“I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s Word. It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Our history is filled with accommodations for people’s religious freedom and conscience. I want to continue to perform my duties, but I also am requesting what our Founders envisioned – that conscience and religious freedom would be protected. That is all I am asking. I never sought to be in this position, and I would much rather not have been placed in this position. I have received death threats from people who do not know me. I harbor nothing against them. I was elected by the people to serve as the County Clerk. I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but I cannot violate my conscience.”
—-Kim Davis, Rowan County Kentucky Clerk and hero of the addled, who has been making an ass out of herself while inconveniencing and insulting citizens of the State of Kentucky who only wish to get a marriage license, as is their right, in an official statement today released by her lawyers.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend a temporary stay of a federal court order directing Davis to stop grandstanding, do her job and issue marriage licenses to a same-sex couples. One of the couples that Davis sought to deny the equal protection of law sued her, hence the order. Davis’s lawyers, who have been giving her lousy advice, appealed that order to the Court of Appeals, which stayed the lower court order until August 31. Now the stay of the order is no longer in effect, she’s out of even semi-rational options, and the courts are out of patience.
Davis, expressing certainty regarding her gross misinterpretation of law, religion, the Bible, and what it means to have a job, embraces a version of the Rule of Law that would lead directly to a theocracy. She is doing more damage to Christianity by her high profile idiocy than any gay couple possibly could.
She should be jailed. Her self-absolving blathering is nonsense, and wrong. She is defying her culture, nation, legal system and society, and needs to take a job she’s capable of doing without her warped conscience taking offense. She is not the state, you see. She cannot dictate state policy. She is required by her oath of office to follow the law. She is not marrying anybody, nor even violating the “central teaching of Jesus” that few scholars seem to think he actually said.
This has gone on too long already, and Kentucky owes an apology to every couple that has had their life plans delayed by this arrogant, foolish woman.
She’s in contempt of court.
132 thoughts on “Unethical Quote of the Week: Kim Davis”
Do what? Who is this? I think if you’re somebody who’ s spent any amount of time on this forum, you’d know that if anything, Jack tends to come out on the conservative side much more often than the liberal, if you want to look at things from a strictly polar point of view. I’m glad that he holds some views that might be considered liberal. That tells me that his thought process isn’t mired in ideology or party loyalty, and thus trust his take on things much more than I would otherwise. His blogs, and its commenters, are where I turn for a reality check. It’s too bad that you can’t see this site for the treasure that it is.
Jack, doesn’t banned mean that we won’t see the banned person’s comments?
Unless I’m on a plane (like today)and they sneak back in the same day. The Spam method takes a day or so to kick in. One mark of a good ban is that they keep coming back and making me delete comments until the system starts spitting them out automatically.
Thanks for the compliment, but I’m definitely not brilliant, especially relative to our host and the regulars here. These are some very bright people.
Don’t pay any attention to me; I’m just answering the voices.
Update on banned Uber-Ass “Proud Masculinist,” who is making a strong run at the title of Most Deserving Banned EA Commenter. Since he made his automatic self-banning dramatic farewell (he had been banned already for multiple offenses, including never giving me his real name—after a warning), he has posted comments at least six more times, ranging from Bible cites and random insults to typo complaints to nit-picking other posts. This is the Angry Troll effect, and the most pathetic example of it imaginable: this guy would come and shoot up the lobby, or maybe just throw his poop on our door, if blogs had lobbies or doors.
I’ll delete every one of these that slips through—like the immortal Art Hawley, he may employ various dishonest tactics to keep putting his juvenile graffiti here. I’d advise ignoring him, even when he becomes hysterical, which is coming. Eventually he’ll go away.
Just spammed false exit post by PM #7, or is it 8?…after returning from my seminar. Persistent bastard. I’m not reading them…I wonder who he thinks his audience is? Interesting case study…almost perfect cluster of traits for an angry troll. I don’t have the heart to break it so him that really, really smart, genius IQ people tend to have a sharper learning curve. Oh—wait—I DO…
To be sure, by itself, genius IQ is a fairly meaningless resume stat…
Lots of people have genius IQs… But until they are coupled with several other traits, they are usually useless things to have.
I forget the quote and the source, but I read someone somewhere said “yeah, you can check out the Mensa meetings and look at the parking lot outside… Hatchbacks and beat up volkswagens, then look at the crowd…they still wear their middle school backpacks.”
I’m sure that is the worst rendition of the quote ever, but it gets the gist.
Here we go:
“Do you have extreme clarity? Intelligence is not enough. The average IQ for an executive is 104, which is lower than the average for middle management. If you’ve ever been to a Mensa meeting (the Genius IQ Club), you might have noticed a disturbing number of grownups wearing backpacks and a lot of crummy cars in the parking lot. Intelligence is just a small part of influence. Additionally, as supervisor or manager, you may have employees or work crews whose first language is not English. That means you might go down in history as a misunderstood genius or, more likely, you’ll just be remembered as “jefe loco”!”
I have a beat up hatchback and a backpack! I always suspected I was a genius!