Liberty Counsel Found A Perfect Pawn For Christian Reconstruction In Kim Davis (VIDEO)
Davis attorneys are on SPLCs Hate Watch list
Kim Davis has been freed from county jail as her judge determined to revoke the contempt order because the clerks deputies were executing her obligations to issue marriage licenses. The order will remain lifted so long as she doesn’t interfere with the issue of the permits.
This most likely isn’t the ending, while in jail Davis and her counsel said that any marriage licenses with her name would not be valid and her attorneys said she’ll most likely intervene again.
The nation has torn in two, with those who have the most fundamental comprehension of laws on the other, and Christian Fundamentalists and little authorities people on one side. Even Fox News was on the latter side yesterday (more on that later).
Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, Davis’s attorney, must not be so humble.
See, Staver isn’t only some public defender assigned to a clerk that is tenacious. He’s a specialist on keeping bigotry legal and discrimination living and weeping RELIGIOUS FREEDUMB every time a (Christian) religious person has a problem in the lay world.
When Davis discounted orders from several degrees within the judicial system and refused to sign marriage licenses, Staver found his latest symbol. Its uncertain how the two came in contact with each other, but what is clear is that Davis is his perfect pawn.
Staver is essentially a follower in the Christian Reconstruction (CR) movement, a Dominionism movement that attempts to add Christian religion into U.S. national and state law, claiming that Gods law is the only law and is at odds with democracy. Davis herself has said that she just follows Gods law.
Liberty Counsel was dedicated to fighting to keep faith in the public arena since 1989, and now sit on Southern Poverty Law Centers (SPLC) Hate and Extremism list since 2014 for their discrimination of the LGBT community. Its vital that you notice, groups arent listed because they believe homosexuality is wrong, a group makes divisive language, along with the list due to dangerous, bogus claims against homosexuality and unfounded namecalling. Liberty Counsel undoubtedly fits the bill.
Liberty Counsel is best known for their part in the yearly War on Christmas circus. There’s Liberty Counsel, prepared to claim that faith deserves its spot faces public, regularly government buildings, put up religious displays during the holidays and people get upset because it crosses the line of the First Amendment.
The law group also have represented clients who run gay treatment camps/clinics, places that attempt to convert gay people by way of spiritual and often times unkind systems.
For YEARS Liberty Counsel contended actually that laws against Reparative Therapy for gay was were an effort to censor any point of view concerning scriptural teaching on human sexuality and spiritual discrimination, with no respect for the lives Reparative Therapy was demonstrated to have destroyed.
Stavers law group additionally signified Scott Lively, who totally supported Ugandas anti-homosexual movement which made punishable by death. Among the beliefs of Christian Reconstructionists would be to enable the stoning of homosexuals just as the Bible orders, and he’s signifying the bigots who do say these things in order to shield their hateful language, while Staver isnt precisely claiming that homosexuals should be stoned. Hes among the worst bigots by-proxy.
The law team at Liberty Counsel are not any stranger to using hyperbole to get their manner.
While claiming for Davis, Staver really compared Davis circumstances to the Jews under Nazi rule, saying:
What occurred in Nazi Germany, what occurred there first, they removed the Jews from authorities employment that was public. Afterward they quit patronizing them in their own private companies. Afterward they continued to stigmatize them. Subsequently they were the issues. Afterward they were killed by them.
Amusing, I dont recall the Nazis giving the Jews choices to stay out of concentration camps, as the judge did in Daviss case when he gave her three choices, two of which resulted in no jail time and she voluntarily took the third choice that resulted in jail.
Staver has additionally said:
A clerk supplies permits to do something. A permit to operate a car on the road, a permit to construct a permit or a special facility to do this or a permit to do that or a permit to run a company. That man is licensing someone to do something and in this situation, theyre licensing what? Theyre licensing something that’s contrary to the center of their spiritual convictions, to participate in sinful action among same sex relationships and sanction something that’s union of two individuals of the same sex and that’s contrary to the Scriptures.
That can place a stamp of approval on something that’s complete rebellion against God, sinful, then that’s a direct collision of unprecedented magnitude to push someone like that to grant a permit for something which will legalize. To give a permit to participate in porn, to give a permit to sodomize kids or something of that nature.
Kim Davis never has to sign just one marriage license for a same sex couple if her spiritual convictions are so powerful she can no longer perform her job, she can step down.
No one is claiming Christians cant be employed in government jobs, but in 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public employees have to tolerate limit of the First Amendment if their spiritual viewpoints come into battle with their job responsibilities. Given that Daviss refusal to allow marriage licenses additionally breaks same sex couples Constitutional 14th Amendment rights, it’s honest to say that Davis does not have any case here, although if a reasonable accommodation can be made, then lodging will be supplied in order to shield a religious belief when potential. Now, Daviss deputies will be issuing marriage licenses, Davis isnt anticipated to accept that accommodation and will go back to jail she’snt done being a martyr yet though.
Which demonstrates just how crazy Staver seems to be: Staver understands the law but hes putting on the theatrics the authorities is similar to the Nazi movement and using emotive analogies into accepting Christian anarchy in order to intimidate public office. The Davis case is much from the last case, and Im convinced Staver will be pleased to represent bigots in order to continue to flog the religious right into a lather. The larger the lather, the additional the CR movement gets.
And the religious right is lathered; they’re choosing this CR ploy hook, line and sinker and seemed in droves this morning to support Davis release.
Whats funny is, this bunch would never accept a spiritual argument from an alternate faith. If Staver needs to use example about issuing permits as really being a direct involvement in sin, then what if a Muslim clerk refused to issue a Christian church a building permit, or an Amish DMV worker refused to issue drivers licenses because they couldnt morally let individuals to drive demon machines? Letting faith to the extremes Christian Reconstructionists need is simply a manner of hitting themselves in the face, which is good, but what a wreck!
But Staver is unlikely to budge or care, he’s riding his latest cash cow as far as it’ll go. He’s gotten presidential nominee Mike Huckabee about the SCOTUS having composed no laws permitting gay marriage that’s caught on like fire in the old-fashioned conspiracy world duplicating complete rubbish.
Now, for your viewing enjoyment, see Fox News call Liberty Counsel ridiculously ignorant via The Raw Story: