A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fantastic editorial in the Lexington Herald-Leader in response to Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her faith. The piece also called out Liberty Counsel, the Christian legal defense group that has her back for no good reason.
Now, the same paper has issued another editorial doubling-down on its criticism of the publicity-seeking Christian group:
It’s astounding that in almost three decades on the public payroll, Davis never sorted out the roles of government and religion under the U.S. Constitution that she swore to uphold. And it’s worth noting that 117 of Kentucky’s 120 county clerks are still issuing marriage licenses.
Nothing reveals the absurdity of her position more clearly than her lawyer’s response to the latest ruling against her. Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver continues to insist that elected public officials have a constitutional right to pick and choose which of their government duties they will perform based on their religious beliefs — in other words, that public officials can use religion to discriminate against certain citizens.
Nothing could be more un-American. What he is advocating would destroy the rule of law, a foundation of our republic. And imagine the chaos, given the wide range of religious beliefs.
“Un-American.” That has to sting.
Liberty Counsel doesn’t care about the rule of law. They just want the country to bend over backwards to accommodate Christian beliefs. And they’re more than happy to stick the state with the other side’s legal bills after they lose. What does it matter to them? They got the attention they wanted and more donations coming their way.
(via Joe. My. God.)