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Friday, 3 July 2015

Woman resigns rather than issue gay marriage licence in the US

Linda Barnette has issued marriage licenses in Grenada County, Missisipi for 24yrs. On Tuesday June 30th, she resigned rather than issue gay marriage licenses, writing in her letter of resignation;
"I choose to obey God rather than man. I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority. The Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Therefore, because of the recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court, I can no longer fulfill my duties as Circuit Clerk and issue marriage licenses to same sex couples."
“I told my supervisors a while back if it happened, I would tender my resignation. I had already decided in my heart that I could not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. It’s my Christian belief. As a follower of Christ, I could not do it. The Bible teaches it is contrary to His plan.” she told a Fox News reporter

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ejoec said...

Madam, God just reserved a place for u in heaven.

stella dellavega said...

Wow!!! God bless her

Sonia Ikeh said...

I love you woman....God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone proves to me that not all Americans are in sane.
God will not leave you hungry maám. keep upholding His Word.

Anonymous said...

God bless u Ma,u have a special place is heaven cos I think this world needs more Christians who are not ashamed of their faith. Obey God rather than pleasing man.

Allybrownny said...

Nice one and fully support her move,d bible teaches us that a man is to be join togeda with a woman as his missing rib not a man to a man..Let d will of God be done and also be abide to..

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wow!

Olatomiwa olusola said...

Whao! This is quite inspiring...#MyOpinion

ary said...

Let them hold firmly to their beliefs, she will hold firmly to hers.

wilheminna moses said...

Awwwww! Come here...*hugs*

Anonymous said...

It's better to do the will of God and be hungry than to eat on the dining table of satan. Good decision.

linda umoh said...

Wow, God bless u ma, for putting christ first, u will surely get a better job, ure indeed a rare gem..

linda umoh said...

Wow, God bless u ma, for putting christ first, u will surely get a better job, ure indeed a rare gem..

irabo bobby fera favor said...

May God bless your soul ma.

Anonymous said...

we re solidly behind you ma'am

Anonymous said...

God bless you, and never put to you to shame...Olori ire

Anonymous said...

Thank God. God bless you. Thank God.

Unique Bee said...

GOD bless u richly

Anonymous said...

good one from you. God bless u

BONARIO NNAGS said...

"I choose to obey God rather than man. I am a follower of Christ and I believe strongly that the Bible is my final authority"
Wow! Its comforting to know there are still people like her.
God's standards can never be changed.
May God bless her.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

phinite said...

Good to know there are still sane pple in the us

Anonymous said...

Very laudable indeed.

Bonita Bislam said...

Now thats a woman with balls and faith deeply rooted in christ.Im inspired!

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Indeed d Bible is d final authority, and the Bible teaches that a marriage is to be between a man and a woman.
Shalom!

Anonymous said...

And this is how saints are made! May God be your strength!

cloudy skyglinder said...

God bless this woman

lgho said...

Wow!

Diet, no. Fitness! said...

And may the lord prosper her with a position bigger than the one she left IJN. Thats a true follower of christ. God bless you ma.

ASHANKA said...

NICE ONE

celine nkechi said...

Good woman, God will continue to bless you and your whole family. In fact you must be with us in Heaven, you are a heavenly candidate. I am so so disappointed that this is happening in this Obama regime, the first ever black American president.

celine nkechi said...

Good woman, God will continue to bless you and your whole family. In fact you must be with us in Heaven, you are a heavenly candidate. I am so so disappointed that this is happening in this Obama regime, the first ever black American president.

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

God will bless u madam and give u a better job.

celine nkechi said...

Good woman, God will continue to bless you and your whole family. In fact you must be with us in Heaven, you are a heavenly candidate. I am so so disappointed that this is happening in this Obama regime, the first ever black American president.

onogbosele oiseahumen said...

This is a true Christian not the hypocrite President Obama that signed into Law Gay / lesbian rights to marriage and signing Amazing Grace on Pulpit in front of Methodists Pastors for Wake keeping of the Charleston Massacre.

BBQ5

celine nkechi said...

