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County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by richidinho(m): 5:08pm On Jul 02, 2015
Linda Barnette has issued marriage licenses in Grenada County, Mississippi for 24 years. On Tuesday, she resigned.

“I choose to obey God rather than man,” Mrs. Barnette wrote in her one paragraph resignation letter to the Grenada County Board of Supervisors.

“I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority,” she wrote. ‘The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.”

Another worker has been appointed to replace Mrs. Barnette. It’s unclear if Grenada County will hold a special election to permanently fill the elected post.

“I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation,” she told me. “I had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief. As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The bible teaches it is contrary to His plan.”

Mrs. Barnette is a Southern Baptist and her husband once helped Franklin Graham with his national festivals. So when it came to choosing between her job and her faith – there never was any real debate.

“Christians are being put to the test,” she said. ‘We’re going to see the true Christians who stand. It’s going to be time to stop talking the talk. It’s going to come down to that.”

There are many public workers just like Mrs. Barnette who are struggling with the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage. I received private correspondence from a minister who told me about a North Carolina clerk who resigned. The clerk refused to comment or go public over fears she would be attacked by LGBT activists.

Brian Robertson is Mrs. Barnette’s pastor at Friendship Baptist Church. He said had two reactions to her resignation.

“I am saddened in the fact that we are losing a wonderful county clerk and a very faithful and hard worker,” he said. “I am grieved as a minister and Christian because of the circumstances that have caused her to have to resign.”

However, Dr. Robertson also had praise for his parishioner.

“I applaud her as a brother in Christ,” he said. “Her testimony to the Lord is more important to her than serving man.”

The Mississippi pastor suspects she will be the first of many to lose their jobs because of their Christian faith.



“Political propagandists want to force Christians who do not agree with the liberal mindset out of office,” he said.

I asked Pastor Robertson if he was concerned about LGBT activists coming after Christian ministers. His response was rather interesting.

“I pray that I am targeted,” he said. “I will use the statement Joshua made many years ago. As for me and my house – we will serve the Lord.”

Amen, pastor. Amen!

In the coming days I believe Christians will be forced to abandon their jobs in public service. Those who remain will be targeted with lawsuits and investigations from the activists.

Resign or face the consequences.

Make no mistake. America is about to undergo a religious purging in the public marketplace – at the hands of secular jihadists.



http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/exclusive-county-clerk-resigns-instead-of-issuing-gay-marriage-licenses.html

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Nobody: 5:09pm On Jul 02, 2015
#say no to gay
Lord who do we run to?
Islamic ISIL(ISIS), gay in america, earthquake, missing planes etc
God we(christians) nid ur help.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by sirthisthickkal: 5:10pm On Jul 02, 2015
Good to know that she still has a conscience and it's still working spiritually..

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by asumo12: 5:10pm On Jul 02, 2015
Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by dustmalik: 5:12pm On Jul 02, 2015
That is an honorable woman right there

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by DaBullIT(m): 5:14pm On Jul 02, 2015
Constitution and Law is above everything else

In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

He does provide , but God expects you to make reasonable decisions , and the lady ? She is not holy so don't tell me she did it for God , God doesn't judge like you do , his ways are mysterious grin grin


[b][size=3pt]And all those Holier than thou ignorant nairalanders commenting to quote and insult me for the past 3 days , Bring it ON , those of you threatening to burn your fathers and mothers with Petrol , I am laughing here cos y'all are hilarious , Thus far i have enjoyed the mentions as i have not spared anyone from the response, My opinion shouldn't be yours , otherwise we wouldn't be different , So , as you comment to curse, insult , i will be kind enough to reciprocate, and it wouldn't change the fact that almost everyone on international media agrees she made a stewpyd decision . If you African monkeys see if differently , then stop enjoying the benefits a gay country like USA has been giving you , starting from Internet , mobile phones et al

I remember a popular church in Nigeria before they got international recognition told their church members that Television is devil's invention, and it brings sins into lives of christian faithfuls , today the pastor/ overseer drives the most expensive cars , has private JETS and they broadcast their church programs via satelite TV to the comfort of your home or to the 130 Inch HDTV flat screens in their churches world wide ,
TV that was a sin now is their main method of preaching the Gospel ? Talk about hypocrites
....

Go ahead and quote me , let me enlighten you asswipes cheesy cheesy[/size][/b]

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by marshalcarter: 5:26pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

angry YES!!!! He provides for you and I.....he provides our daily breadangry

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by philGeo(m): 5:27pm On Jul 02, 2015
I know our Bible is against it, in another story, Imam confirm is Gay status.
Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by kay1one2(m): 5:30pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

Homo alert!

