THE GAY MARRIAGE DEBATE IS BACK …
|| By FITSNEWS || Kim Davis is a clerk of court in Rowan County, Kentucky. This week, she was imprisoned for refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses – arguing it violated her Christian beliefs.
Davis, a Democrat, was jailed after a U.S. district court judge ruled she could not willfully disobey the law of the land.
Kim’s arrest prompted some over-the-top reaction all along the political spectrum.
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said after Davis’ arrest. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.”
Cruz – one of sixteen “Republican” presidential candidates – blamed the arrest on the overreaching administration of U.S. president Barack Obama.
“I stand with Kim Davis,” Cruz continued. “Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.”
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky – who represents Davis – said her imprisonment was “absurd.”
Paul – who is also running for president – said people should not be thrown in jail “for exercising their religious liberties.”
“This is really the problem when from on high we decide to get involved on a federal level with something that has always been a local issue,” Paul said.
We disagree …
With Davis. With Cruz. And with Paul.
This website’s view on marriage has been made abundantly clear on repeated occasions: No government – local, state or federal – should be able to ban (or compel) marriage: Gay, straight or plural. That’s because marriage isn’t a government institution, it’s a religious one – meaning the question should be left to individual congregations. As for civil unions, we believe the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment compels government to acknowledge homosexual, heterosexual or plural unions.
“This is issue is so simple: If you can find a church to marry you, then government shouldn’t block your union,” we wrote last fall. “Nor should it force any church to perform a ceremony in contravention of its religious beliefs.”
In other words Kim’s religious convictions shouldn’t interfere with her doing her job because issuing marriage licenses is not a job she should be doing in the first place.
Translation? This is a nonsense debate. One brought about because government has stuck its nose someplace it doesn’t belong.
Don’t get us wrong: We respect individual liberty and religious freedom. They are bedrocks of our American , and we have repeatedly railed against politicians willing to trade on these foundational freedoms in the name of “security” – or worse, political correctness.
But this isn’t a case of a baker refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple (an expression of religious freedom we support, by the way). This is a government official administering selective justice – and doing so in direct contravention of the law.
What’s next? Black police officers refusing to investigate white murders? Female judges denying the rights of male citizens? Muslim mayors refusing to pave potholes in front of Christian churches?
You see where this could ultimately go, don’t you?
Davis would have earned our respect had she simply stopped issuing any wedding licenses – because that would have been an affirmation of the freedom of churches to marry as they please. In other words, real religious freedom.
But she didn’t do that. She discriminated in an official, taxpayer-funded capacity on the basis of sexual orientation – which is wrong (no matter what you believe).
For that, she shouldn’t be thrown in jail or made a national example – she should simply be removed from her office and replaced by someone who will follow the law.
At some point, though, we’ve got to get to the bottom of this issue once and for all by getting government out of the marriage business altogether.
And with all the calls for her to resign, Cruz asked, “Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?”
Calling for Obama to resign today Fits? I didn’t think so.
In the manner that a broken clock is correct twice a day, you actually have a valid, logical argument.
According to ubergenius Rick Perry, a broken clock is right only once a day.
Too funny. Isn’t it right twice a day?
He might have had a sun dial. I had one of those once and it wasn’t worth a shit for telling time at night.
Perry is talking digital, not analog.
Uhhh, last time I checked, he wasn’t showing any signs that he was considering resigning. I think some people may have already asked him to resign and he didn’t, so that seems like a moot point. If we thought he’d honor the request, I feel sure a lot of us would ask him to resign but its really kind of pointless.
He’ll be leaving the WH in January of 2017 anyway, right before Donald Trump moves in.
I wouldn’t have a problem with President Trump. I don’t have a President at this time.
Well you’ll like President Biden, he’s really funny.
What welfare reform laws are those. You mean where the states (mainly Red States) decided to seek an exemption to those work-for-food laws. (Which I’m not knocking them) but welfare laws were at the request of Red States. Immigration – they prioritize based on resources. I’m sure if Boehner and McConnell appropriate some additional resources more of those laws will be addressed. (Holding my breath – not!)
