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Dallas Catholic Judge refuses to perform pseudo-sodo-marriage, democrats lose minds February 8, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in attachments, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Holy suffering, manhood, persecution, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Tradition, Virtue.
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You will not be permitted to deviate from the sexular pagan agenda.  Certainly not as an even minor public figure today, but eventually, at all, even if you go live in a cave (as my great great grandparents did for 20 years, though for very different reasons).  Dallas Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger, who graduated from North Mesquite back when they had a pretty good football team, has refused to perform what he terms “non-traditional” marriages, citing his – surprise! – Catholic faith and opinions promulgated by the Texas Attorney General.  Liberals are screaming and crying that he must be tarred and feathered and placed in the stockade until he submits:

Dallas Democrats are demanding the resignation of a Dallas County justice of the peace who says he won’t perform same-sex marriages despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to wed.

In his public Facebook page, Judge Bill Metzger wrote that his Catholic faith prevents him from performing marriages other than “traditional” ones. The Republican judge also cited a passage from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s nonbinding legal opinion on the Supreme Court decision.

In Paxton’s view, the government can’t force justices of the peace to conduct same-sex marriages over their religious objections.

The Dallas County Democratic Party issued a scathing statement accusing Metzger of failing to recognize the separation of church and state.

“By refusing to officiate same-sex marriages, Judge Bill Metzger is not only violating federal law, as interpreted by the United States Supreme Court, but he is also violating his Oath of Office,” party Chairwoman Carol Donovan said in the written statement. “Therefore, he must resign.” [Wait….when did pseudo-sodo-marriage become “federal law.”  Marriage isn’t a federal matter.  There was a Supreme Court ruling -a disastrous one, a false one, promulgated by false Catholics – but that doesn’t mean there is extant federal law demanding all justices at a local level perform this simulacrum of marriage.  What happens is that local and state governments react to the Supreme Court decision, because they believe that if they refuse to perform pseudo-sodo-marriage they will be taken to court, and they will lose, based on the Supreme Court decision. But that’s very different from citing “federal law,” isn’t it?]

Metzger didn’t reply to phone calls and an email seeking comment.

“It is clear that any Justice of the Peace in Texas can refuse to perform a non-traditional wedding when that wedding can be performed by others,” he wrote on Facebook. “My sincerely held religious belief keeps me from being forced to conduct anything but a traditional wedding as a Judge per our Attorney General.”

Good for Judge Metzger.  Don’t know what parish he attends, I’ve never met him, but God bless him for serving God over man.

As a corollary to this happy development, I was asked by a reader a few weeks ago to comment on the case of students of John Paul II high school in Plano canvassing for and otherwise supporting the candidacy of another Dallas County Justice of the Peace, John Sholden.  The reader’s concern with Sholden is that he WILL perform pseudo-sodo-marriage, aka “gay marriage,” if called upon to do so, if he hasn’t already. She found it strange that this candidate should receive the support of Catholic students, when his opponent for JP precinct 2-1 has said as a Catholic he will refuse to perform “gay marriage.”  While Sholden is a Republican and describes himself as “conservative,” I think we all know that doesn’t often count for a great deal.  Unfortunately, I forgot his opponent’s name, and could not find it for this post.

Well…..whatever.  Now that this has gotten out, Metzger can expect to either have to stop performing marriages all together or face a firestorm of criticism and immediate legal intervention.  I pray he stays strong.  And that he checks out Mater Dei parish in Irving sometime.

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1. Brian E. Breslin - February 9, 2016

Good for Metzger! Now, Tantum, if you were to relate to Carol Donovan a hypothetical story about a German concentration camp guard refusing to carry out orders because of his Catholic Faith, you think she see the connection? Would she praise that guard or mock him?
And by the way, Tantum, where did you buy that word “simulacrum”? Must have cost you more than $.50!

2. Margaret Costello - February 9, 2016

This Catholic judge could also cite Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from a Birmingham jail that quotes both St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas:

“One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?” The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all.”

Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.”

Obviously the sodo-‘marriage’ law is man made and unjust b/c it does not reflect the Natural, Moral or Eternal Law. Thus this judge actually has an obligation and duty to defy it. Quote Dr. Martin Luther King and the liberals heads just might explode:+)

God bless~


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