In front of the federal courthouse, demonstrators shouted at each other, sang hymns and waved signs, which ranged from the violent — turn to Jesus or burn — to simple statements of support. A small plane flew over the courthouse, carrying a banner that said: “Stand Firm Kim.”
Davis stopped issuing licenses to all couples in June after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage. Despite rulings against her, she’s turned away couples again and again.
The Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue licenses to same-sex couples is getting full-throated support from a major GOP Republican Candidate.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 3, 2015
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a vocal opponent of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage this summer blasted a judge’s decision Thursday to hold Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court.
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny.”
“Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America,” Cruz said in a lengthy statement posted to his campaign website next to a bright red button for supporters to donate to his White House bid.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally,” Cruz said. “I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to chose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.”
I guess she did not understand the separation of church and state they should not conflict. I understand what she did, and I am against homosexual marriage, but the Supreme Court made their decision, and we all have to follow the law regardless of what the situation is. Otherwise, you have chaos in this country. I think law keeps everything in order.
I understand where Cruz wants to go with this fight, and I don’t intend to slam Ms. Davis for her sincerely held beliefs. But seriously, if you can’t do your job without violating your beliefs, get another job. Rowan County deserves a clerk who can abide by the law of the land, no matter what they believe in the church.
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