Kim Davis And Religious Liberty

Should Ms. Davis have been sent to jail for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples? Probably not.

But don’t conflate her stance with the exercise of religious liberty. When Ms. Davis used her powers as a public official to impose a selective reading of the Bible on same-sex couples, she violated the establishment clause of the Constitution. If anyone’s religious liberty was violated, it was the liberty of the same-sex couples who do not accept Ms. Davis’s selective Christianity, but were turned away because her religious viewpoint (temporarily) became the official stance of Rowan County. has their take:

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