We may despair about the fact from has a chance of becoming the US president but we should not ever lose sight of the fact that this democracy does get things right, and really right, most of the time.
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”
Kim Davis: in jail and rightly so
The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although not in handcuffs, to be turned over to the custody of federal marshals.
And then, all the things that we abhor about American society
Outside, demonstrators shouted at each other, sang hymns and waved signs, which ranged from the violent — turn to Jesus or burn — to simple statements of support. A small plane flew over the courthouse, carrying a banner that said: “Stand Firm Kim.”
This case focuses on the rights of the individual’s religious beliefs against the decisions of the Supreme Court. Once individual’s religious beliefs are allowed to stand against the law our society will degenerate into anarchy.