It would seem Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis, much like Hebrew National Hot Dogs, answers to a higher authority.
Ms. Davis believes issuing gay couples marriage licenses will condemn her to hell. Unfortunately the Supreme Court of the United States doesn't agree with her assessment of the situation. On Monday evening it wouldn't even listen to the argument put forth by her lawyers that she should receive, "asylum for her conscience."
This morning, when she continued to refuse signing off on marriage licenses for gay couples a judge ordered her to appear in a federal court on Thursday. When she arrives she'll have to explain why she shouldn't be held in contempt. Quite honestly, it sounds like a pretty tough sell for her defense team.
Actually Ms. Davis hasn't validated marriage licenses for anyone, gay, or straight since the June Supreme Court decision which ruled gay unions are legal in the United States. In other words, because she didn't agree with the court's ruling, her attitude became, fuck not only the law, but the entire holy sacrament. During this ridiculous hub bub she has also refused to resign. The AP reports she issued a statement through her attorneys which read, in part, "I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but cannot violate my conscience."
Yeah, well she'll serve some of them, but not the ones she doesn't like.
The AP notes that since she is an elected official she can't be fired by anyone. She can, however, go to jail until she agrees to comply with the court. Luckily for her, if she does get shoved into the slammer, she will become one of the highest paid Christian martyrs in recent years. That's because she'll keep pulling down an $80,000 per year salary despite her incarceration.
On another subject we come to, Mr. Shannon J. Miles of Houston, Texas. He is accused of gunning down Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth with extreme prejudice last Friday. The motive remains unclear, although it most likely has to do with, Goforth was a cop and simply showed up at the wrong place at the wrong time..
Miles' mother contends he was with her on a shopping trip when the killing happened, so he is completely innocent. The authorities say security cam videos show Miles at the service station during the time the shooting occurred and his truck speeding away from the scene. They also say ballistic tests on a gun found at Miles' home prove it was the weapon used to shoot Goforth 15 times in the back and head.
Just to make sure none of us talk about the availability of guns and the American fetish for them, various groups are attempting to blame the organization, "Black Lives Matter," for inspiring the murder.
The accused had been previously arrested for criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct with a firearm. In 2012, after being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, he was found mentally incompetent. A year later he was declared cured and released, but the felony charges were dropped when the victim could no longer be located.
And just think, after all that--if he was indeed the trigger man--he was still able to get his hands on a gun.
Or, maybe not. If you travel into the murky nether world populated by the ghouls known as conspiracy theorists, you'll find a couple have already declared the death of Deputy Goforth a grotesque hoax. The details are still a little fuzzy, but, according to the latest news from the rabbit holes on Youtube, Goforth's murder was faked and is somehow connected to the military training operation known as Jade Helm 15, the Illuminati, and Jews everywhere.
Of course that speculation is nothing compared to the fetid hurricane swirling around the shooting deaths of TV reporter, Alison Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward.
The accusations of government complicity in their, "staged," murders are not only outrageous, but so ugly and vile in nature it takes an almost superhuman effort of self detachment to plow through the savage nonsense. To read such evil shit, not just about the victims, but, also Alison Parker's father and fiancé, is to stare into the minds of the moral equivalents of the Nazi Death Head Units who prowled the confines of places like Auschwitz.
Yes, that's how low our national intellect and sense of decency has sunk.
God help us all.
sic vita est