Alternate headline: “The Religious Right will be sending out their latest fundraising emails in 5… 4… 3…”
As we wait to learn the fate of Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, the government worker who refuses to do the work of the government because she worships a homophobic God, the Kentucky Trial Court Review’s Shannon Ragland has posted some fascinating excerpts from an exclusive interview with County Attorney Cecil Watkins.
Not only did Watkins refuse to defend Davis because of her defiance of the law, here’s what else we learn from him:
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics decided to go above and beyond (and arguably away from) the call of duty the other day after sharing an article on Facebook about how marijuana may alter brain structure in certain people:
Maybe we could have a discussion about what that article does and does not say… but instead, the conversations in the comment thread just got weird.
Last week, I posted about a controversy brewing in the Nashville (Tennessee) mayoral race between Megan Barry and David Fox. Rumor had it that Fox’s campaign was calling up voters and suggesting that Barry didn’t believe in God — because that’s supposed to be a bad thing.
Barry responded to the initial rumor by telling the audience at a church’s prayer breakfast that the allegations weren’t true — which is perfectly fine for her to say — but I didn’t appreciate this one particular comment:
Mat Staver, the Liberty Counsel lawyer who’s defending Christian bigot Kim Davis in her quest to be a government employee who doesn’t have to do her job, is bending over backwards trying to rationalize bigotry.
His latest argument, which he alluded to on MSNBC last night and said outright on Steve Malzberg‘s Newsmax program today, is that the 20,000+ people who live and pay taxes in Rowan County, Kentucky simply have to drive 30 minutes out of their way (to another county) to obtain a marriage license if they want one — all so that a Christian doesn’t have to do the job she was elected for and gets paid to do.