Many people, including a lot of Republicans, have condemned the actions of Rowan County’s Kim Davis for refusing to give marriage licenses to gay couples. Whether or not people agree with gay marriage, the prominent issue, to most, is that Kim Davis is breaking the law.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s show Thursday evening to show his support for Kim Davis.
“Well, what happened today is an outrage [Kim’s jail sentence]. It is fundamentally wrong. For the first time, we are seeing a Christian woman thrown in jail for standing up for her faith.”
Ted Cruz went on to summarize that he will stand up for anyone that is persecuted for their faith. Megyn Kelly told him that Davis is allowed to practice her faith and beliefs, but — perhaps — she shouldn’t be in the role of handing out marriage licenses. Gay people are cheering on Davis’ imprisonment while liberal websites, such as Slate, are saying that Davis is actually a gift to gay rights.
“These are questions the right will have to confront now that Kim Davis is the new poster girl for ‘religious liberty.’ In that sense, Davis has done the gay rights movement a huge favor.”
Charles W. Cooke of the very conservative National Review says that breaking the law won’t get Kim Davis what she wants.
“Frankly, Davis does not have a leg to stand on. It is true that in such cases as overarching constitutional questions remain in play, government officials may enjoy a certain degree of discretion. But that latitude disappears the moment that an Article III court becomes involved.”
There are some people who are trying to turn Kim Davis into the new Rosa Parks.
“#KimDavis is the Rosa Parks of marriage,” tweets Richard Oberlander.
“#KimDavis is making a stand. I admire her.. In this day and time SHE’S The ROSA PARKS of our time. SHE WON’T BE BULLIED BY GAY MAFIA!” tweets Behind Enemy Lines.
Most of the responses about Kim Davis becoming the new Rosa Parks are being laughed at by the majority of Twitter users. However, not everybody thinks Kim Davis should be imprisoned; they think that, instead, she should be fired. The only problem is that Ms. Davis is in an elected position and can’t be fired. However, she can be impeached. What do you think of the controversy over Kim Davis and gay marriage? Let us know in the comments section.
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