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
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