Good woman, God will continue to bless you and your whole family. In fact you must be with us in Heaven, you are a heavenly candidate. I am so so disappointed that this is happening in this Obama regime, the first ever black American president.

idris ibrahim said...

Heaven is where you belong granny...heaven is where you belong

Juliebabe said...

Thanks Mrs Linda, i love your courageous act and boldness for resigning rather than issuing gay marriage license in US, i won't be surprised if Obama is a gay who might divorce his wife and marry another man after his tenure as a President

Anonymous said...

Great decision. God will honour and bless you for the bold step

Anonymous said...

GBAM!!! Correct woman.

Anonymous said...

She has made her stand clear, obeyed and honored GOD. HE will never forsake her in JESUS Name, Amen.

lyna moses said...

Kudos woman! God bless you.

precious oluchi said...

God bless you Madam.......Bravo,,,,Obey God and not black Obama

Anonymous said...

Good follower of christ keep it up

precious oluchi said...

Good decision u made.

Nky Nancy said...

owww.. so we America still have this kind ...thanks ma'am u made the right decision

Bukunmi Emmanuel said...

I like that jare... Thumbs up




*Nuelcode

Anonymous said...

This is a righteous boldness. God will honour and bless you greatly for taking this step.

Uju Phil said...

Wow, there're still righteous people in this crazy world! God bless you more Sister... #UpholdingGod'sWord #TUJ "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman, it's an Abomination" Lev. 18 :22

Anonymous said...

Good follower of christ keep it up

nkem said...

God will favor u wit anoda job.dont mind d idiots.

Muna Chimso said...

I like your style dear. It is rather better to obey God than man.

Han said...

Correct woman

Bukunmi Emmanuel said...

God will uphold you in Jesus name



*Nuelcode

Anonymous said...

And she will be called all kinds of names: intolerant, hateful and all kinds of stuff because of her belief. You are not allowed to hold any views different than those off the lgbt community or u will be persecuted.

Way to go lady. Marriage ids between man n woman, not man n man or woman n woman. That's God's plan for humanity. That's what's natural for the sake of continuation of the human race.

Way to go mama!

Iz

Anonymous said...

And she will be called all kinds of names: intolerant, hateful and all kinds of stuff because of her belief. You are not allowed to hold any views different than those off the lgbt community or u will be persecuted.

Way to go lady. Marriage ids between man n woman, not man n man or woman n woman. That's God's plan for humanity. That's what's natural for the sake of continuation of the human race.

Way to go mama!

Iz

Anonymous said...

And she will be called all kinds of names: intolerant, hateful and all kinds of stuff because of her belief. You are not allowed to hold any views different than those off the lgbt community or u will be persecuted.

Way to go lady. Marriage ids between man n woman, not man n man or woman n woman. That's God's plan for humanity. That's what's natural for the sake of continuation of the human race.

Way to go mama!

Iz

Anonymous said...

And she will be called all kinds of names: intolerant, hateful and all kinds of stuff because of her belief. You are not allowed to hold any views different than those off the lgbt community or u will be persecuted.

Way to go lady. Marriage ids between man n woman, not man n man or woman n woman. That's God's plan for humanity. That's what's natural for the sake of continuation of the human race.

Way to go mama!

Iz

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS YOUR COURAGEOUS ACTION

paul elvis said...

I love you ma! You have amazing strength. You didn't allow yourself to be bullied by the evil gay propaganda.

Anonymous said...

This right here is a definition of a Christian! This woman don't need to preach or cajole anyone to be born again, her action is evangelism itself! Ma'am, today there will be celebration in heaven for you! A true follower and lover of Christ will NEVER conform to the things of this condemned earth! Your reward awaits you in heaven, a far much better place! Life here is temporary, everything is vanity....for the few like you, keep this in mind. I will keep saying this, the whites make better Christians! This is the best news I have heard in ages! God bless you ma'am!!

BrendaN

STERN said...

If thats what you want, then no probs

Anonymous said...

God bless her soul.

funke ayoko said...

You go girl! Keep upholding the doctrine of the bible, God bless you.

