Entire Staff in Tenn. County Clerk’s Office Resigns Rather than Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

This is one way to preserve your integrity, certainly. The entire staff at a Tennessee country clerk’s office has now resigned over being forced to issue “marriage” licenses to gay couples.

The Jackson Sun reports that the entire staff in Decatur, Tennessee has resigned in protest over gay “marriage.”

The telephone in the Decatur County Clerk Office rang nonstop Thursday morning, and a steady stream of people came into the small room.

Over and over again, people praised the decision of the three workers who have decided to step down from their positions rather than hand out same-sex marriage licenses.

Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said they were resigning because the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages clashed with their religious beliefs. Their last day will be July 14.

Currently, Decatur County’s clerk office will not issue a same-sex license, the employees said.

…Pope said the decision to step down wasn’t made to make news.

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