KY District Federal Court Rejects ACLU Attack on Kim Davis
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The District Federal Court in Kentucky has now rejected a request by the ACLU to hold Kim Davis in contempt.
Mat Staver: Matt, everyone remembers the Rowan County Kentucky Clerk, Kim Davis. She spent six days in jail because she would not violate her conscience. She would not issue a marriage license that has her name and authority on it that conflicts with the definition of God’s marriage design as the union of a man and a woman. The ACLU filed a motion for contempt. As a result of that the judge ultimately found her found her in contempt…putting her in jail for six days. Released her. She did not agree to any particular thing. He just released her during that rally, I think because of some of the public pressure that was mounting and the public attention that was focused on Kim Davis.
She returned to work, and she gave a statement that morning when she returned to work. And she indicated that she would not violate her conscience, that she would remove her name and her authority and title from the marriage licenses, and that’s in fact what she had done. The other clerks were not allowed to put their title as a deputy clerk on there but they notarized it (one of them did) only as a notary public.
The ACLU got all upset about that and they said, “NO! We want Kim Davis’ name on the certificate.” They filed a motion to hold her in contempt and they asked the judge to actually take the receivership of the Rowan County Clerk’s office. Meaning, kind of like in a bankruptcy proceeding, that the court takes over the control and management of the entire clerk’s office…
Matt Barber: Well this is an ultimate victory for Kim Davis. Obviously the ultimate victory is going to be to overturn and reinstate the natural definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. But, in the smaller context of this case with Kim Davis, the ACLU and homosexual activists pushing to force her to violate her conscience — that’s what we’ve always said here, this was never about “so-called” marriage equality. This was about forcing everyone, Christians specifically, to violate their conscience and accept and affirm counterfeit gay marriage.
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