Same-sex marriage advocates work to oust small-town judge

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WYOMING (BP) -- In what could be the nation's first religious litmus test for holding a judicial post, the Wyoming Supreme Court is being asked to dismiss a small-town municipal court judge because of her biblical views about marriage. Attorneys for Judge Ruth Neely, along with a growing list of supporters, argue the efforts of an unelected state commission to remove her from office are rooted in religious bias and misinterpretation of the law.

    In 2014, a judge overturned Wyoming's marriage statute, allowing same-sex couples to get marriage licenses. A reporter asked Neely, the Pinedale municipal court judge and a part-time circuit court magistrate, if she was excited about performing gay weddings. In the opinion of the Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics, Neely gave the wrong answer: Her biblical convictions about marriage precluded her from solemnizing such a union.

    In December 2014, with no formal complaint filed against Neely over her published remarks, Wendy Soto, executive director of the commission, initiated a judicial misconduct investigation. Within two weeks, the investigatory panel launched a full inquiry. By February 2016, the commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Wyoming Supreme Court remove Neely from her posts, asserting her statement about the sanctity of marriage was tantamount to a refusal to obey the law.

    "By adopting this extreme position, the commission has effectively said that no one who holds Judge Neely's widely shared beliefs about marriage can remain a judge in Wyoming," attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) wrote in their petition to the state Supreme Court.

    Legal scholars from prominent universities, retired state Supreme Court and federal court justices, the Christian Legal Society, and Family Research Council stated in an amicus brief, "By its order and ensuing recommendation, the commission has created a de facto religious test for judicial office in Wyoming."

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    Leftists are never satisfied with a win. They have to punish anyone that disagrees with them.
     
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    A judge is supposed to judge by the law that is in force, even if it means they have to hold their nose while doing so. Remember the post where I said I know a person who was definitely guilty of 2nd degree murder but the judge had to free him because the police trampled his Miranda Rights.

    We do not live in a theocracy. If a person cannot separate their religious beliefs from making judgments by how the law stands, they should not be a judge. As I said, this has to be very hard for some people.

    What if a judge was Muslim and said they had to rule by Shari Law and not by the law of the land?
     
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    Do you have any evidence that this judge has misapplied the law? Any law?
     
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    Then was the Dred Scott case ruled correctly, considering Article 4 Section 2, clause 3, of the US Constitution?
     
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    There is an agenda, no matter how much people want to say otherwise. They will never stop attacking, and they will use whatever means they can to enact their goals.
     
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    Has it not occurred yet to folks on the right who say they are evangelicals that perhaps the government has an agenda of sanctioning that which is against God?

    I mean seriously. Why on earth do so many on the right think that anybody cares when they complain about government sanctioned vacuuming of babies out of their mother's womb when the same folks on the right approve of government sanctioned capital punishment?O O Either you're pro-ALL LIFE or you're not pro-life at all.

    Why do the same folks on the right feel like the government got it right by sanctioning divorce but then complain about the same government sanctioning same sex marriage?

    At what point do Christians start to realize that the wicked agenda continues to prosper because we've staked out so many contradicting positions on just about everything because we keep placing our politics before God's truth?

    It continues to be egregiously STUPID for Christians to do things like complain constantly about 55 million government sanctioned aborted babies and how pro-life we are while agreeing with the same wicked government sanctioning the murder of adults as punishment.

    God help us if part of the Body doesn't see just how foolish this is.

    If you can see it, it's not your enemy. This is spiritual warfare, and they continue to prosper this wicked agenda because the people of God keep co-signing.

    If life means something, then consistently show that ALL life means something to you.
    If the sanctity of marriage as God ordained it means something, then stop glorifying divorce. It is a sin.

    Stop leaving the door open for the enemy.
     
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    Dems must go.
     
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    The answer to that question is obviously no.
     
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    Right, let's leave the equally wicked GOP in power and unchallenged.:rolleyes:
     

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