Christian conservative Randy Thomasson,
president of Save California, is calling on governors to deploy the
National Guard to stop gay couples from marrying.
In a memo to “pro-family leaders
concerned about marriage” released last week, Thomasson called on
“constitutional” governors to take the following steps: “Announce
he took an oath to obey the constitution, not to obey a judge's
unconstitutional opinion;” “Announce that no homosexual
'marriage' licenses will be issued, and no county clerk is permitted
to issue marriage licenses to anyone other than a qualified man and
woman;” and “Utilize the support of the state attorney general
(if that constitutional officer is willing to stand alongside) or use
the state's National Guard to enforce the law at county clerk's
comments to WND.com, Thomasson said that the governors were
ultimately responsible for enforcing the law.
“They're doing an appeal in
Mississippi, but their attorney general there has said that these
same-sex marriages will begin happening if their appeal to higher
courts is not successful,” he said. “The governor [Phil Bryant]
is supposed to be a strong Christian man, so what is he going to do?
Is he really going to protect marriage? As governor, he's the head
of the Mississippi National Guard. He can refuse to alter marriage
certificates. He can threaten to sue county clerks for violating the
state Constitution on man-woman marriage.”
Thomasson declared that governors who
do not act are literally hurting children.
“It's worse than criminal, because
criminals usually hurt one person at a time, but the governors, if
they betray the people by their cowardice in the face of a
constitutional crisis, then they hurt many people by being AWOL,”
he said. “The casualties will be the children. These Republican
governors, by their own actions, are telling impressionable boys and
girls 'you can aspire to have a same-sex marriage for yourselves.'”