KENTUCKY: Focus On The Family To Rally At State Capitol In Support Of Renegade County Clerk Kim Davis

Organizers claim that the rally is not anti-gay and is not meant to protest the Obergefell ruling. “This rally will be a peaceful but strong statement that Kentuckians want ALL that is good for America and for ALL American citizens. The one thing they cannot allow is any loss of religious liberty or freedom of conscience.”KFF
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  • rednekokie

    These people evidently do not realize that the job of “public servant”, which is what their jobs are, means they have to serve all of the public — not just the ones with whom they agree.

    If they cannot do that, then they should resign.

    • RoFaWh

      From the facts that have emerged, it looks like the Davis family thinks of the county clerk’s office as a sort of family-owned sincecure. Government of the rubes, for the Davises and by the Davises.

      Think again, dearies.

      And who decided to pay the clerk of an ass-backwards county $80K a year?

  • Mark

    KKKentuckians…. foxed it

  • oikos

    Rally away, losers. Better work on raising money for Kim’s legal bills and damages while you’re at it.

    • MDB

      I would not be surprised to see Chik-fil-H8 being served at the *cough* rally!
      KFC doesn’t have a great track record either.

  • That “First Amendment” argument is doubly what will be the Davises’ undoing because there is one clerk in Kim’s office who is willing to issue the marriage licenses in keeping with law. Mrs. Davis has imposed her religious beliefs on everyone who works in her office. She is the government making an establishment of religion. This is the same action that took down the county clerk in Hood Co. Texas.

    • Joe in PA

      that graphic looks more like a Second Amendment rally. Nothing says ‘religious freedom’ like a three-pointed hat. Lordy these people.

      • Bad Tom

        And a musket!
        Arguably the only firearm authorized by the Second Amendment.
        Or a blunderbuss. Or a flintlock single shot pistol.
        Any of those is fine.

      • RoFaWh

        The blue graphic of the dude in a tricorn hat? Looks like the artist has never seen an actual tricorn hat., what with the exaggerated proportions.

        Typical.

        • Chucktech

          It’s a ‘murikin freedumb luvin’ hat, you gawdless homo!!1!!!!11!

        • clay

          1976 Bicentennial clip-art

    • crewman

      Even if Davis was the only clerk in the office, I think your argument would still apply. She would be using her personal religion to determine which laws and which duties of office she wants to follow. Given her role as representative of the State, she would be establishing her religion as de facto law, which is expressly what the Establishment Clause prohibits.

      • The judge actually noted that in his decision:

        “Davis has arguably (violated the First Amendment) by openly adopting a policy that promotes her own religious convictions at the expense of others.”

        • D. J.
          • McSwagg

            Zappa’s comments are as relevant today as they were when this was taped. (Edit: Except for the part at the very end where he discusses specific candidates.) Robertson’s comment, on the other hand, show how far we have progressed in a single generation.

          • ChadSF

            Wow! I wasn’t aware of this but this is still very relevant to this very day.

    • David Walker

      Shhh. “Liberty” “Counsel” is counting on Kimmy not reading this, even though, as Media Whore of the Month, she’s reading anything that pops up with her name in it. She likes being hated (could that be why she’s a serial divorcee?) and JMG doubtless is one of her favorites. However, if she hears about the county clerk in Hood Co. Texas, she may start doubting the wondrous advice she’s getting from “Liberty.” On the other hand, one hopes there will be a freewill offering for Kimmy at the rally. I wonder what Tony thinks is “reasonable” for him to take before Miss Kim sees a dollar?

      • Chucktech

        I’m sure Miss Kim has the facility with the Google machine needed to help her coalesce all that information.

  • these people are shameless. but you knew that already.

    really, you morons? you think someone is “coming for” you? i guess i missed the part where bigot bitch got dragged off to a concentration camp. oh, that’s right. it never happened, and never will happen.

    insulting actual survivors of the Holocaust? just gravy to these people.

    • Todd20036

      Please. I wouldn’t even come ON them.

      • Man_in_the_mists

        Even surprise bukkake is too good for them.

