The Rev. Jack Williams on Monday led
two others in protest against a federal ruling striking down
Mississippi's ban on gay marriage.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Carlton
Reeves struck down the ban, saying that the 2004 amendment to the
Mississippi Constitution violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the
Reeve's temporary stay is set to expire
on December 9.
Mississippi officials have asked the
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to block Reeve's ruling
from taking effect as an appeal is pursued. Most court watchers
believe the court, which is considering similar challenges from Texas
and Louisiana, will grant the request.
Outside the federal courthouse in
downtown Jackson, Williams and two women held up handmade signs
declaring “No Same sex marriage. We will obey God.”
“On our currency, we have 'In God We
Trust,'” Williams told The
Clarion-Ledger. “In the pledge of allegiance, we have
God's name diagrammed there. But now I'm wondering, what god are
they talking about if they allow this to take place? If you allow
this [ruling] to take place, you're falsifying the currency and the
pledge of allegiance.”