The Material Girl may be a little bent out of shape by her brother Christopher Ciccone’s defense of jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis. Ciccone is an openly gay man but posted a fiery defense of Davis. “Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners,” Ciccone wrote.
“The county clerk in [Kentucky] deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a Muslim [woman] who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without your man’s approval,” he wrote.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ciccone acknowledged that Davis is required to follow federal law before he added: “But why should she when DOJ and other civil authorities don’t follow federal law when they choose not to, i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of ‘sanctuary cities.’ I always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches.”
Notions like this are being echoed all over the country. People are asking questions like this in regards to fairness. It’s no secret this administration has a track record of ignoring the law. Even the laws it makes. And especially the laws its members take oaths to uphold.
Anyone remember Obamacare (or is everyone still trying to forget)? Even after that law was passed, the president chose to ignore parts of the law in order to give everyone a chance to get on board. Well, that was the excuse given, considering all the issues the initial website had. Anyway, I digress.This issue of Christian rights is going to continue to come up — especially in light of the fact that Muslims seem to get preferential treatment. We just reported about this Muslim convert flight attendant who is suing her employer because she refused to serve alcohol. You HAVE noticed this, right? This administration goes out of its way to make sure the religion of Islam isn’t offended. Heck, they even blamed the Benghazi terror attack on a video making fun of Islam. The fact remains that the law of the land now gives homosexuals the “right” to marry. How does this jive with our freedom of religion though? This is a very important question. When this happened I said a few things on my daily radio show. One of the things was that we will begin to have gay couples insisting on religious leaders to perform their ceremonies. Yep, your good Christian pastors from all faiths will be forced into marrying gay couples or risk losing their 501(c)(3) status.
Churches all over the country are now hiring attorneys and drafting up new bylaws to protect them from just this sort of onslaught. Kim Davis had a choice. She could follow her convictions or she could obey the law. This is a decision many people make every day. The Christian nurse who performs legal abortions, the Christian college student who works part time in a bar, and the Christian pastor who marries a couple after both have been married to other people.
We all make concessions and draw the line somewhere. Davis drew her line. Civil disobedience helped change and form this country. We all have that right. Choosing the battles to actually fight is the tough part.
Here is Ciccone’s full post: “The county clerk in Kentucky deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a Muslim women who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without ur mans approval…..perspective is everything…..this woman is a civil servant, she is required to follow federal law…..but why should she….when DOJ and other civil authorities don’t follow federal law when they choose not to…..i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of “sanctuary cities”…..i always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches…….these things aside….this is why we have elections…..if the folks of this county in Kentucky don’t want her as the county clerk….then don’t have to vote for her…..that is how a democracy works….not to mention the courts.
In the mean time…..since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith?…….can you honestly say that you know how much a person is allowed to have??..if i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom or something……selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength. Not to mention reason and the god given compassion we as humans have a right and responsibility to practice. Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?…or must we destroy her in order for here to betray her faith. No matter how we judge its truth. The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.”
I am wondering if Kim Davis will be the spark that causes a movement in this country? Will Americans actually start taking a stand against the attack on our Constitution and our civil liberties? In the face of this socialist regime ripping at the fabric of this country, will we finally say enough is enough?
Kim Davis did.
[Note: This article was written by Earl Hall]