Kentucky clerk jailed for her beliefs

ASHLAND, Ky. — Five of six deputies in the office of a Kentucky county clerk found in contempt of court and jailed Thursday for her refusal to issue marriage licenses in wake of the Supreme Court decision to allow gays to wed say they will process the paperwork starting Friday.


I bet Kerodin’s having a real hard time with this. On one hand she’s an Enemy of Liberty because she takes a government check but on the other she’s telling the government to fuck off because of her beliefs.
It’s not all cut and dried, is it Sammy?

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37 Responses to Kentucky clerk jailed for her beliefs

  1. Nick says:

    I could understand them being fired for not doing their job, but jailed???, that’s insane.

  2. Heh that depends. Is she elected? Does she get a defined benefit pension or something she is responsible for and the tax payer is not on the hook for when it goes belly up? Did her municipality hire two dozen more clerks than they need in the same job as hers just so they could claim to be diverse?

    If none of the above apply I would say she is one hell of a Patriot.

    • crazyeighter says:

      She is elected, and not only is she refusing to do her job (issue any marriage licenses), she is refusing to allow her deputies to issue any either.

  3. dog boner says:

    For what it’s worth, the people at Hobby Lobby used the same reason (religious beliefs) to get out of obeying the Obamacare laws.

    But because the pole-smokers went out of there way to find one of the very few counties in Kentucky that refused, just so they can shove it down the oppositions’ collective throat, the dumbass judge decided to lecture everyone on the necessity of the RULE of LAW.

    Really….. now the rule of law matters?

    • pigpen51 says:

      fwiw, Hobby Lobby is a privately owned company, and not the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Just sayin’…

      If you won’t issue a marriage license to a gay couple, how can you issue one to a couple who is living in sin?

      • Ralphie says:

        So you’re saying that she lost her right to express her religious beliefs just because she has a .gov job? You either have rights or you don’t.

        BTW, the moment a couple that’s “living in sin”, as you put it, gets married the “living in sin” stops. That doesn’t work for gay couples.

        • Shell says:

          No, he’s saying if she has religious objections to doing her job she should resign or be fired. Why is it so hard to understand that?

          • Ralphie says:

            Why should she? Just cause some queers march in from some other county and literally start screaming at her when they could have done this in any of the numerous nearby counties thst would issue to them.

            Screw that. These assholes were only trying to ram this down her throat because she’s a Christian.

            Is this what you support, cause this is what’s happening. Otherwise these Village People tryout rejects would have just gone somewhere else that was willing to accommodate them.

            I understand what pigpen51 is saying. And I reject it. She’s a citizen of this country just like the folks at hobby lobby, pays taxes just like those at hobby lobby. Those people had the health care laws changed on them forcing them to pay for services they found morally/religiously objectionable.

            Similar story here. The laws were changed to something she couldn’t do in good conscience
            The fact that she’s a state employee is irrelevant. She’s entitled to the same rights as anyone else. Show me where she isn’t.

            Like I said, she either has rights in this country or she doesn’t.

            “Why is it so hard to understand that?”

            Just cause we pay the taxes that pay her salary don’t mean Jack-shit. If that was the case we could demand she spend our taxes and issue marriage licenses to farm animals, robots, space aliens, Easter bunnies or any other stupidass situation.

            • crazyeighter says:

              How would you feel if she was a Jehovah’s Witness and stopping you from getting a blood transfusion?

              • Ralphie says:

                Well if you want to discuss idiot people doing idiot things, let go back to one of the questions that actually has got something to do with this.

                Why are these pricks going to one of the few counties that doesn’t wish to participate in this morally objectionable crap, why not just go to a closer county that would issue.

                They could have been happily doing whatever it is they do in matrimonial bliss. But no they just want to humiliate a Christian.

                I’m not going to be sidetracked by your question.

    • pontiouspilot says:

      Exactly. Obama is one of the most biggest lawbreakers.

  4. jay352 says:

    And she is a Democrat who voted for all this crap. How much irony CAN be packed into one situation?

  5. Bobo the Hobo says:

    So, this tiresome attention whore has been married four times, had twins by another man, etc but she found her buddy, Jesus so it’s all good. I don’t believe Jesus is going to come down and pat her on the head for “standing up for her religious beliefs” and following the law is not religious persecution so sorry you don’t like the law but don’t make an ass of yourself and please leave martyrdom to the muzzies. Same sex marriage is the law and we are a nation of laws whether we like it or not.

    She has two options: quit because it offends her religious beliefs or issue the damned licenses and shut the fuck up; not everyone believes the same. People like that give religion a really bad name.

