married to one person for 30 yrs. Your point?

          • jjgrandisland

            You seem to be supporting the bad politicians and Governor who changed documents to accommodate this fake Christian woman. Just pathetic.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your denseness is laughable DB.

          • jjgrandisland

            I know the truth hurts. I suggest you start stocking up on your antidepressants. You are going to need them in the coming days.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss 🙂

          • jjgrandisland

            You are correct I am in bliss right now. Watching you again being reminded that you cannot treat gays, lesbians, and their families as second class citizens. It is almost becoming a smack down.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss.

          • jjgrandisland

            Just keep thinking this way. Meds will be your only recourse.

          • TheBottomline4This

            Your ignorance is your bliss.

  • L6S

    If one is paid to perform a service and that individual determines that to perform that service goes against their “belief”, why not change employment?

  • John_33

    Well, the lines are drawn. Mississippi as a state should disobey.

    • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

      Fine with me. The federal government can stop sending them money.

      • Joey Grimmett

        Mississippi is a welfare state, they depend on the money from the federal government just to get by. They are hands down the poorest state in the union, and it’s attitudes like yours that got them that way.

        A real point of pride, I’m sure.

      • John_33

        Fine by me. Mississippi’s citizens can stop paying federal taxes and use that money to go to the state. If you really want a Constitutional crisis, this is where it will go.

        • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

          And all because Gay couples are allowed to get married. Definitely worth waging a civil war over, huh?

          • John_33

            No, that’s not the reason why. I’d be fine with agreeing to disagree on same-sex ‘marriage’ and let people go their own way. The issue here is whether clerks can abide by their religious convictions without being punished. The federal courts have indicated that states cannot protect their citizens’ religious beliefs. The courts got it wrong. Since religious liberty is a right, Mississippi has a duty to protect its citizens, but the federal court is not letting them. This is why Mississippi ought to do it anyway. They are upholding the law by doing so. If the federal government wishes to punish Mississippi for upholding the law, then you will have the above mentioned crisis.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            That’s not how the system works. Courts don’t get in the way of the law, they define the law. If you disagree with a court ruling, that’s your right, but it makes not one bit of difference legally.

            If a court says you aren’t allowed to do “X”, then the law doesn’t allow you to do “X, no matter how vehemently you may disagree.

            Your interpretation of the Constitution does not supersede the courts’.

          • John_33

            Sorry sir, but this is how the system has historically worked. When the courts & government get the law wrong and order citizens to disobey their conscience, then it’s the citizens’ duty to disobey. This is what happened in 1850 after the Fugitive Slave Act was passed by Congress that ordered civilians & state officials to turn over runaway slaves in the North back to their slave owners. The citizens also reacted strongly in opposition when the courts ruled on Dred Scott v. Sandford in 1857. I’ll leave you a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:

            “I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.”

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Okay, so did this ruling get overturned by a higher court, or was there a Constitutional amendment passed to overrule it at some point that I’m not aware of?

          • John_33

            The courts can’t make rules that contradict the Constitution. People have a right to religious liberty & a right to not be discriminated against. Any laws or rulings that violate those principles are in error. Mississippi was correct to pass legislation protecting religious liberty, as the Constitution guarantees.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Are you saying that your interpretation of the Constitution supersedes the Court’s?

    • OhSoGood

      Yes! As much federal money as they take in, denying said money to them would bust them down immediately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

    In Mississippi, the just-passed House Bill 1523 says people can deny services or goods for the “celebration or recognition of any marriage, based upon or in a manner consistent with a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction,” which would include pre-ceremony celebrations, post-wedding celebrations, anniversary celebrations and other related celebrations. It isn’t about just weddings, it is about ANYTHING that acknowledges the legal right of Gay couples to marry in Mississippi.

    It will be interesting to see which government agency in Mississippi concludes that the owner of a bakery can turn away a couple that wants a wedding cake, but also concludes that a restaurant cannot turn away the same couple, 20 years from now, who wish to have an anniversary dinner party. What constitutional standard will be used to determine this?

    It will also be interesting to see how judges and courts determine which cases of discrimination are motivated by “religious freedom,” and which are motivated by simple animus. Do we simply take the business owner’s word for it? And if the baker is an Atheist who doesn’t like Gay marriage, is he out of luck?

    Can this bill also be used to turn away Muslim or Atheist couples? It goes without saying that there is a great deal of animosity toward Muslims among evangelical Christians these days. If a Christian florist, for example, refused to provide flowers for a Muslim couple’s wedding, saying that to do so would be an “endorsement” of Islam, will the law in Mississippi allow her to refuse service?

    The bill ALSO permits any taxpayer-funded government official to turn away Gay couples who are seeking a marriage license, as long as the official uses his “religious freedom” as an excuse. Imagine your tax dollars paying the salary of someone who discriminates against YOU.

  • OhSoGood

    This is such great news!!!

  • DTrevor

    Unfortunately, this result was expected. The Mississippi law was too narrowly tailored, as it only protected specific religious beliefs and not all religious beliefs. Under it, a court clerk could refuse to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple on the basis of religious belief, but a court clerk would not be protected by the law were they to cite religious belief as a basis for refusing to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple.

    A more broadly written law, allowing a court clerk to refuse to issue a marriage license on the basis of any sincerely held religious belief may have survived a court challenge. As the law was written, however, the state was attempting to protect only certain defined religious beliefs rather than all religious beliefs, proving that the state has no real interest in defending religious freedom.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      A more broadly written law would still violate Reynolds v. United States. The Free Exercise Clause does not grant citizens the right to use “my personal religious beliefs” as a get out of jail free card every time there’s a law they’d rather not obey.

  • 201821208 :)

    “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” Rom. 1:26-27

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Uh huh. Nice, but irrelevant to United States law.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Villains are using the issues of homosexuality and transgender to tame the Christian population in the Western world. The Church must stay true to God instead of giving in.

  • Gena B

    If a clerk or other person doesn’t want to to what the law requires because of religious beliefs, then they may have to find a different job. There are Christians working in many jobs they may not be comfortable with, but I can’t imagine God condemning a clerk for handing out forms. As laws change Christians may find themselves squeezed out of jobs they previously held or places they work because they know it’s not a place for Christians. Jesus said things are going to get worse not better and we may have to just keep moving and shake the dust from our feet until He returns.