This is not Kim Davis's situation. The state has not put her to a choice: Obey God's law or man's. If she truly believes that she cannot reconcile her responsibilities as an elected official with her interpretation of the Bible, then she is duty-bound to resign from office.
Presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has come out in support of homophobic Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, but his support for her contradicts his own language from just a few years ago.
Davis and her supporters, whether out of ignorance or willfulness, have completely distorted the Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and, in our system of government, the Supreme Court has the final say as to what the Constitution means.
Kim Davis may be deluded, shrewd or both. Whatever her motives, the thrice-divorced upholder of godly marriage is small beer. The real trouble is brewing in the Republican presidential field.
At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women's suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself.
I'm sure those who have suffered discrimination for being gay might understandably have little sympathy for seeing Kim Davis head off to prison for not fulfilling her oath of office. But is that any way to celebrate a victory?
It doesn't matter what scripture says. It doesn't matter what the Q'uran says. It doesn't matter what the Sutras, the Vedas, the Talmud, the Midrash, or the Institutes of Calvin say. Because the US Constitution makes it clear that the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
The heart of Davis's case isn't actually about gay marriage or religious freedom. This debate is about civil versus natural law, and it's a debate that we have engaged in throughout history.
Do you know that the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples has been married four times and allegedly gave birth to twins fathered by another man five months after her first divorce? At best, this is irony, at worst, hypocrisy.
The 2014 midterm election results may have been a complete farce. All it takes is one insider who knows how to flip a switch and the outcome changes. When it comes to voting, should we trust our votes to a computer that doesn't even spit out a receipt for confirmation? Do you trust your voting machine manufacturer?
We cannot be held hostage to the theatrics of religious extremists, nor should we allow them to think that supposedly bad "optics" will deter us in demanding our rights.
Hard to believe, but true. Voters are flat-out intimidated to come to the polls. During the 2014 midterms, incumbent Mitch McConnell sent out warnings to Kentucky voters that read: ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE. You are at risk of acting on fraudulent information...
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