Monday, October 19, 2015

223.5 - Clown Award: Commissioner Karen Miller of Blount County, Tennessee

Clown Award: Commissioner Karen Miller of Blount County, Tennessee

Now for one of our usual features, the Clown Award, given as always for an act of meritorious stupidity.

The winner of the Big Red Nose this week is Karen Miller, a member of the board of commissioners of Blount County, Tennessee. She has introduced a resolution asking God not to smite the county because Tennessee is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Yes, literally.

After a bunch of "whereas"es typical of right-wing blather, including references to "Natural Law," which is right-wing speech for "we want it this way but don't have a good reason why so we just say it's supposed to be this way" along with claims that Amendments 9 and 10 of the Constitution mean that the Supreme Court can't overrule state laws  and followed by a call to all state officials to defend "natural marriage" from "lawless court opinions and the financial schemes of the enemies of righteousness," the resolution ends with this, and I'm quoting:
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.

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.
Karen Miller
The commission was supposed to take up the resolution at a meeting earlier this month but the meeting was unexpectedly adjourned minutes after it began without even agreeing on an agenda for the next meeting. It would appear that other commissioners, or at least a sufficient number of them, are not as worried about being smote - and yeah, that is the right form - being smote by God as Ms. Miller is.

The Tennessee Equality Project was out in force to protest the resolution and say they will be again if it is on the agenda again.

Which it may well be because Karen Miller says she is not giving up and will introduce the resolution again, again calling on God to "pass by" Blount County while, it would seem by the text of the resolution, the deity remaining free to lay waste to the entire rest of the state of Tennessee.

Karen Miller. Bigot. Religious wacko. Clown.

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