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Former Governor Mike Huckabee has told Kentucky country clerk Kim Davis and her followers that their religious beliefs can supersede the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
What happened to the separation of church and state?
Should Kim Davis keep her job?
Could you please show where the US Constitution specifically mentions "separation of church and state"?
Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
What about the Civil Rights Movement led my MLK (A Baptist Preacher) who refused to comply with Jim Crow Laws put in place by the Democratic Party? I remember he was put in jail too .. even wrote a letter while he was there.
Lenin believed in separation of church and state. Are you advocating completely tossing out the 1st Amendment and rewriting the US Constitution into a Communist manifesto? Wouldn't that be aligned with your sincerely held convictions that the US Constitution has a separation clause (which it doesn't)? Wouldn't that actually be forcing your views on those whom disagree with you?
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: JesseVentura
This horse is beat, we don't need another thread about it this late.
It’s only been a week since Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage license to gay couples, returned to work. But she is already the target of a new court filing, this one alleging that altered marriage licenses issued from the office of the defiant clerk are humiliating and possibly invalid.
According to court documents filed by the American Civil Liberties Union Monday, Davis confiscated licenses issued to gay couples during her short stay in jail and distributed new ones that removed all mention of the county clerk’s office. Instead, the documents include what the ACLU lawyers viewed as a churlish note that they were issued “pursuant to Federal Court Order.”
The judge could appoint another person to oversee the issuance of marriage licenses, both to ensure that the licenses are issued legally and to protect the deputy clerks, who are now left with the difficult choice to either defy their boss or defy a judge.
"It's almost a worst-case scenario," he said. "The worst case scenario would be to send her to jail again."
The judge has wide discretion on who might be appointed. It could be a lawyer, another Rowan County public official or any citizen the judge trusts to carry out his orders impartially, Marcosson said. He said the judge will likely call a hearing, where he might hear testimony about the process Davis undertook to alter the licenses or the instructions she gave to her deputy clerks.