Skip to comments.N.Y. town clerk: I won't sign gay wedding license
Posted on 06/30/2011 8:12:21 PM PDT by fwdude
New Yorks gay weddings victory lap has not extended to all parts of the Empire State, with a rural town clerk determined to not sign any same-sex marriage licenses.
Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said shes morally opposed to same-sex weddings and does not intend to affix her signature to any marriage documents for gay or lesbian couples.
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I pray the Lord bless, keep and protect this lady for standing up for what’s Godly and right.
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29
My prayer for this lady and the righteous taking a stand against the wicked Sodomites:
“Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:9-12
Yup she is toast, as are many more tens of thousands of Christian employees in NY state. War is hell.
Her practical dilemma is that her job is dependent on man's law. But in the long run, losing (or resigning) her job is nothing compared to forsaking her moral beliefs. She is holding steady there, and I admire her courage.
The article doesn’t mention it, but I pray that she has a faith in God that will be unshakable. Otherwise, she really is toast.
Agreed and me too.
Agreed and me too.
It takes supernatural courage to stand up to the Gaystapo.
Buy that Lady a car...
> No imposed renewal fee.
Maybe like renewing a driver's license, every few years there should be an eye test. :)
> No imposed training or proficiency testing required to be eligible.
More's the pity. Some days I think there ought to be a minimum requirement in "how to be kind". That one thing would save so much heartache and hurt. Oh well.
While many were preoccupied with the fallacy of “marriage equality”, here’s an example of the real threat of Marxist oppression in wait.
It’s not about homosexual unity, it’s about persecuting those that don’t support it.
It is essential the town clerk stares down every threat against her conviction; otherwise, she concedes to the tenets of Communism.
The govt should get the hell out of the marriage business.
It takes faith and without faith courage does not mean a whole lot.
The NY town clerk was interviewed for 11:00 news, Syracuse NBC affiliate. She said although she does not wish to sign, she will sign the marriage licenses for gay couples, as it is her duty.
I’m in favor of your solution.
>> The government doesnt regulate marriage
Yeah, well now it’s regulating the religions and industry that make marriage possible.
Unfortunately, you’re right. The clerk is on weak legal ground and will probably lose her job. That doesn’t mean I don’t applaud her and wish her well. BTW, the leftists routinely violate laws they disagree with, but that’s beside the point.
People need to understand there’s no middle ground on this gay versus real marriage thing. If a government legalizes gay marriage, then it has to actively oppose real marriage. What I mean is, it can no longer give real marriage any special treatment whatsoever. That means rewriting school curriculum to give gay “marriage” equal treatment.
Gay “marriage” isn’t the end result. Gay marriage is only an incremental step in a process to restrict the religious, association, and free speech rights of anyone who disagrees.
The problem is that the church was given an “exception” and of course, that’s based on moral grounds. So, if I’m a church member and a Town Clerk, I logically fall under that “participatory” legislation.
No different that forcing nurses to participate in abortions.
Unfortunately, I fear the third is most likely.
I think you're right. She is a very elderly woman, and seemed very stressed.
I agree. Same moral dilemma with regard to the job -- and kudos to those who stand by their moral beliefs.