Our neighbor George, who saw the award-winning play "The Andersonville Trial," recently commented on the words of Confederate Capt. Henry Wirz, who commanded the garrison at Andersonville. He was court-martialed because of the way he treated Union prisoners of war. His defense was that he "could not disobey orders — I could not disobey," which he said again and again. George said it reminded him of the words of Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage certificates to gay couples, saying she was operating under "God's authority." Her understanding of the authority of God came from her interpretation of Holy Scripture.