With Maine’s marriage equality law taking effect on Saturday, Dec. 29, Carroll Conley and Bob Emrich of the anti-gay Christian Civic League of Maine are pressing town clerks to shirk their duties by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
“We want you to know that as the leaders in the Christian Civic League it’s our responsibility to provoke you to consider what is that in your hand. What is that in your hand? Maybe the Lord’s calling you to consider maybe not just retiring, not just quitting but maybe to be that one or those that stand up,” Conley stated in the recent “Help for Clerks and Notaries” episode of CCLM’s Faith Matters in Maine radio show.
“Provoke” is one way to put it. “Religious emotional blackmail” might be more accurate. Conley and Emrich really lay it on thick.
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