It doesn’t matter what ones chosen faith is because whether they be Christian, Muslim, Jew or of any other faith and they are on the fundamentalist-radical end of that faith they hold the SAME radical beliefs. All of such people seem to hold the notion that they answer only to their God and feel they do not have to obey the law if it conflicts with their chosen radical religious beliefs. They further hold in common the idea that they can just go ahead and do whatever they want even if it violates the law, injures someone, or gets someone killed. We have seen the radical element in Islam out of control for a long time and we’ve seen the radical element in Judaism out of control periodically. Now it appears that the radical element in Christianity is out of control and leading the charge is none other than Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
Week before last Davis was jailed for 5 days for contempt of a court order due to her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Upon her release Davis promised not to interfere with her deputy clerks issuing licenses to gay couples. At that point Davis let it be known that she did not want her name on the licenses even though she is the county clerk. The judge appointed attorneys for all of her deputies and ordered them to report to him every 2 weeks. This week the court assigned attorney for deputy clerk Brian Mason sent in his report stating that Davis may have violated the court order by confiscating all original forms and replacing them with new forms minus her name and the name of the county. And she also removed all references to her deputy clerks. The new form has Mason’s name but no place for his signature but only for his initials.
Davis questioned the legality of the licenses when she got out of jail and before she edited the forms. The Kentucky governor, attorney general, and Rowan County attorney assured everyone the licenses were valid without Davis’ signature. Now she’s changed the forms and Mason’s attorney says it appears to be an effort by Davis to circumvent the court order not to interfere in the issuing of licenses to gay couples. He also questions the validity of the new forms.
It is rather obvious that Davis has no intention whatsoever to abide by the court order. She knows fully well that the county name and a place for her deputy’s signature must be on the form. Prior to her going to jail she played games with the process as well by claiming computers were down for long periods of time, copy machines down, etc. She’s being sued over those antics. Then the judge threw her in jail for 5 days and she said she would not interfere with her deputies issuing licenses. Now she apparently has chosen to interfere nevertheless!
It is now abundantly clear that Davis has every intention of circumventing the court order not to interfere with the court order. She thinks gay marriage is a “sin” and she is entitled to her opinions BUT she is a government employee sworn uphold the law and she has now FAILED to do so……again! And it is for this reason that Davis must now be removed from office! Obviously, she cannot uphold the law and obviously she has once again allowed her religious beliefs to interfere with the duties of her office. She is continuing to pick and choose which laws she will uphold and which laws she will not based on her religious beliefs. She has said that she doesn’t want to be in the limelight yet she has now put herself back in that limelight with her latest antics.
Let’s face it. In MY OPINION Davis is a religious radical who appears to think she only answers to God and apparently has no intention whatsoever of upholding the law or duties of her office. She is the classic religious radical in my opinion and must now be removed from her public office as she is unable to fulfill her duties based on her radical religious convictions. She apparently believes her religious convictions take priority over the law and that she is simply exercising her right to freedom of religion. However, what she is doing is IMPOSING her religion on gay marriage license applicants. I have news for her and all of the other religious radicals like her. Your religious freedoms END just as soon as you try to IMPOSE your religious convictions on the rest of us!
Hopefully, the federal judge in this case will take action and return Davis back to jail where she belongs, apparently. She’s trying to be a martyr which, sadly, is yet another typical trait of religious radicals who seem to think they don’t have to obey the law but only abide by their fanatical religious convictions. She’s NOT exercising her religious freedoms. What she’s doing is trying to IMPOSE her religion on the public and it appears to me she has every intention of continuing to do so one way or the other. RESIGN FROM OFFICE KIM DAVIS! You can no longer carry out your duties as a public official.