  • Todd20036

    Religious freedom and freedom of conscience is not the same thing as discrimination. One is a thought/concept that stops at the end of your arm. The other is an ACTION that violates the rights of others. On an extreme, slavery encapsulates the issue. Blacks were enslaved, partly because the bible allowed for this, and was justified because of this. But the blacks themselves had their rights violated because they were discriminated against (read, enslaved).
    You want to hate gay people, knock yourself out. You want to discriminate against us, well, there’s that Constitution thingy again.

    • McSwagg

      These protests always erupt in small towns and rural counties. That is because these places have functioned as de facto mini-theocracies for generations. They see an erosion of their rights because there is actually an erosion of their christain privilege to run roughshod over all others in their little fiefdom. They have abused the First Amendment right to Religious Freedom for so long, they truly believe they have the right to impose their beliefs and will on others. They do not understand the concept of an equal and level playing field.

  • PLAINTOM

    Rally for the multi-times married adulterous whore, praise God ! I cannot state strongly enough how glad I am that they chose this particular woman as their poster child for religious freedom.

    • if i lived in the area, i’d round up a couple of friends and makes some signs and go to the rally. signs with bible verse numbers & quotes on them. relating to the matter you mention. myself, i’d be carrying the one that reads “God demands adulterers be Stoned to Death!” with a flip side “Jeebus says any remarried divorced person is an adulterer.”

    • Ninja0980

      You’ll be amazed at how these bigots justify adultery again and again.

      • David Walker

        Adultery is very easy to overlook, though. Preachers know that condemning adultery and divorce means condemning at least half the congregation. That’s not a good way to make money. Plus, there’s a good chance the preacher fools around and members of the governing board do, too.

        I think, though, that maybe the bigger reason adultery and divorce are overlooked is that, until now, they’ve been a straight thing, and you don’t go after your own. Gays are icky. So are those Hollywood liberals and the high brow churches, but the people in your community are pretty much like you; you may not approve of what they do, but you do understand. Peyton Place doesn’t hold a candle to Morehead.

  • TJay229

    The next steps:
    1) A denial of her appeal
    2) Contempt of court
    3) Jail

    Then, I’m sure SOMEONE in that office will start issuing licenses.

    Edit *

    Her hearing is this morning… Why wait till Saturday to “protest”, for a judgement issued, today… LOL

    • canoebum

      I really hope the Judge sends the US Marshal Service to arrest her at her office. I’m looking forward to her being perp-walked out the front door, and sent to cool her heels in jail for a month or so. She can use the time to figure out how to pay the fine.

      • Todd20036

        Prostitution?

        • RoFaWh

          Who would pay?

          • Chucktech

            She would.

      • TJay229

        Nope…

        The US Marshals are already IN THE BLDG. So, if she’s found in “contempt of court” (which she is), he’ll have her arrested right then and there. She’ll be taken down to the bowels of that Federal Court Bldg, and placed in a cell with other Federal detainees who are awaiting sentencing or other issues with their court case…. And when the local jail that has a contact for Federal Detainees comes after court is over, she’ll be escorted with that bunch, back to the jail, for processing.

        No, front door action for her. Disappointing, I know. LoL

        • Bad Tom

          It’s pretty satisfying to watch if you’re in the courtroom, though. I’ve seen it happen.

          The Judge pushes a button behind his bench. Suddenly, bailiffs appear around the perp. Cuffs & chains go on. Then, poof! the perp is duck walked out a side door, and into an elevator that leads to the cell level.

          Buh Bye!

          • TJay229

            LOL
            I’ve seen it too.
            The US Marshals usually appear from both directions (i don’t know how that courtroom is set up) back and front…. And right out the side they go…. LOL

  • Mike in Texas

    Kim Davis’ right to religious liberty is no different today than before Obergefell, just like her obligation to perform her job duties is no different than before Obergefell.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Their twist of Martin Niemölle’s words is disgusting. To take something so horrible as the holocaust and try to apply it as a justification for their bigotry makes me want to puke.

    • No one left for them?

      What about the candlestick makers, the wedding invitation printers, the Ducky Bob’s Rental, the florists, the makers of ginger ale and lime sherbet punch? What about them??? Oh, the persecution. The martyrdom. Weep! Wail! Gnash! Oh!!!!1!!1one.