Last I heard, Obama was kicking out illegals at a higher rate than any recent POTUS. Also, he is absolutely correct to disallow the states to do the feds’ job.
Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.
How about if a Christian is paid by tax money to serve the public, then he or she serves the public? Under current law, gays and lesbians are members of the public. No doubt some of their tax money goes toward paying her salary and operating expenses of her office.
If she wants to be a sanctimonious c-word about it, then she needs to step aside and let someone who will do that job, do it.
Speaking of being sanctimonious, is this the woman some commenters noted had been married and divorced something like three or four times, already?
If so, all I have to say is “sanctity of marriage”, my bog ol’ hairy ass!!!!
She wasn’t issuing a marriage license to ANYBODY.Try and keep up.
No Flip – my understanding is that’s false. That there were two or three others in some states refusing to issue any licenses, but she chose specifically same-sex couples. Hence, she’s in jail, and the others aren’t. Plus it’s my understanding she was giving the law the finger based on some organization that was going to pay her fines. That’s why the judge put her in jail – to make sure she had some skin in the game.
She refused to issue licences to ANYBODY.Fact.NO ‘normal’ couples threatened her life or to sue her when they were turned away-just the gay pervert couples that wanted this as a political issue.
Back fired on the pervs.ACLU even didn’t want this lady in jail. They know it further exposes how radical and dangerous the LGBT movement is.
Ah I stand corrected. Yes Flip – it took a while to find some confirmation – most media just focused on homo-happy. So – she refused everyone – and now she’s in jail – tough titties for her.
Well hell, the bitch wasn’t any good to anybody, then. Talk about “stealing time” from your employer!
So she was a deadbeat, taking a paycheck for nothing? That sounds really familiar. Sounds like… you, Flip!
And refused to let her clerks issue them instead. After the judge spoke with the other deputies and they agreed to issue the licenses – he sent word to Davis that if she agreed to that arrangement then she could get out of jail. She said No. So her fat ass will continue to sit in jail.
Well see the picture – ain’t like she’s gonna get raped.
I can’t help but think how funny it would be if her cellmate, nicknamed “Butch”, winds up showing her the joys of munching and having one’s carpet munched. Especially if she decides that she likes it.
He knew various groups would pay for her if they just fined her, he gave her multiple chances to save herself from jail. She wanted to go to jail. The judge just gave her what she wanted, validation for her victimhood complex, and gave what the people wanted, their fucking marriage licenses. Everyone wins.
Why are “Christian” conservatives complaining?
If she won’t do her job, she needs to quit. She is a leech sucking $80,000 from the taxpayers in return for nothing. What a bitch. She’s just as lazy, unproductive, and welfare-dependent as you.
Gimme that WHITE TRASH religion!
So you support Sharia Law?
sanctuary cities =Sharia Law
Do you even know what Sharia law is Flip? Doesn’t sound like it. Moron.
Actually she did stop issuing all marriage licenses. She was found in contempt BECAUSE she was refusing to issue marriage licenses to anybody.
Here is the oath of office this attention whore took:
“I, ….., do swear that I will well and truly discharge the
duties of the office of ………….. County Circuit Court clerk, according to the best of my skill and judgment, making the due entries and records of all orders, judgments, decrees, opinions and proceedings of the court, and carefully filing and preserving in my office all books and papers which come to my possession by virtue of my office; and that I will not knowingly or willingly commit any malfeasance of office, and will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God.”
Obey the law or find a new job. Problem solved.
Same for POTUS? I agree, they both have turned their backs to the Law and deserve removal.
I’m sure if Congress allocated a nice chunk of border patrol cash (since you’re referring to deportations) the President would be compelled to use those resources.
LMAO! He would use those resources for ACORN,Black Lives Matter and to buy votes.
Or for shovel ready jobs that he said never existed.
