Kim Davis Languishes In Prison While First Marriage License Is Issued

HT_kim_davis_jef_150903_16x9_992Courtesy of TPM:

William Smith Jr. and James Yates, a couple for nearly a decade, were the first to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, ending a months-long standoff.

County clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June. The Apostolic Christian had turned away couples again and again, in defiance of a series of federal court orders.

But on Friday morning, Davis sat in a county jail, ordered there by a federal judge who found her in contempt for refusing to follow his order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

I found this tweet at Daily Kos which pretty much sums up the situation.

11990643_10107219743637694_4558826486589166856_nTouché.

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12 Responses to Kim Davis Languishes In Prison While First Marriage License Is Issued

  1. 40Watt says:

    That tweet is perfect. Using the government to force other people to practice any religion is unconstitutional.

    I often see so-called Constitutional Conservatives claiming that the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion not freedom from religion. As a naturalized American, I had to bone up on a 100 possible questions to be answered in order to prove my “worthiness.” Some of the questions had more that one correct answer. Acceptable answers for what does the Constitution do, for example, are: sets up the government; defines the government; protects basic rights of Americans.

    There is only one answer for what is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.

    • irishgirl999 says:

      What has four marriages, three divorces and two kids out of wedlock? I don’t know but the gays have ruined the sanctity of marriage.

      http://margaretandhelen.com/2015/09/04/the-gop-really-has-lowered-the-bar-on-what-constitutes-being-a-christian/

      • 40Watt says:

        I love these two ladies – as always, on the mark and LOL funny!

        My, my but Huckabee, Cruz, Paul and the rest of them have certainly lowered the bar on sacrifice these days. Used to be you had to actually die a horrible death to become a martyr. Now you just have to be a hypocrite who ignores the law and refuses to do your job.

    • I think all of us truly believe we have the right to be free FROM religion. The fact is, this person is attempting to force her personal beliefs onto those who do not share those beliefs – in her workplace.
      If I chose to believe that god is a cat, that is my right to do so. I can pray to it, worship it, sacrifice chickens to it (I know, bad analogy) but I do not have the right or the authority to MAKE others do the same, particularly in the workplace.
      Obviously Ms Davis is a fruitcake – with extra fruit.
      She was jailed not because she is a Christian (which she is NOT according to MY training – she is a hater) – she was jailed because she is guilty of Contempt of Court. She had her day in court, she lost. She was given ample opportunity to not go to jail. She is one of those freakos who thinks being a martyr is her highest calling, PLUS she can make money off of it.
      And she isn’t a true martyr yet / she is still alive and breathing. REAL martyrs die for their cause – which apparently is the right to have as many divorces, commit unlimited numbers of adultery with unlimited numbers of men, have as many children by that adultery as the house will allow.
      Kim Davis is a dimwitted hypocrite. She’s in jail because she is terminally stupid. There is NO earthly reason to allow her to go free until she complies with the judge’s orders as EVERYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE TO DO.

  2. Moles says:

    Davis can bang on all she likes about her religious principles but the simple fact is she_broke_the_law.

    • I think all of us truly believe we have the right to be free FROM religion. The fact is, this person is attempting to force her personal beliefs onto those who do not share those beliefs – in her workplace.
      If I chose to believe that god is a cat, that is my right to do so. I can pray to it, worship it, sacrifice chickens to it (I know, bad analogy) but I do not have the right or the authority to MAKE others do the same, particularly in the workplace.
      Obviously Ms Davis is a fruitcake – with extra fruit.
      She was jailed not because she is a Christian (which she is NOT according to MY training – she is a hater) – she was jailed because she is guilty of Contempt of Court. She had her day in court, she lost. She was given ample opportunity to not go to jail. She is one of those freakos who thinks being a martyr is her highest calling, PLUS she can make money off of it.
      And she isn’t a true martyr yet / she is still alive and breathing. REAL martyrs die for their cause – which apparently is the right to have as many divorces, commit unlimited numbers of adultery with unlimited numbers of men, have as many children by that adultery as the house will allow.
      Kim Davis is a dimwitted hypocrite. She’s in jail because she is terminally stupid. There is NO earthly reason to allow her to go free until she complies with the judge’s orders as EVERYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE TO DO.

  3. ProfessorCanine says:

  4. Scarsdale says:

    So, the couple who finally got their license have been together longer than any of her marriages lasted? I wondered what the attraction was for her to have had so many marriages, until I read that she makes $80,000 a year! BINGO!, She had better get back to work, pronto, otherwise the latest husband might leave for someone who makes big money. Looking at him, though, she seems to set her sights VERY low. He was on TV, looking like he just mucked out the stalls in the barn.

    • She got the job when her mother died – her son is one of her Deputies. The word Nepotism has never entered her vocabulary.
      This is why the South lost the war, and is going to lose the next one too.
      Does her son even know who his father is?

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