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Small-Town Judge Punished Because of Her Religious Beliefs

On Tuesday the Wyoming Supreme Court publicly censured a small-town judge who said her Christian beliefs would prevent her from presiding over same-sex marriages.

Judge Ruth Neely has been a municipal judge in Pinedale for more than two decades. She also works part-time as a circuit court magistrate in Sublette County.

Her views on marriage became public in 2014 after a local newspaper reporter interviewed her for a story regarding gay marriage.

She reiterated her position on same-sex marriage under oath:

If I ever were to receive a request to perform a same-sex marriage, which has never happened, I would ensure that the couple received the services that they requested by very kindly giving them the names and phone numbers of other magistrates who could perform their wedding.

It seemed like a reasonable compromise, but as I documented in my new book, The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again, there is no compromise when it comes to the LGBT agenda. They demand complete allegiance and devotion.

Hell hath no fury, as the saying goes.

The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics accused Judge Neely of violating the state code of judicial conduct. They had recommended Judge Neely be removed from both of her positions.

For the record, Judge Neely had never been asked to perform a same-sex marriage. In other words, this faithful member of the Lutheran church was bullied for expressing her belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

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