This Writer Thinks We Should Ignore Kim Davis- do you agree?

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    Sep 13, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8118640

    This writer had some important points to make I think. Her argument is basically that Kim Davis is a tool of the Liberty Council hate group, she's a distraction and we are better than this.
  • Apparition

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    Sep 13, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    No the media should be delving into religious BS and illuminating what it really is. Religion should have to be "defined" to keep its tax free status, and the LEadership held responsible for the rules and restrictions on its members. If they have to start defining things to get exemptions they will be revealed to be the BS that it is.
  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 13, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
    Had the first gay couple who were refused by Davis simply driven 35 miles to the next county to get their marriage license this would all be a different story. All they had to do was treat her as an irrelevant inconvenience that could have been easily circumvented for less than $8.00 worth of fuel to get a marriage license in another county... if marriage had been the sole reason for them applying for a license. How much news have you read about the couples who were unable to get licenses from Kim Davis? None. You'll have to dig into the bowels of the internet to read even a mention of them.

    All of the media jumped in to play their part in turning Kim Davis into the patron saint of faith based homophobia. It's always all about the headlines and reader/viewer head count for them. For them the news coverage has never been about gay marriage. It has been about the controversy and they've turned it into a national cause with continuing drama. But it doesn't stop with the media. Their loyal tools and puppets have reliably fulfilled their roles in this debacle. Counting this thread, there are now twelve thread in RJ about a squat little serial hypocrite in Kentucky - with five of the threads started by one neurotic drama queen.

    The wise response to a refusal by Kim Davis to issue a marriage license would have been, "fuck you bitch. There are plenty of other places in Kentucky to get a license. You aren't big enough to stop us." - if getting married had been the primary reason for trying to get a license from her.

    Now the fringe fundamentalists have a Joan of Arc for their anti-gay marriage crusade and the media isn't through with their role in iconizing her to add to fuel to the fire of this divisive controversy for the sake of headlines. No doubt she'll be making more off speaking tours and rally appearances than she could make sitting her square half acre of ass in a hillbilly town refusing to give marriage licenses to gay couples.
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    Sep 13, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidhttp://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8118640

    This writer had some important points to make I think. Her argument is basically that Kim Davis is a tool of the Liberty Council hate group, she's a distraction and we are better than this.

    In one of my earlier threads, when Davis was being summoned by the Federal Judge, I expressed the belief that if she were jailed it would make her a martyr, exactly serving the goals of her backers. So in that sense I agree with this HuffPost opinion piece.

    I thought a fine was the more likely outcome, the case having already progressed to a Court, too late to turn back the clock as this piece almost seems to want. But the Judge felt a fine would not resolve the issue of forcing her to issue same-sex marriage licenses. And like me, probably suspected her supporters with unlimited resources would not doubt pay them for her, making the imposition of a fine of little personal incentive or compulsion for her to obey the law.

    But all that is past, the genie out of the bottle. Which I think this piece fails to adequately address. It's too late to play the "woulda-shoulda" game. And to just walk away from this fight will still give the homophobic Right a victory, perhaps a greater one, and remains a case to which they can refer for years to come.

    The test may come this week (Sep 15) when Davis returns to her office. If she blocks her clerks, and/or punishes them for issuing licenses, this will go right back to the same Court. A double case of Contempt of Court may earn her a fixed sentence, of months or maybe a year.

    A term of sentence that won't be contingent on her office complying with the law, but a set punishment for an egregious second personal defiance of the Court. The Right will still be railing, but they are already.
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    Sep 14, 2015 12:06 PM GMT
    Yes I agree. The sooner she goes away the better.
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    Sep 14, 2015 12:40 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidYes I agree. The sooner she goes away the better.
    +200,000
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    Sep 14, 2015 1:46 PM GMT
    I think the court should continue to fight it out and the rest of us should stop feeding the trolls because we are playing into the right wing's hands by continuing to focus on her. She is a very small person who has--by fate--landed a starring role in a much bigger debate, and she's loving every minute of it.
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    Sep 14, 2015 2:32 PM GMT
    This is what happens when you give ugly people a little bit of power.