While the far right, especially evangelical Christians, continue to demand special rights for religious (only if they claim they are Christians, of course), a majority of Americans reject their demands and say that equality under the law trumps religious belief, whether feigned or genuine, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found here:
Most Americans say equality under the law trumps individual religious beliefs – a view that leads to broad support for requiring recalcitrant County Clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.In general, 74 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say that when a conflict arises, the need to treat everyone equally under the law is more important than someone’s religious beliefs.In the specific case at hand, 63 percent say Davis , of Rowan County, Kentucky, should be required to issue marriage licenses despite her religious objections.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit rejected yet another frivolous appeal by Davis and her in my view disbarment worthy attorney, Mat Staver of the parasitic Liberty Counsel. Talking Points Memo looks at this development. Here are excerpts: