said politician is little different than a despot.
TRENTON, NJ, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Chris Christie is not known for nuance. This time, he has turned his fiery personality loose on county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to performing same-sex “marriages.”
In a tone usually reserved for busting teachers' unions, Christie told clerks who hold traditional values, “You took the job, and you took the oath.” He would offer no exemption for an individual whose conscience would not allow him to participate in a union the vast majority of the world's religions deem sinful.
“When you go back and re-read the oath it doesn’t give you an out. You have to do it,” he said. (And if Christie's "demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience"...? Refer to citation below: CCC 2242)
He told a reporter that there “might” be “individual circumstances” that “merit some examination, but none that come immediately to mind for me.” (It seems Gov. Christie has forgotten what it means to be Catholic. He requires a refresher course or two on Catholicism.)
“I think for folks who are in the government world, they kind of have to do their job, whether you agree with the law or you don’t,” the pugnacious governor said. (Perhaps Christie and other cafeteria types should pay more attention to the example of a Catholic Governor who actually understands and embraces the obligations attached to being Catholic. click HERE)
Governor Christie to Americans: "Keep your religion out of the public square!"
The citizen is obliged in conscience not to follow the directives of civil authorities when they are contrary to the demands of the moral order, to the fundamental rights of persons or the teachings of the Gospel. Refusing obedience to civil authorities, when their demands are contrary to those of an upright conscience, finds its justification in the distinction between serving God and serving the political community. "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s." "We must obey God rather than men":
When citizens are under the oppression of a public authority which oversteps its competence, they should still not refuse to give or to do what is objectively demanded of them by the common good; but it is legitimate for them to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens against the abuse of this authority within the limits of the natural law and the law of the gospel.—CCC 2242.