The New American: “A total of six county magistrates have resigned over the past several weeks in North Carolina rather than honor a court order requiring them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
As reported earlier by The New American on October 20 Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove, in office for nearly 25 years, resigned his position following a federal court ruling that struck down North Carolina’s voter-passed constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Breedlove followed Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam, Jr., who resigned his position on October 16, saying that being forced to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies “would desecrate a holy institution established by God Himself.”
Opinion: Judge Bill Stevenson said of his resignation. “I felt like to perform same sex unions would be in violation of the Lord’s commands, so I couldn’t do that.”
Since taking office, President Obama has had approximately 280 federal judicial nominees confirmed. This represents roughly one-third of the federal judiciary. Therefore, who controls the Senate will determine the fate of as many as 90 federal judicial appointments that are likely to arise in the final two years of Obama’s presidency.
Elections have consequences.
If the president is able to replace the last 90 seats with liberal judges it will make little difference who the next president is.