Monitoring the religious right’s reaction to Kim Davis. Let the martyrbation begin.

First up, Todd Starnes (whose tweet could’ve been predicted hours ago): BREAKING: JUDGE ORDERS CHRISTIAN CLERK JAILED FOR FOLLOWING HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. http://t.co/VcfBc4vfop — toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 3, 2015 I always find I get the most reliable news updates from people who type in all caps. Plenty of Christians follow their religious beliefs.  However, not [Read More...]

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Tweet of the Day: Me.

Why make pretensions to humility?  :P A reader found a twitter account that appears to belong to Kim Davis.  She sent it to me and I couldn’t help but respond to one of her tweets from this morning.  Kim tweeted: I can’t speak on that just yet. But I trust the Lord will be on [Read More...]

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Pat Robertson: Kim Davis in the right, gays won’t rest until Christians are in jail.

Pat Robertson is spreading this line about how Kim Davis could face jail time because she’s a Christian, not because she’s breaking the law: Lots of Christians oppose same-sex marriage.  To my knowledge there hasn’t been a lawsuit filed against any of them for that.  However, the ones who break anti-discrimination laws or ignore court [Read More...]

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Kim Davis has some real charming supporters outside the courthouse.

These are the people saying, without detecting the irony, that loving same-sex couples are too immoral for them. #ChristianLove on full display at the #KimDavis contempt of court hearing. #PraiseJesuse pic.twitter.com/g9r0y8K1mA — JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) September 3, 2015 [Read more...]

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Kim Davis: I’m prepared to go to jail.

Hoo boy is Kim Davis in full-on martyr mode.  She’s prepared to go to jail which, frankly, all law-breakers should be.  That’s kind of what tends to happen when you break the law. “I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,” Mrs. Davis told me in an exclusive interview. [Read More...]

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Kim Davis’ attorney’s argument against contempt: it’s impossible for her to comply.

I saw this over on Ed Brayton’s blog.  The defense Kim Davis’ attorneys plan to deploy is that it’s “factually impossible” for her to comply with Judge Bunning’s court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  To quote Ed, “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Judge Bunning literally laugh out loud in the courtroom.” [Read More...]

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Mike Huckabee claims to love the Constitution, but encourages Kim Davis to defy it.

No morning happiness today.  Kim Davis’ contempt hearing is in less than an hour and already I can tell it’s going to be another Kim Davis day on the blog.  Ah well.  I find it interesting and it pays the bills. Mike Huckabee is getting on the Kim Davis train for predictably asinine reasons: “Kim [Read More...]

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Some random thoughts on Kim Davis and what her fans’ reasoning must be.

I had a thought. The bible does actually command the death of gay people. What if a Christian, out of sincerely-held conviction, wanted to murder a gay couple? Do they get exempt from murder laws? If not, why not? Ah, because religious liberty can’t trample over another person’s rights. What other answer could there be [Read More...]

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Alabama gets its bill for fighting marriage equality: $545,000 and counting.

Kentucky recently got their bill for fighting same-sex marriage over the course of two years: about $2,350,000 paid directly to attorneys the state probably doesn’t like.  Ouch.  Think of all the teachers that could’ve hired, the scholarships, the fixed roads, etc.  Nope.  Keeping gay people apart was just too important, I guess. Seriously though, if [Read More...]

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Leave it to country music to describe the horrors of same-sex marriage.

They’re coming for your family and children. [Read more...]

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