Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Thrice Divorced Traditional Marriage Advocate!


There are many jobs that I would not take because they conflict with my deeply held moral convictions. For example, I have a deeply held conviction against stealing money from the sick and the old so being a televangelist is out of the question for me.  Kentucky Clerk of the Court Kim Davis should take a cue from that.
The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):
Two gay couples have asked a federal judge to punish a Kentucky clerk who has refused to issue them marriage licenses by fining her, but not sending her to jail.
Lawyers for the couples filed the motion to hold Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court on Tuesday morning, shortly after her office refused again to issue the licenses — this time despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.
Davis says her office is doing so "under God's authority."
The latest motion in the case asks U.S. District Judge David Bunning to hold Davis in contempt. Bunning will probably hold a hearing for the gay couples to present evidence, which could include testimony from Davis herself. Bunning would then decide on punishment. That could include fines, jail time or both, but the motion asks the judge to impose only financial penalties.
If your deeply held religious beliefs prevent you from doing your job, get a new job. Davis likes traditional marriage so much she's had four of them, just like the bible says!

4 comments:

  1. "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B. Anthony

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  2. “Many have commented on the fact that Davis herself has been divorced several times. As a strategic matter, this makes her a rather poor poster child for ‘traditional Christian marriage’: Jesus himself treats divorce and remarriage as akin to adultery. But the point is not merely ad hominem: Davis’s willingness to impose a standard of marriage on gays that she does not apply to others, herself included, shows that she’s less interested in enforcing a consistent traditional Christian view than in singling out gays for disapproval. In its Obergefell decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rightly rejected such treatment as an affront to dignity and equal treatment under the law. Private citizens are free to express their religious views about homosexuality — however hypocritically and inconsistently — and to practice their faith as they see fit. But religious liberty is not a “get out of your job free” card.” – Wayne University professor John Corvino, writing for the Detroit Free Press.

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  3. Kentucky Clerk of the Court Kim Davis must be removed from office. Financial fines or incarceration are okay too, but Davis must go away. Divorce, or dissolution of marriage in Florida (Chapter 61, Florida Statutes), ended "traditional marriage" long, long ago. Davis should take notice of section 61.031, "Dissolution of marriage to be a vinculo.—No dissolution of marriage is from bed and board, but is from bonds of matrimony."

    Davis is not alone in her attempt at interposition and nullification of a law affecting the civil rights of persons. "Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor said he absolutely supports a county clerk that is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples."

    "Matt Bevin told reporters on a conference call that he supports Kim Davis' "willingness to stand for her First Amendment rights." He said as governor he would work to change the law so people could download marriage license forms on the Internet and then return them to their county clerk to file just like any other document."

    "Bevin criticized Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear for refusing to call a special session of the state legislature to pass a law changing how the state issues marriage licenses. He also criticized Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway for declining to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban in federal court. Conway is now the Democratic nominee for governor."

    "Conway has said he supports a new state law that would protect clerks who do not want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But Bevin criticized Conway for not being more vocal on the issue, including for not attending a rally at the state capitol in support of Davis last month."

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-marriage-licenses-kentucky-clerks-office-33449203

    If the state of Kentucky wants "traditional marriage", then it better outlaw divorce. "What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." Mark 10:9. Traditional marriage lasts "Till death us do part" under the marriage vow made before God.

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  4. 40 years ago Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex approved a marriage license for a gay couple. "This is what it's like to be on the right side of history."

    http://www.upworthy.com/40-years-ago-a-gay-couple-applied-for-a-marriage-license-she-approved-it?c=ufb1

    "Thank goodness I made that decision because it would be so hard for me to look myself in the mirror today if I had not made the decision then." — Clela Rorex

    "In 1975, Rorex was serving as the Boulder County clerk when two men asked about applying for a marriage license. Rorex was just three months into her term as clerk, but she was about to make a judgment call that would ring throughout history."

    "The couple came in; they asked for a marriage license. It's the first time I met openly gay people. I said, 'I don't know if I can do this.' At that point, I went to the district attorney, and he said the Colorado marriage code did not specify that marriage had to be between a man and a woman. And therefore I did it."

    "After issuing that license (and licenses for five other same-sex couples), Rorex faced intense backlash. As it turns out, the idea of gay folks having the same rights as their straight counterparts didn't fare too well 40 years ago. Shocking, I know."

    "Rorex received angry letters, newspapers printed harsh articles about her, and people even harassed her family."

    "I honestly did not anticipate the degree of hate," says Rorex. "It was threats — people needed to kill me for doing this and that kind of stuff. And I had entire church congregations writing me that it would be Sodom and Gomorrah in the area."

    "Keep in mind that this was the type of treatment a straight woman was receiving simply for following the law to its letter. It's scary — though not entirely surprising — that newspapers seemed content to print things like "the penalty for homosexual acts is death" in its letters to the editor."

    "Ultimately, and unfortunately, Colorado's attorney general voided the six same-sex marriages."

    "Even so, there's something to be said about being on the right side of history. Rorex didn't finish her term as clerk, and the marriages ultimately weren't valid in the eyes of the law, but generations to come would prove her right."

    "I just was this young woman in this place at this point in time," she says. "And thank goodness I made that decision because it would be so hard for me to look myself in the mirror today if I had not made the decision then."

    http://www.upworthy.com/40-years-ago-a-gay-couple-applied-for-a-marriage-license-she-approved-it?c=ufb1

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