Sodom, Gomorrah, and America

Who knows, God may relent and forgive,

and withhold his blazing wrath, so that we shall not perish.”

When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,

he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;

he did not carry it out.  Jonah 3:10

At least someone sees what is at stake.

The county commission in Blount County, Tennessee is planning on petitioning God’s mercy.  Of course, CNN is trying to make them out to be a bunch of wack jobs.  Nothing new there.  And then there’s the obligatory reference to “tolerance” and a self-styled activist group’s call to arms or limp wrists or something.

I understand how those with any sense of history and a healthy fear of God would make a public proclamation – there’s plenty of historical precedent for that one.  What I don’t get is why those who deny God and all that He says would do anything.

I mean, God is either real, who He says He is or He’s not.  If He is real, seems like the Sodomites have some real trouble on their hands.  If He’s just the mayor of Fantasy Island as they assert, why stop smoking pot long enough to go to a commission meeting?

Just asking.

The Blount County Commission has a full agenda planned at its meeting tonight: Deal with budget issues. Restructure committees. Approve a resolution condemning judicial tyranny.

And petition God’s mercy.

Apparently some in Blount — a county of 122,00 people, just south of Knoxville — still aren’t happy about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this summer that legalized same sex marriage nationwide.

So, Commissioner Karen Miller has sponsored a resolution that both slams the Supreme Court and begs for God to spare the county when He eventually, goes the reasoning of the resolution, destroys America over same sex marriage.

Forced to do it

“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,” Miller’s proposal reads.

Apparently no one in Blount County government is going the Kim Davis route and actively trying to stop same-sex marriages from taking place. But the resolution makes clear that some in the county feel they’re being forced to go along with something that’s sinful.

“We adopt this Resolution begging His favor in light of the fact that we have been forced to comply and recognize that the State of Tennessee, like so many other God-fearing States, may have fallen prey to a lawless judiciary in legalizing what God and the Bible expressly forbids” states the resolution.