Anonymous said...

We need more pple like this to stand up for what is right. With this trend, how long before we start using marriage license to man/woman n animal?????

Iz

Amaka E said...

God bless you for your obedience.

Anonymous said...

We need more pple like this to stand up for what is right. With this trend, how long before we start using marriage license to man/woman n animal?????

Iz

Anonymous said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. Very good oh darling mum in Christ. I really salute your courage. May the lord Honour you as you have Honored Him.

Little Miss sunshine said...

Nice 1. I am beginning to believe those that said Obama is an anti Christ.

Foluke Moyinoluwa said...

same here my dear ma'am. Only the truth can set us free. no other thing.

Anonymous said...

We need more pple like this to stand up for what is right. With this trend, how long before we start issuing marriage licenses to man/woman n animal?????

Iz

Anonymous said...

We need more pple like this to stand up for what is right. With this trend, how long before we start issuing marriage licenses to man/woman n animal?????

Iz

Anonymous said...

We need more pple like this to stand up for what is right. With this trend, how long before we start issuing marriage licenses to man/woman n animal?????

Iz

tolu ajayi said...

hallelujah, may the almighty God bless you madam. Still more to come.

linda umoh said...

Wow, God bless u ma, for putting christ first, u will surely get a better job, ure indeed a rare gem..

mercy said...

correct woman. God bless u. so we stil have remnant in America, cos I tot there were all gone nut

Vivian Iheanacho said...

That's the step of faith. May God almighty strengthen you

Anonymous said...

that's a true believer off Jesus christ...I agree with her..and I also agree with any body trying to be like her...neither Islam or Christianity that teaches us to marry same gender...am more. angry with American and the people that practice this in any part of the world...we leaves in a scary world today...were we human being don't obey our creature...so so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!

airolg said...

my goodness! God help me to stand for what is right like she did o. I'm so speechless.

mrs optimist said...

Mummy chop knuckle!!! Wia r d die hard Christians of our generation, those who wil not conform to the things of the world no matter what. My spirit is lifted up by her sacrifice. #Godoverworld.

Juliet Godwin said...

Nice move!

Anonymous said...

Halleluyah!!! I'm so proud of you ma'am.

israel eyo said...

Its end time indeed

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Don't mind those evil possessed morons, they should wait for the full wrath of the law of God.

chemmywalata walata said...

Good will bless this woman and her entire generations to come omg what a virtuous woman, pls it's bera u resigned cos marriage is btw man n woman not the other way round (woman marry woman/man marry man)

Patience George said...

Ok @ least there are still sane pple on this planet

bright Alfred. said...

Sister d lord is ur strength.

Goodluck™ Ekwuribe said...

God bless you ma'am. That's how bad the States has become.

Tayo-ojo Olugboyega said...

courageous!#StandOut

Ruth Royal said...

Thanks be to God almighty, can't believe there is still a living American with conscience...

Anonymous said...

Bravo!

kenneth jochiedozie said...

May GOD bless your generations to come

ikenna okoye said...

God bless ur soul maam...so sweet

Ruth Royal said...

Thanks be to God almighty, can't believe there is still a living American with conscience...

michael dimson said...

She will make heaven.. Christianity has a price

Bernard Ileogben said...

I love this woman, we need more of this in the US

Anonymous said...

Thats it! You will reach heaven ma.

There are still so many who have not bowed to this demon in your generation

god bless you real good ma

ibife lilly-west said...

She's right, if your right hand will lead you to hell cut it off.

karen emmanuel said...

A big bold step... #thumbsup#

nnamdi k said...

GOD BLESS U 4 D ACTOIN U TOOK.Linda pls take note

Dada Banke said...

God fearing woman!

Anonymous said...


God bless you...

christie benjamin said...

That's good to know...

Anonymous said...

May God blesss u ma and may he remember u in his kingdom amen.

amakandidi said...

am loving this woman, thanks for standing for God.

dilinger said...

I am in full support!!!! God is great!

Olusoji said...

God bless her in many folds. She has said it all.

Anonymous said...

Jesus honour you.

