So once again the Supreme Court of the United States of America decided to create law out of whole cloth. Americans who disagree, and really out of 315M people at least a good 160-200M would disagree with 5 candyland judges, there is an answer. Alabama is showing the way. The so called libertarians are wetting their pants over the justices letting 3-5% of the population get married. They didn’t try to fight it on a get the government out of marriage, oh no, they fought to force us to accept that somehow, some way, man on man, woman on woman is normal. It is un-natural, the nature of things is continuing on the human existence, not the human condition. The enlightenment of whatever makes you feel good goes is not going to continue the human existence. So what is one to do? Do what should have been done, get the government out of marriage or get the church out of being the signer for the state for marriage. Lets start with the first shall we? Alabama Counties Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses
My office discontinued issuing marriage licenses in February and I have no plans to put Pike County back into the marriage business,” Allen wrote in a statement. “The policy of my office regarding marriage is no different today than it was yesterday.”
Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic also said he intends to permanently close the marriage license bureau in his office, if his attorneys don’t object.
Both judges cited Alabama Code Section 30-1-9: “Marriage licenses may be issued by the judges of probate of the several counties.”
The law says “may” instead of “shall,” Hamic said, which makes a big difference. He said the law permits probate judges to opt of of issuing marriage licenses.
Secondary to States like Alabama, will be the churches in blue and purple states where they will continue to issue marriage licenses. The Churches have no legal obligation to sign off on government licenses, nor should they. Churches can bless marriages but not participate in the legalities of the marriage. Let the betrothed head to city hall for their legalities. Let the State handle the confusion and the mass paperwork and the lines of those wishing to marry. It isn’t the Church’s duty to participate.
We have come to accept that the state is the arbiter of our marriages but the one true arbiter of our marriage is God. Lets keep it simple folks and in the end we have won this war.