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Anti-LGBT Kentucky clerk insists he is ‘being violated’ by governor’s order to follow law he swore to uphold

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An anti-LGBT county clerk in Kentucky argues that he should have a First Amendment right to violate at least one of the laws he was sworn to uphold.

Casey Davis, the Casey County clerk, said Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear was violating his rights by ordering him to perform his taxpayer-funded elected duties, reported Right Wing Watch.

The county clerk argues that “nature’s law” should take precedence over “any law that man puts on a piece of paper” – apparently referring to the state Constitution he was sworn to uphold.

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“It’s not just me being violated but it’s both side of the coin, both sides of this issue that’s at stake here — and that is our First Amendment rights,” Davis said. “We have religious freedom in this country and if we lose that we’ve lost everything.”

He appeared Monday on the “Washington Watch” radio program hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the anti-LGBT Family Research Council, to argue that he should have the religious freedom to choose which laws he wished to follow.

At least one other county clerk in the state’s 120 counties refuses to issue marriage licenses at all to avoid compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

The county clerk claims he is willing to go to jail to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he has resisted the governor’s call to resign and instead wants lawmakers to set up a taxpayer-funded website where couples can purchase marriage licenses instead of obtaining one from his office.

“The issue, I think, in large part, is not that they can’t get it somewhere else – it’s just that they want to get it from me, and there’s where I believe I’m being violated,” Davis argued.

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Dr. Fauci reveals his family is ‘getting death threats’ from people who disagree with ‘science’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government's top infectious disease expert, revealed on Wednesday that his family has received death threats from people who disagree with his scientific recommendations on COVID-19.

During an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Fauci talked about "unseemly things that crises bring out in the world."

"And getting death threats for me and my family, harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just -- I mean, it's amazing," Fauci explained. "I wouldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don't like what you and I say, namely in the word of science, that they actually threaten you."

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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‘Sign of desperation’: Trump slammed for ‘anti-religious bigotry’ over new attack ad on Joe Biden

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A new anti-Biden attack ad from the Trump campaign is filled with falsehoods, and ends by mocking the Democratic presumptive presidential nominee praying in a church. Some on social media are slamming the President and his campaign for "anti-religious bigotry" and "demonizing prayer."

"Deep in the heart of Delaware Joe Biden sits in his basement, alone, hiding, diminished," the ad begins.

Many Americans are sitting in their basements – that's where Biden's office and TV studio are – and they're sitting alone, and hiding, and diminished, so to speak, as a New York Times opinion column notes. But they are doing so because of Trump's horrific handling of the pandemic – the worst management of the coronavirus crisis in the world.

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