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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Should Resign Immediately

Kim Davis: God told her not to do her job.
Kim Davis: God told her not to do her job.

State Magistrates, County Clerks, Justices of the Peace, or any other government officials who, because of religious beliefs or any other reason, refuse to obey and uphold the law, whether they like it or not, and do their jobs, should resign or be fired immediately.

This is just one example of outrageous, holier than the law behavior that’s cropping up with government employees around the country.

According to kentucky.com, Defying the instructions of Gov. Steve Beshear, several county clerks around Kentucky said they won’t issue marriage licenses anymore because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 ruling Friday in favor of a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said Monday that her Christian beliefs won’t allow her to give marriage licenses to gay men or lesbians seeking to marry a member of the same sex. Rather than face claims of discrimination, her office in Morehead is refusing marriage licenses to all couples until further notice, Davis said.

“It’s hard; I will tell you that,” Davis said. “What has happened is that five lawyers have imposed their personal view of what the definition of marriage should be on the rest of us. And I, as a Christian, have strong views, too. And I know I don’t stand alone.” Read more about this at kentucky.com.

Well Honey, I’ve got a news flash for you. Nobody’s imposing anything on you except for the responsibility to obey the law and do your job! Your “strong views” are completely irrelevant to the responsibilities of your job. You say you don’t stand alone. Well maybe not, but you soon may not be standing alone on the unemployment line. If you’re not willing to obey the law and do your job you need to resign immediately, and if you refuse to do so, you should be fired.

In Kentucky, it’s a Class A misdemeanor — first-degree official misconduct — for an elected official to refuse to perform the duties of office.

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway:

“The government cannot pick and choose when it comes to issuing marriage licenses and the benefits they confer. Any clerk that refuses to issue marriage licenses is opening himself or herself to potential legal liability and sanctions.”

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear:

“Our county clerks took an oath, as elected officials, to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Kentucky and to provide important duties in their communities,” Beshear said. “This oath does not dictate what our clerks must believe, but it certainly prescribes how they must act in carrying out their duties as elected officials.”

What’s most offensive about Kim Davis and others like her, is the self-centered and arrogant notion that their beliefs are somehow more significant than the beliefs of others and the law of the land. She’s decided that she and her beliefs get to determine what others can and cannot do. She wants to be a dictator. This country was founded by folks who wanted to escape this very sort of “religious” oppression. We have freedom of religion, but not freedom of religion to impose its beliefs on others contrary to the law. Poor Kim. She doesn’t want anyone telling her what she can or cannot do, but that’s exactly what she’s doing to the folks she’s refusing to issue marriage licenses to.

You can email Kim Davis at kimberlyb.davis@ky.gov and tell her to get off her self-righteous ass and do the job she was elected to do.

50 Responses to Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Should Resign Immediately

  1. Kim Davis jailed for contempt.

    I swear, this woman is the epitome of white trash: ignorant, stupid and arrogant. What strikes us the most is her complete inability to see the degree of her arrogance and selfishness. It’s all about her. She actually thinks that her beliefs and her interests are the only ones that matter. She really thinks it’s OK to have this self-centered, self-righteous pity party at the expense of everyone else’s constitutional rights.

    Religion has contributed much good to the world, but also a lot of truly crazy and despicable acts, and we have many different religions with many different beliefs in the USA, as well as folks who don’t practice any religion. That’s why we have separation of church and state. Ms. Davis does not get to decide that her views, religious or otherwise, are the right ones and that everyone else is wrong. She does not get to make her own rules and laws for everyone else to follow. She’s not in charge. She’s not above the law. And now she’s in jail where she belongs.

  2. Finally, this arrogant, supremely self-centered bitch is going to jail!

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered her jailed for contempt because of her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs, despite a Supreme Court ruling against her.

    She was sent to jail after a hearing before Judge David L. Bunning of Federal District Court, who said “her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense.”

    “The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order,” said Judge Bunning, who was appointed by President George W. Bush. “If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.”

    “I myself have genuinely held religious beliefs,” the judge said, but “I took an oath.” He noted: “Mrs. Davis took an oath. Oaths mean things.”

  3. What gets to me is if America is so free and everybody should have a right to their own opinions, how come this woman is being put down for her opinion or belief? It should go both ways here. We have a choice to be a Christian or not to be a Christian, but you want to force this woman to go against her belief and her right as a Christian . That is hypocritical. Everybody has a right to their own opinion. Quit asking everyone to agree with gay marriage. If that’s what you want go ahead but don’t force it on everyone else.

    • You’re missing the point, Laurie. Nobody’s denying Kim Davis the right to her beliefs and opinions. We’re just insisting that as an Officer of the Court it’s her job to uphold the law whether she likes it or not, and the law IS that same sex couples can marry. Ms. Davis does not get to decide which laws to uphold and which ones she doesn’t, and that’s what she’s doing- forcing Kim Davis’ Law on everyone else. She’s a self righteous, self important jerk and she should have been fired weeks ago.

    • Laurie,

      Did you take a 9th grade Civics class?

      Do you not understand the separation of church and state? Look at the middle east if you want to see that state sponsored religion is a bad idea.

      This has NOTHING to do with her opinion. The constitution says that there will be no state sponsored religion and that the government cannot force religion on anyone. No one is telling her that she cannot believe in the boogey man, that is her right. What she cannot do is to be employed the government and force her religion on anyone else, which is exactly what she is doing. There is a remedy for this, she can resign. No one has a gun to her head.

      Religion was used to keep slavery, religion was used to keep women from voting, religion was used against the integration of schools, and all have been struck down. This is no different.

      She is allowed to have her ignorant, backward and bigoted views, that is American, but she cannot do it taking tax dollars as her salary.

      If she had any class, she would resign, and no one would fault her, but she is an ignorant person, whose entire family has only one choice for money and she knows she cannot get a good job if she resigns.

      No, this is not her opinion, she took an oath when she became the clerk, and that oath is to support and defend the constitution of the United States, Federal Law Trumps state law, she does not get to pick and choose.

      I suggest you read something above a 8th grade level, because you show a complete lack of understanding history, how government works and religion

  4. According to our laws, marriage is a civil institution, not religious. It is a government recognized contract between two people. When a marriage is performed in a church, it is only being recognized/blessed by the church. The church doesn’t make it legal & binding.

    I love how she cherry-picks what parts of her “Professd Christianity” suits her whims. I was also wondering how she handles folks filing for divorce, is it okay because she’s on her FOURTH marriage? Does she make them go to another county?

    These folks who say that people can just drive to another county are jerks. The next county may be quite a distance for some folks. There are a lot of logistics to coordinate and as we all know, “Time is money.” Some states require you to be married in the county where the license was issued, others (including Kentucky) do not.

    Laws frequently change. Just because one changes while you’re in office doesn’t give you the right to ignore it. That would be an elected official violating their oath of office, which she is and is doing!

  5. this pretty much made my whole day 😀 if only we could all choose which laws we should obey. oh the possibilities!

  6. “…the Supreme Court’s decision wasn’t simply about weddings. It was about worth. From the highest of this nation’s perches, in the most authoritative of this nation’s voices, a majority of justices told a minority of Americans that they’re normal and that they belong — fully, joyously and with cake.” -Frank Bruni, The New York Times. Read More.

  7. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a lawsuit Thursday on behalf of four couples who were denied marriage licenses by the Rowan County clerk in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriages.

    “We certainly respect the religious beliefs and whatever conscientious choices these clerks make, but it can’t infringe on their job duties and it can’t infringe on the constitutional rights of the citizens that they’re there to serve,” said attorney Dan Canon, one of the lawyers who is representing the four couples.

  8. ISIS is hiring extremists with strongly held religious beliefs who believe God’s law supersedes civil law. Ms. Davis could apply when she loses her taxpayer funded civil job.

    • Of course your God loves everyone but he does not like sin. Does he love drunkards.? Of course but not their actions. Does he love adulterers? Of course he does but he doesn’t like what they do. I love same sex couples but I don’t agree with their lifestyle and there’s Nothing wrong with that. I have gays in my own family, and even friends who are gay. I love them but don’t agree with what their doing. I don’t have to. That’s what makes this a FREE country.

    • Oh, Laurie, isn’t it special that God has spoken to you to specifically about what she does and doesn’t like! And isn’t it special that you love your gay friends and family who are living in homosexual “sin”. But all of this specialness is entirely beside the point, which is that as an Officer of the Court, it’s her job to uphold the law whether she likes it or not, and the law IS that same sex couples can marry. Ms. Davis does not get to decide which laws to uphold and which ones she doesn’t, and that’s what she’s doing- forcing Kim Davis’ Law on everyone else. She’s a self righteous, self important jerk and she should have been fired weeks ago.

  9. She’s obviously looking to be fired so she can collect an unemployment check. The law is the law. Just as she is supposed to deny anyone with a suspended license, a new license to drive, she is to give marriage licenses to anyone. She should be fired and DENIED unemployment. Shame on her and anyone else that calls themselves “Christian”, because my god loves everyone!

    • Actually, she’s an elected official and cannot be fired. She has to be removed from office, but that’s unlikely to happen due to politics in Kentucky.

      By refusing to preform the duties of her position, she is violating the law. This is a class A felony in Kentucky which comes with a jail sentence.

      Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think she is intending to go to jail for the ’cause’. There’s nothing these nuts like more than a good ‘ol religious war.

  10. There’s no doubt that Kim Davis’s days as a County Clerk are numbered if she continues to refuse to do her job. The law always wins out, and I suspect she knows this. At this point, her protestations are more about her ego and calling attention to herself (isn’t pride a sin?) than her so-called beliefs.

  11. If a bus driver says it is against his belief to drive a bus, would it be acceptable to fire him, or do we have to keep the person on the job because this is a question of their personal conscience?

  12. i would rather stand with Kim in the unemployment line than go against God and stand in the line with Satan. You are never alone Kim. Me and God stand with you.

    • Then you can stand with her in the alley beside the building where she used to work because she’s going to get fired.

    • Peggy,

      Honey, you and Kim Davis are usurping the power GOD has reserved for himself; that of Judging Others. If you really are a Christian, you’ll see that.

  13. Honesty, fire her. When I worked at McDonald’s would it have been exceptable not to (hypothetically) serve a Jewish man because it was against my religion? No! I’d be fired. If you can’t have a seperate professional life and personal life then maybe you should work at home.

    Also, her religious freedom is keeping me from my rights as an American. So let’s see how she likes it, because WE have fought to long for her petty BS!

  14. If Kim has issued marriage licenses to couples in the past that have been divorced or that gamble, etc., is that not also against her beliefs as a Christian? Yes. But I guarantee that she has. She is discriminating against the gay community. I am not gay, but I still believe that everyone has the right to be married to whom ever they chose. And their decision in no way affects Christian’s beliefs unless they allow it to by accepting hate into their hearts and by not accepting others for who they are.

  15. i go to church with this sis, and let me say she does not stand alone their is a pettion out being signed. i aint going to let no government rule over religous liberty. all i can say is this country is going corrupt!!

    • Nobody ain’t ruling’ over your daggum religious liberty. You can believe whatever you want and worship any way you want in your church. But this is a County Courthouse we’re talking about, and your religion has no business there telling folks there what they can or can’t do. We are a Nation of many different peoples and beliefs, and in the public area we treat everyone equally under the law. It’s called separation of church and state.

    • Religion has no place in a civil marriage. They’re not asking to be married in your church. Since its against the law for sister Kim to refuse this type of license … I would suggest you support her in finding another job that’s more to her liking.

    • Randy,

      Yup, thanks for the reply and confirming that most Kentuckians are ignorant, uneducated, redneck morons.

      I am from KY and I am highly educated and you are an embarrassment to my state, my country (that I served, how about you), your religion (I bet you have not ever actually read the bible) and to the human race in general. Go back to your cave and overdose on some meth.

  16. “God did not elect her, I did,” said Kevin Bass, a former police officer who arrived at the courthouse with his wife to support gay couples seeking licenses. “If she objects to doing her job, she can go.”As a police officer for 20 years, he said, he could not choose which laws he liked to enforce.

  17. Everyone needs to stop fighting. It’s just a damn piece of paper! Both sides are ridiculous and need to grow up.

    • Wrong and wrong. It’s much more than a piece of paper. It has enormous legal, social and economic consequences and implications. The only side that is ridiculous is the side that thinks people are free to do (or not do) whatever they want and disregard the law based on their “beliefs”. Thinking that a government employee is free to not do her job and uphold the law is ridiculous and childish, and those who hold this view are the ones who need to grow up.

  18. She is upholding the law, God’s law the highest there is.
    By the way, take a look at section5 of Kentucky’s Bill of Rights..
    “No HUMAN authority shall, in ANY case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience.”
    I stand with Kim

    • Well, Jan, you might be standing with Kim in the unemployment line if she refuses to do her job and obey the law of the land. Whatever you deem “God’s law” to be is irrelevant. The USA is not governed by religious tenets and no one’s “conscience” is above the law of the land. Your misinterpretation of any Kentucky statute is mute because the decision of the Supreme Court supersedes it.

    • Bullying is not acceptable. Nobody should have to do something that is against their will… that is wrong. This is a brand new law… people need time to adjust and evolve. I saw a lot of “love” posters out there, but where is the love? Forcing someone to go against their own conscious is just as unjust and absurd as someone who doesn’t want to marry a gay couple because god told them not to do it. Christians need to stop being hypocrites… one “sin” isn’t any better than the other… divorce is a sin, eating pork is a sin, hell, even wearing mixed fabrics is considered an abomination but I don’t see Christians protesting pork or divorce. It’s all a bunch of petty nonsense. Stop fighting and LOVE/RESPECT one another.

    • Well Megan, perhaps you live in a different universe where you can do whatever you want, but where I live we all have to do things that are against our will- all the time. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time, and refusing to obey the law, especially if you’re a government employee whose job is to obey and uphold the law, is a big no-no. Insisting that a government employee do her job is not bullying, it’s just right.

    • WOS,
      1.) When this woman swore an oath to uphold the law, this gay-marriage was not a part of it.
      2.) When she swore to uphold the Constitution, there is no provision in the constitution of the U.S. the explicitly recognizes a “right” to gay-marriage.
      3.) You complain because this “one woman” is imposing her beliefs on her constituents, I can guarantee that the vast majority of her constituents, who voted to put her into office, support her.
      4.) Legislated Kentucky law does not recognize gay-marriage.
      5.) If you are complaining about this one woman excercising her conscience by imposing her will, what about the one unelected Supreme Court judge who imposed his will on the rest of the nation without due legislative process? Yes, one justice. You know where Keagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg would fall, and you knew where Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts would fall…. But one justice, Anthony Kennedy, imposed HIS VIEW, this one, unelected judge, by judicial fiat, imposed his, and the views of 4 others, on the nation. Where is the outrage in that???
      6.) This woman is not imposing her view or forcing anyone to do anything…. they can go to the next county and get their license. This woman is following her conscience and the will of those who elected her.
      7.) Grow up and learn to submit coherent arguments.

    • Well, nice try, JimBob (the name suits you, BTW), but your post is a monument to distortion:

      1.) When this woman swore an oath to uphold the law, this gay-marriage was not a part of it.

      Too bad- doesn’t matter. She took an oath to uphold existing law. Laws change, and if she can’t handle it, she needs to go.

      2.) When she swore to uphold the Constitution, there is no provision in the constitution of the U.S. the explicitly recognizes a “right” to gay-marriage.

      There is now, and she must uphold it.

      3.) You complain because this “one woman” is imposing her beliefs on her constituents, I can guarantee that the vast majority of her constituents, who voted to put her into office, support her.

      The majority who elected her based on her qualifications to do the job. She’s not doing her job, and has to go.

      4.) Legislated Kentucky law does not recognize gay-marriage.

      It does now, because the ruling of the Supreme Court trumps Kentucky law. You may not like it, but that’s the way it is.

      5.) If you are complaining about this one woman excercising her conscience by imposing her will, what about the one unelected Supreme Court judge who imposed his will on the rest of the nation without due legislative process? Yes, one justice. You know where Keagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg would fall, and you knew where Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts would fall…. But one justice, Anthony Kennedy, imposed HIS VIEW, this one, unelected judge, by judicial fiat, imposed his, and the views of 4 others, on the nation. Where is the outrage in that???

      Holy crap- and you’re looking for “coherent arguments”?! The members of the court are appointed by an elected President and confirmed by and elected congress. That’s our system.

      6.) This woman is not imposing her view or forcing anyone to do anything…. they can go to the next county and get their license. This woman is following her conscience and the will of those who elected her.

      Sorry Honey, but that’s not exactly a “coherent argument”. Kim Davis is not special and not above the law. She has to do her job or she has to go. One County Clerk does not get to play by an entirely different set of rules.

      7.) Grow up and learn to submit coherent arguments.

      Like the ones you’ve tried to make above?! Thanks for providing everyone with a good laugh!

    • Jan is absolutely gay. The clerk should not obey this stupid decision from the Supreme Court. Further, I will be bringing rocks to the courthouse to stone any men or women who are applying for marriage licences but who have already had sexual relations. For God abhors non virgins as much as he hates gay people. I hope the clerk will join me, for consistency is important

      Deuteronomy 22:20-22

      But if the thing is true, that evidence of virginity was not found in the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father’s house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. “If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.

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