Civil rights hero, Kim Davis, and everyone fighting for religious liberty have won a sweeping victory in Kentucky. The Kentucky State House voted 97-0, and the Senate followed with a 36-0 vote to remove a county clerk’s name and title from marriage licenses.
The linked article states:
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said the First Amendment “guarantees Kim and every American the free exercise of religion, even when they are working for the government.”
“County clerks should not be forced to license something that is prohibited by their religious convictions,” Staver said. “To provide a license is to provide approval and places a legal authority behind the signature. We celebrate this legislative victory. County clerks are now able to fully follow the law without being forced to compromise their religious liberty.”
Indeed, as Jewish or Muslim cooks who work for the government cannot be forced to serve pork, nor Jehovah’s Witnesses forced to raise an American flag, Christians should not be forced to endorse acts contrary to their religious faith.
Kentucky’s common-sense law should serve as a model for the rest of the nation to follow. We applaud Kim Davis for her courageous stand and for persevering in the face of the hatred spewed by “tolerant” left-wing Christophobes, and kudos to Governor Matt Bevin for standing by his campaign pledge to fight for religious liberty. We can also applaud the Democrats who participated in the unanimous vote to endorse Christian liberty. If liberal Democrats in Kentucky can see the need for religious accommodation, surely their comrades across the nation can see that as well. I won’t hold my breath.