A Kim Davis protest staged outside the home of David Bunning, the judge responsible for sending the embattled Rowan County Court Clerk to jail for contempt of court, is calling for the judicial official’s arrest.
WCPO reports that Christian activists — as many as 30, including two ministers — believe that Bunning himself has broken the law for “illegally incarcerating Davis and impeding her from performing her duties as county clerk,” Rev. Flip Benham and Dr. Pat McEwen said in a press release.
The release continued.
“Judge Bunning is in contempt of the Court of Almighty God and the constitutions of both Kentucky and the United States…. [Davis] has not violated any US or Kentucky law! There is no Kentucky or US law that makes same sex marriages legal or instructs clerks to issue licenses for them. The Supreme Court cannot make law — only the legislative branch of our government (Congress) can make law and Congress has made no such law!”
Opposing Views aptly points out that the individuals behind the Kim Davis protest are apparently unaware of the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.
The Supremacy Clause gives the Supreme Court of the United States the right to overrule any laws enacted by states. That’s what happened in July when Obergefell vs. Hodges came before the nine-judge court, which ruled in favor of the plaintiff, thus overturning all laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman and, by extension, state-level bans on same-sex marriages.
Still, the Kim Davis protest rages on, and it has attracted the support of Mike Huckabee, a conservative candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination.
However, one group that is surprisingly against Davis is the Westboro Baptist Church. The church behind the “God Hates F*gs” campaign seems like a likely supporter of Davis, who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, but the group has little sympathy.
Before you start thinking that’s due to a newfound respect for LGBT persons, however, WBC wants you to know that it’s because of Davis’ four marriages.
— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSaysRepent) September 8, 2015
(The church believes that Davis must leave her current husband if she wants to stop living in adultery, and yes, they do still believe “God hates f*gs.”)
Do you think the individuals behind the Kim Davis protest are right or wrong about Bunning’s action?
[Image via Rowan County mug shot]