Two Questions based on the legal theory espoused by her attorney that government officials don’t have to perform their duty if it conflicts with their “deeply felt religious convictions”: 1. Do you support a government official refusing to issue a liquor license because they go to a church that teaches that drinking is a sin? 2. Do you support a Muslim County Clerk who would refuse to issue any marriage license to non-muslims? I can find multiple other examples but isn’t it just easier to say that we should keep government functions and religious beliefs separate?
As long ass the individual asserting the religious objections makes their case as laid out in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act(s) and as long as there are others who can issue those licenses in the respective county, then yes.
If the official is preventing others from issuing those licenses, then that is a problem.
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Can you imagine the outrage if clerks at the divorce court would not hand out divorce papers due to their religious faith? Kim Davis would still have to be married to Husband #1 and not Husband #4.
Or what about a Quaker clerk who won't process gun permits. Or a Mennonite clerk at the DMV who won't hand out vehicle licence plates because it is against his faith?
 September 4, 2015 at 4:25pm
Translation: “My client is in jail as a result of my horrible advice. Please come to a rally and give money so that you can pay her attorneys fees for the advice we gave her… that led her to go to jail.”
 September 4, 2015 at 10:23am
Mrs. Davis isn’t marrying them. She’s not a priest. The County Clerk’s office is not a church. The license she issues is not religious. She is a elected official required to perform the government function of issuing licenses to individuals who are eligible to receive them. If a Muslim were elected as County Clerk would you agree with her/him refusing to issue marriage licenses to Christians because it offends her deeply felt religious beliefs. If you answer to that is no, then you can’t agree with what Davis is doing.
Just as I suspected. The DNC has issued a call for all wanna be activists to get on every comment site they can and post idiotic, insulting and stupid comments.
That’s a true bullshotting liberal democRAT there !
[-1] September 3, 2015 at 7:16am
How is saying: “Previous poll had trump solely in first place. Current poll has him tied for first with Ben Carson. Ben Carson has gained ground on Trump.” A twisting if the polls? Grow a sack Trump and accept some mild criticism without throwing a hissy.
You're asking Trump to grow up???? I certainly agree with much of what Trump has to say - I vehemently disagree with his schoolyard tactics - not everyone has to agree with everything he says or risk his infantile person attacks! Except for his own supporters, I know of no one at either Fox or The Blaze who supports Jeb Bush - in fact while I agree he is a great person, without the required experience, Cruz (who Glenn makes no bones about supporting) is NOT ready for World leadership yet. Thank G-d it's way early, hopefully the country WILL wake up in time to make the right choice!
September 3, 2015 at 7:13am
I will take that bet. $100?
 August 28, 2015 at 6:00pm
That’s right nmpyro, I’m going to run for office as a clerk. Then refuse to issue licenses to any person who is getting married for a second time. As that offends my traditional Catholic religious beliefs.
 August 28, 2015 at 5:58pm
Someone needs to explain to her. “THE LICENSES YOU ISSUE ARE NOT RELIGIOUS IN NATURE. WHEN PEOPLE WANT A RELIGIOUS CEREMONY, THEY GO TO A CHURCH, NOT A COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE.” Also, they need to say it in capital letters, that will get it across better.
So you're saying that if we wrote the Bill of Rights in all capital letters you might actually understand it?
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.
 August 27, 2015 at 9:25am
I would call that a softball question but it wasn’t even that tough. I’m going to go with wiffleball question.
[-7] August 24, 2015 at 12:34pm
Do you have a Will finished stating where all of this stuff goes when you die? You know, when nothing bad ever happens to warrant all that stuff and your stuck with it for the rest of your life, your going to want to make sure people know where it goes when you die.
Preparedness does not require that bad things happen in order that items be of use. Financial and estate preparedness are an integral part of being prepared, silly grasshopper.
Do you have car insurance, life insurance, health insurance, home insurance. But not survival insurance? Whose the fool!
Keeping a stock of emergency food isn't about the Apocalypse.
It's about having what YOU need Before the next, Tornado, Record Snowfall, Flood, Riot, Forest Fire, Block Fire, Terrorist Attack or any number of things that parade across the News.
It's for being ready when IT happens to YOU and not "the Other Guy".
You don't buy extra food that you won't eat.
You buy enough and rotate through it so it doesn't spoil.
You stock up on items you would use anyway, just extra.
A person can easily survive on one pound of rice a day. That's about a 50 gallon can of rice a year, but you can see how easy it is to store stuff.
If for NO other reason than when the next "hurricane" hits, YOU don't have to stand in line and deal with the traffic of everyone that waited till the day before to get water and batteries.
 August 19, 2015 at 2:56pm
Record. Momma says “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”
 August 19, 2015 at 10:02am
I have a problem with the Government dictating a person’s choices in business. His communities response by not doing business with him is the correct and constitutional way to deal with these issues.
 August 18, 2015 at 5:18pm
Never trust them maple lovin Canadians.
August 18, 2015 at 4:45pm
Umm, someone should tell him that the right to bear arms is the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the Confederate States and the 12th amendment is the freedom of religion. Mixing Confederate flags with United States Constitutional Amendments doesn’t make any sense.
August 16, 2015 at 4:44pm
Why is the constitution being down voted on this conservative website?
"Why is the constitution being down voted on this conservative website?"
One in particular has at least 20 screennames and goes around thumbing posts down, multiple times under multiple screennames.
And likely he is not the only one doing things like that.
[-11] August 16, 2015 at 4:42pm
Never thought a direct quote from the constitution would get down votes.
That's because you're NOT quoting directly from the document and you are misinterpreting what it does say.
No, he's not because those who matter have interpreted it as such. You lose again.
 August 14, 2015 at 3:12pm
Technically they’re not wrong per statute. Doesn’t mean they’re not wrong if and that statute is challenged in an court of law. Once he turns 18, if i were him, i would attempt to leave and when they stopped him, get an attorney to file a false imprisonment and 1983 action.
 August 13, 2015 at 12:13pm
LMWife, That would depend on the Church. Last time I checked I believe their were 3 churches in the U.S. that did same/sex marriages and some others that had no official position.
 August 13, 2015 at 10:42am
Attention County Clerks. You are not a Priest, you are not issuing a religious document or making a religious proclamation. Your marriage licenses are not ordained by God. They are a man made device to secure tax and health benefits. End of story. When people are married at a church by a priest, that is a religious proclamation and that is ordained by God.
When people are married at a church by a priest, that is a religious proclamation and that is ordained by God.
I actually agree with this. So maybe you can tell me what happens when gay people want a marriage ordained by God?
Great point. I guess it is too hard a concept that ALL Americans be treated equally under the law for some people.