    • alcade says:

      Yep, we sure are a nation of laws… So when 5 unelected judges make up a new right out of thin air from the Constitution we just have to up and obey it, huh?

      Just like all those rule of law leftists with their sanctuary cities and gun bans.

      I will agree to your point about people like her giving religions a bad name, but frankly I don’t see how anyone has any moral obligation to obey the laws and mandates of this government.

  6. Gregg says:

    Not to be a dick, but why didn’t the happy couple just head to the next county over? In Kentucky the counties are tiny. 10-15 minute drive on back roads and you are in the center of a different county.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Proving that the minority can rule the majority?

      • rightwingterrorist says:

        It’s never been about “acceptance” as they have claimed.
        It’s always been about forcing their deviancy upon everyone, and I mean everyone, especially children (think I’m kidding? check out what they teach in schools), else.

    • Anonymous says:

      EXACTLY – that is my same thought, the ‘happy couple’ WANT to go through this, they could easily find another close by facility to give them their license to marry. Just like that gay couple in Colorado and the cake shop and that went to the Colorado Supreme Court.

  7. WolfWalksSoftly says:

    She needs to read the part about “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”. And just Resign. But some people what to take up a cross to bare Oh Woe is me. In the immortal words of AJ Maggott..”Someone keep that cheap whailin slut quiet”

    • Wirecutter says:

      Same thing with the gay couple. As another reader commented, why didn’t they just drive to the next county?

    • Andy says:

      Ummm…really? Marriage is God’s. That render unto ceaser bullshit has been going around for a while. It doesnt mean you have to follow unjust and unGodly laws. Laws are written by men they are inherently wrong and against God.

  8. 15Fixer says:

    Bobo the Hobo has no understanding. I’ll keep GOD out of it, and simply say this … The Nazis at Nuremberg were just following the law too. Just because it is a ‘law’ doesn’t mean it is right. They claimed they were ‘just doing their job’ and still hung from the gallows. Another point, when she was elected clerk, homosexual marriage had not been heard by the (corrupt) supreme court, so she was doing her duty up until SCrOTUm changed the rules.

  9. Jackhammer says:

    Not as easy. Not at all. Think he’ll ever grow up?

  10. Highlander says:

    So, what law has been passed to allow the County Clerk to issue a license to a homosexual couple? SCOTUS does NOT make law.


    • rightwingterrorist says:

      All they can do is decide if a law is Constitutional or non Constitutional.
      They are NOT to make law.
      If they think they can, then it will be illegal.

  11. Boone says:

    Just because the SCOTUS has decreed that there is such a thing as “homosexual marriage” does not create a law that compels someone to issue a so called license for same. Point of law, but it should be observed.

  12. I have no problems with someone adhering to their faith, but I draw the line when the hypocrisy kicks in. When she took her oath of office, she swore to execute her office “according to the law.” The final words of that oath are “So help me God.” She can abide by her faith, fulfil her oath, and issue licenses, or abide by her faith and resign. She can’t have it both ways. As for the hatred of gays I’ve seen here and other places, i’ve adopted a philosophy based on some of Thomas Jefferson’s words. His words were “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” – Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782. By the same token, it does me no injury if two consenting adults decide to marry. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

    • crazyeighter says:

      Kim Davis is trying to have it both ways; deny gays their marriage licenses (by denying everybody a marriage license) because of her beliefs, but refuses to resign her position. ($80k a year.)

    • That isn’t technically true. While it may do you no injury for two consenting adults to bugger each other or live together however they want, once the government and courts get involved and make that relationship legally binding it starts to hit you and every tax payer in the wallet. Statistically speaking gay marriage will end up costing tax payers much more per relationship with pretty much no measurable gain to society coming from them. Government got involved in hetero marriage because there was a net gain to society and government to do so mainly because of children. Now government gets involved in gay marriage because it benefits government due to more taxation of society as a whole and more excuses to raise more bonds etc. Gay marriage hurts the tax payer and benefits big government.

    • 15Fixer says:

      You need to refer to Highlander, Rightwingterrorist, and Boone’s comments above. Kentucky law takes precedence, and SCOTUS rendered an opinion, they cannot MAKE law…

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      Well said.

      I see absolutely nothing wrong with quitting a job if I don’t like the politics. And coming from a religious hypocrite like her, it’s even more bewildering why she stays on. Unless she hopes to collect from a lawsuit?

  13. Lord of the Fleas says:

    As noted at Ace earlier…. if public officials can now be jailed for not enforcing the law (even though there is no law in this case, just a court decision), then when do Obama and all those sanctuary city mayors start looking at striped sunlight?

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