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Jim Morin

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  1. Cripplious

    Cripplious said, about 13 hours ago

    Only one clerk refused to do it and another from a different county is biking across the us in support of her lawlessness

  2. cdward

    cdward said, about 9 hours ago

    Impeach her and be done with it.

  3. mikema50

    mikema50 said, about 9 hours ago

    The Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, has a lot of local support sadly. If the GOP state government was the only way to punish her, she’d be on easy street. As it is, she will appear in federal court to try to explain away her contempt.

  4. superposition

    superposition said, about 9 hours ago

    Remember when christians were nice?

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 8 hours ago

    I don’t care enough yet about this issue to look it up, but there is one thing I would look for if I did. Is she denying anyone in the clerk’s office the authority to issue a marriage license to gays or is it that she personally won’t issue a license? One would be a court ruling of which she would be in contempt; the other would fall under “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” which would be an interesting quandary for a court. If the former scenario is correct, cdward’s comment is appropriate. She should be impeached. If the latter is correct, does the Hobby Lobby decision enter the equation?

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 8 hours ago

    @mikefive

    She is denying everyone in the clerk’s office, and citing HER religious beliefs in the refusal to carry out her job. She’s an elected official, so can’t be fired; either the legislature must come into special session (big $$) or they have to wait until the new year. Some are speculating that she is being manipulated by her lawyers, or that she simply wants to be a martyr that they can use from now on.
    It’s worth noting that (1) forbidding everyone else to follow THEIR religious beliefs is not kosher, and (2) she’s on her fourth marriage. Her second husband adopted her children she had by her THIRD husband. You can’t make this stuff up.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 8 hours ago

    @mikefive

    She can be declared in contempt. I should note that the couple who called her on this are NOT asking for jail time (which would certainly entrench her status as “martyr of nut jobs”) but a fine.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 7 hours ago

    @motivemagus

    “She is denying everyone in the clerk’s office, …”

    I’m all right with her not personally issuing the marriage licenses. That should remain her right under Amendment 1. I’m afraid, though, that if I worked in that clerk’s office, I would issue the license and she could fire me. Man o man, would that complicate her life!

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    @motivemagus

    You might not be able to make that kind of stuff up, but her supporters are more than capable of ignoring it.

  10. neatslob

    neatslob said, about 7 hours ago

    If your religious beliefs prevent you from fulfilling the duties of your job, then you need a different job.

  11. NeedaChuckle

    NeedaChuckle said, about 7 hours ago

    This bastion of Christianity has been married 4 times. I am not surprised. Gives me the shivers to even imagine being married to that hypocrite.

  12. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 7 hours ago

    @mikefive

    She’s denying anyone from issuing a license and it falls under contempt because she is refusing a direct court order. And no, Hobby Lobby has nothing to do with this at all. This 4-time married witch is simply being a total loser.

  13. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    It would seem to me that an elected official is required to follow the law and rules that apply to the function they manage. In any other real job failing to do that would be immediate grounds for dismissal. I guess if her position is upheld, all of our elected officials can then do anything they want. They don’t even have to bother reading the instruction manual..

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 6 hours ago

    @Darsan54

    Hobby Lobby, to me, is most definitely tangentially related to this. Although narrowly interpreted, that decision most definitely involves personal religious beliefs. As a reading suggestion: the majority opinion in that case.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 5 hours ago

    @superposition

    So rather than forcing someone to violate their conscience, why don’t they let the ONE person in the office that doesn’t care take over the duty? Her name on it? Welllll, such a problem. A order from the gov can allow that individual to use their name instead. Yep. one line ex order. 5 mins at the most. too much trouble?

    Nope, it’s just more fun to persecute a christian for actually showing fealty to their faith.

    Now forcing a muslim to handle pork products should they be employed at a meat market. Can’t do that. Oh no.

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