Many folks, even some Christians, opine that David Bunning was "just doing his job" when he treated Kim Davis as a criminal for - obeying the law. More on that in a moment but first let's take a look at David Bunning himself, for his judicial impartiality may not be so impartial.
Bunning has a judicial record that leans most decidedly to the left, as revealed by the Blaze. In 2007, he was one of three judges to overturn Michigan's partial birth abortion ban. A few years prior to that, the public schools in Boyds County KY held "sensitivity training", i.e., gay-pandering brainwashing sessions, requiring that students attend them. When students objected to being coerced into this spiritual insult, Bunning ordered that they endure the spit-in-face anyway (his order was subsequently overruled). By the way - Bunning claims to be Catholic; at least his mother says he is.
As far as obeying the law goes, I refer you to this excellent analysis by Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. Recall some basic constitutional principles. We are a nation of laws, not rulings. Laws are enacted by legislatures, not judges. Kentucky has defined marriage to be between a man and a woman. Yes, courts have ruled against true marriage in other states, but a ruling for one state's law doesn't legally preclude another state's law. Some state governing bodies may carry on like it does, but only because they don't appreciate their own sovereignty. I link now to Allen West who points out the hypocrisy of those criticizing Davis while wallowing in their own lawlessness and disregard for the Constitution.
Getting back to "the law", Mike Huckabee asks under what law was Ms Davis being required by the courts to issue marriage licenses to gays? The answer is NONE. Franklin Graham has also publicly supported Ms. Davis. Here is a petition for the release of Ms. Davis. It is a gross miscarriage of justice that she is being imprisoned for following properly enacted law while progressives in the White House and other branches of the government who've violated their oaths of office - resulting in loss of life - prowl about scott-free.
By the way, I still haven't heard one peep from the Catholic Church regarding this travesty. With all the kvetching and ballyhooing they've been doing about "religious liberty", one might think they'd be all over this. You can bet they would have sprung into immediate action had some serial killer had received the death penalty, so why has no concern been evinced for a totally innocent woman? I know they've all been aflutter about "walking with Francis" and "going green" but cannot the hierarchy be bothered to utter just the most perfunctory statement of concern for her?
This drama happened in Rowan County, Kentucky. The local church is the Diocese of Lexington. As you can see on that site, there is not one mention of Ms. Davis' name. The bishop is Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. It appears that he's only been there six months. Here is a page where you can email the diocese; alternatively the phone # and address are on the main page, top right corner. This diocese should be loudly denouncing Bunning's treatment of Ms. Davis and demanding support for her. The silence of the Catholic Church in the US, particularly this diocese, is nothing short of an abysmal scandal.
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