County clerks across the country are resigning after the June 29 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.
Just a few days after the monumental ruling, an entire county clerk office in Tennessee resigned. Decatur County Clerk Gwen Pope and both of her deputy assistants, Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler, resigned, saying the order clashed with their religious beliefs. All three were long-time employees of the clerk’s office. Pope told The Jackson Sun they didn’t want to make the news.
“It’s kind of sort of like you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for any reason,” she said. “That’s not why we’re doing this. Not doing it in any way to draw attention to us. It’s for the glory of God. He’s going to get all the glory.”
Though the group has no back-up plan, Pope added, “I honestly believe God will take care of us.”
But they weren’t the only ones.