Religious persecution in the United States has just escalated to a whole new level as a U. S. District Judge David Bunning issued an order to incarcerate Kentucky County Clerk, Kim Davis Rowan, until Rowan agrees to comply with his order to issue marriage licenses to for all couples.
During her 20-minute testimony, Davis informed the court that “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul…My conscience will not allow it. God’s moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties.”
The ACLU wanted the judge to fine Davis but since various organizations are fundraising on Davis’ behalf and Davis “made it clear the fine wouldn’t change anything,” Bunning decided that fines were not enough to force Davis into compliance.
“Her good-faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” he said. “Oaths mean things.”
Bunning said society relies virtually every day on people complying with court orders and that to allow otherwise would create a slippery slope.
The court “cannot condone willful disobedience,” he said. “If you give people opportunity to choose what orders they follow, that is what potentially causes problems.”
Davis, who was tearful at times, testified that she could not obey the order, and that God’s law trumps the court….
Davis’ attorney, Mac Staver’s response to his client’s incarceration is shock, “This wasn’t even what was part of the original request from the plaintiffs in this case…The judge went way beyond…. Kim Davis might be jailed for her conscience, but her conscience is free.”
Bunning has ordered the Deputy Clerk to court this afternoon where they will have to inform the court of their intent to comply or not with his earlier ruling to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
The gay mafia with the mainstream media in tow ambushed Davis at her workplace the other day. You can see the video here.
Bunning’s order has escalated religious persecution in the United States, which has been steady rising the past several years to a completely new level.
Lastly, how would the federal government handle a Muslim refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples?
Would that individual be persecuted and incarcerated by the federal government? I doubt it very much.