If you upped cash for Border Enforcement – those are specific allocations – they don’t go to anything else. Hey, I see in Breitfart a lot of Trump supporters are going to drop him – that he’s a sell out.
Right.LMAO! Doesn’t matter anyway.For that pledge Trump gets his WALL,deportation and NO Amnesty!
bye bye dems!
What Trump is about to get as the RINO tusk up the ass. You really think the Chamber of Commerce, the Establishment, thousands of multi-national corporations, are going to let Trum win the nomination? He’s out by March 1 – declaring his Independent run.
You had a bad day yesterday my friend Rocky….no 3rd Party,the Clinton Mafia pleading the 5th and Tom Brady.
Gonna go easy on ya.
He’ll run a third party or just fade away. I did find it interesting some recent polls show Joe winning. And Hillary still winning.
This President like the Democrats in General are Lawless and without any Moral Values. Heil Hillary!
Sure. Same for POTUS. If he’s broken the law, impeach him. You have a Republican majority, it shouldn’t be hard.
That’s strange, where are all the impeachments at?
Come on Republicans,show what tough guys you are.
Do it now!
They all are crooks and the Party Line keeps any from being Impeached Roscoe!
What about the oath of office the President,US Supreme Court and politicians take. It does not say they can pick and choose which laws that want to enforce and disregard the others. The American Justice System is nothing but a Slave Master. It is run by lawyers from beginning to end and they pick and choose who they wish to punish and who not to punish. So help me God,when he enforces his wrath you like myself will be begging for mercy and those that dispense Just-Us like here in America will see real Justice. If you believe the so called leadership in America is upright you are either a fool or have tunnel vision!
The issue the government plays is they have x amount of resources, but y amount of stuff to do. They prioritize. Not excusing it, but that’s what they do. If she said she couldn’t issue licenses because of a resource constraint she’d be OK, but she prioritized based on God, and that’s a no – no.
Love this comment!
She works for an entity that exists solely by forcing people to do things, whether it’s taxes, rules, etc.- but then she bitches when this same entity forces her to do something she doesn’t like.
Your President has done the same thing. The Clinton’s did it several times and I will bet the truth be known your Mom and Dad has violated an oath!
My President? Are you really that stupid?
Here is the oath of office the American hating, lawless Muslim pResident took:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Obey the law/Constitution or find another job. Problem solved.
p.s. ‘whore’ ? wash your mouth out Smirks.You are on my dime! :)
And he’s done a fine job. Gay marriage was upheld by the SCOTUS – so I think you’re beef is with them. What is their oath?
Sandi quotes the proper oath of office for President. Note that it does not contain what most Chief Justices add: “So help me God”.
Here is YOUR oath of office abortion whore:
Partial-Birth Abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb).
The judge does not add it or say it. The president does.
You mean like when Roberts screwed it up in 2009
or in 2013, when he did a little better? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4RzFiF3z78
At any rate, I believe that Roberts brought up “So help you, God” both times. What was Obama to do? Correct him in public?
Why aren’t the mayor’s of these ILLEGAL SANCTUARY cities being arrested for breaking federal law?
Nikki knows, ask your buddy.
Give them a call and ask them.
I don’t have to call them.I know why these mayor’s aren’t being arrested.They are ALL Democrat Party socialists that believe America evil and unfair.Their boss in the wH and DOJ have the same view of America and protect them.
The mayors aren’t illegal immigrants. What federal laws are they breaking?
Sanctuary cities are ILLEGAL.They violate federal law. Arrest the mayors. Are you stupid?
Is it the same for sanctuary states ?
Sexy.I typically don’t like men but I love your style.
I am very flattered. A true thanks. I commented earlier, your reply almost made me hit the floor. LOL.
Wanna go to a protest together? I feel so young again.
The topic ?
Don’t ask,don’t tell my sweetheart.
You should know my answer.
You two … get a chat room!
Come on Buz that was not me posting – that was flip spoofing my posting name yet again!
Are you trying to make me jealous?
