KENTUCKY: Anti-Gay Clerk Files Religious Discrimination Suit Against Governor

The Liberty Counsel is suing Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on behalf of renegade county clerk Kim Davis. Via the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Late Tuesday, Davis filed a lawsuit against Beshear in federal district court. She blamed the governor for instructing all 120 of the state’s county clerks to comply with this summer’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage. Beshear’s stance left dissenting county clerks vulnerable to lawsuits, including two that she currently faces, filed by groups of her constituents, Davis said. U.S. District Judge David Bunning is expected to rule in these cases in coming days. “The Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting through Governor Beshear, has deprived Davis of her religious-conscience rights guaranteed by the United States and Kentucky constitutions and laws, by insisting that Davis issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples contrary to her conscience, based on her sincerely held religious beliefs,” Davis’ lawsuit says.

The suit also names the head of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, which changed the marriage license forms to gender-neutral.

The Liberty Counsel has issued a press release:

“Governor Beshear is unlawfully picking and choosing the conscience-based exemptions to marriage that he deems acceptable,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. When Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway refused to defend Kentucky’s natural marriage laws after “pray[ing] over this decision,” Governor Beshear did not command that he perform his duties, but hired private attorneys to pursue the appeal. “In no uncertain terms, Governor Beshear’s policies and directives are intended to suppress religion—even worse, a particular religious belief,” Liberty Counsel’s complaint points out. “Thus, although Attorney General Conway was given a pass for his conscience about marriage without any threats of repercussion, clerks like Davis are being repeatedly told by their Governor to abandon their religiously informed beliefs or resign.” “Simply put, Governor Beshear is making secularism a litmus test for holding office in Kentucky,” said Mat Staver. “The governor is forcing clerks like Davis to choose between following the precepts of her religion and forfeiting her position, on the one hand, and abandoning one of the precepts of her religion in order to keep her position, on the other,” Staver concluded.

The ruling in the ACLU’s suit against Davis is expected next week. (Tipped by JMG reader Allen)

  • TampaDink

    Could this bitch possibly make herself look less bigoted, arrogant & fame whorish?

    • bkmn

      With Liberty Counsel’s help….no.

      • TampaDink

        This won’t stop her from trying.

        • Steverino

          GoFundMe will be next. Christianist welfare.

      • Ben in Oakland

        you mean, WITHOUT liberty councils help.
        Glad to help myself.

  • FuBear

    Here we go again.
    Its against my religion for me to do my job.

    Yeah, get another job then.

    Guess what lady? Its against a great many people’s religions that you have been married 4x, but I expect that if you ever do number 5 you will fully expect whatever clerk that is cursed with that unenviable job to actually do theirs.

    Gay marriage against your religion? Great. Don’t marry a woman.

    Case solved.

    • D. J.

      It’s not like she is Jewish and the Gov. is ordering her to eat pork for lunch.
      She can believe what she wants, but the couple is not breaking the law applying for their license.
      Do the job or resign.
      Get a professional looking wardrobe while you are at it, gal.

      • lymis

        That’s the thing. If it’s against her religion to check ID, verify that forms are filled out properly, and handle the filing, then she should be refusing everyone. If not, then should shouldn’t be refusing anyone.

        It’s not like anyone’s asking her to have gay sex.

        • D. J.

          She should have never run for the office if she is unwilling to perform the job.

        • GayOldLady

          Yuck & UGH, lymis, don’t even suggest that there’s a woman in her right mind that would touch that with a ten foot pole.

          • GayOldLady

            I’m still cringing!!!

          • popebuck1

            Unless there’s a lesbian equivalent to what Boy George once said about Eminem when he got in trouble for making homophobic remarks: “I’d f**k him just to hurt him.”

          • GayOldLady

            Nope, I don’t I know a lesbian, of any age, that would go for that under any circumstance.

          • Paula

            Yeah, that would be a no. I feel a bit queasy just thinking about it.

          • popebuck1

            I’m glad to hear that. It speaks very highly for lesbians.

          • Ontogenesis

            Hell no.

        • BudClark

          PERISH THE THOUGHT!!!

      • 2karmanot

        Wah, I thought that wall paper print was just lovely. Gawd bless her lil heart.

        • GayOldLady

          Damn, I thought that was a dress made from a 1950’s couch cover.