      Jesus Fucking Christ. . . . .

      • Ginger Snap

        Lime sherbet punch, now that’s funny.

    • Veylon

      No kidding. Niemoller was describing people who’d been dragged away to be killed, tortured, or imprisoned in concentration camps. None of that is happening here. How ever much we might joke about it, we’d all be appalled and horrified if Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump were suddenly “disappeared” by the government.

      • Franciscan

        As opposed to being put into sound-insulated glass boxes in a public place, you mean?

  • sw42

    If Kentuckians want all that is good for America, and for all American citizens, then they should be quite excited about Obergefell, which harms nobody but offers inclusion in a civic right to a minority that had previously been excluded from it.

    Also I hope this is one of those times where they boast that “tens of thousands attended” but in reality it’s about 15.

    Also your poster child for your butthurtiness is breaking the law. The ruling that came down last week seemed to me to be roughly 5 seconds of the judge saying, “Seriously?”

  • JT

    Moonshiners unite! You have nothing to lose but your ignorance and bigotry!

    … and that thing about being snookered by the grifters at “Liberty Counsel”.

  • j.martindale
    • GC

      But, but, but… Jesus approves and disapproves of exactly the same things I do!

  • CB

    Cherry-picking…

    • GC

      None of those verses carries any true moral authority, no matter how sincerely someone might believe in them.

  • LovesIrony

    Our enemies are a mess. She has a tiny set of supporters the rest, like me, think she’s a fucking hypocritcal bigot that should be held in contempt of court

    • oikos

      If only they put a fraction of the time they do rallying against our rights into feeding the hungry and helping the poor.

      • Todd20036

        Now that’s just socialist talk

        • RoFaWh

          Yes. Can’t have of that there “creating dependency”, ya know?

      • David Walker

        That means they’d actually have to do something, and maybe more than once, depending on how radical the preacher is. No, standing around for 2 hours having your hate praised and reinforced is godly enough.

        • Bad Tom

          And it would be a negative cash flow, a cost center, instead of a profit center.
          Can’t have that.

  • sherman

    I hope all the grandparents join them, and dust off all their old signs protesting interracial marriage. The signs quoting bible verses that say God forbid mixing of races would be particularly appropriate.

  • Harlan92

    Let’s focus on the positives. If the only religious objector they can find has been divorced four times, then they”ve needed to scrape the bottom of an otherwise empty barrel. Davis is a PR nightmare.. The fact she’s the only one they’ve got is a good thing.

  • Baltimatt

    Speaking of religious liberty/freedom of conscience:

    For Senator Bilbo, however, racism was more that just an ideology, it was a sincerely held religious belief. In a book entitled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongrelization, Bilbo wrote that “[p]urity of race is a gift of God . . . . And God, in his infinite wisdom, has so ordained it that when man destroys his racial purity, it can never be redeemed.” Allowing “the blood of the races [to] mix,” according to Bilbo, was a direct attack on the “Divine plan of God.” There “is every reason to believe that miscengenation and amalgamation are sins of man in direct defiance to the will of God.”

    Bilbo was one of the South’s most colorful racists, but he was hardly alone in his beliefs. As early as 1867, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld segregated railway cars on the grounds that “[t]he natural law which forbids [racial intermarriage] and that social amalgamation which leads to a corruption of races, is as clearly divine as that which imparted to [the races] different natures.” This same rationale was later adopted by state supreme courts in Alabama, Indiana and Virginia to justify bans on interracial marriage, and by justices in Kentucky to support residential segregation and segregated colleges.

    Ooh, natural law. Where have I heard that before?

    What about religious freedom for racists, FoF?

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/02/26/3333161/religious-liberty-racist-anti-gay/

    • StraightGrandmother

      Nice quote you provided Baltimatt.

      • Baltimatt

        Glad you like it. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

    • Herald

      Precisely!

    • GC

      I’m sure some of those “religious freedom” advocates wouldn’t mind a return to legal racial discrimination….

    • David Walker

      Oh, goody. Yet another thing for Pennsylvania to be proud of.

  • StuckNtexas

    Too bad they don’i Focus on KY’s poverty & woefully lacking education system.

    • Chucktech

      I know. It spawns vile creatures like Kim Davis.

      • McSwagg

        These backwards states see that as a feature, not a bug.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Kim Davis married 4 times and her daughter stole a dog. Free Kentucky of such abomination. Our nation’s Founders and our Forefathers have sacrifice dearly, some completely, now we watch this abomination of county clerk taking away our freedom and liberty. Join us this August 22nd, bring along pitchforks and torches as we stand united and chase these families off the cliff to preserve the foundation of our nation. USA!USA!USA!

    • Baltimatt

      It’s now up to five times? I thought it was four. And really, I haven’t seen any substantial report on how many times she’s been married/divorced. Has she ever been widowed?

      • bambinoitaliano

        I think she’s still at number 4. Depending on the out come the mess she make in her life, I’m sure number 5 will be on the way. Obviously commitment to responsibilities is not her strong suit. All her exes out ran her I think, so they survived.

        • RoFaWh

          Incidentally, Davis’s three divorces and four marriages are very good evidence that her religious beliefs about marriage, whatever they are, are definitely not Christian. She’s just being a homophobic bitch.

      • Reality.Bites

        Husbands are like millions of dollars. Once you’ve accumulated more than two, it’s in poor taste for people to draw attention to the exact number. Just refer to her as a multi-husbandaire, who’s still shooting for a billion.

  • Sam_Handwich

    What’s the latest with Davis? She was on vacay last week, will she be in this morning? Can we flood the office with calls? 😀

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEuZXrmMn7c&feature=youtu.be&t=708

    • SFBruce

      I read that she actually showed up for work on Friday, although her day didn’t include issuing any marriage licenses, so her office should have plenty of time to take phone calls.

  • StraightGrandmother

    When Kim Davis is thrown in Jail for Contempt of Federal Court they will start to catch on that you can rally all the Hell you want, it isn’t going to change anything. A Rally doesn’t win in Court.

    On a similar not Ryan Anderson @RyanTAnd tweeted out an article from Heritage foundation that they started a $200,000 fund drive for lost business of the Colorado Baker who just lost in State Appeals court. Last I looked they had $2,000 in donations and this was AFTER Heritage was promoting. It was a novelty to send money to these religionists, I figured that was going to taper off. The $800,000 of the Indiana Pizzeria owner will never be repeated.

    http://dailysignal.com/?p=197008

    If Kim Davis thinks she is going to hit a gold mine that people will just open their wallets to her she better ask that baker in Colorado how it is going.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Very much depend on the shinny object phenomenon. If her news is gathering enough mileage, the rest of the fundies might want to hop in on the bandwagon to milk it as much as they can.

    • D. J.

      Franklin Graham isn’t going to take money out of the Graham organization very many times, either. He’ll do money begs to raise funds, but if it leaves, it’s going in his pocket.

  • Richard Rush

    “The one thing they cannot allow is any loss of religious liberty or freedom of conscience” to be paid to do a job that they refuse to do.

  • Robert Adams

    Enjoy it while it lasts, Kim. Your 15 minutes are almost up, and the dustbin of history is your next stop.

  • JW Swift

    “…Kentuckians want ALL that is good for America and for ALL American citizens.”

    Ah, so us homos aren’t really American citizens. Got it.

    • David Walker

      Help pay Miss Kim’s $80,000 salary and then fuck off.

  • Ninja0980

    Kim still has the right to believe in whatever she wants and to go to whatever church/mosque etc that she wants.
    What she wants is the power to use her office to impose her religious beliefs on everyone else, something she does NOT have the right to do.

  • Jan Wesselius

    What is it with Christians, they can’t take a civics class? It is not her religious right to deny other peoples marriage. It will not infringe on her right to hate or be a bigot.

  • joe ho

    religious freedom has never been absolute in the us.

    freedom of belief, yes. but not freedom to act on those beliefs.

    otherwise we would have human sacrifice and vampirism.

