SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
Davis not alone anymore, 30 clerks in Mississippi also refuse same sex marriage licenses
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Kim Davis No Longer Alone – 30 Judges In North Carolina Refusing Homosexual Marriage
More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.
Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.
The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.
The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like the one in Kentucky.
“It’s keeping folks from having to choose between their job and their religious beliefs. I think that’s important,” he said.
Berger said so far the law hasn’t caused any problems.
“I think the law is working very well,” he said.
Only Utah has a similar law.
Why Christians Cannot Accept Gay Marriage
Leviticus 18:22 – ‘Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.’
Christians cannot have any agreements of any sort with friends on ungodly things. Christians know when satan cannot access your heart directly, he often tries to do it through those to whom you have opened it – your friends and associates.
For Christians this is simple logic. He accesses you by proxy. Many people do not know this.
St. Paul says “Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:30 and 1 Corinthians 5 9-11 as well as Ephesians 5:6-14) This corruption first becomes a spiritual reality even before it is visible, and it allows satan to set up shop in our hearts. Christians may not always know what ungodly things their friends think about or do- that is now always visible. If it is visible then they must have nothing to do with it– that must be clear. And when it is not visible, at least Christians must be sure on their part that they are not in agreement with those who participate in anything that is not of God. Because if Christians are, and even if they are not doing it themselves, they get the effects as if they were doing it, because their hearts are close to those by association. And with this access, satan can block our graces still.
If Christians discover these associations they are to repent of them immediately before the Lord and cut themselves free of them with prayer.
Christians are aware of Joshua 24:15 –If it is displeasing to you to serve the LORD, choose today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors served beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose country you are dwelling. As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
Read more: Why marriage can only be between a man and a woman http://settingrecordstraight.blogspot.com/2014/05/hate-sin-love-sinner.html