What would you do Wednesday!
Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, recently defied orders from a federal judge telling Alabama probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moore took his stance arguing that the decision to issue Alabama marriage licenses falls under his authority.
For today’s ethical situation, you, dear reader, play the role of an Alabama probate judge. You are a judge who is also a Christian with convictions that homosexuality activity and same-sex marriage are sins.
You just received Judge Moore’s orders the previous day not to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Today, however, a homosexual couple comes to the courthouse seeking a marriage license. The couple is excited about the federal judge’s ruling that they may marry each other in Alabama. The completed marriage application is in front of you. The couple is waiting.
What would you do?
- Follow the federal judge’s ruling and issue the marriage license.
- Follow Judge Moore’s reasoning and deny the marriage license.
- Follow your convictions and deny the marriage license ready to resign if necessary.
- Witness to the couple explaining that same-sex marriage and homosexuality are sins.
Here I blog…