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  • Oregon orders re-education and asset seizure for Christian couple

    10/05/2015 1:38:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Spero News ^ | 10/5/15 | Martin Barillas
    Melissa and Aaron Klein of Oregon, who were ordered by a state agency to pay two women $135,000 after they refused to take part in their same-sex wedding plans, may now face seizure of their assets. An administrative judge fined the couple after they declined to bake a cake for the lesbian couple, citing their religious objections. The fine was ordered by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, which had accused the Klein couple of violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. According to reports, the agency is docketing the judgement and is exploring various options for collection.Docketing the...
  • Oregon bakery owners refuse to pay $135G in damages in gay wedding cake case

    10/01/2015 2:38:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 35 replies ^ | Thursday, October 1, 2015, 3:45 AM | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The owners of a Portland-area bakery are refusing to pay $135,000 in state-ordered damages to a same-sex couple who were denied service. [....] The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling and are defying the order to pay. They're claiming financial hardship although crowdfunding efforts have brought in over $500,000 on their behalf, The Oregonian reported. The couple closed the Gresham store in 2013 and operate the business from home.
  • Lefty Blogger Plans to Pray For Pope, Whose Meeting With Kim Davis Was a ‘Hamhanded Blunder…A Sin...

    09/30/2015 7:11:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/30/15 | Tom Johnson
    Esquire’s Charles Pierce is a graduate of a Jesuit university (Marquette). It’s among the many reasons he’s been a big fan of Pope Francis, the first-ever Jesuit pontiff, and it’s probably one factor in his vehement disappointment that Francis met with, and apparently encouraged, gay-marriage objector Kim Davis last week in Washington. Pierce referred to the pope’s behavior regarding the “nutball” Davis as “a fcking [sic] blunder,” “a sin against charity,” and “the dumbest thing [he] ever has done.” He concluded, as if addressing Francis, “I will pray for you, because, damn, son, you need it.” From Pierce’s post (bolding...
  • The Man Behind Gay Marriage Ruling Writes Open Letter To Kim Davis

    09/30/2015 6:57:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/15 | Casey Harper
    The man whose lawsuit sparked the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the U.S. wrote an open letter Wednesday condemning Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses.Jim Obergefell sued when the state of Ohio refused to recognize his and his late husband’s Maryland marriage, in part because he wanted legal recognition as a widower. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, and resulted in the landmark decision this summer to legalize gay marriage nationwide.Obergefell wrote the letter with the ACLU, which is demanding the government force Davis to issue...
  • Pope secretly met Kentucky clerk over gay marriage licenses

    09/30/2015 3:30:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/30/15 | Alex Dobuzinskis and Philip Pullella
    Pope Francis secretly met a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples and gave her words of encouragement, her attorney said. Mat Staver, attorney and founder of the Liberty Counsel, told CBS News on Tuesday night that the pope met Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and her husband at the Vatican embassy in Washington last Thursday during his visit to the United States. Vatican chief spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said he would neither confirm nor deny the report and that there would be no further statement. This was unusual for the Vatican,...
  • Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

    09/29/2015 2:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | Roger Friedman
    Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars. The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not “Driving Miss Daisy” material. One of the leading candidates is “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race. “Carol” is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • Parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

    09/27/2015 4:50:02 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 26, 2015 | Amy Graff
    My oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa back in 2008. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • Judge rejects latest stay request from Kentucky clerk Davis

    09/23/2015 6:30:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/15 | Steve Bittenbender
    A federal judge on Wednesday denied Kim Davis a stay of his order requiring her office to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples who want one, the latest setback for the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue licenses to gay couples. Lawyers for couples suing Davis have said that since her return to work, the Rowan County clerk has interfered with the issuance of marriage licenses in violation of orders by U.S. District Judge David Bunning's in Louisville. An attorney for Davis has said she has made a good-faith effort to comply with Bunning's orders....
  • Muslim calls Kim Davis ‘CHRISTIAN SHARIA’ when REFUSING to answer if Islam has a history...