If so, it is working.
I assume you know that was not me but flip spoofing my posting name – I very much like men and have many gay friends.
Didn’t know. As you know? it does get crazy on here at times. As you also know, I frequently add my own brand of crazy to the mix.
So you only suscribe to federalism when it is convenient to your argument and eschew it when it is not.
Happen to have a citation for the law that makes sanctuary cities illegal?
Despite a 1996 federal law [the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act ( IIRIRA )] that requires local governments to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), many large urban cities (and some small) have adopted so-called “sanctuary” policies. These policies violate the above FEDERAL law.
So suddenly you are all about enforcing federal laws?
Because it isn’t the city or even states job to enforce federal laws.
And since she has been issued FOUR – count ’em – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 marriage licenses herself then the hussy needs to do her damn job and issue others their FIRST marriage license.
Isn’t it strange? Her moral objection prevents her from doing her job, but not taking home her paycheck. Funny how that works.
Mark Sanford, can you explain that to us?
“Hussy”, that’s an old phrase. Got my mouth washed in third grade at Fork Shoals for using it!
YOU BETCHA! I CAN HER NEXT HUSBAND FROM THE GUARD TOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don’t get her objection. Does she refuse licenses to Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists? Does she refuse licenses from other Christian sects? Does she refuse licenses to atheists? Does she refuse licenses to women who had children out of wedlock? Does she refuse licenses to couples that live together or have sex before marriage? Does she refuse licenses to couples that don’t see her pastor for counseling beforehand? Does she refuse licenses to couples she just doesn’t think would work out? Does she refuse licenses for couples that haven’t been together for long enough? Does she ask divorcees if their ex-spouse is still alive?
Where do we draw the line? Now THAT is an easy question!
“and will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality”
In other words, she is elected and paid to follow the law regardless of her opinions or beliefs.
If Kim worked at a fast food joint, she would claim she was on a diet and only allow people to order salads.
Taylor Brown upvoted your ‘whore’ comment about this woman.
Apparently it didn’t take Taylor long to start rolling in the gutter at Fits?
speaking of attention whores….
Someone is too stupid to know the difference between an attention whore and a regular whore.
She cheated on her hubby though so not far from being a ho.
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TONIGHT @ 10 on Fox News
You are an idiot and you you come from something much worse than a Whore. Obama and the many folks over the so called Sanctuary Cites took and Oath to uphold the laws of America. Therein lies the problem and is what will destroy America. She picked and chose the law she would not support just like your ldiot President . You have the same reasoning ability as a Moron.
After innumerable posts by Will, it all boils down to a semantic distinction between “marriage” and “civil union”.
This problem would not exist except that ministers of the faith are empowered by the state to solemnize these “civil unions” when performing “marriages”.
And make no mistake, the license denied by the Rowan County clerk is the legal proof hotel detectives used to ask for when they suspected you were up to something. My health insurance provider insisted on a copy for inclusion of my wife in my policy.
Shouldn’t that read: “sodomize these “civil unions” when performing “marriages”.
You know that kind of practice is VERY unhealthy, and dangerous. The health problems homosexual men, by age 35, have are numerous. God has a way of overriding the ignorance of evil men. I pray you wake up. The wage of sin is death. That goes for homosexuals, too. And it may be a painful death at that.
And Obama will not be able to save you, no matter how many corrupt judges he appoints.
If God will override man, why does Kim need to stand her ground? Just let God take care of it.
I think you know that nothing’s gonna happen.
OK. I just talked with Kim and it’s big mis-understanding. She thought they wanted a license for Deers, not Queers, and Deer season don’t start for another six weeks. All good now.
I wonder if the Sandi Immoral’s of the world would have criticized IKE for not letting Gov. Faubus prevent integration at Little Rock Central in 1957.
Yeah, like I don’t know the answer to that one.
They’ve already compared Davis to George Wallace.
Wait. I thought all the homely women were supposed to be Democrats. Haw!
