Saturday, July 16, 2011

Heterosexuals

 

Courage for Marriage

Description: http://www.frc.org/img/activedit/Fotusky_L.jpgAlthough same-sex "marriage" isn't officially legal in New York until July 24, some couples are already heading to local offices to apply for "marriage licenses." When they do, there will be at least one less clerk willing to help them. Laura Fotusky, a committed Christian from Barker said that she "looked at her Bible" when the law passed "and knew what she had to do." On July 21, Laura will be cleaning out her office--another victim of the clash over homosexual "marriage." "I believe that there is a higher law than the law of the land," she wrote in her resignation letter. "It is the law of God in the Bible. The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that preserves families and cultures... I cannot put my signature on something that is against God." Like so many others in the war for marriage, Laura was forced to choose between her faith and her job. Even if it meant losing her livelihood, she chose faith. What a courageous and principled stand! And what an embarrassment that New York leaders were too spineless to share it.

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To the Town of Barker Board, Supervisor Dilworth, Attorney Lewis and the Town Residents,

I have been in contact with Jason McGuire from New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, our Town Attorney, Richard Lewis, and a Constitutional Lawyer regarding the Marriage Equality Act that was passed June 24, 2011. There was no protection provided in the legislation for Town Clerks who are unable to sign these marriage licenses due to personal religious convictions, even though our US Constitution supports freedom of religion.

I believe that there is a higher law than the law of the land. It is the law of God in the Bible. In Acts 5:29, it states, "We ought to obey God rather than men."

The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that preserves families and cultures. Since I love and follow Him, I cannot put my signature on something that is against God. Deuteronomy 10:12 says, "…What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good."

I would be compromising my moral conscience if I participated in the licensing procedure. Therefore, I will be resigning as of July 21. I wanted you to know my position as I understand the marriage law goes into effect on July 24.

It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve the Town as Barker Town Clerk.”

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Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said, "It is unfortunate that when state senators were busy protecting liberal special interests and padding their campaign accounts, that they failed to protect good people of faith."

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