    09/22/2015 6:25:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 9/22/15 | Soopermexican
    For just a split second I was shocked and gratified to see that Brooke Baldwin was actually asking a difficult question of their moron Muslim guest who was whining about Ben Carson. The question was very simply asking if Ben Carson was right in saying that Islam didn’t have the tradition of separation of church and state that Christianity did in the West.Watch the moron answer here:(video at link)He seriously just goes off with his sharia-compliant panties in a bunch, just tossing out whatever anti-Christian crap he might have floating around in the cesspool of his intellect, and somehow lands...
  • Rick Santorum Vindicated!: Media, White House, Salon Go Soft On Pedophilia

    09/22/2015 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2015 | John Nolte
    In 2003, Senator Rick Santorum was widely criticized for making a slippery slope argument about what can happen to a society and country once we turn away from Biblical morality. A mere 12 years later the former-Senator’s prediction has come tragically true. It is only Tuesday and yet already this week Salon has published a lengthy article written by a pedophile asking for our understanding. Although he claims to have never acted on his impulses (but spent years in a chat room with those who have), the entire piece condemns society — you and I — as bigots for ostracizing...
  • Kim Davis Gets Emotional Opening Up to ABC News About Personal Attacks

    09/21/2015 6:03:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/21/15 | Josh Feldman
    ABC News has a released a preview clip of Kim Davis talking to reporter Paula Faris about the criticism she’s received over the past few weeks.Davis got emotional as she said, “What people say about me does not define who I am. That’s everybody’s opinion and that’s everybody’s right.”She recalled how people called her “Hitler” and a “homophobe,” but admitted, “What probably hurt me the worst is when someone tells me that my God does not love me or that my god is not happy with me, that I am a hypocrite of a Christian.”The full interview will air on...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

    09/21/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Would you support a Chick-fil-a moving into Hyannis? (Needs Freeping)

    09/20/2015 6:20:29 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 67 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Staff
    Fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has moved another step closer to opening a location on Cape Cod. Would you support a Chick-fil-a moving into Hyannis? _Yes, it would help the local economy __Yes, I like their food __No, I would not support them
  • Taste the Rainbow: Doritos to Launch Pride Flag-Inspired Tortilla Chips

    09/17/2015 6:15:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 96 replies
    yahoo ^ | Sept. 17, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    Doritos Rainbows are a limited-edition version of its Cool Ranch-flavored tortilla chips to show the chipmaker’s support of the LGBT community. The chips come in shades of green, blue, purple, red, and orange inspired by colors of the Pride flag (or, perhaps, Skittles’ “taste the rainbow” tagline). “There’s nothing bolder than being yourself,” the company declares on the package.
  • Gays, Transgenders, 'Nun on the Bus' Invited to White House Pope Francis Reception

    09/16/2015 4:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies ^ | Sep. 15, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Guests at the White House reception for Pope Francis on September 23 will include several gay and transgender persons, a controversial nun, a radical preacher and a gay Episcopal bishop. Several of the invitations to the event, which is part of the pope's three-city tour of America September 22-27, were offered by Vivian Taylor. Taylor, 30, considers himself transgender, which means he identifies as a sex different from his biology. Taylor has male anatomy but dresses and presents himself as female. Until March of this year he was the Executive Director of Integrity USA, a homosexual and transgender activist wing...
  • Stop Saying Same-Sex Marriage is the 'Law of the Land'

    09/14/2015 3:58:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/14/15 | Monte Kuligowski
    Recently, Donald Trump was asked if the Kentucky clerk of Rowan County, Kim Davis, should issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Donald responded, "It's the law of the land." The purpose of this piece is to assist the Republican candidates in seeing that there are better options than agreeing with the left on this sea change issue. Ever notice that radical leftists never say, "It's the law of the land" when speaking of a national law they fundamentally disagree with? Barack Obama and the Defense of Marriage Act is a glaring example. DOMA was the law of the land, but Mr....
  • LGBT Group Burns Kim Davis With Billboard in her Hometown

    09/13/2015 6:04:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 13, 2014 | Christopher Spata
    LGBT Group Burns Kim Davis With Billboard in her Hometown By Christopher Spata Dear Kim Davis, it's going to be pretty difficult for you to ignore this giant billboard that just went up in your hometown to remind you that your views on marriage are a little outdated​ ancient. The billboard, which according to Mashable was paid for by the LGBT advocacy group Planting Peace, reads: "Dear Kim Davis, the Fact that you can't sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we've already redefined marriage." Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, was released from jail last week...
  • Kentucky Anti-Gay-Marriage Clerk Kim Davis: Back to Square One