That rhetoric runs afoul of reality pretty easily, in this case. The usual suspects not calling her a pig, a heifer, etc.?
Second paragraph says she IS a Democrat.
Is she a “Democrat because that’s the only party that wins in this county” Democrat or an actual Democrat? It is hard to tell with local offices and honestly I don’t know much about Rowan county.
OOOPS! Missed that.
Kim Davis — one of three Kentucky county clerks refusing to issue marriage licenses in violation of multiple court orders, and the only one sentenced to jail time Thursday — is a Democrat.
LMAO!!! You are such an illiterate,bigoted fool! She is a DEMOCRAT dumb ass!
The ‘state of the Boz’ rides again!
Republicans have Lindsey Graham as their gay senator, Democrats have Kim Davis as their bigoted clerk of court. Sometimes a party is embarrassed to admit who they have in their ranks I guess.
She only just looks, sounds, and acts like Big T.’s momma (meaning the typical low information Republican voter) but is somehow a Democrat.
wrong fits. this is an elected official discharging their duties as required by state law. should not have been placed in jail for contempt. why don’t they place the Kentucky legislature in jail for making same sex marriage illegal. or the Colorado legislature and the marijuana bureaucrats in jail for breaking federal law. If not, why does not SC legislature pass statues nullifying roe v wade? The proper procedure, if you have no problem with our current abolishment of federalism(your 14th amendment reference), is for her to be impeached by the legislature but of course this judge could not follow the rule of law and just wanted to jump the gun instead of waiting for the proper procedure to take its course.
This is of course compounded by the fact that no government should recognize a group right (marriage license) but, maybe, only contracts of (household union) marriage as is done with property deeds. perhaps that is what you are really getting at.
If she cited her conflict of religion and resigned, this would be a fart in the wind. Hard to turn down $80,000 taxpayer-backed salary I guess.
I can see why she didn’t hand out any marriage licenses, they probably ran out of them on her alone.
I say this explains Kim. Hillbilly zealots.
Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Davis’ husband, Joe Davis, held a sign saying “Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah” and said his wife was in good spirits after her first night in jail.
Oh and sonny works for mommy. Keeping that taxpayer salary in the family.
Davis’ son supported his mother and was warned by the judge Thursday not to interfere with his fellow employees. The judge said he did not want “any shenanigans,” like the staff closing the office for computer upgrades as they did briefly last week.
Adultery, multiple marriages, children out of wedlock, taking a $80k salary to not work, using her position to get her son a free job…
How is this woman Christian again?
Christians In Name Only… No wonder Sandi/Flip defends her…
The reality is that there is nothing about marriage licenses in the Christian gospels. There is however the commandment to love one another, and I can’t see how thwarting other people’s hopes and dreams has anything to do with Christian love.
Kim Davis is seriously misguided and maybe that’s because her hard-line Apostolic beliefs are based on the early church which had no truck with licenses, etc.
We have the first amendment to keep religion out of government, yet at the same time allow whatever wacko practice whatever religion they please, without anyone being ablet to say anything. We are free to think, believe, and speak how we please. Yet, actions speak louder than words. Kim should have just quietly left her job if she didn’t want to give out same sex marriage licenses, or realized that love is love, and we don’t choose who we love. Still though, the government should stay out of everyone’s business: marriage, abortion, drugs, seat-belts, helmets. As long as there’s no civil unrest, Darwinism will take hold.
I love it when democrats start eating their own.
She learned a hard lesson.You can’t be a Democrat and be a Christian.
You would know nothing about being a Christian, because you are not a Christian. I have listened to your hate speech for years. Christ does not hate. You are filled with hate, and hell is the source of all hate. I suggest you would be more at home with the Satan worshipers, than in a Christian Church, but I will pray for your salvation.
So, what does that make Jimmy Carter?
You’d think she’d at least fix herself up a little, knowing she was having a picture made.
She did fix up . . .
Ankle , wrist cuffs, and waist chains seem excessive to me…she is nonviolent…why is she being treated like a murderer?
