The failure of the Supreme Court of the United States to hear the case regarding Virginia’s marriage amendment has sent shock waves through nearly every sphere of life across the Commonwealth.
We all became immediately aware of the effect that this non-decision would have on clerks of court across Virginia. They would be forced to make a decision. Obey God and lose their job, or obey man and acquiesce to the demands of an out-of-control government. Some clerks have resigned. Others have determined that their conscience would allow them to hand out the marriage licenses, but not perform “marriage” ceremonies for homosexual couples. So they have kept their job as clerk, but have relinquished their status as a celebrant.
The struggle became evident in county that neighbors the one in which I live. Continue reading →