We’re not sure what’s crazier — drafting a resolution asking God to spare the citizens of Blount County from a Sodom & Gomorrah-style wrath in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality, or actually thinking such a resolution would reach its target audience of one.
But whatever the underlying motivation, County Commissioner Karen Miller sponsored the so-called “wrath of God resolution,” hoping for a lively debate on the subject.
The resolution states: “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.”
We weren’t aware that God took flight-pattern requests when planning a good Old Testament wrath, but hey, we’re open to learning.
Except no discussion was had — the commission swiftly voted 10-5 not to take up the agenda.
Over 100 protesters with the Tennessee Equality Project were on hand to lend their voices to the meeting, and though they were successful in stalling it, they still expect a fight.
“As of tonight, for tonight, this is a victory,” Tennessee Equality Project committee chair Gwen Schablik said. “We were able to drop this issue tonight but are still unsure of what is to come.”
Local politics at it’s finest.
Watch the bizarre video below: