Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone has publicly defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her Christian religious convictions.
According to multiple news outlets, Ciccone is openly gay.
“Ciccone began his entertainment career as one of Madonna’s backup dancers before moving on to direct music videos for such stars as Dolly Parton,” the Hollywood Reporter noted about the pop icon’s younger brother.
A federal judge jailed Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, for failing to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states (including those states that had previously banned the practice by constitutional amendment). She remains behind bars at this writing.
In a Facebook post (that contains a few typos) early Saturday morning, Christopher Ciccone expressed his support for Kim Davis on the basis of religious freedom, which is otherwise protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
“The county clerk in Kentucy deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a muslim women who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without ur mans approval…”
Ciccone also criticized the selective enforcement or non-enforcement by the federal government of marijuana laws and allowing sanctuary cities for illegal aliens. He went on to write that the voters should settle the issue of Kim Davis’ job status.
“this is why we have elections…..if the folks of this county in Kentucy don’t want her as the county clerk….then don’t have to vote for her…..that is how a democracy works….not to mention the courts…”
Madonna’s brother concluded his social media message by championing tolerance and condemning the bullying tactics among same-sex marriage activists and what he described as “sore winners” in the gay community.
“In the mean time…..since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith?…….can you honestly say that you know how much a person is allowed to have??..if i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom or something……selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength. Not to mention reason and the god given compassion we as humans have a right and responsibility to practice. Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?…or must we destroy her in order for here to betray her faith. No matter how we judge its truth. The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.”
Along similar lines, a reportedly gay man called out with a viral video some in the homosexual community in July for using what he deemed shameful Nazi-like and bullying tactics against his fellow bakers who refuse to make same-sex wedding cakes for religious reasons.
Do you agree or disagree with the views of Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone about the Kim Davis/marriage license controversy?
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