    09/13/2015 6:27:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2015 | GABE GUTIERREZ
    MOREHEAD, Kentucky — When the Rowan County clerk's office opens at 8 a.m. ET Monday, Kim Davis will have a decision to make. In her absence, her subordinates have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does she stop them? If so, how? Call a staff meeting? Fire them? Or stay silent? "We hope Kim Davis will follow the law and obey court orders," said Amber Duke, a spokeswoman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. "If she doesn't, our attorneys will meet and decide our next action." Even Davis' lawyers at Liberty Counsel, the Florida-based group that has...
  • Office Depot Apologizes to Woman Over Anti-Abortion Fliers

    09/11/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 9/11/15
    <p>The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy.</p> <p>Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to make 500 copies of "A Prayer for Planned Parenthood."</p>
  • Kim Davis judge blasted for order covering 'entire world'

    09/11/2015 8:30:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    WND ^ | 9/11/15 | Bob Unruh
    Lawyers for Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis are asking a district judge to halt the expansion of his marriage-license order to “the entire world.” Liberty Counsel said Friday that Judge David Bunning’s order to Davis to issue marriage licenses, including to same-sex couples in violation of her Christian faith, cannot, without proper notice and briefing, be expanded to cover the entire world.”
  • VIDEO=> Oath Keepers Vow to Guard Kim Davis From Further Imprisonment

    09/10/2015 7:06:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Stewart Rhodes and national and local leadership of the Oath Keepers organization released video Thursday vowing to protect Christian Rowan County Court Clerk from further arrests.Oath Keepers to Protect Kim Davis From Government Arrest–Oath Keepers offer of protection for embattled Clerk Kim Davis(video at link)Stewart Rhodes released this statement. STATEMENT BY STEWART RHODES:We believe Federal District Court Judge David Bunning grossly overstepped his bounds and violated Mrs Davis’ due process rights, and in particular her right to a jury trial. This judge has assumed unto himself not just the powers of all three branches of government, but has also taken...
  • Kim Davis’s Battle: Will Americans Let Elitists Reverse The American Revolution?

    09/10/2015 1:42:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/15 | Alan Keyes
    Nothing more poignantly epitomizes the present tragic course of the American Republic than the failure to make it clear that the fight over the Obergefell decision, and Kim Davis’s act of civil obedience (to God, reason and the Constitution) against it, is not about liberty for this or that person or group, religious or otherwise. Like the 19th century battle over slavery, it is a critical and potentially decisive battle over the premises of liberty itself. I think the problem centers on the notion that the obligation to respect unalienable rights, at all levels of government, comes from the Bill...
  • Op-Ed Proposes Burning Kim Davis at the Stake

    09/10/2015 12:49:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/10/15 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a satirical essay appearing Tuesday in The Week, Michael Dougherty suggested that the only appropriate punishment for Kim Davis given her contumacy before the law is to “actually martyr her” by burning her alive.“Any normal punishment rewards her with the comfort of solidarity from right-wing Christians or her own sense of moral self-approval,” Dougherty notes. “Therefore the only way to avoid granting her such ‘martyrdom’ is to actually martyr her.”Comparing the current stand-off between religious liberty and state authority to the Protestant Reformation, Dougherty said that Christians who make a spectacle like this are “perverse” and declared that the...
  • Kim Davis Might Get Sued for ‘Unauthorized Public Performance’ of ‘Eye of the Tiger’

    09/09/2015 8:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Kim Davis walked out to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” when she was released from jail Tuesday. A judge ruled that Davis should be released from jail as long as she doesn’t interfere with the licenses that her deputies have been granting. However, she infringed upon Survivor’s rights when she played the 1982 rock classic as she walked on stage to give a speech. Record label EMI has considered suing Davis, as well as her supporter Mike Huckabee, for publicly playing the song without permission. “They are well within their rights to hold a public rally in support of Kim...
  • Freed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Plans to Return to Work Monday, Lawyers Say [incl her statement]

    09/09/2015 3:19:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/9/15 | Emily Shapiro
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis will return to work in Rowan County on Monday, her lawyers said today. Davis was jailed in Grayson, Kentucky, for nearly one week after she refused a judge's order to issue marriage licenses, including to same-sex couples. She was released from jail Tuesday and has spent today going through the hundreds of letters sent to her during her six days in jail, according to a statement from Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis. "I am deeply moved by all those who prayed for me. All I can say is that I am amazed and very grateful," Davis...
  • Kim Davis, ‘Lawless’ in Kentucky

    09/08/2015 4:56:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/15 | John C. Eastman
    Until her release earlier today, Kim Davis, the clerk of rural Rowan County, Kentucky, was confined to a jail cell because she refused to issue marriage licenses over her name to same-sex couples. She has been pilloried in the media for “lawlessness” and compared not to Martin Luther King Jr. for her civil disobedience but to Governor George Wallace of Alabama. Michael Keegen of the grossly misnamed People for the American Way called her actions an “abuse of power” and proposed instead that she should “find another line of work” — that is, resign her elected office — if she...
  • Why Kim Davis should not have resigned

    09/08/2015 3:12:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 9/8/15 | Phil Lawler
    So if she could not, in good conscience, issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, why didn’t Kim Davis resign from her job as county clerk? I’m not privy to her reasoning, but I have my own reasons why she should not be expected to resign. Ordinarily, when a public official faces a crisis of conscience, the cause is either a change of responsibilities or a change of heart. Suppose a building inspector is asked to approve construction under a new code, and he firmly believes that the new buildings will be unsafe. If he cannot convince his superiors to amend...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kim Davis Is Not a Patriot

    09/07/2015 8:15:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 7, 2015 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    The gathering of Davis’ supporters and their anti-American signs are no different from the “Death to America” rallies we see in some foreign countries. The martyr business in America is booming. It’s a growth industry, like yoga pants, prisons and celebrity nip-slip sites. Caterers, cake-makers, pizza shops, hobby stores and others are publicly throwing themselves on the righteous sword of spiritual indignation—but only when there are media cameras nearby to record their stirring sacrifice. On Sunday, around 300 supporters gathered outside the jail where Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is being...
  • WARNING! Homosexual Activist Group Human Rights Campaign Has Purchased

    09/07/2015 7:56:04 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 72 replies
    September 7, 2015 | Gina Miller
    These sodomite freaks have purchased the domain name "," which redirects to the Human Rights Campaign donation page. This is an evil, wealthy radical homofascist activist group that is doing its damnedest to destroy Christian freedom in the United States and abroad. For them to piggy-back on her name like this is detestable. They think they're clever. Hopefully, no unsuspecting supporter of Kim Davis will be taken in by this.
  • George Will Compares Kim Davis to Segregationist George Wallace

    09/07/2015 2:44:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 128 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/6/15 | Pam Key
    (snip) Will said, “There’s no question that the president’s selective interpretation of the Constitutional provision that the executive shall see that the laws are faithfully execute his selective approach to that perhaps has encouraged a kind of lawlessness. People saying well, I can do whatever I wish. But surely it is a wholesome rule that executives should obey legitimate court orders. That’s true whether your name is Orval Faubus, the Democratic governor of Arkansas in the 1950s or George Wallace, the democratic governor of Alabama in the ’60s. Kim Davis, the Democratic county clerk in Kentucky.
  • Kentucky clerk appeals order putting her in jail

    09/06/2015 7:29:54 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 57 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Sep 6, 2015 | Adam Beam
    A Kentucky county clerk has appealed a judge's decision to put her in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Attorneys for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis officially appealed the ruling on Sunday. The three page motion does not include arguments as to why Davis should be released but amends Davis' earlier appeal of the judge's order. Mat Staver, one of Davis' attorneys, said the marriage licenses issued Friday are "not worth the paper they are written on" because Davis refused to authorize them. But Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins says the licenses are valid. Bunning said...
  • Madonna's Brother Defends Jailed Clerk Who Refused Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples

    09/06/2015 3:10:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 9/5/15 | Ryan Gajewski
    "Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners," wrote Christopher Ciccone, who himself is openly gay. Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone, is speaking out in defense of the county clerk in Kentucky who was recently jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Ciccone, who is openly gay, posted a message to Facebook on Friday in which he said that Kim Davis should be granted the right deny the licenses, with Ciccone citing her "religious freedom.""The county clerk in [Kentucky] deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a Muslim...
  • Jindal to Trump: 'Can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail'

    09/04/2015 7:49:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hit Donald Trump on the front-running presidential candidate's response to the ongoing debate about the jailing of the Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Trump had discussed the punishment Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis faced for disobeying the law on MSNBC. "I hate to see her put in jail," Trump told MSNBC. "[But] the Supreme Court has ruled. That's the law of the land." Sensing an opportunity on the campaign trail, Jindal rebuked The Donald in a series of tweets, exclaiming, "You can't make America great again by throwing Christians in jail.""I understand...
  • Gay-Rights Attorney on Jailed Kentucky Clerk: ‘We Don’t Want to Make Her a Martyr’ [of course]

    09/04/2015 6:37:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.Around the country, other supporters reached for Biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and Daniel, imprisoned for their faith and rescued by God.It’s precisely the narrative gay rights advocates had hoped to avoid. But as Davis’ mug shot rocketed around the Internet, it became clear that the gay rights movement must battle the idea that Christianity is under siege, said Kenneth Upton, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a law firm specializing...
  • Oregon Judge May Lose Job For Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

    09/04/2015 5:54:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Casey Harper
    A spokesman for the Oregon judge refusing to marry same-sex couples told The Daily Caller News Foundation the judge may lose his job, though he thinks that is unlikely.“It could range all the way from dismissal of the complaint up to removal and anything in between,” Oregon judge Vance Day’s spokesman Patrick Korten told TheDCNF. “You could call [removal from office] the nuclear option, highly doubtful.”Day stopped performing marriages in March and asked his staff to kindly refer couples to other judges. Now he’s under investigation by the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness And Disability over whether he is still...
  • [Francis George] Cardinal: U.S. ‘Creed’ on Gay Marriage Like Sharia Law

    09/04/2015 4:06:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/10/14 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cardinal Francis George, head of the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago, said the levers of power in government, education, entertainment, and media are enforcing a “public creed,” a “fake church” that requires all citizens to approve of gay marriage and related sexual anomalies or be punished by the State, just “as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law.” Cardinal George, who was president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2007-10, made his remarks in his Sept. 7 column for the archdiocesean newspaper. In his commentary, the cardinal explains that America, despite...
  • More North Carolina officials refuse to perform marriages

    09/04/2015 4:32:15 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 7 replies ^ | September 3, 2015
    RALEIGH, N.C. – Dozens of magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings since a law went into effect allowing officials to refrain from performing the ceremony. The state court system says it's received 32 notices from magistrates since a law took effect June 11 allowing court officials who for religious reasons oppose gay marriage to opt out of performing all marriages. The law exempts court officials with a "sincerely held religious objection" and is designed for those opposing gay marriage. The law also gave the recusal option to some register of deeds workers issuing marriage licenses. Elected officials...
  • Shackled at the ankles with her head bowed, the moment defiant Kentucky county clerk...

    09/04/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 164 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/3/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    With shackles around her ankles and waist, this is the moment the defiant Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses was led away from federal court - and taken to jail. Kim Davis, 49, was told by U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Thursday that she would stay behind bars until she complied with his order to resume issuing the licenses to gay couples. Donning a blue top and striped skirt, Davis, a thrice-divorced Apostolic Christian who works at Rowan County Courthouse, said 'thank you' before being led from the courtroom by a marshal. She later insisted...
  • CBS’s Pelley: Clerk Going to Jail Possibly ‘the Last Front in a Losing Battle Against Same-Sex...

