By Michael Ware
We all have our choice to make when it comes to the issue of marriage. Are we going to allow the society determine our definition? Are we going to do what is right in our own eyes? For the Christian, neither of these is a viable option. When we come to the issue of marriage, we must determine what is right by what God has revealed to us in His word, the Bible. Outside the Scriptures, there is only confusion and opinion.
So, when a man is faced with a situation where he is trapped between the law of his society and the Law of God, he again has a choice to make. Is he going to obey God or is He doing to obey man? In my book, An Everlasting Covenant, I deal with this in more depth. And there is one man who is living this out in Colorado.
Christian News reports:
A prominent professing atheist group is taking issue with a poster quoting a Scripture about marriage that is displayed at a county clerk’s office in Colorado.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent email correspondence to several county clerks and two state lawmakers who had been discussing in an email chain this summer how those with religious objections to same-sex “marriage” should proceed with handling the issuance of licenses.
As part of the discussion, Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder explained that he had a poster created last year that cites a Scripture about marriage. The poster partially quotes from I Corinthians 7:2, and reads, “…let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”
Now this, of course, is not the perfect reaction. Schroeder is not taking the same kind of stand as that of Kim Davis, but it is a stand nonetheless. He wanted to show that, though he was going to do his job as order by his state, he was doing so under protest.
Christian News continues:
“I talked with a local artist, who is also a Christian, and he created a beautiful poster which I have had hanging for about a year,” Schroeder replied in the group message. “There is no way to miss it if you are in for a marriage license. It is a picture of a bride standing on a hill with the groom walking up the hill to meet her.”
“I am not denying anyone service,” he said. “My thought process is that they have to see the poster and if they choose to violate God’s written word, then that is on their head. I have warned them.”
This, of course, did not go over very well with the FFRF, who seemingly trolls the web and news wire looking for small town victims to bully. People, either without the funds or without the backing, whom the organization can bend to their will are targeted in an effort to silence or destroy faith in America.
FFRF recently sent a letter of complaint to those involved in the conversation, not only to contend that the clerks “must issue licenses to gay couples whatever [their] personal religion,” but to also assert that Schroeder’s poster is unlawful.
“Mr. Schroeder is displaying words from his religion’s holy book to issue a religious warning to all citizens in a government building,” wrote staff attorney Andrew Seidel, according to a news release about the matter. “This is unconstitutional.”
But, it seems that Schroeder neither lacks the courage or the support to stand up to these bullies.
But Elbert County Sheriff Shayne Heap is rejecting FFRF’s argument, and has refused to listen to the group’s complaint.
“These conversations are initiated to pervert the truth and do whatever is necessary to get the results you want,” Heap replied.
“I’m going to get back to work and I’m going leave the cross in my office, the Bible on my desk and I support the clerk’s constitutional rights,” he proclaimed.
May God grant both these men the courage and the endurance to resist the atheist tyrants.