Anonymous said...

Wat a grounded faith. How I wish someone like me can withstand n surmount dis kinda temptatn. Thumbs up mama

seun said...

May the Lord bless your beautiful and faithful heart..Bcuz of ur action, u made the Lord smile in the midst of it all.

Liddieberry said...

GOD BLESS YOU MA... A WOMAN OF INTEGRITY

Mike Oshadami said...

that's a true follower of christ.

Anonymous said...

Wow so there r still sane people in d US? I was wondering where they all went. God bless u mam. It's better to obey God than man

Tim Bigy said...

May God almighty bless you and house hold for obeying the God almighty. You will never lack may almighty jehova provide for you in jesus name Amen.my sister in Christ keep it on and those who believe in Christ jesus will never lack.God bless you and bless whatever you lay your hand on.praise God and Satan will be sham including those that worship him eh American supreme court/Obama.

Anonymous said...

Linda Barnette May God Almighty continue to Bless you and your household IJN. AMEN! Say NO same sex Marriage it's against the Will of GOD.

ella-b said...

Woman of the word of the Most High, Chim gozie gi.

Anonymous said...

Wow so there r still sane people in d US? I was wondering where they all went. God bless u mam. It's better to obey God than man

Anonymous said...

So America still have people with conscience? who really want to serve God. Tell Obama, that son of the devil that freedom is not to the extend of going against nature and God, the almighty.

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah !!! Glory to God for those who are prepared to stand up for the gospel. God bless you and your generations IJN. Amen

HONEY said...

A PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN YOU ARE MOMMA!!!!! PROUD OF YOU AND AM SURE GOD IS SMILING DOWN ON YOU RIGHT NOW...THERE IS NO NEED ASSUMING ANYTHING...BIBLE SAYS A MAN AND A WOMAN SHIKINA

Ijeoma ezeike said...

Wao! God bless you and your descendants.

Anonymous said...

She is so right.everyone has their strong beliefs. The world is really at its end time. During noah's days, the people were doing so much bad things in God's eye and He destroyed them all except noah and his family. Same is happening, history will repeat itself.we as humans are defiling God's arrangement and eventually forcing Him to remove the wicked ones. We are so worried about water pollution, animal killings as things that destroys ecosystem but we fail to see that humans are part of ecosystem, when we change our normal way of reproduction and sex...we will definitely change and detroy ecosystem. Even animals will be confused with their sense of smell and sight about who is who between humans.humans will be the cause of earth's destruction.but before man can completely ruin the earth, God himself will wipe out every form of wickedness and immorality of all sort that are detestable to Him.

Anonymous said...

From what she has said, she is definitely a Jehovah's Witness. I applaud you my dear sister. Indeed, we must obey God as ruler rather than men.

Anonymous said...

GOD bless her soul. She will surely get a better job

Jenny said...

Bravo lady...we still have some sensible Americans

kelvin andre said...

Tru shit

ZiZi Kokoye said...

God bless you.Say no to evil.

Anonymous said...

LET ME KNOW THAT HEAVEN IS "OUR HOME" SOMEDAY WHEN WE MUST HAVE POURED OUT BLESSINGS TO OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.

ALL THE BEST,
SO SAYS: @MILLION-DOLARS

NKU said...

GOD BLESS THIS WOMAN......

Anonymous said...

Jehovah will sustain you. Obama and the five members of the Supreme Court in America have signed the Death Warrant of America. Obama is the Abomination of Desolation standing in a Holy Place. Gays are now DESECRATING the cross having sex using the Christian symbol and beating up people in the street trying to oppose them. Their logo is love win but they ain't showing any love to those who oppose their Satanic acts

fesssy said...

This is a true believer and one who truly fear God!

Peace Alaba said...

Oooooooooh my...!

Interesting
I pray heaven will reward u

sally patrick said...

Madam trust me your mansion in heaven has 3 of "kris jenners luxury bathroom" in it, made in Gold.May God continually fill you with His wisdom.your a rare gem

Anonymous said...

Awesome

Anonymous said...

May God bless ur soul, madam

Zenki Moye Brown said...

