Saturday, August 29, 2015

Official Misconduct Charge Filed Against Renegade Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis

4 times married Kim Davis
Of late, no one epitomizes the Christofascist demand for special rights and exemption from the laws that pertain to the rest of us than renegade Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk, Kim Davis who believes her claimed religious beliefs trump all laws.  The irony, of course is that Davis claims that same sex marriage is contrary to the Bible and harms the "sanctity of marriage" even though Davis is on her 4TH marriage.  Despite the rejection of her request for a stay by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Davis has continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses and has now sought a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court.  Rowan County officials have belatedly had enough of Davis' hypocrisy and demand for special rights and misconduct charges being sought against Davis (personally, I want her jailed for contempt of court).  Here are highlights from WKYT-TV:

A flurry of activity happened Friday afternoon in the case of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, including an apparent effort to have her charged with official misconduct.

Friday afternoon, Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses despite a court order, said in court documents that she filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court to have a justice review her appeal. A spokeswoman with the Supreme Court told WKYT they had not received the petition as of Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Rowan County Attorney's Office said on Friday that it has referred to the Attorney General's Office a charge of official misconduct against Davis. A release from the county attorneys office says Kentucky Bar Association "Rules of the Supreme Court of Kentucky prohibit the Rowan County Attorney's Office from prosecuting Davis" because they are involved in current litigation with Davis. 

A spokeswoman for the attorney generals office told WKYT they are looking into the matter.
The referral of charges comes after Davis refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple Thursday morning. 

A rally in support of gay marriage is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday outside the Rowan County courthouse.
Sadly, too many members of the public refuse to recognize the danger that rabid Christofascist pose to constitutional government and the rule of secular laws.  Earlier in the week  Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University Law School’s interim dean, issued an address that pronounced that government has no power to enact "un-Biblical laws."  How Linevaldsen, a licensed attorney isn't facing discipline from the state bar - and how Liberty University retains accreditation - is mind boggling.  Here are highlights from Right Wing Watch:

Recently, Rena Lindevaldsen, Liberty University Law School's interim dean, delivered an address to students on the question "Do Government Officials Have Authority to Impose Their Morals on Others?"

Lindevaldsen's answer was a resounding "yes," provided that the morals being imposed are Christian ones. But if the morals being imposed are not Christian ones, then the answer is obviously "no."

As she explained, "civil government only has the authority that God has established" and so "civil government, if it's acting rightfully within its authority, should be acting consistent with Scripture."

"Government's only just authority [is] derived from God and it's purpose is to protect those inalienable rights that we have been given, not to infringe them as we're seeing take place a lot in society today," Lindevaldsen said.
One has to wonder when some of these lunatics will start inciting civil insurrection.  They are a menace to society. 

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