Blount County Commission resolution: God, don’t smite us for gay marriage

A Tennessee county is reportedly planning to consider a resolution that will beg God for mercy following the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage, imploring the Almighty to “pass” the county by during “his coming wrath”.


The resolution states in part: “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….”

The Ring of Fire website called the resolution a product of an “inflexible mindset” that is being “fueled by the GOP and corporate media sources such as Fox News”. Steve Stamples, the Blount County Commissioner for District 3 said he doesn’t agree with Commissioner Miller.

The committee meeting will begin at 6:30pm EST in room 430 at the Blount County Courthouse.

Gwen Schablik is a Blount County resident who is active in the gay-rights organization Tennessee Equality Project. It says the Supreme Court’s ruling contradicts “higher natural law” and “reason” and the American system of government “envisions a political stance of resistance by States and their office holders against lawless federal court order”.

“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” states the resolution.

PFLAG Maryville and the Tennessee Equality Project are two groups who oppose the resolution and they have asked their supporters to attend the meeting to protest it. They also recommended that their supporters write to the commission via an online feedback form.


Ginny West Case, a retired Christian educator in the United Methodist Church, told The Daily Times newspaper the God of Miller’s resolution doesn’t sound like the God she knows.

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