At this year's Kentucky State Fair, an LGBTQ supporter spoke with a dairy farmer attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's championship ham breakfast. Seems benign. KFB's anti-gay marriage stance is out of step with the law, but this quirky exchange (at 3:25 on the video) quickly swerved to the price of haircuts. Alrighty then. $600,000 was raised for charity in the ham auction. No heathen haircuts were administered. Our work is done! We are only left to assume that the dairy farmer was referring to his own haircut and not the price of grooming a cow.
Kim Davis is no pioneer in mixing bigotry and government. People have used Bible quotes throughout history to advance their bigotry du jour. In 2012, North Carolina pastor Charles Worley proposed putting gays and lesbians behind electrified fences "to die out." CNN's Anderson Cooper interviewed a member of Worley's flock to explain to her that concentration camps are no longer in vogue. Worley's original sermon may have violated federal laws when he spoke of voting strategies based on whether any politician advocates for gay rights. He has a history of outrageous gay bashing from the pulpit.
WITH LIBERTY & JUSTICE OVERALL twitter giggles here It appears that the Kim Davis saga of refusing government service to select citizens is not yet over. Her deputy clerk is issuing marriage licenses in Rowan County while Davis' attorney says his client "will not violate her conscience" when she returns to work soon. Oh, and her lawyer is learning that he can't steal other people's music for his rallies. A comment in the New York Times: If your religious faith is paramount then do not swear oaths to secular authorities. -- (anon Corrales, NM) Politician Mike Huckabee swooped into Kentucky to curry favor with Christians, holding Kim Davis' hand as she emerged from jail as another presidential hopeful Ted Cruz
Sarah Palin is not on strike but perhaps on hiatus. Her cordial relationship with Donald Trump generates speculation that she could find a spot in his cabinet. And that sends media wags into overdrive hoping to demean her at any turn. To wit: Yahoo news plucked a phrase taken out of context and headlined it as an example of Palin's idiocy. Watch the video and decide if Yahoo is hammering a knat. The Donald, meanwhile, continues to lead in the polls but hasn't taken the historically inaccurate stance that county clerk Kim Davis is a martyred example of the "criminalization of Christianity. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos
History has taught (some of) us that mixing religion and state does not work. "The sooner Kentuckians learn that lesson, the better." - columnist Tom Eblen in the Lexington Herald Leader As resistance to gay marriage roils Kentuckians, here is more historical wisdom from Courier-Journal columnist Joe Gerth and political perspective from Al Cross For once, the spotlight isn't on a Kim named Kardashian. Err...Kentucky offers the world Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to LGBT in spite of the Supreme Court ruling allowing for gay marriage. Now she's in jail. Kim doesn't understand American history as Thomas Jefferson wrote of the wall of separation of church and state. Now that licenses are being offered in
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Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's best Christian, perfectly illustrates why religious people should not lose their minds over the Supreme Court decision to recognize gay marriages. Upshot: Americans enjoy democracy, not theocracy. More from Betty: Is America a Christian nation? Let's stop treating anyone as subhumans. Christian protesters in 1967 applied some of the same logic ("Race mixing is against God's natural order!") when the Supreme Court overturned Virginia law forbidding blacks to marry whites. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals are entitled to the same rights as everyone else. No person is a lesser cut of human being. It's all good. With equality, we are an improved America. Well played, Brentwood Photography studio owner
February 28, 2014 -- read at 11:30 pm after a long day -- Mr. Meiners, I briefly heard you advocate for gay marriage on your show yesterday and against financial discrimination as gays cannot file as married which may cost them thousands in lost tax exemptions. I would like to ask you to advocate for incestuous marriage. I love my widowed Mother and we are both consenting adults and because we are not allowed to marry, I will be forced to pay millions in estate taxes upon her death. If your spouse dies, heaven forbid, then you will get her estate tax free. That isn't fair. It's discrimination and I would appreciate you speaking out for fairness. Thank you. 7 hours