Margaret, I had a hell of a good time watching the news last night. Sending that Davis girl to jail has the GOP madder than a wet hen. Huckabee says that Christianity has now been criminalized in America. That asshat Ted Cruz called it Judicial Tryanny. And Rand Paul warned that local governments might just have to get out of the marriage business. Lord I sure wish the rapture would finally happen so the rest of us could get back to enjoying a world with fewer idiots in it.
Speaking of idiots, Trump said he really didn’t know much about it. Bless his heart. She’s not Mexican or Chinese so Donald didn’t know what to say.
Now I feel for little Kim Davis. I really do. Poor thing looks like something the dog’s been hiding under the porch. But that’s what four marriages, three divorces and a few kids out of wedlock can do to a person with strong moral convictions.
My, my but Huckabee, Cruz, Paul and the rest of them have certainly lowered the bar on sacrifice these days. Used to be you had to actually die a horrible death to become a martyr. Now you just have to be a hypocrite who ignores the law and refuses to do your job. Somehow I think Christianity wouldn’t have caught on so well without the cross. Sadly, the man on that cross preached tolerance, forgiveness, love and something about doing on to others… Makes you wonder how Kim would have felt if a Catholic County Clerk had refused to issue her that fourth marriage license.
Here’s the oath Kim took when she was elected. (Warning, this is Kentucky we’re talking about so it gets a little odd in the middle. Just pay attention to the beginning and the end):
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of County Clerk according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.”
Now I don’t know anything about that dueling part, but she started by solemnly swearing to support the constitution and then ended with a “so help me God“. I think that makes giving out marriage licenses to people legally allowed to get married part of faithfully executing the office of the County Clerk. Anyone disagree? And if she isn’t willing to fulfill her duties then so help me God she can step down.
Funny thing in all of this… Kim says she’s a Democrat. Well as far as I’m concerned, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and uses religion to justify hate, then it’s a member of the GOP by default. I mean it. Really.