The time for Civil Disobedience is here: Kentucky county clerk imprisoned for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals

On November 12, 2012, a week after Americans re-elected Barack Obama to the White House, Dr. Paul Kengor mournfully — and presciently — declared a sunset for the culture of life in the Untied [sic] States. He wrote:

The battle to end legal abortion in America is over. The election and reelection of Barack Obama has made Roe v. Wade a permanent part of American life, with tens to hundreds of millions of unborn babies the coming casualties. Barack Obama got two Supreme Court picks in his first term and will get more in his second.
But it’s worse than that. All of us will now be handmaidens in this destruction. In the not-so-distant past, abortion advocates didn’t demand that all of us forcibly pay for their abortions—and for Planned Parenthood, contraception, and embryo destruction. They weren’t demanding that taxpayer-funded contraception become a new “entitlement.” That, too, has changed under Barack Obama, and we will not be able to conscientiously object as faithful [Christians]….
This is a devastating defeat. The heights of abortion absurdity will be thrust to once unimaginable depths.

Little did Dr. Kengor know then what we now know that the “heights of abortion” involved the harvesting of organs and tissue from still-alive aborted late-term babies in the taxpayer-funded slaughter-houses of Planned Parenthood. (See “Planned Parenthood horror: Baby’s heart beats during harvesting of his brain”)
Nor did Dr. Kengor anticipate that 2½ years after, the U.S. Supreme Court would rule that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. (See “Judicial Tyranny: Dissenting opinions on Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage”)
But where Dr. Kengor was wrong was in predicting that “we will not be able to conscientiously object as faithful” Christians. Faithful Christians are doing just that, most notably a brave Kentucky county clerk named Kim Davis.

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis


Four days ago, on September 3, 2015, Kentucky Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.
Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses for two months since the Supreme Court, by a razor-thin margin of one (5-4), legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015. She argues that her Christian faith — “God’s moral law” — should exempt her from signing the licenses.
U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning jailed Davis for contempt of court — for refusing to follow his order to issue the licenses. Bunning said Davis’ religious beliefs don’t allow her to disobey the law, “Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense.” Banning said he didn’t make the decision lightly and spoke of his own religious beliefs. But he said that the oath he took, and the oath Davis took, supersedes those beliefs. Bunning also said that it’s not his job or the court’s job, but that of the legislative and executive branches, to write laws or make changes.
Meanwhile, 5 of 6 Rowan County deputy clerks all succumbed and told Judge Banning they would hand out marriage licenses to homosexual couples beginning the next day, Sept. 4. The lone holdout is Davis’ son.
Kim Davis' mug shot

Kim Davis’ mug shot


Kim Davis’ attorney Roger Gannam called Judge Banning’s decision “unprecedented.” Gannam said this is the first time in history that an American has been jailed for believing in their conscience, “for having the belief of conscience that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.”
Bunning told Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Davis said “thank you” before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal. Davis says her supporters are raising funds for her, but she herself hasn’t requested any money. (Source)
U.S. federal judge David Bunning

U.S. federal judge David Bunning


David Bunning was appointed by Pres. George W. Bush to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He is the son of Jim Bunning, who was a U.S. senator from 1999 to 2011. Throughout Davis’s months-long legal battle, Bunning made it clear that he knew his decision to force the Rowan County clerk to follow the law put him at odds with the deeply held personal beliefs of a lot of Americans, himself included. Bunning wrote in his ruling:

“Personal opinions, including my own, are not relevant to today. The idea of natural law superseding this court’s authority would be a dangerous precedent indeed. Our form of government will not survive unless we, as a society, agree to respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions, regardless of our personal opinions. Davis is certainly free to disagree with the court’s opinion, as many Americans likely do, but that does not excuse her from complying with it. To hold otherwise would set a dangerous precedent.”

“Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not!” -Isaiah 35:4

Please pray for Kim Davis.
H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV
~Éowyn

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John Molloy
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John Molloy

Regardless of the law, which is immoral. the perverts cannot be allowed to win. They corrupt children and destroy lives. If America had a moral
president instead of a degenerate, same sex marriage would not have
even been an issue.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Seems butthead bunning fail to realize the contradiction in his own words. His words; ” that it is not his job or the courts job, but that of the legislative and executive branches, to write laws or make changes”, are blatantly antithetical to his decision and reasoning for the jailing of Mrs. Davis. The simple fact is, there is no law to which he bases his decision. Quite the contrary, Davis was, and is upholding her own state law, along with her conscience. A state law that is unquestionably buttressed by the 9th and 10th amendments. It is butthead bunning… Read more »

MomOfIV
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What law in this land was created when scotus “agreed” that homosexual “marriage” was a constitutional right? None. What law does kentucky have on its books that “allows” sodomites to “marry”? None. Yet, Kim Davis is in jail for enforcing the law in her own state and following her own conscience. scotus is not the law of the land, our Constitution is; and no where in our Constitution does it allow sodomites “marriage” rights (not even inferred).. scotus might as well agreed that aliens from outer space or lions have Constitutional “rights”. By scotus giving value to that which, inherently,… Read more »

Richard David Hayes
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Kim Davis A certified American Hero is an example of The Lesser Magistrate Doctrine all of America MUST learn: The Lesser Magistrate Doctrine teaches that when the superior or higher ranking civil authority makes immoral/unjust laws or policies, the lower or lesser ranking civil authority has both a right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lesser authorities may even actively resist the higher authority. DIVINE LAWS TRUMP HUMAN ONES! Learn and share here: http://www.lessermagistrate.com Please join us there. Kim is an inspirational example of a real CHRISTian Patriot who is “DO”ing (Psalm 11:3) her… Read more »

MA in MO
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Well said Mr. Lankford, well said. The country sheriffs are our last line of defense a tyrannical gov’t. Fortunately I live in an area where the sheriff, along with his deputies, takes that responsibility very seriously.

jezuzz
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jezuzz

The same government which he advises us to obey has made murder legal 1973 roe vs wade.
Btw: gays and all other pervs are free to marry by there oath and can write there own contract. Picture frame if you want.

sparrow59
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sparrow59

He could have found another way if he wanted to. What about home confinement, ankle bracelet, community service, something! Just wanted to suck up to the gay mafia!

Alfred E. Neuman
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Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

Steven Broiles
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There are a number of things going on here. First of all, almost all of us are forced to pay taxes in various forms, or we will lose our homes or go to jail if we don’t. I don’t pay taxes because I want to; I pay them because I have to. That being said, we have been ruled by an amoral and criminally sociopathic elite for decades now, and they have had this matter gamed out from the get-go. I don’t want my tax dollars going to the military-industrial complex, corporate welfare, nuclear weaponry, foreign military bases or the… Read more »

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

I wonder what religious beliefs bunning holds because he seems to be fairly consistent with going against against Christianity to benefit homosexuals…..
Judge Who Jailed Kim Davis Ordered Students Who Opposed Homosexuality to Be Re-Educated
https://christiannews.net/2015/09/04/judge-who-jailed-kim-davis-ordered-students-who-opposed-homosexuality-to-be-re-educated/

MA in MO
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Me thinks he reads a different Bible than I do! Must be one of those new progressive, gender-neutral, no-sin bibles.

Jack Murray
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From a purely legal perspective , the judge is probably correct, in that public officials cannot be permitted to withhold any service to a member of the public based on that official’s personal beliefs.. for instance, could a public official withhold a business license to a butcher shop, because that official is a vegetarian,.?, That, having been said, I think that there needs to be a way found where in people with personal reasons for refusing to participate in any proceedings that they object to to be allowed to opt out,..& his ability to opt out should apply in both… Read more »

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

There is a double standard in this country that exists between Christians being forced to go against their faith or penalized if they choose to stay with their faith and muslims who cry discrimination at the drop of a hat when they refuse to do their jobs based on their “beliefs”…such as: -truck driver who refused to drive a shipment that contained alcohol -airline stewardess who refused to serve an infidel soda -cabbies refusing service to a blind man with a sight dog -employee sued a theme park because she disagreed with the uniform for it violated her faith…they didn’t… Read more »

supportusabantsa
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Reblogged this on Patriot News II.

patrioticgofer
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Reblogged this on Patriotic Gofer and commented: If you are reading my blog, especially this posting, PLEASE read the article and all the comments below it. I cannot write much more than what others have already said, except to add that we are a nation of FREE PEOPLE, regardless of what some Supreme Court activist has to say. There are NO LAWS ON THE BOOKS NOR IN THE CONSTITUTION stating that queer marriages are supposed to be legal. Our country was founded on Christian beliefs. Our forefathers came here because of those beliefs and them being held against them in… Read more »

evh
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evh

Judge David Bunning is a kook and should be removed from office. When nominated he was considered by some to be incompetent. What he has done proves that this is true. No person should be put in jail without possibility of bail unless they have committed an unusually violent crime. It is being said that he jailed her to prevent her from using donated funds to pay her fines. Really vindictive, in my opinion. So a Christian woman is now being held in solitary confinement for an indefinite period of time, without a trial, jury or conviction. How constitutional is… Read more »

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

“How constitutional is that? What happened to the Bill of Rights?”
scotus took the Constitution, folded it into the shape of an airplane and flew it out the window….

Seumas
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Seumas

what we see here is typical, the state wsihes to supplant god, because the state is in service to the devil, yet so many of the general population consider that fact unimaginable, I suppose the same way that they think a rock soaked in water for many years can give rise to life. What we are seeing here is no less than a “satanification/gnostification” if you will, of society as a whole, greece fell because of such idiocy, rome fell because of such idiocy, and some would argue that before those, other civilizations more ancient fell for the same reasons.… Read more »

Vistabee
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Vistabee

I may lose friends here, but my opinion is this– the county clerk who could not issue gay marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs could easily QUIT.
THE LAW IS THE LAW. Even tho we don’t like it, it is what it is. Quitting your county clerk job would make the same statement. (“I don’t agree with gay marriages.”) as getting arrested. Wise as serpents, folks…

CalGirl
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But Vistabee—harming ONE citizen in favor of another does not “fix” the problem of “religious freedom” NOR engender to literal-interpreting Christians the recently acclaimed Supreme Court decision that says “love and marriage” is a civil right, even if it is same-sexed love and marriage. You CAN’T say that the “law is the law” in this USA, (and expect it to be written in stone) with knowing that history showed us that the Supreme Court decision of Dredd Scott v. , FOR INSTANCE, wrote down as law that a Black man taken into a FREE state was STILL a slave. Modern… Read more »

Vistabee
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Vistabee

Interesting how the avatar has changed for my post this time– usually it’s a smiley faced guy.

Vistabee
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Vistabee

Okay- thanks, Dr. E. That helps. I wish I could get my smiley-faced guy back, tho! I really AM a smiley- faced- type person, you know! 😉

Vistabee
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Vistabee

Alas, I resigned that email. Guess I’ll have to find a good ‘happy pic’ to assign to my wordpress profile. 🙂

joeinvt
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joeinvt

I agree that we need to pray for Kim Davis. When she divorced her first husband, Kim, now in her fourth marriage, was pregnant with twins from her third husband but which were raised by her second husband. It’s a good thing for her that I was not the county clerk when she applied for her second, third, or fourth marriage license. As a devout Roman Catholic, my faith informs me that I would be acting in defiance of everything that Jesus Christ had to say about divorce and remarriage if I issued her a license. As such, I would… Read more »

Vistabee
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Vistabee

I believe Steven B. and joeinvt have solid points here. The only thing I have to add to this argument is that we all know that we are soon coming to the end of the age. In the words of Jesus: ‘There never was a time as bad, and there never will be.’ No one knows the day or the hour, but we do know it’s not going to turn out rosy.