Friday, October 9, 2015

A View on "Religious Liberty"

Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, had been refusing to hand out marriage licenses to the LGBT community even though federal law now grants them every right to marry. She claims its against her religion to grant them marriage licenses, but why can her religion dictate the lives of other people? Should an employee of the state be able to use religion as an excuse to not do her job?
When you're an employee of the government, you have no right to influence other people's religion or lives. This is a free country, free of religious persecution; this is a very turned around backwards form of religious persecution, but none the less, is still what the founders of this country were trying to avoid.
Davis has no right to get mad at gays and lesbians and deny them their right as citizens of the United States just because she believes differently. Then after she was charged with disobeying a judge and sent to jail, she did not show remorse, she didn't take his deal. He asked if her employees could grant the licenses, she could've escaped completely free, but she decided to refuse that as well.
Claiming someone else's marriage is against your religion is like being mad at someone for eating a doughnut because you're on a diet.

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