This is why the Supreme Court never should have changed the definition of marriage, in my opinion.
“In God We Trust”
“She (Kim Davis) needs to recognize that she is not working under the authority of God in this building.”
“I Could Not Take Part….. “
To put the point in the blunt terms employed by Justice Harold Blackmun towards the end of his career on the bench, when he announced that he would henceforth vote (as Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall had previously done) to overturn all death sentences, when I sit on a Court that reviews and affirms capital convictions, I am part of “the machinery of death.” My vote, when joined with at least four others, is, in most cases, the last step that permits an execution to proceed. I could not take part in that process if I believed what was being done to be immoral. . .
King Solomon Proverb 25:26
Like a trampled spring and a polluted well Is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Gilll Commentary of Proverb 25:26
A righteous man falling down before the wicked,…. Either falling into calamity and distress by means of the wicked man, through his malice and cunning, and which be seeing, rejoices at; or crouching unto him, bowing before him, yielding to him, not daring to oppose or reprove him; or falling into sin in his presence, which he ever after reproaches him for, and openly exposes him, so that his usefulness is lost; and especially if he joins with the wicked man in his course of living; and particularly if a civil magistrate, and acts unrighteously in his office: he
is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring; like a spring or fountain muddied with the feet of men or beasts; so that; he who was before as a clear spring of flowing water, a fountain of justice to his neighbours, from whom good doctrine and wholesome advice flowed, is now of no use by instruction or example, but the contrary.
My Question and Suggestion to the Supreme Court
Why is it, if you consider something immoral, it is okay if you do not take part in the process because it is immoral? And if someone else considers something immoral, they must partake in the process even if they consider it to be immoral?
I suggest you take another take another look at the First Amendment and keep your noses out of religious morals. When you took office, you swore on a Bible to uphold the Constitution. In other words, stick to interpreting laws instead of making laws contrary to the First Amendment by redefining religious precepts of marriage.
Regards and Goodwill Blogging.