On Friday, Madonna’s younger brother Christopher Ciccone posted on Facebook a supportive message for the Kentucky clerk that was put to jail last week because she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples citing her religious beliefs.
Surprisingly, Mr. Ciccone being also openly gay didn’t stop him from scolding the gay community because they trampled over other people’s religious freedom to have their ways.
Mr. Ciccone wrote in his post that Kim Davis should be allowed to decline the licenses without having to choosing between her job and her conscience or freedom. Madonna’s brother went on and argued that Ms. Davis should be protected by the U.S. law just like Muslim women who refuse to remove their hijab while serving a public office are.
Mr. Ciccone also likened the Kentucky clerk’s situation to that of a Muslim woman who files charges against her rapists (which is illegal in her home country) or drives the family vehicle without her husband’s approval. The Muslim woman is protected by the U.S. law while the Kentucky clerk isn’t. Instead, she is shamed and blasted by the media for her religious beliefs.
Nevertheless, Mr. Ciccone acknowledged that Ms. Davis should have obeyed federal law, but her misconduct was not a surprise in a country whose Department of Justice and other civil authorities ignore federal rules when “they choose,” and sanctuary cities defy immigration laws and do not prosecute undocumented aliens.
“Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?,”
Mr. Ciccone added in the post.
He also complained that the LGBT community seems to actively seek to destroy the woman to force her to “betray her faith.” He ended the post with a warning for the LGBT groups: the rights they have been fighting for for so long may mean nothing if they deny a simple county clerk’s rights.
The man also noted that people in Rowan County wouldn’t have voted for her if they didn’t want her as a clerk. He also said that selective shaming and bullying erode the democratic foundations of a society, while freedom of speech and religion strengthens a democracy.
Kim Davis was put behind bars Thursday after she chose to go to jail than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On Saturday, more than 200 people rallied and prayed outside the jail for Ms. Davis’ release. Protesters said that the imprisonment is illegal since courts that had overturned state bans on same-sex marriages did not have the authority of issuing laws. Only Congress has that authority.
For now, Ms. Davis is held in prison until she agrees to issue the licenses or resign. She refused to resign and requested an exemption from issuing the documents citing her religious beliefs.
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