Yesterday we reported that Blount County, Tennessee commissioners were set to consider a resolution put forth by a group of citizens asking god not to smite the county for performing same-sex marriages.
Said the resolution put forth: “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…As the Passover Lamb was a means of salvation to the ancient Children of Israel, so we stand upon the safety of the Lamb of God to save us.”
It also said that the SCOTUS Obergefell ruling on same-sex marriage contradicts “higher natural law”.
The meeting, which was filled to capacity, mostly with supporters of the resolution who were wearing red, was adjourned immediately without consideration of the resolution, the AP reports:
The sudden adjournment shocked the 150 citizens who packed into the meeting room. Some of the attendees expressed their disbelief by shouting “Cowards!” and “You’ve got to be kidding me!”
Neither supporters nor detractors seemed to know what the committee’s ruling meant for the resolution in the long run.
“I’ve never experienced this before, for a meeting to be adjourned before it even started,” said Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller, who proposed the resolution and voted against adjourning. “I don’t know what the protocols are for that, and I hope it’ll be corrected because it’s not fair to the citizens. They’ve come a long way to speak, and they should be allowed to speak.”
Most attending the meeting were in favor of same-sex marriage.
Read the resolution: