A Tennessee county commissioner wants to save Blount County from the wrath of God! County Commissioner Karen Miller is sponsoring a resolution asking the Almighty to “pass us by in His coming wrath and not destroy our county as he did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities.” Her request is based on the U.S. Supreme Court decision on June 26 that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

The resolution will be examined at Tuesday’s Agenda Committee meeting where public debate is expected to be heated, with emotions running high on both sides of the issue. Ginny West Case, a retired Christian educator in the United Methodist Church, said the God of Miller’s resolution doesn’t sound like the God she knows. “That is not a primary characteristic of the God I know and love,” she said. “I’m tired of God being used as a battering ram. The Bible, over and over, tells us God is the God of love and grace and mercy.” CONTINUE