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Religious Freedom and the First Amandment

wsmunit7
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8/13/2015 8:00:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Re: Morehead, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue marriage license:
Per the judge, this is a violation of the first amendment; government establishment of a religion:

"Judge Bunning said in his ruling Wednesday that Davis has likely violated the U.S. Constitution's ban on the government establishing a religion by "openly adopting a policy that promotes her own religious convictions at the expenses of others."

"at the expense of others"; this is where the anti's religious freedom argument fails constitutional muster.
wsmunit7
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8/13/2015 8:04:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Also from Judge Bunning:

"Davis remains free to practice her Apostolic Christian beliefs. She may continue to attend church twice a week, participate in Bible Study and minister to female inmates at the Rowan County Jail. She is even free to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, as many Americans do," Bunning wrote. "However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk."
ecco
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8/14/2015 3:30:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/13/2015 8:04:52 PM, wsmunit7 wrote:

Bunning wrote. "However, her religious convictions cannot excuse her from performing the duties that she took an oath to perform as Rowan County Clerk."

Amen to that.
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