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by kingthreat(m): 5:34pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

A fool like the quoted says in his heart that there is no God.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Nobody: 5:35pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people
Are you gay? Don't bother to reply because I hate men that wear pampers

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by RockMaxi: 5:41pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people


You be God?

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Armaggedon: 5:48pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people
another corpse

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Koolmexxi(m): 6:23pm On Jul 02, 2015
Good to see an American who actually has a conscience and still believes in morals and the word of God... Too much freedom and legislation is making America mad...

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by DaBullIT(m): 6:24pm On Jul 02, 2015
Armaggedon:
another corpse

Na so corpse full your family reach wey you dey sabi one ??

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Femistico(m): 6:27pm On Jul 02, 2015
Thats very gud of her, how can a man sleep with a man

am on fp again..dis week is a week of joy to me...

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Octaves(m): 6:37pm On Jul 02, 2015
a woman who doesn't want to compromise her faith. such people are victimised in the USA. may God provide for her and sustain her. if because of your faith, you refuse to perform at a gay wedding, they drag you to court. people don't have freedom of belief or freedom of conscience any more.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Emade(m): 6:37pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

BLACK MAN MENTALITY MONEY IS EVERYTINI SORI SORI O

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by SOUNDKING: 6:52pm On Jul 02, 2015
kingthreat:


A fool like the quoted says in his heart that there is no God.
i repeat ''only a foool".

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Adekorya: 7:03pm On Jul 02, 2015
I'm also a Christian but I don't think I can take the decision she took.

Because I will be thinking how will I get another Jobs or where will I start from

She's a Role model.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Deltagiant: 7:06pm On Jul 02, 2015
Quite a good decision, follow your mind and the teachings of Christ

It's as simple as that

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by Symphony007: 7:43pm On Jul 02, 2015
Good! Resign and go look for job elsewhere since you can't differentiate your personal beliefs from your duties as an officer of the state who swore to uphold your duties without fear of favour. Other bigots should follow suit. With an unemployment rate of 5.3, there are a lot of people waiting to take ur jobs.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by IlekeHD: 7:44pm On Jul 02, 2015
The constitution isn't forcing him to marry them.

He has a right to say No.
Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by SELENAqueensy(f): 7:46pm On Jul 02, 2015
I would do same

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by tonytony208(m): 7:47pm On Jul 02, 2015
DaBullIT:
In her mind, she's doing the right thing abi ?She's been obeying man ever since, loading up her 401k , when that stops, i hope God will continue paying her salary

Oh and i expect some gunkies to tell me God provides for his people

You sound like a man who will sell his SOUL for money and satanic pleasure!

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by richidinho(m): 7:59pm On Jul 02, 2015
Symphony007:
Good! Resign and go look for job elsewhere since you can't differentiate your personal beliefs from your duties as an officer of the state who swore to uphold your duties without fear of favour. Other bigots should follow suit. With an unemployment rate of 5.3, there are a lot of people waiting to take ur jobs.

Quickly Edit this rubbbish

So because of duties someone shld start working as clerk to a Native Doctor (babalawo)

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by unanonso(m): 8:09pm On Jul 02, 2015
May the good Lord give her all the strength she needs to overcome AL coming challenges in Jesus name Amen.

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by damilareoye(m): 8:14pm On Jul 02, 2015
God bless you ma............ . Everybody can't be crazy

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by lolaxavier(m): 8:24pm On Jul 02, 2015
Y
Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by 1shortblackboy: 8:49pm On Jul 02, 2015
damilareoye:
God bless you ma............ . Everybody can't be crazy

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by wordcat(m): 8:58pm On Jul 02, 2015
.....For it is written in the book of psalms;
May his camp be desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it; and let another take his office--Acts 1:20.

A new clerk that can issue Gay Marriad License shall be appointed.

Na bible talk am no be me grin

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Re: County Clerk Resigns Instead Of Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses (Photo) by wordcat(m): 9:13pm On Jul 02, 2015
Symphony007:
Good! Resign and go look for job elsewhere since you can't differentiate your personal beliefs from your duties as an officer of the state who swore to uphold your duties without fear of favour. Other bigots should follow suit. With an unemployment rate of 5.3, there are a lot of people waiting to take ur jobs.

Another person has been appointed already just as it was written in the book of Psalms 109:8 cheesy

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