A Stockton, California police lieutenant is under investigation after publishing a letter this week condemning the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, and arguing that homosexuality is “vile and sinful”, against natural law, and will lead to God’s destruction of the nation.
Stockton, located in the San Joaquin Valley, is the 13th most populous city in California.
Wrote Lt. Toby Will in his letter, which you can read in full here:
The Word of God is going forth with striking clarity and Divine accuracy. Man’s rebellion, ungodliness, and unrighteousness in rejecting the truth in order that he may live according to the vile and sinful passions of his corrupt heart is going to be met with the wrath of God.
When the highest court in the land ignores, twists, and misinterprets that governing document that was framed out of a noble and healthy respect for God and His word, and when the highest office in the land publicly declares the legitimizing of homosexuality to be a great victory for the nation, you can be sure that God is giving that nation over to its own destruction.
We are living in a time when the institutions ordained by God, marriage and family, which provide the very bedrock for civilized society, are being dismantled before our very eyes; and when marriage and family are dismantled, the nation that dismantles them will not stand.
Whoever speaks out against this blatant debauchery and dares to take a stand for the truth, will find themselves standing alone. But those who are willing to stand alone for the truth will find that God stands with them.
Will made a special request to the paper that his name and position in the police department be published.
He is now under review, the Stockton Record reports:
“He does not speak for the Police Department, and regarding his use of his police position, it is under administrative review,” department spokesman Officer Joe Silva said Wednesday. Silva could not discuss what that administrative review might lead to.
After reading the letter, Police Chief Eric Jones made a call to the San Joaquin Pride Center “to reassure them that Will does not speak for the Police Department,” Silva said.
Nicholas Hatten, executive director of the Pride Center, described his organization’s relationship with the Police Department as very good.
“We provided them with LGBT sensitivity training, and I don’t know if the lieutenant received the training. I wish he would have voiced his opposition to our faces rather than in a letter,” Hatten said Wednesday.
Local LGBT advocates are understandably concerned.
Said Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, chair of the LGBT caucus, to News10:
“I choked on my coffee [when I read the letter]…When you need to call 911, you should feel safe that the person who responds is there to support you no matter who you are.”
Watch News10’s report: