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.
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.
“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.
1960s segregationist George Wallace would ‘smile’ at seeing Trump teargas protesters for a photo op: CNN’s Bakari Sellers
CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said on Tuesday that watching President Donald Trump teargas a group of peaceful protesters so that he could have a photo opportunity reminded him of something he'd see segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace do.
"Yesterday, the president of the United States used teargas, he used the military against peaceful protesters," Sellers said. "The the only thing I could think of is George Wallace is looking over him with a smile."
Sellers then said he was "thoroughly pissed off" at conservative evangelicals who are remaining silent even as Trump continues to pour gasoline on the fire of racism while wrapping himself in the flag and the cross.
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano rips Trump for tweeting while America burns
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano blasted President Donald Trump's failure of leadership after nationwide protests have erupted over the police killing of George Floyd.
Napolitano was outraged by the president calling on governors to "dominate" protesters, and he ripped Trump's inflammatory tweets, reported the Huffington Post.
“These words make things worse, they don’t lighten the tension -- they exacerbate it,” Napolitano told Fox News Radio’s “Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla.”
Senior official ‘sickened’ by Trump’s ‘victory lap’ at DC church after cops gas protesters: Report
At least one senior official was sickened by President Donald Trump's photo opportunity at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops used tear gas to clear Lafayette Park of peaceful protesters Monday afternoon so the president, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, William Barr and other administration officials could walk from the White House to the historic church to pose for a photo.
"There were some aide that is thought this was an instantly iconic photo," Axios co-founder Mike Allen told MSNBC's "First Look." "They were very proud of themselves, but there were others that took a look at this picture, and you pull back the camera, Republicans I was talking to and texting with last night, they took a look at this, you pull pack the camera, and you have the president standing kind of alone in front of this boarded-up church, boarded up because of the violence that had been going on there. Someone had tried to set a fire in the basement. Is that really the story they wanted to tell?"