          • vorpal

            LOL I thought she had just cut holes in a tacky tablecloth, purchased from one of those one-stop shops that sells everything that the grandmother with no taste shops at, and thrown it on her generous frame.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            She looks like a lumpy sofa

    • vorpal

      It’s against my deeply and sincerely held religious beliefs (vorpalism) to not get paid a million dollars a year to sit around all day eating unlimited handfuls of Oxycontin while an army of hot young guys tends to my every whim.

      I demand compliance now!!!

      • JT

        Sounds like the religion of Rush Limbaugh.

      • Ginger Snap

        Now this is a religion I’d be glad to join and tithe.

        • vorpal

          Just wait until you hear what we do for communion!

          • Ginger Snap

            I’m tingling with anticipation.

  • bkmn

    Another lawsuit for Liberty Counsel to lose, and they will. “Sincerely held religious beliefs” is such a broad phrase that is not a part of any law in this country

  • Soren456

    Where did she learn that salute?

    In church?

    • TheManicMechanic

      Seig hate!

    • Looks like she has freedom fries coming out her nose.

  • AtticusP

    Hmmm…

  • Michael Smith

    Probably should have checked Liberty Counsel’s loss record before relying on them for legal help.

  • Galvestonian

    She is working in a civil context/environment that has nothing to do with religion. Religious-conscience rights have no say in her job description. This is a job. If she wants to practice her religion she has every right to do that but she was not hired to practice religion. If she doesn’t want to do her job then she must be terminated. PERIOD – no other interpretation is possible.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Maybe we can counter suit the governor for not firing employee that does not upheld the constitution. And sue her for every penny her trailer is worth.

    • Soren456

      In terms of her trailer, that would be a pyrrhic victory.

    • clay

      she’s not a staff employee, but an elected official.

  • BearEyes

    the governor made it clear to the clerks -just do your effin’ job.
    Do want to do it? Quit!

  • Sk3ptic

    Good luck with that, Jezebel.
    Her own marriage history reduces the apparent depth of her religious conviction.

    • David in Palm Springs

      Bingo!

    • JustSayin

      You forget that adhering to your religious convictions IS not required to claim something violates your religious convictions just read all the state rfra’s

    • StSean

      man, i REALLY hope that is brought up on cross!

    • PLAINTOM

      I am so glad this particular woman brought this particular case. I like easy precedent setting cases which highlight the total sham of religious freedom laws.

  • pickypecker
  • Bruno

    They’re fighting hard. This could go up to SCOTUS and take a long time.

    • lymis

      Honestly, it should. We need to clarify this issue, and stomp the idiocy flat. There is plenty of religious accommodation law already, so precedents shouldn’t be all that tough to find.

      But because of that, there should be no stays that allow people to continue to refuse to issue licenses.

    • JustSayin

      Not on this case maybe some other case

      • clay

        One that will explicitly bump us up to heightened scrutiny.

  • Gustav2

    Liberty is using buckshot lawsuits to see if any of them draws blood.

  • Joe in PA

    How dare that governor tell her to do your job…I’ll sue!

    Fucking maroon.

  • David in Palm Springs

    Not religious couples have always been able to marry at city hall. You lose, bigot.

  • delk

    “Governor Beshear is unlawfully picking and choosing the conscience-based exemptions to marriage that he deems acceptable,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

    And what the fuck are you ass-holier than thou dipshits doing?
    Pot meet the fucking kettle. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb2abdef5239190cb265c84ebdb3acdfb93fc4fa3bb2d0305567cf5eac6ba933.jpg

    • Gustav2

      Is the AG the governor’s employee? Probably not, Liberty loses again.

      • Steverino

        With Liberty Counsel defending her, she is guaranteed to lose.

        Hiring Liberty Counsel for legal defense is like drinking hemlock as a laxitive.

    • vorpal

      When it comes to being a complete and total loser, Mat Staver demonstrates that practice makes permanent.

  • Randy Ellicott

    This could backfire in a big way on them, by framing it this way doesn’t it open up the challenge to any religious exemptions being constitutional?

    • People4Humanity

      This would be delicious. Legal eagles?

  • vstill

    Good for her! I’m glad she did it and I hope it goes all the way to the Supreme Court. Then, hopefully and finally these religious nuts will be confined to their respective churches, and will no longer have a place in public office. The same, I would hope, would apply to public accommodation laws that are haphazard at best across this country.

    Bring back the Equal Rights Amendment! Equality for all, even this bitch.

  • Ronald Ibach

    Lord, I hope this vile woman gets socked with enormous contempt of court fines.

    • pj

      or at least a bucket of water

  • 2amor
  • MattM

    Well she’s got some balls. And nerve.