No bail either.Jeffery Dahmer got bail.
Is that how Libertarians roll? You put people in jail if they don’t follow your immoral political dictates.
Shouldn’t you change your name. Not much Liberty in incarcerating people for agreeing with your radical left wing politics.
Hitler is siling for you, in Hell. And I bet he’s hoping you’ll join him, soon, too.
The Democrats turned on her because she is a Christian.
You can’t be a Christian and belong to the Democrat Party.
You can’t be a Democrat and be a Christian.
Actually you can’t be a Christian and hate others; so you are definitely not a Christian. I am not really sure what religion you are, but its definitely not any form of Christianity, Christ would recognize.
Will they feed her to the lions, too?
one can only hope
I took my American flag license plate off my car. (It’s been there for over 10 years)This is no longer the country my family fought and died for.
Oh boo hoo. Gays can get married and bums sucking on the taxpayer teat get held for contempt when they don’t do their jobs. What a horrible world we live in!
This is some lulzy shit right here.
Yes…all dissent must be punished cuz 5 lawyers said so…(do legislatures matter anymore?) I thought laws were made by elected legislatures…not by unelected lawyers…
Because the Constitution says that the Supreme Court has that power, you mean? Because they decided the Constitution overrules laws banning gay marriage?
So you hate the Constitution?
Legislatures do make laws. Laws must fit within the context of the Constitution, otherwise the Supreme Court rules them invalid. This is what happened with gay marriage. All bans were ruled unconstitutional.
The legislative branch is not given the power to decide constitutionality, the judicial branch is. The legislative branch is not given power to unilaterally change the Constitution either, which is the only thing that would override the Supreme Court’s decision that such bans are not in line with the Constitution.
By the way, the 14th Amendment that granted gay marriage legalization was passed by Republicans. Thanks, GOP!
” I thought laws were made by elected legislatures…not by unelected lawyers…”
That’s because you’re so fucking ignorant.
Why don’t you leave?
If her job conflicts with her religious beliefs, then she needs to find a new one. Simple solution.
The get the fuck out of our country, you ignorant WHITE TRASH POS!
We’re about to put you out, Dumbass. Obama has so divided us, and it ain’t good for the America-Haters, like you. You are the minority. And it’s time we took the controls out of your hands, and slapped the fuck out of you for all the damage you’ve done.
We built it, you tore it down. Were about to take it back.
Democrat Rifts: Hispanics vs Blacks; Black Christians vs Planned Parenthood, Black Christians vs radical Homosexual imposition; Black Democrats vs Hillary/Biden/Sanders/ O’Malley/ Warren…
Obama has ripped apart the Democrat Party, like he has torn apart America……
Stalin must be giggling…when will our churches be transformed into incarceration camps by our jack-booted, unelected lawyers??
What if she refuses to compromise her religious convictions? Will said judge order lashings? electric shock therapy? psychotropic drugs? indoctrination therapy? Who is paying for needless incarceration? All hail our 5 supreme, unelected lawyers!
She’ll sit in jail till she changes her mind or the State of KY makes some changes.
This backfired on the queers.
She’s not going to resign. Her hicky self couldn’t find a job in the private sector making $30,000 a year much less $80,000. She’s banking on the zealots making her a hero and a money making scheme coming out of it – ala Palin.
Who told you? She is practicing her convictions and is being persecuted for them…much like MLK…
MLK did not have a government job. He was self sufficient not a taker.
Well he did ‘take’ other women outside his marriage.
Ms. Davis is on her fourth marriage and has two kids by another man out of wedlock plus she is a taker. Sort of like you. Since you are on Medicaid.
Prairie dress Kim is an attention seeking idiot – along with her sign carrying husband.
As the judge said he is Catholic and his faith doesn’t believe in divorce, that one must obtain an annulment if they wish to remarry. So should all Catholic clerks exercise their religious beliefs and refuse to issue licenses to divorced individuals?
