Bil Browning

God Doesn't Want a Lot of Things

Filed By Bil Browning | October 06, 2011 9:15 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: church and state, homophobic politicians, laughing stock, Ledyard, New York, Rose Belforti

"New York law protects my right to hold both my job and my beliefs. I'm not supposed to have to leave my beliefs at the door at my government job. For me to participate in the same-sex marriage application process I don't feel is right. God doesn't want me to do this, so I can't do what God doesn't want me to do, just like I can't steal, or any of the other things that God doesn't want me to do."

-- Ledyard, New York town clerk Rose Belforti on why she is refusing to give same-sex couples marriage licenses.

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And being hired to do a job is all part of a contract where you are expected to be able to fulfill all of its responsibilities. If you can't, then it's either disability or you should be fired. And I doubt anyone would consider the rigidity of your faith to be a disability.

What a Jew was being hired for a waitering job and said that because of Rabbinic law, they couldn't serve non-Jews? Of course they wouldn't be hired.

Find a new job, lady, and get the fuck out.

Ledyard doesn't hold a "job" as town clerk, she holds elected office. As such, she has sworn an oath to uphold the laws and constitution of the state. If she can't meet the terms of her oath of office, she has one option: resign.

God also doesn't want her to eat bacon cheeseburgers or wear permanent press clothing, either, and I suspect she does both.

If you believe St. Paul, God doesn't believe that straight people should get married either if they have a choice (although how Paul reconciles this view of his with Jesus' having changed water into wine at Cana, although apparently it was the result of his mother's nagging, I don't know).

There were certainly scads of government officials and judges in the South who held strong religious views against interracial marriage. Following "Loving," tough for them.

I don't know what Christianist sect this woman belongs to. If she were Catholic, what are the chances that she could get away with denying marriage licenses to people who had been divorced and wanted to marry someone else?

There is no GOOD reason why this garbage has gone on so long.