Maybe you should read the complaint she filed in federal court. She is not questioning whether or not the issuance of a marriage license is religious. In Kentucky, every elected public official has to swear an oath before God. When she was elected and took office she took that oath with an understanding that she made a vow before God to execute the office the way she believed. Now, the federal government is forcing her to compromise her beliefs.
Her argument is that the Commonwealth of Kentucky brought God into it and that she could hold the office without compromising her beliefs.
That’s the legal argument she is making.
In Kentucky, you also have to swear that you’ve never fought a duel in order to hold public office. My guess is that the Commonwealth is going to take God and guns out of the public oath as a result of this case.
June 28, 2015 at 9:51am
I’m not disagreeing with you, but I want anyone believing that churches will protected by the language within the recent ruling and by the Bill of Rights to consider something.
What about churches with unique venues? A long aisle. A short aisle. A large organ (pun somewhat unintended). Can they deny one couple because they are homosexual and accommodate another because they are heterosexual? Will churches with unique premises then have to limit weddings to members only? Will they be able to deny membership to homosexual couples based solely on their sexual orientation?
You seem willing to discuss this reasonably, so lets auger down into it a little.
June 26, 2015 at 8:04pm
I’ve had a busy day.
June 23, 2015 at 4:18pm
Sounded like a Southwest flight.
 June 21, 2015 at 8:55am
It’s as cheap as bunting to break up a no-hitter/perfect game.
If I’m on the mound for the Nats today, I make Tabata wish he had a body suit made of the same material as his elbow pad. I’d put it right in his ribcage.
 March 4, 2015 at 9:49am
One of those Egyptian dudes is in the “Hands up don’t shoot” pose.
Even way back then they had problems. Whodda Thunk?
That's a long line for a turn at a donkey
[-1] February 20, 2015 at 3:45pm
If the Obama administration wants to provide jobs for the Islamic State, they should give TimeWarner and Comcast tax breaks to move their customer service help centers to Raqqah, Syria. Service would improve.
[-4] February 17, 2015 at 7:47am
What’s he going to do? Nibble me bum?
 February 10, 2015 at 8:53am
This poor, stupid man doesn’t understand that terrorism is random. That’s why it’s terror. If it were not random, then it would a conventional war.
President Obama shows his stupidity on a regular basis. It’s conventional stupidity.
 December 18, 2014 at 9:33pm
The Democrat Party immediately launched a voter registration drive.
What the heck do you expect? There’s no television to plop them down in from of to keep them in mind locked stupor. C’mon these upscale restaurants need arrays of glass teets to appease the children. It’s for the chilllldrrrennn.
You gotta be able to pump kids full of stupid with the TV, man.
July 30, 2014 at 12:27am
Grew up near the L&N Railroad in the 1970s. It was clear that we were trespassing when we were on their right-of-way. The L&N had its own police force, which packed me home twice when I was a kid — once for building a snowman on the tracks and another time for climbing on boxcars stopped on a siding.
July 23, 2014 at 8:27am
My brother and I drove into a mayfly hatch in 1977 while crossing a bridge over Kentucky Lake. They clogged up the radiator on his car so badly that it started to overheat. We stopped at a gas station and sprayed mayflies out of the radiator with a hose. It was a mess.
I remember the bugs hitting the windshield like we were in a snowstorm.
 June 4, 2014 at 3:05pm
I’m shocked to see gay porn on The Blaze.
May 24, 2014 at 9:41am
I always tried to stay loose with the girls.
April 24, 2014 at 9:46am
Maybe this is why the Postal Service is loading up on ammunition. Letter carriers will be able to cap dogs. I hate to think that mailmen have more guts than law enforcement.
March 28, 2014 at 4:38pm
That’s too bad because you’re missing a great sport. I understand why people gave up on baseball after 1994. I gave up on the major leagues, which are the only two leagues responsible for what happened. Minor league baseball played out their seasons and held their playoffs and championship series. Please don’t indict the entire sport.
Also, what does it prove to punish the current crop of players for the 1994 strike? There are reasons not to watch Major League Baseball, but I want to point out that a lot of the ballplayers in MLB today were either not playing baseball then or playing peewee or Little League baseball. That’s been a generation ago.
I don’t like that so many of today’s ballplayers are overpaid. People continue to pay the inflated ticket prices, so let’s throw it to the free market — the market shall bear, right? (I hope I used the correct spelling).
I’ve watched (and played) baseball for over 40 years. Today’s players play hard. They train hard. I dare say that with the current crop of ballplayers and the ballparks in which they play that baseball is entering another Golden Age. I just hope they don’t screw it up and go out on strike again.
Baseball is such a great sport that it survives the people who are its guardians.
March 26, 2014 at 3:58pm
If you really press a liberal about this issue, they believe that immigration — both legal and illegal — is the answer to a lot of our problems, especially the pending bankruptcy of Social Security. Yeah, you feel like your head is going to explode, and you’d like to lace me with a few verbal punches, but I’m just the messenger.
I had a discussion with an attorney in a rural Kentucky courthouse about Social Security being a Ponzi scheme. Actually, it’s an insult to Thomas Ponzi to use his name to describe it, but the attorney, who is very active in Democrat politics in Kentucky, started outlining to me how hopeful he was that immigration reform would save Social Security. He believes that immigrants will fill manual labor jobs and pay into the system, which will reverse the inverted pyramid that exists in the demographics of this nation’s population.
I asked him how many of his fellow Democrats thought like he does. He claimed nearly all of them. They do not consider that immigrants — especially illegals — cost this nation in disproportionate ways and that even if the notion that they could save Social Security was true, an overload of them will bankrupt the entire nation.
It’s mushy thinking. I stood before him gaping in disbelief. How could somebody — a group of people — be so stupid.
Because they have NO skills to bring to the table and feel threatened by fellow americans that do.
i have a cure for social security. The politicians have stolen what was collected so I suggest we can all federal government retirement payments to politicians, judges, federal employees etc. and put that money into social security until we bring the balance into the black. Lets see how these losers like being stolen from. They didn't care what we thought so let them eat cake.
They aren't really stupid. They have been "properly indoctrinated" to think in this manor.
August 16, 2013 at 9:09am
The first time I saw this photograph — not long after it was released by the White House — I wondered why they would release it. Why would they release a photo that makes the POTUS look like the last kid picked in a sandlot football game? I thought it was a devestating image, but that was before I had a better understanding of where the American electorate is with electing a leader.
I’d like to know the story behind the release of the photo. Obama could not have been pleased with it if he has any kind of clue about true leadership. Awful. I hate to look at it.
I believe this photo provides some insight on the IRS and NSA scandals.
August 3, 2013 at 9:35am
What would they do do Ellie May Clampett these days?