Kentucky County Clerk’s Office Defies Court Order to Issue ‘Marriage’ Licenses to Homosexuals

two menMOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky, along with her office, is defying a court order to issue “marriage” licenses to homosexuals due to her Christian convictions not to be a partaker in other men’s sins. (1 Tim. 5:22)

Kim Davis, clerk of Rowan County, was the subject of a federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of two homosexuals and their partners, and well as two opposite-sex couples, after she declined to issue any marriage licenses of any kind following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

But Davis also sued Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, after he declared in a letter that all county clerks must issue licenses to homosexuals despite their identity as a Christian.

“Neither your oath nor the Supreme Court dictates what you must believe. But as elected officials, they do prescribe how we must act,” he wrote.

Davis is charging Beshear with discrimination. Her complaint points to the fact that Beshear did not force Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to do his job when he declined to file an appeal for the state, but instead accommodated him by hiring private attorneys to do it instead.

“[A]lthough Attorney General Conway was given a pass for his conscience about marriage without any threats of repercussion, clerks like Davis are being repeatedly told by their Governor to abandon their religiously informed beliefs or resign,” it reads.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled in the ACLU case, declaring that Rowan must issue the licenses despite her Christian convictions. He stated that Davis may practice her faith in her private life, but would have to check it at the door of her job.

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“Davis remains free to practice her Apostolic Christian beliefs,” he wrote. “She may continue to attend church twice a week, participate in Bible study and minister to female inmates at the Rowan County jail. She is even free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do. However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County clerk.”

Attorneys for Davis immediately filed an appeal and a request for a stay and counseled her not to issue any licenses in the interim. Today, Davis’ office turned away at least two men and their partners and Davis herself did not show up for work.

“Kim Davis cannot license something that is prohibited by her religious convictions,” said Mat Staver for the legal group Liberty Counsel. “To provide a license is to provide approval and places a legal authority behind what is being licensed. The First Amendment protects actions and not mere thought. Kim Davis should not be forced to violate her religious beliefs.”

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  • Mamapatriot

    911?????? Why were (are) our military, left like sitting ducks unable to defend themselves? The enemy is among us! Its crazy that our young men and women who are trained and commissioned to defend are forbidden to bear arms. God Bless those who lost their lives, and be with their families, and commrads at this sad time.

    • Oboehner

      911, two planes, three buildings.

    • Yvonne Celeste Lee

      We can thank Bill Clinton for that dumb law and the rest of the liberal democrats who keep pushing for gun-free zones in the military so our men and women are like sitting ducks with no way to defend themselves.

  • Patrick S

    The military is forbidden to be our police force off-base. That leaves the rest of us. Whether open carry or concealed, there should be more citizens carrying guns than those not carrying them.

    • Oboehner

      Jade Helm.

  • Sharon Jackson

    Yes, let’s see if Obama gives 12 million dollars to the families of these soldiers like he did for the SC people who were killed.

  • Oboehner

    Shhhh… Don’t mention the hundreds more murdered by illegals.

  • anon

    The connection to ISIS has not been verified, the shooter sent out the tweet. There was not 2 hours between attacks. He left the recruitment center (where carquest is near, not the naval center) drove 6 miles to the naval/marine reserve center, rammed his rented car through the gate, entered the building and opened fire there. The 4 Marines and the gunman were killed at the second location. One marine suffered a leg wound at recruitment center, he was treated and released. At the reserve center, a Chattanooga officer was shot in the ankle, a female sailor was injured critically and a marine was injured but is in stable condition.

  • Dave_L

    “When the ways of people please the LORD, he causes even their enemies to be at peace with them.” (Proverbs 16:7, NRSV)

    “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” (Matthew 26:52, KJV 1900)

    “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” (Revelation 13:10, KJV 1900)

    • Oboehner

      “Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” (Luke 22:36, KJV)

      • Dave_L

        There was danger along the way, wild animals etc. Also it is permissible under OT Law to kill a thief during the commission of a robbery. But anything beyond self defense is sin. Standing Armies are often used in the role of the thief and not for defense.

  • FoJC_Forever

    America is filled with potential terrorists, and they aren’t all Muslims. The terror upon the womb has been rampant for decades now. Religious and non-religious people stalking those of us who follow Jesus (the) Christ online is also a problem, and amounts to psychological terrorism. Even so, the culture has opened wide door to the pagan religion of Islam out of fear and can expect more of this in the future.

    • Dave_L

      We also need to consider the innocent victims of Faith Healing parents who shun medicine and doctors. We need to look into this. A simple search on the Internet will reveal serious flaws in the teachers of “faith only” remedies.

      • Names_Stan

        See: “people stalking those of us who follow Jesus (the) Christ online”

        Always the victim, this one.

        Considering he just compared himself to four murdered Marines, he’s far too self-focused to examine his indoctrination on medical care. Hopefully there are no children in his congregation.

      • FoJC_Forever

        No, we need to make certain your kind doesn’t rob people of the healing promised by the Word of God, who is Jesus (the) Christ. Your kind chains people to natural suffering and steals the Truth.

        You are lying to people about being healed by Faith. Fortunately, those who want to know the Truth will continue in the Word of God, who is Jesus (the) Christ, and your unbelief will be cast aside.

        Judgement is coming.

  • scalla

    Maybe we should be looking for men who have guns, and are not in our country for the right reasons. Weed them out and deport.