Judge Bunning is a pro PARTIAL birth abortion advocate and a lunatic like his father was:
In 2007, he was part of a three judge panel on a federal appeals court that overturned Michigan’s ban on partial-birth abortion.
If you knew anything about Judge Bunning and his father Jim’s position on abortion, you would realize Judge Bunning follows stare decisis when ruling from the bench.
Civil disobedience fucking you ignorant liberals in the ass, I guess. Hahahahaha.
She can be “civilly disobedient” on her own time or find a new job.
It is more like a family business. Her mom was the County Clerk for 37 years and hired her daughter, Kim, right out of high school. Then Kim won the election and her son Nathan now works in the department. What a racket.
God wants traditional marriages in Rowan County; and Davis knows all about traditional marriage, because she has had four of them. As well as a couple of kids out of wedlock. So she knows all about fornications as well. And while she is a serial marrier and a fornicator she is not gay married, and that is where she draws the moral line. Issuing a marriage license to a gay couple is going to send her to hell.
Maybe, she’ll turn gay in jail.
Ben Carson says it happens all the time.
My understanding is that she stopped issuing licenses for EVERYBODY… thus, she is a poster child for your position of the government getting out of the marriage business. Also, that she stopped for everybody, the judge that is jailing her is on unprecedented legal ground as it is my understanding that is the individual states/counties that decide whether they are in or out of the marriage business. Thus, I’m not sure why you aren’t defending her vigorously other than the fact that she has a personal problem with gay marriage.
You WILL agree with Justice Kennedy or you WILL be tossed into the dungeon!
What world do you live in where you can do whatever the hell you want? I disagree with a lot of lifestyles, rules and laws – but guess what, if I want to keep a job and stay out of jail I follow the rules.
Westboro Baptist has weighed in on twitter.
If Kim Davis has any real fear of God she’ll resign and move out of the house from the man she lives w/ in adultery!
this bitch will marry anybody, give her a week in the klink, she will be filing for a lesbo marriage licence.
Anyone that’s been a manager in the last at least 20 years has dealt with religious accommodations on some level. Since the Clerk of Courts primary duty isn’t issuing marriage licenses can’t someone else do that for her and she take on some small part of their duties and list it as a religious accommodation? It seems a fair minded judge would have ordered the above rather than send her to jail for contempt.
Praise the Lord! More power to her! We need good people to Stand Up! It’s hard and you will suffer the wrath but think of the converse. Thank her and all good people who are willing to take a stand!
“… Rather, she objects to issuing such licenses with her name on them,
because she believes (rightly or wrongly) that having her name on them
is an endorsement of same-sex marriage. INDEED, SHE SAYS THAT SHE WOULD BE CONTENT WITH:
Modifying the prescribed Kentucky marriage license form to remove the multiple
references to Davis’ name, and thus to remove the personal nature of the
authorization that Davis must provide on the current form….”
This piece, from one of the brilliant Libertarian lawyers who came up with the latest losing Obamacare case, says Kentucky’s RFRA already allows for the quick fix of removing her name from the forms and she just needs to request the accommodation/sue in state court.
But, maybe, she and her lawyers prefer a show.
Why wasn’t mayor Gavin Newsom of San Fran arrested and jailed without bail in 2004 for breaking statutory law by marrying same genders?
Because when the court order came down for him to stop, he did.
That’s the latest lying right wing meme, I take it?
I’ve read a half dozen times since yesterday.
The propagandists lie to you, ramses…over and over and over.
What the gay community finds most offensive about Kim Davis is her HAIR. I mean any gay man could really help her a lot. As Chaz Dean would say,”Lady, the most serious crime you have committed is abuse of your hair everytime you shampoo poo. You need my Wen system.”
That’s a facial expression taken straight from the Westboro Baptist Church…
Religion truly is a burden. Marriage should also be strictly independent of religions. So yes, in a way Cruz, Paul and Davis are correct. Kim’s arrest was idiotic. I can easily point you in several directions in the inner cities where arrests are clearly well-deserved.