On Monday, we had the first gathering of the Supreme Court without Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and things are already going downhill.

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied a petition from Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, insisting that it was her religious liberty which enabled her to make that choice. While the Supreme Court declined to hear the Davis case (which means the rejection of her claims of qualified immunity by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit stands), two justices used the case to take aim at the Obergefell v. Hodges decision which brought marriage equality to our nation.

About the writer: The Rev. Dr. Jared C. Cramer, Tribune community columnist, serves as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Grand Haven. Information about his parish can be found at www.sjegh.com.

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edwards1

What Bible do you read?

Lanivan

What Bible do you cherry-pick?

edwards1

I asked a simple question. Where as you made an unfounded accusation in my opinion. But such a thing is no surprise. I will not defend myself...Our soul is a serious issue. I would argue the most important issue. "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbeliever's, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."( 2 Corinthians 4:4) Pay particular attention to the small g in god.

DS523

Just because someone is Conservative does not mean they are going to take away anyone's rights. It does not mean that they disrespect the LGBTQ community. You are instilling fear in people for no reason.

edwards1

Yep, I agree. Troublemaker

Rottweiler

Stick to being a Priest, growing up in Grand Haven Michigan with no law background your no match for the Supreme Court.

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