  • Six Pins Delores

    No, the picture of the guy with a musket slung over his shoulder is not a call for violent threats at all, no!

    • McSwagg

      Shhhh… Don’t tell them that those minutemen were New England Yankees. They will never live down the embarrassment of aligning themselves with those people.

  • Tor

    That pesky First Amendment. As an elected official, Davis is a part of government. The imposition of her religious beliefs on her constituency is tantamount to establishment of religion.

  • MattM

    Headline: Group in favor of Duggaring little girls holds rally for disgraced County Clerk Kim Davis.

  • References to Nazis and guns. How special. Of course they use the “then they came for me” poem, without realizing they are the “they” mentioned in the poem.

    Check their twitter and website for lots more Constitutional fun!

    https://twitter.com/kentuckyfamily

    http://www.kentuckyfamily.org/

  • EdA

    Presumably Ms Davis, like Newt Gingrich and Bob Barr and Kentucky’s own Mitch McConnell, would have no objection to a Roman Catholic clerk who cited “religious freedom” if s/he were to refuse to issue marriage licenses to divorced people who wanted to remarry???

  • Just noticed the two dudes in the middle of the portrait….

  • Rusty Redfield

    With any decent luck at all, “United they fall.” But usually what happens in these circumstances is, “Oh, well, you know, we SUPPORTED her, but now that the courts have gone against us consistently, we’re cutting her loose and moving on to some other lost cause.”

  • D. J.

    They won’t be issuing same sex marriage licenses. They will be issuing marriage licenses.

  • GayEGO

    Oh, but it is OK for these nuts to take away our freedom? They just do not get it, their freedoms are not being taken away, but their discriminating against us is an alienable action. Our rights are inalienable which are intended to stop American citizens from discriminating against or hurting others. But these looney-tunes have been brainwashed by their religions and are unable to think logically about equality and what it means. Kim Davis should have her paycheck cancelled as well as her job because she is a civil clerk whose salary is paid by the taxpayers that she is refusing to serve.

  • Secure

    These religious bigots want to give Kim Davis the power to discriminate against interracial couples. Good luck with that assholes.

  • Steve Teeter

    They ignore the fact that Davis took the job voluntarily. In fact, she fought hard to get it and barely won the election. She now has an obligation to do the whole job, not just the parts she likes, religious convictions or no. This cannot be compared with taking away the religious rights of ordinary citizens.

  • Kentucky to host “Focus on Discrimination” Rally.

    There, now euphemism free.

  • Gerry Fisher

    You want what’s best for “ALL” American citizens? Then you’ll find a way to get us our marriage licenses without having to be blocked by religious people, right? You’ll work for our needs–your neighbor’s needs–as well as for your own, right? RIGHT?! “Is this mic on?!” [crickets]

  • Jack M.

    Bonus vomit points for the Holocaust allusions at the top of that announcement. I really like the “Then they came for the photographer” line. It literally is “the photographer” because there has only been 1 photographer case in the entire US. Anyway, it’s exactly like the Holocaust, except that when “they came for the photographer” it wasn’t Nazi storm troopers showing up to cart her away to a death camp. It was 2 customers showing up at a public accommodation with money in hand, expecting to be served like any other paying customer.

  • Rex

    They have one thing in common with the gays, they’ll use any excuse to throw a party.

  • Sean Taylor

    Freedom of conscience??? Let somebody start protesting war based on conscience objection. Watch their heads explode.

  • anne marie in philly

    has NOTHING to do with religion; bitch doesn’t wanna play by the rules of law! she should be fired, along with the rest of her brainwashed staff!

  • Jim

    Would they be rallying if a gay clerk was denying Christian applicants a marriage license on religious freedom grounds? Answer: yes, they would be–against the clerk. And they would be insisting that public officials have no right to impose their religious beliefs on citizens.

  • JCF

    Paraphrasing Martin Niemoller (“First they came for…”) re Nazis: disgusting.

  • Thomas Chapman Wing

    Dang, I stumbled upon this site believing it was an ultra-conservative propaganda rag, and I wanted to argue with them, but it looks like y’all are a bunch of liberals already doing that. Carry on. 🙂