BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. - It is the 7th item on the agenda for the Blount County Board of Commissioner this week that is causing many across the country to pay attention to the Tennessee County of just over 126,000 people.
Blount County Resolution No. 15-10-006 being introduced by Commissioner Karen Miller is a "Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God's mercy. The Daily Times reports that Miller is introducing the resolution in response to the June 26 opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage.
The resolution reads:
"Whereas, we are forced beyond our wishes to comply with what is clearly against our conscience, and violates what the Bill of Rights, both state and federal, give us the right to do...
"With a firm reliance upon the providence of Almighty God we the Blount County Legislature call upon all of the officers of the state of Tennessee, the governor, the attorney general, and the members of the Tennessee Legislature, to join us, and utilize all authority within their power to protect natural marriage, from lawless court opinions, and the financial schemes of the enemies of righteousness wherever the source and defend the moral standards of Tennessee.
"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."
The Blount County lawmakers will discuss and vote on this resolution Tuesday evening.
Blount County is located just south of Knoxville, Tennessee.