“I would be compromising my moral conscience by participating in licensing same-sex couples...I had to choose between my job and my god.”
Her full resignation letter reads,
I have no sympathy for this woman for a few reasons. Not only is she a public servant who must serve ALL taxpayers, and not just the ones she wants, but as a town clerk, she was already violating her religious beliefs and her God by granting marriage licenses period. The God of the Christian Bible does not approve of remarriage after a divorce, interfaith marriages, and non-religious marriages...yet was she complaining when she had to grant marriage licenses to these couples? Not at all...her objection is therefore nothing more than either opportunistic and/or based upon prejudices against same-sex couples. I think that the latter is the more likely scenario.
Additionally, when will those in the Religious Right realize that there is a fundamental difference between RELIGIOUS marriage and CIVIL marriage. For some bizarre reason, they still think that they are one and the same.