    • Bluto

      I wonder which of her ex-husbands those used to belong to.

  • bambinoitaliano

    She has no ground to use religion since she is married four times. And that hideous dress of hers also violated the same religion.

  • GayOldLady

    Do your damned job Old Woman or quit!!!!

    • clay

      She’s not old; she’s just drawn that way.

  • JockMartin

    Hey Joe are you single? I love you !

  • Porkie

    I am certain that I have seen that frock someplace before ….hmmmm…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4FCjjEQl9M

    • Ginger Snap

      Now I want to watch some AbFab.

  • BeaverTales

    Hate sure is ugly.

  • Jan Wesselius

    No one is depriving her of her religion or beliefs. If she doesn’t want marry same sex people, OK. She can quit and the county can find someone else to do her job. Right now her job is to marry everyone, not just the ones her religion approves of.
    Isn’t that religious persecution of the same sex people by her?

    • Her job isn’t even to marry people. It’s to shuffle paperwork.

      • Jan Wesselius

        In that case just fire the bitch.

  • JaniceInToronto

    There will never be an end to the religious bullshit. As long as gullible people are born, religion will find empty minds to occupy.
    This court case could tie up years of court time. What a waste.

  • Ben

    I used to bartend as a Jewish person. One day the cocktail called for bacon and some dairy. I didn’t act like a vengeful whore from the bible talking about divine retribution…I just made it and never sipped it, thankfully my gentile coworkers were able to relate to me the taste of cock….i mean the cocktail.

    Fuck her.

    • Ben

      Btw the taste of Cock is very Kosher !!! hehe

      • TampaDink

        Unless one is noshing on gentile genitalia.

        • B Snow

          I think it’s still okay, unless it’s the Devil — cloven hooves, you know.

      • BudClark

        Uh-UH! Mixing meat and ghouly cheese?

    • Ed Burrow

      man, i’m hungry.

  • Ninja0980

    I’m assuming if Kim gets divorced and decides to get married again she won’t have a problem with a clerk turning her away for religious reasons?
    I’m betting that answer will be no.

    • TampaDink

      If that were going to happen to her, surely it would have by now….since she is on marriage #4.

  • and her gunt/FUPA (google it!) is filing a class action lawsuit against bacon

    • People4Humanity

      That was just plain ol’ mean.

      {^up^vote^}

  • KT

    Its fun to pick and choose when we are going to hid behind our religion isn’t it- this lady has granted licenses to divorced persons, people who had premarital sex, people with children born out of wedlock, inter-religious couples, and atheists, not to mention scores of adulterers, thiefs, liars, and crooks. All that stuff is technically against her religion but she has not problem issuing licenses to them. But the icky gays – grossness.

    • Menergy

      Thanks, I was typing something just like this, but the comment got messed up as I edited and it disappeared. Glad to see these clear examples of the clerk’s lack of consistency, just dislike for the non-straights.

  • Christopher

  • oikos

    She should resign or do her job. Pretty simple. Judge is a bush appointee so not hopeful on the outcome.

  • A Big Sarcastic Fairy!

    What a stupid piece of xmas trash.

  • leastyebejudged

    Ugh, exploitative…

  • Ninja0980

    Your office isn’t a church where you get to decide who does and doesn’t get service.
    Either do your damn job or resign.

  • Happy Dance

    Shame on them for changing the marriage licenses to gender neutral! That is an Obamanation!

  • jakeinlove

    Can’t wait for that dismissal to come quick enough!

  • D. J.

    Oops, They forgot to mention her fasting….

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    If you hide behind your religion as an excuse not to do your job for people you don’t like, being shown the door is not persecution or discrimination. It’s the consequences of refusing to do the lawful job for which you were hired.

  • coonbot

    That fat bitch took her gay friend to the prom in1982 and she acting liek dis?

  • John P.

    When was the last time the Liberty Counsel won any case?

    • jomicur

      There’s an old saying that anyone who tries to defend himself in court has a fool for a client. Well, someone who relies on the Liberty Counsel to defend her is a lot worse than just a fool. Gaping, slobbering halfwit would be more like it.

  • Jeffrey Hitchin

    What conscience-based exemptions did the governor actually give? I don’t think there were any exemptions given.

    • clay

      Mat Staver’s claiming the Gov. gave a conscience-based exemption to the AG when he agreed with the federal judge that discrimination was unconstitutional.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Except, the Kentucky Attorney General was not harming anybody when he read the court rulings and agreed with them and refused to appeal. The Kentucky Attorney General was not violating anyone’s Constitutional rights.

    In fact the Kentucky Attorney General was in the exact same shoes as Barack Obama, Obama defended DOMA in Court until DOMA lost, then Obama & Holder accepted the court’s decision and refused to appeal.

    Matt Staver is trying to say that he refused to pursue appeal based on his religious views, rather than a legitimate legal analysis.

    Mat Staver is simply using a shotgun approach to law, just shoot a shotgun shell with a thousand pellets and see if anything hits the target. OR, throw spaghetti against the wall and see if anything sticks,

    • BuffaloDan

      >>[I] The Kentucky Attorney General was not violating anyone’s Constitutional rights.[/I]

      Perhaps, but that’s why they had to name the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. You know how _those_ libertine Nazis can get. Why, just the other day an archivist forced me to marry a lawnmower! A _gay_ lawnmower!

      • BudClark

        It’s to turn on italics, and to turn off italics, Dan.

        • May want to put the “” and the “” in quotes, or space ’em out…took me two tries to get it right, also. 😀

    • noni

      He’s just accumulating “Persecuted Christian” footage to play during the Republican National Convention showing the many “thousands” of god fearing christians being persecuted, no matter how bogus and made up.

  • Edd

    How can she have sincerely held religious beliefs if she’s been divorced so many times? Isn’t that a sin in the bible? That outfit she’s wearing looks like it’s of mixed fabrics too. Sinner.

    • Ginger Snap

      The outfit is mixed something and the fabric is the minor of the offences.

    • noni

      The ‘beauty’ of her argument is that she has no deeply held religious belief concerning her divorce. Pick and choose.

  • D. J.

    How is Mat going to prove the existence of “natural marriage”? My cats or dogs, neutered or not do not get married. They cannot give consent. If they spend their entire lives together it is because I keep them safely enclosed and the food and water supply going.

  • Steven Alan Taylor

    I have never seen someone regret a vote as badly as my family in Rowan county is regreting voting for this woman. Rowan County, Morehead, Morehead State University, East Kentucky, Appalachia, Kentucky, and rural America in general deserves better than the reputation that sovereignty usurpers like her give us. “L’etat c’est moi!” does not apply to your damned ass, little clerk!

  • jomicur

    If Beshear was trying to force her to marry another woman, then yes, that would be a violation of her rights (though religion hardly enters into it). For that matter, it he was trying to force her to attend a gay wedding it could arguably be a violation of her rights. But all he wants her to do is her job–the same damn job she’s been doing for years.

  • HankNYC

    You trailer park lady are a liar – do you question all if they have been divorced before deeming to lower yourself to do your job and completing the marriage application?

    NO?

    I didn’t think so – so you are a bigot using your “religion” and lack of sincerely held religious beliefs to have a tantrum over something you do want to do.

    This is your job, you’re not working at a church – DO YOUR F**KING JOB or resign so someone who actually wants to work can do it for you.

    You can stay home and actually parent your dog stealing daughter.

    • At least the Trailer Park Boys are funny.

  • John Masters

    Well, I predict a fairly quick review of that these cases. Going after the State Library for changing the marriage license form…that is just choice. That’s what is really going to make Staver’s case…that right there. That’s the secret sauce his cases have been missing all this time.

    • People4Humanity

      Adding in the Ha ha ha ha! tag.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    “”The Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting through Governor Beshear, has deprived Davis of her religious-conscience rights guaranteed by the United States and Kentucky constitutions and laws, by insisting that Davis issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples contrary to her conscience, based on her sincerely held religious beliefs,”

    You don’t get to not do your job just because of your beliefs. I am sick of christians thinking that by shouting “religious freedom” they can do whatever the hell they want. The day they are a minority is fast approaching and I for one can’t wait.

    • Sk3ptic

      My deeply held religious belief says I should get full-time pay for 10 hours of work a week. Where do I sign up for the suing?

  • TampaZeke

    I see that the Holy homophobes have learned the Scientology system of “sue early and sue often” to shut down dissenters.

  • how dare the government officials expect those employed by that government to do the job they are paid for.

  • tom dumptee

    her outfit looks like something you put in a laundromat washer…and then LEAVE it there…..

    • Ginger Snap

      It’s the dress you hope the perv at the laundromat steals instead of your panties.

    • BudClark

      It was her mama’s when SHE was County Clerk. Her MAMA got it out of a missionary barrel at her church. Even the church ladies didn’t want to be seen in it.