    09/04/2015 2:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 9/4/15 | Curtis Houck
    At the top of Thursday’s CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley proclaimed that the jailing of Rowan County, Kentucky Democratic Clerk Kim Davis “could be the last front in a losing battle against same-sex marriage” as she had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage on June 26. While the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC all led with Davis being jailed and how she had cited her Christian faith in declining to issue licenses, they have yet to mention in any of their coverage in past three...
  • Federal Judge Says He’s Above Natural Law as He Tosses Clerk Kim Davis in Jail [terrifying quote]

    09/03/2015 5:41:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 121 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/3/15 | Scott Ott
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She’s an elected official, and can’t be fired except by voters in her county, so a federal judge had her thrown in jail today. I expected as much. Any true civil-disobedience act must come with the willingness to bear the legal consequences of your extra-legal behavior. Davis politely thanked the judge before being carted off to the clink.If it were me, I also would have submitted to the governing authority, but not without a resounding “SAY WHAT, YOUR HONOR?!” after he said this… “The idea of natural...
  • Huckabee to hold 'liberty rally' for jailed Kentucky clerk

    09/03/2015 5:26:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/15 | Al Weaver
    While Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continues to sit in jail after refusing to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Mike Huckabee plans to stand up for her. The former Arkansas governor announced Thursday that he will be heading up a "liberty rally" next Tuesday for the jailed county clerk in Kentucky. According to his campaign, Huckabee will be joined by Matt Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, who is representing Davis in court. "This is a reckless, appalling, out-of-control decision that undermines the Constitution of the United States and our fundamental right to religious liberty," Huckabee said...
  • Kim Davis Another Example Of The Criminalization Of Christianity

    09/03/2015 5:16:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 9/3/15 | James Bosworth
    The Kentucky county clerk who is jailed because she will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples has a lot of fans among the Republican presidential hopefuls.Social conservatives nationally have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who has defied a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses. The Republican contenders, meantime, are hoping to use the incident to bolster their credentials with a powerful primary voting bloc.Most of the candidates have strongly backed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed Thursday after defying a U.S. District judge’s order to issue the licenses, while only two have sided...
  • Kim Davis Uproar Shows That Breaking The Law Is Only Okay When Progressives Do It

    09/03/2015 4:57:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/3/15 | Sean Davis
    The main contestant on this week’s edition of Internet outrage theater is Kim Davis, a Democratic clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis, who was arrested by police today for not issuing the licenses, says her religious beliefs prohibit her from rubber-stamping applications for same-sex marriage licenses: U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning placed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies, saying fines were not enough to force her to comply with his previous order to provide the paperwork to all couples and allowing her to...
  • BREAKING: [Clerk Kim] Davis held in contempt taken by U.S. Marshals.

    09/03/2015 10:03:37 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 746 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/03/2015 | Dan Griffin WSAZ
    Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 2m2 minutes ago Judge says financial fines not enough. #WSAZ Dan Griffin ‏@WSAZDanGriffin 4m4 minutes ago BREAKING: Davis held in contempt taken by U.S. Marshals. #WSAZ
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • Lesbian Couple, Like Kentucky Clerk, Standing up for Beliefs (tissue alert)

    09/02/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 2, 2015 | Claire Galofaro
    As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. "Will you still love me for the rest of my life?" the band Chicago sang. "I can't go on if I'm on my own." Miller pulled over. And for the first time since she and her partner stepped into the vortex of history, she wept. [Snip] The couple has lived quietly together for years, never intending to lead a battle that has consumed their town of Morehead, where Miller is a tenured university...
  • Missouri school to allow transgender student to use girls' facilities

    09/02/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 91 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/2/15 | Ellen Brait
    When a transgender high school student in Missouri received backlash for her request to use the girls’ bathroom and locker room, she found one very important ally: the school board, which granted her permission to use the facilities. According to Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri school board’s association, 17-year-old Lila Perry has been granted her request because of recent guidance issued by the US Department of Education. While there is no “policy per se on transgender students use of bathrooms”, Hopkins said, there is a policy that says “districts cannot discriminate against students based on their gender”. “The Office of...
  • Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis releases statement [sodomite unions]

    09/01/2015 6:44:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 90 replies
    WLWT ^ | 9/1/15 | Ben Petracco
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. —Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the temporary stay of a federal court order involving Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis.The federal court previously ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses to the plaintiffs who filed suit against her.Liberty Counsel represents Davis and appealed that order.The lower court order was temporarily stayed until Aug. 31, but now that the Supreme Court has declined to act, the stay of the order is no longer in effect.In light of these developments, Davis released the following statement:I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk's office for 27 years...