‘Gays’ shopped for Xtian clerk to target…so much for that tolerance right
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito warned in dissent that the “same-sex marriage” ruling would be used to “stamp out” those who disagree with the progressive agenda.
According to an attorney with Liberty Counsel, a federal judge is expected to release a ruling as early as Aug. 11 on whether an official in Kentucky will be forced to violate her strongly held religious beliefs and issue licenses to same-sex couples.
The case is against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has declined to issue the licenses because it would violate her First Amendment rights to practice her faith.
She testified in a court hearing Monday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a handful of plaintiffs, including same-sex duos.
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, which is representing Davis, said that despite “the opinion of five black-robed lawyers, the Constitution still governs the United States, and the First Amendment guarantees Kim and every American the free exercise of religion.”
Liberty Counsel cited a previous dispute between work obligations and religious rights on which the Supreme Court ruled. At that time, then-Justice William Brennan, who was far from a conservative, said in Sherbert v. Verner that to “condition the availability of benefits on this [worker’s] willingness to violate a cardinal principle of her religious faith effectively penalizes the free exercise of her constitutional liberties.”
Roger Gannam, senior litigation attorney for Liberty Council, said the case “is not about couples who want to be married – they can easily get married in Kentucky.”
“This case is about crushing dissent and removing Christian public servants from office. Religion tests for holding elected office are unconstitutional and un-American,” he said.
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