      • tom dumptee

        ha ha ha !

  • John Calendo

    Does anyone know where there is a record of cases Liberty Counsel has taken and either won or lost. Google hasn’t helped. But I think it would be interesting to see how many times they’ve been fined for frivolous lawsuits. Also instructive would be the cases they actually won. This is an article waiting for a solid, fair-minded reporter to write.

    • SFBruce

      I’d love to see that, too. As you’d expect their website has a “Victories” section, but it’s difficult to determine much from it, since they include this gem: “Defended marriage as the union of one man and one woman in more than 50 separate cases since 2004.” In Liberty Counsel land they actually consider that a “victory.”

      • clay

        Some of the others on that list are “victories” because they had one count out of four that they did NOT lose on.

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Hahaha! Well I said GAY MARRIAGE IS COMING in the mirror 50 times a day Libutty Co-swill! Each one a magnificent and total victory!! I’m a hero!

    • That second question would probably be the null set, to steal some stats concepts.

  • joe ho

    Why 2016 is so important.

    To make sure the religious overreach and the christian privilege that have come to plague this country are rolled back, liberal justices must be appointed to SCOTUS.

    Otherwise, teacher-led prayers will return to public schools and blatant dsicrimination against LGBTs and their families at all levels will be legal.

  • anne marie in philly

    LOSERS!

  • Phaius

    I grew up Catholic. This lady is likely not which means she practices heresies. If I were a practicing Catholic could I claim that it’s against my religion to support and affirm someone whose religious actions are heretical and against the very foundations of my belief system and still keep my job?

    Nope.

    Sorry bitch, find another job. You serve EVERYONE as a civil servant.

  • txscotty39

    They get more ignorant by the hour………if that’s possible.

  • BoringLawyer

    It’s so cute that she thinks she’s marrying people. She’s a clerk. She’s a secretary. She’s a rubber stamp. Honey, you don’t deserve your 15 minutes of fame; you don’t even deserve 15 seconds. Now go make me some copies and bring me coffee, you silly glorified secretary.

    • clay

      Well, she does appear to have married four people.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Maybe her four marriages are the result of that same misunderstanding. Couple shows up, says, “Will you marry us?”, she says, “Shur!”

  • JT

    Another masterpiece of advising by Liberty Counsel.

  • Ginger Snap

    I bet she swore on a bible to uphold the constitution so she’s breaking all sorts of laws made up god’s and the country’s.

  • Justin

    And she will lose. Good.

    • KQCA

      That’s the funniest part. They keep trying to posture by taking it up the ladder and they end up giving us more ground every single time.

      • …and that’s not where she’s gonna end up takin’ it.

  • JustSayin

    Apparently Kentucky wants to become known as the Aberdeen Proving Ground for spurious legal claims…

  • Mark

    Fuck this shit.

    • BudClark

      Ra-MEN!

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Said the vile twice divorced and bigoted hypocrite.

    • noni

      Thrice divorced.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I wasn’t sure if it was twice or three divorces. I gave the bigot the benefit of the doubt. But, seriously? She’s an even bigger hypocrite than I thought. And totally full of shit.

        • noni

          I’m believin’ the internets on this one.

          She hasn’t denied it.

          No doubt she blames the gays for her 3 failed marriages and they are trying to ruin her fourth “traditional” marriage!

          http://m.snopes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/kim-davis-married-four-times-meme.jpg

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            So, in other words, she has a sincerely held prejudice and not a sincerely held religious belief as the bible mentions divorce and adultery a tad more than same sex activity. It’s funny they have allowed culture to move on to accept multiple divorces and marriages, isn’t it?

  • M Jackson

    She looks like one of those vampires on “The Strain” whose face-tentacle is about to rip out your throat.
    I say this with apologies to the vampires on “The Strain”, of course.

  • Christophe

    Lisa Simpson says,

  • M Jackson

    So the happy gay couple is to be informed that this hayseed clerk is a ‘participant’ in their wedding? Talk about your buzz-kill.

  • Octavio

    It may be easier to just list who she is not suing. This is not going to end well for the special snowflake.

  • BudClark

    Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee … or something similar. Maybe if we’re lucky it’s a snake handling church.

    • KQCA

      Oh god….my parents dragged us to that denomination during my teen years. They’re Pentecostal (holy-rollers) but not snake handlers.

  • Dear Kim,

    No one is tell you that you have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. They are telling you that you have to issue marriages licenses to same-sex couples if you want to continue being a County Clerk.

    This is not rocket science. Good luck with your lawsuit.

  • Chris O’Guinn

    So, where is her GOFundMe link? This has to just be another con job moneygrab

  • JoeNCA

    “Simply put, Governor Beshear is making secularism a litmus test for holding office in Kentucky.”

    And the problem with this is exactly what?

    • Beagle

      Her problem is that the governor won’t let her use her position as a state government employee to establish her own private religious test for who may receive government services. To establish her own religion as the official state religion, so to speak.

  • lattebud

    When I worked in retail for a major chain drug store, we had employee who went through a “religious awakening” and stated she couldn’t handle alcohol. The manager asked her how they should accommodate her beliefs since she can’t work as a cashier because she might be forced to handle alcohol. She looked kinda stumped and then was sent to run the photo lab. She screamed about religious discrimination and how this was so unfair. The company backed the manager and during their investigation found she had a felony conviction that she didn’t disclose on her application… Bye Felicia.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    Does she have French fries up her nose? Is this her kid?

  • Bj Lincoln

    Is this bitch still on the payroll? Is she still showing up and NOT doing her job? She WILL lose.

  • Michael

    What about the religious beliefs of pro-equality Americans? Does that count for anything? Why should I be discriminated against by a state employee, because I believe God loves me and my partner?

    • Well, fuck you (and the horse you rode in on!)

      😉

  • ScottChicago

    Her religious beliefs about marriage are not relevant to civil secular marriage. If she sees a conflict she needs to get another job. Or move to the oxycontin theocracy on top of mountain dew.

  • I’m so sick of religion. The ignorance must stop. Throw this animal out on her ass and arrest her fucking daughter already.

  • KQCA

    She’s going to lose the shirt off her back…..and it ain’t gonna be a sight any eyes should have to see.

  • TG

    It is easy to understand why she has been married 4 times… she’s probably an easy lay [GAG!!!] and then her first 3 husbands couldn’t stand to be around her after a short period of time.

  • Kissmagrits

    This could be an important test case in which we should prove this clerk doesn’t get to pick and choose which duties she’s already sworn to perform. The duties of county clerks and registrars need to be settled right now because, if nothing else, it takes the heat off the other jurisdictions in the bronze age/ Leviticus spouting south.

    And it’s time we get to work prosecuting elected judges who clearly don’t intend to honor marriage equality. Too many try to decide cases using a form of flagrantly biased “juris with no prudence”. It’s time for the Union to stomp on the Confederacy once again. It’s been 150 years – – –

    • She’s arguably in violation of the Establishment Clause, using her religious beliefs to determine who is served by her office.

      And given Liberty Counsel’s track record, I’m expecting them to be shot down.

  • Drew2u

    Speaking of religious liberty, here’s a nice Christian fellow with 2 dozen brides and hundreds of kids (okay, that was hyperbole. he only has 133 children – and 22 wives)

    http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Daphne+Bramham+Canada+notorious+polygamist+leader+admits+under+oath+marrying+child/9619976/story.html

    http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Daphne+Bramham+Polygamist+winner+feds+election+childcare+payout/11265960/story.html

  • Randy

    Of course she did. Maybe I am overly optimistic, but I am thinking maybe these folks are forcing legal decisions that they will regret, and convincing a lot of neutral folks that they are unreasonable. The loonies helped same sex marriage gain support by their ridiculous reasoning, and it may happen again. Then they will moan that they are being discriminated against, when in reality it is only hatred and intolerance that is being discriminated against. The American public may disappoint us sometimes, but there is a lot of support for minding your own business.

  • Eric in Oakland

    “Simply put, Governor Beshear is making secularism a litmus test for holding office in Kentucky,” said Mat Staver.

    Ummm… no. The Constitution of the United States does that. We have a secular government to protect citizens from exactly this sort of abuse that Davis is committing. Otherwise there is nothing to stop any official from applying her religious standards to deny service to a portion of the public that does not conform to tenets of her faith. She is the one (as a government agent) who is wrongfully using a religious litmus test to determine who gets served.

    I realise that Staver is trying to portray secularism as a religion itself, but that is ridiculous. It is similar to claiming that referees are a sports team exactly like the ones competing.

  • Mark

    Religious??? She just hates men – all gay men and at least the 4 that dumped her.

  • Halloween_Jack

    Is she Sieg Heiling the camera?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Might as well be. I think she has X-men fantasies.