Marriage poster removed from clerk's office

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 21:25:58-05

The Elbert County clerk has removed a religious poster from his office.

The poster showed a bride and a groom, with a verse that read "...each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband." The verse is from I Corinthians.

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder told Denver7 early this week that the poster had been up for 15 months without any complaints. However, several people told Denver7 they had complained directly to Schroeder.

The poster was above the desks where marriage licenses are issued.

Schroeder told Denver7 the poster was simply "a celebration of marriage," but an email obtained by Denver7 suggested otherwise. This summer, Schroeder wrote an email to several Colorado Court Clerks discussing same sex marriage and the poster he had specifically made in response to it.

"My thought process is that they have to see the poster," writes Schroeder in the email. "And if they choose to violate God’s written Word, then that is on their head."


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