Wyoming Supremes censure judge for simply stating her Christian beliefs
Judge Ruth Neely
The 3-2 decision by the state court majority of E. James Burke, William Hill and Kate Fox, however, was ‚Äúvigorously‚ÄĚ opposed by two justices, Michael Davis and Keith Kautz.
The dissenting judges pointed out that Judge Ruth Neely, a Lutheran, broke no law and violated no part of the judicial code of ethics by stating she personally could not perform a same-sex ‚Äúwedding.‚ÄĚ
David and Kautz are warning that the decision creates a new ‚Äúreligious test‚ÄĚ for those who would be judges.
‚ÄúThe effect of the majority opinion is concerning for the people of Wyoming. It likely results in a religious test for who may be a judge, at any level, in our state.‚ÄĚ...
It's called immorality John Y., not Insanity. You know like what Romish priests do that's not insanity that's immorality, [URL=http://www.bishop-accountability.org/AbuseTracker/]]]http://tinyurl.com/hs3yvm7 (Abuse Tracker)[/URL]
Emphasis on Lutheranism? I would hope, Penny, many people will have a common morality, anyway.
'Multitudes baptized into ‚ÄúChristianity‚ÄĚ as infants do not personally know Him whom to know is life eternal (Jn 17:3; 1Jn 5:20). Loyalty to denomination substitutes for Christ. For example, Christian News, a Lutheran newspaper, offers some excellent articles, but its orientation is more often Lutheran than biblical. The standard is ‚Äútrue Lutheranism‚ÄĚ rather than Christ. So it is with many other denominations' --- [URL=http://tinyurl.com/hbey9pa]]]http://tinyurl.com/hbey9pa (Church, Tradition or Christ?)[/URL].
I get along quite well with Lutherans by the way, but that has been a sore point among Christians about them -- some of them push Lutheranism rather than Christianity.
But I have to agree with others the Anglophone world has gone nuts on queer rights, and it should stop It's interesting what will happen when this Judge refuses to do another queer wedding?
Christians must learn to speak with one voice. In China if their pastor gets arrested to the rest hide their faces? Jesus taught us to go to the prisoner and feed him.... that means that we associate with those being persecuted by the world, like Kent Hovind was.
Chris G P wrote: ... the UK, the USA, Canada, and other Western countries ... fast getting to ...
Perhaps nothing terribly new, as the spirit of antichrist is, and has been ongoing since the apostles' times:
"every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that *spirit of antichrist*, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and *even now already* is it in the world" 1Jo 4:3
We had a court case in the UK some time ago, of a Civil Marriage Registrar, who was a Christian, for the London Borough of Islington, who was sacked for refusing to preside at "gay marriage" ceremonies, when they first came out. Her sacking was upheld, and it means that no Civil Marriage Registrar can refuse to preside at "gay weddings". This effectively disqualifies any Bible believing Evangelical Christian from being a UK Civil Marriage Registrar
We have already had the McArthurs of Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland successfully sued for not baking a "Gay Pride" cake, and now the British Pharmaceutical Society is discussing forcing all pharmacists to dispense the morning after abortion pill on demand, with no exception permitted for religious objections.
It seems that increasingly in the UK, the USA, Canada, and other Western countries, whole professions are soon to be closed to Bible believing Evangelical Christians. We are fast getting to the state that things were in during the pagan Roman Empire, or countries like the former Soviet Union, or North Korea, now, or Islamic countries.