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originally posted by: groingrinder
Step down if you cannot do your job!! Leave your opinions at home. You are not paid to have opinions.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Annee
ya, and after they slam her, we can go years listening to how the poor christians are being persecuted and jailed for their beliefs....
we can't win, ya know that??
It is impossible to write a story about Kim Davis without someone - usually many someones - commenting that she should be fired. Davis is the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who stopped processing marriage licenses due to her "Christian" beliefs, after the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality. Firing seems the obvious thing to do. But Davis is an elected official, which means there is no supervisor with the power to terminate her employment.
“No authority exists for her removal or suspension from the office by Rowan County government,” explained County Attorney Cecil Watkins, “Kentucky State Government is the only entity that can move to have Kim Davis removed as Rowan County Clerk.”
On Thursday, the government of Rowan County took the first step down the road of having her removed. The City Attorney's Office referred official misconduct charges against Kim Davis to the State Attorney General, Jack Conway. Conway is a Democrat who refused to defend Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, so Davis is not likely to find a champion for her cause in the A.G.'s office.
originally posted by: diggindirt
I'm told there are a lot of politics at play here but don't have the entire story yet. Apparently there's a real split in the Democrat party in KY over this issue. The AG declined to defend KY's marriage act so the Governor, the son of a Southern Baptist preacher, hired outside counsel. The AG is currently running as the Democrat nominee for Governor. Some sort of internal party turmoil is afoot.
Founder and Chairman Mathew D. Staver has used Davis’ case to raise money and boost publicity for his group, going so far as to hold a rally for Davis.
When a federal judge ordered Davis to issue licenses or be held in contempt of court, the Liberty Counsel advised her to disobey the ruling. Good lawyers don’t usually tell their clients to defy lawful court orders, especially when jail time is a real possibility. Yet the Liberty Counsel didn’t mind putting their client at risk—perhaps because the idea of a middle-aged woman being hauled off to jail for purportedly following her conscience would send thousands of anti-gay Americans reaching for their pitchforks (and checkbooks).
More and more, it’s beginning to look like the Liberty Counsel is taking Davis for a ride, using her doomed case to promote itself and its extremist principles. Davis has certainly humiliated and degraded the gay couples whom she turned away. But I wonder if, on some level, she isn’t a victim, too.
edit on 9/2/2015 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Willtell
In Islam, not this stupid Wahhabi craziness, there is a strict Sharia law that in ones country that is not Islamic a Muslim IS OBLIGATED to follow those laws.
originally posted by: johnnyjoe1979
A simple solution, just hire more clerks. One for buddhist marriages, one for muslim, one for jewish, one for same gender and so on - everyone should be happy because they can all get what they want. In time, there'll be businesses for the buddhists, muslims, jewish etc and we would all get along just fine. It might appear like segregation but then again there are gaybars, then those should be banned too just like shops selling kosher food or halal etc, it's a natural consequence.
Not to mention religious institutes should also change. Christian Churches should have muslim and jewish services because they can't be allowed to only do business with Christians. Imagine a muslim demanding some grocery to sell them halal food because they have the right to buy food and the shop owner the obligation to provide this to customers, regardless of their beliefs.
Joking but we should all embrace our differences before we can accept them and learn how to tolerate those differences. The clerk in question shouldn't be fired but more clerks should be hired for all the different occasions.
originally posted by: johnnyjoe1979
A simple solution, just hire more clerks.