It better to obey God than Man.......Well done!!!


Moye says so via BB Passport...Courtesy LIB......

mel20 said...

It should start from there, may the kingdom of heavens open to you great woman!

Anonymous said...

You are saved woman.

Joyce Chukwu said...

yes!

Anonymous said...

Good Woman

Anonymous said...

God almighty will bless ur generation for this, you ll never lack anything in life. You are blessed.

Cherry Collins said...

God bless this woman in thousand fold. Thank God we still have some Christians there who still believe in Christ Jesus and His teachings!

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that, Keep it up.

HIbeeeeeee

Flora Mbum said...

Very sound decision... May God bless you more!

osyda said...

You did the right thing my dear, God blessings shall continue to go with u. The wise shall inherit glory.

Jennifer Disi said...

God bless you ma, you are indeed the "Light Carrier".

Ogochukwu Ojukwu said...

So true..am with the woman, God is good

Treasure said...

Correct! A believer by action.

Anonymous said...

It is heart warming to know that there are people who still listen to the voice of reason, the gentle whisper of the Holy Spirit, and are still firm about their belief in God Almighty, HIS holy Son Jesus Christ, and would stand by their convictions, even in the face of contradictions.

God bless you Ma'am for being a shinning light that illuminates the "dark" system of this world.

Felix Kasali said...

Some Americans are still sane

Anonymous said...

I just ve to comment on this post Linda - God Bless her for taking such a brave decision!


I am Coonett

Anonymous said...

My hero. I will rather obey God, than obey man. God bless you maam

Anonymous said...

My hero. I will rather obey God, than obey man. God bless you maam

Edeki Edeki said...

God will definitely provide another job that is 100% better than that in Jesus name amen

oghenejabor obi said...

God bless u ma. Dave

Anonymous said...

She's an ambassador for Christ.. Glad to know not all the people of US are in support of these moral decadence.

Obi D said...

Heavenly candidate. When we leave this wicked world and join our Saviour in the sky, I look forward to seeing you Ma'am. God bless you for this, He will supply all your needs in Christ Jesus. Amen.

sarah Nimelda said...

God bless you ma, u did the right thing and may God almighty remember u for this act on the last day Amen



Nimelda said so....

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU LINDA BARNETTE!! ITS SO RELIEVING TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEONE WHO STILL STANDS FOR CHRIST. TO CHOOSE TO LOSE YOUR HIGH PAYING JOB, TO MAKE THAT SACRIFICE FOR THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, THAT IS TRUE CHRISTIANITY. LET US LEARN FROM IT.. YES WE ARE ALL CHRISTIANS, HOW MANY ARE WILLING TO WALK THAT WALK FOR CHRIST. AND LINDA, YOU ARE INFLUENTIAL.. YOU HAVE MILLIONS FOLLOWING YOU AND YOUR STORIES. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO SPEAK GOD'S TRUTH THROUGH YOUR BLOG, AND STAND FOR HIM, EVEN IF YOU LOSE MONEY THROUGH IT. LET US SPEAK OUT AGAINST WHAT IS TOTALLY WRONG ACCORDING TO GODS TRUTH. DONT BE COWERED INTO SILENCE. DONT MAKE PACT WITH THE DEVIL.

THANK YOU LINDA. AM STANDING BY YOU. FOR THIS SACRIFICE, CHRIST WILL STAND FOR YOU FOR ALL TIMES.

Blessing West said...

A wise decision!!!

green kelly said...

May God give u d grace to run dis race to d end

jessica morphy said...

How much I love this lady, if and only we can all follow the ways of christ and fellowship with him, may the Lord protect you for evil as you kept to his words and put into practice.

Lindas Addict said...

Wow nice , I mean really nice ... Atleast they're still honest and well principled/discipline pple ondis planet who won't go against the teaching of Christ & d bible.

Anonymous said...

ok bye, nobody chose their sexuality.

Anonymous said...

God bless you linda, God has the final say

Femi ajibola said...

