Linda Barnette has issued marriage licenses in Grenada County, Missisipi for 24 years. On Tuesday June 30th, 2015 she resigned rather than issue gay marriage licenses, writing in her letter of resignation;
“I choose to obey God rather than man. I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority. The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
“I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation. I had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief.
“As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The Bible teaches it is contrary to His plan.” she told a Fox News reporter
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