No One Should Get a Free Pass Because of Their Beliefs, Says Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss, writing for the New Yorker, makes a connection between the Kim Davis saga and why he’s a self-proclaimed “militant atheist”:

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Mike Huckabee Has No Idea Why Kim Davis Was Actually in Jail

Here’s a question reporters should ask every conservative Christian running to the side of Kim Davis: Why was she in prison?

The wrong answer: Because of her religious faith.

The right answer: Because she refused to obey the law, despite being an agent of the government.

Following her release from prison this afternoon, though, the wrong answer is all we were hearing. Just listen to what Mike Huckabee says at the end of this clip:

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A Lawyer’s Take on Marriages in Rowan County and Whether Kim Davis Belongs in Jail

I know Kim Davis was released from jail earlier today, but there are some real legal issues that need to be sorted out.

Are the marriage licenses currently being issued by her deputy clerks valid?

Do the licenses have to include Davis’ name on them?

Should Kim Davis be in jail right now?

Marty Lederman, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has a really thorough writeup attempting to sort through those questions as they pertain to Kentucky law. Not every question has a straightforward answer, though, making things even more confusing. (Keep in mind he posted this before she was released.)

This may be the kicker:

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Nashville Mayoral Candidate Accused of Not Saying “Under God” During Pledge of Allegiance

With two days to go before Nashville’s mayoral election, candidate Megan Barry has already faced a nasty smear campaign from her opponent David Fox (below), who approved a radio ad suggesting Barry supports church/state separation (*gasp*) and has it out for Christian groups.

Spoiler: She doesn’t.

Now, Metro Councilman Duane Dominy is getting in on the action as a supporter of Fox.

He put out a radio ad of his own saying that Barry (*double gasp*) doesn’t say the words “Under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Apparently, that’s a bad thing.

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Kim Davis Will Be Released from Prison

And just like that, the judge who ordered Kim Davis to go to jail has ordered her to be released:

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning in Kentucky has ordered that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis be released from jail.

He ordered her not to interfere with clerks in her office issuing marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.

Her release still leaves on the table a lot of important questions:

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