Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Blount County, TN: Board of Commissions Petitions God to Protect Them From the Upcoming Apocalypse Because of Gay Marriage // Update: Board Meeting Stopped Before It Began!

(Originally written on 10/03/15): Do you live in Blount County, TN? It's near Knoxville and slightly smaller than my own county. The Blount County Board of Commissions plans to vote on a new resolution next Tuesday that's titled the "Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God's mercy." Basically, the Board is railing against the court system and recent court decisions that have come out in favor of nationwide marriage equality.

But the resolution also petitions God to protect the people of Blount County from the upcoming Apocalypse that will surely come now that same-sex couples have been marrying throughout the United States (even though same-sex couples have been marrying in patches of the United States for well over a decades -- longer if you count those of us who've been doing commitment ceremonies -- without any Apocalyptic overtones). Check this out:
With a firm reliance upon the providence of Almighty God WE the BLOUNT COUNTY LEGISLATURE call upon all of the Officers of the State of Tennessee, the Governor, the Attorney General, and the members of the Tennessee Legislature, to join US, and utilize all authority within their power to protect Natural Marriage, from lawless court opinions, AND THE financial schemes of the enemies of righteousness wherever the source AND defend the Moral Standards of Tennessee.
WE adopt this Resolution before God that He pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities. As the Passover Lamb was a means of salvation to the ancient Children of Israel, so we stand upon the safety of the Lamb of God to save us.
WE adopt this Resolution begging His favor in light of the fact that we have been forced to comply and recognize that the State of Tennessee, like so many other God-fearing States, MAY have fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids.
Of course, I'm thinking of the day that everyone and everything surrounding Blount County, TN, goes up in smoke; while the people of Blount County transform into pillars of salt because they can't stop looking.

Updated on 10/07/15: The Blount County Board of Commissions technically killed the "Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God's mercy" resolution last night. It's not that the Board voted it down. They just refused to approved the draft agenda for the evening, which prevented them from holding last night's meeting:
More than 120 attendees crowded the commission chambers at the Blount County Courthouse in Maryville to speak at what was technically the commission’s agenda committee meeting to approve agenda items for the Oct. 15 meeting.
Before anyone could speak to the proposed resolution, though, the draft agenda failed to win approval in a 10-5 vote, nixing all the agenda items and effectively canceling next week’s commission meeting itself. There was no discussion before the vote. Six commissioners were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.

The commissioners abruptly adjourned the meeting after the vote. Most of the members immediately left the room amid boos and shouts of “Coward!” from attendees.
Commissioner Karen Miller, who sponsored the resolution, has said that she was "blindsided" by last night's development:
“I’ve never experienced this before, for a meeting to be adjourned before it even started,” Miller said. “It’s not fair to the citizens. They’ve come all this way to speak and they should be allowed to speak. … I think it’s very unjust.”
She plans to resubmit the resolution as a later date.

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