She spoke well...God bless u

Anonymous said...

wao, God must proud of this woman's decision to follow his will rather than that of man/money. I pray for God's grace to put him first in my walk with him in Jesus name. Aby

events by tegz said...

Way to go,God bless you,he knows he's own and he ll never let them down.

Vicky Darl said...

Is well wit u Ma

chike JO said...

Obviously there are sane people. I am in USA. I'm a strong Christian.

Anonymous said...

That's where you got it wrong.There are many conservative people like me in US.

KoolTonero said...

. . . God bless you real good Ma' am!

Vicky Darl said...

Yes nice of u woman, God will see u through .America will soon witness d wrath of God.sodom n gomorrah..thumb up dear.

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

God bless u real gud mummy

TC said...

Thanks God we still have some sane people around.

If you ask me, this woman should win the 'courageous people' award instead of Bruce Jenner. God bless you woman.

Linda, please we should be able to 'share' some of these posts na, for others to read. Please do something about it.

Anonymous said...

WOW. MAY GOD HELP US CHRISTIANS TO BE AS BOLD AS THIS WOMAN AND REPRESENT CHRIST IN THESE LAST DAYS. LET US CHRISTIANS STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND NOT BE ASHAMED OF THE BIBLE AND GODS WORD. LET US NOT KEEP SILENT IN THIS DARK DYING WORLD. WE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. SO SHALL IT BE,AMEN.

inem jackson said...

What an exemplary action! May Jehovah God reward you for your staunch obedience and loyalty to his Moral Standards and Laws.

sweetie said...

Yeah! Am move, I feel the presence of GOD in her life
Word! I choose to obey GOD than man, bible is my final authority ::: Linda barnette

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Solid guiding principles

Flora Mbum said...

Where are people like Onyx and all dem gay hiding under anonymous? You people are so quiet... why naa?

Prissy Winne said...

I agree with u dear. She is truly a courageous servant of Jehovah.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Way to go ma'am, your little quota would make a difference. God bless you. Linda take note!

Nora Odinakachi said...

God bless u richly Ma

Anonymous said...

I love this.Thank God for your faith.we should read leviticus 20:13.it is well stated

Princess U. said...

God bless you ma...may you live long.......

Anonymous said...

ONYX LINDA'S FIRST SON DID NOT COMMENT ON THIS ONE O! Later he will say his straight. Never!! Sorry Dude, you can't fool me.

Amy said...

Integrity. I love you for this ma'am

Anonymous said...

Mam i salute and respect your stance!

Anonymous said...

May God In His Excellence Reward Ur Courage nd Project Ur Light Brighter To D Rest of his Lost Sheeps to See and Follow# Yung Nigerian

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

What is she feeling like? Abeg shift go one corner, u don't want to others will.. The marriage licenses u have signed didn't the couples fornicate? What are we talking about here? Mtcwwww

Anonymous said...

God bless you ma. be blessed forever.

Tyokever joy said...

I read the comments from beginning to the end...I ain't judging though but I didn't see onyx comment...

nwudo mike said...

Nice of u God will reward u

Chiisunshine said...

May God immensely bless and replenish u. Keep the faith.

iyke said...

wow this is inspiring a time will come when ppl will have to choose btw the devil and jesus and this woman has made the better choice.God created them man and woman and not man and steve lets be careful God is not fooled by human stupidity .soon we go hear more of that .nonsense law .very sickening

ilemona abraham said...

Exactly!!! God will surely reward her

Victor Onah said...

Super woman. Big congratulations to you. Salvation is yours.

African News Hungary said...

Wao, I had thought many readers would call for the head of this woman for being intolerant. I could not hold my joy reading that all commentators agree with her. O yes, this is another beautiful day the Lord has made; and we shall rejoice & be happy in it. Mark it, the verdict is the beginning of the end for this country call America. I can only pray for the righteous in that country. May the Lord spare them in times like this.

Nnenne George said...

I love u woman..❤️. God bless u.

Teemah Salau said...

So deris still a sane American! God has a special place 4 u ma'am

Nnenne George said...

You will never lack what u will use to feed yourself and family. The joy of the Lord is your strength..

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