Who knew? Apparently the Family Foundation of Kentucky and its handful of self-hating closet cases and handful of scared, hate-filled heterosexuals (?) has decided to go full-tilt by playing the victim card.
Check out this release from this morning:
“We cannot sit around any longer waiting to see if the Governor will do his job on behalf of the County Clerks,” said Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation. “Their rights and the First Amendment are too important to sit back and only hope.”
Ostrander said that the “First Amendment/Religious Freedom Rally” is set for Saturday, August 22 at noon on the Capitol Steps. He also said that he is working in concert with other leaders across the state.
“We’re inviting everyone who will stand with the County Clerks and for the First Amendment to come to the Capitol and deliver their message in person,” said Ostrander. “And our message is that the Supreme Court decision on marriage, now final, should not be used to erode any of the cornerstone birthright of every American – religious liberty.”
Referencing First Amendment freedoms, the Kentucky Constitution, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, and the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2013, Ostrander maintains that the head of Kentucky government – Gov. Beshear – has not done enough to protect the religious liberties of the state’s County Clerks.
Ostrander pointed particularly to the Kentucky law passed in 2013 that outlines protections and the government’s duty to accommodate citizens when it has a compelling interest that conflicts with sincerely-held religious beliefs. In this case, the compelling interest is issuing marriage licenses to heterosexual and same-sex couples alike, but there has been no accommodation for the clerks.
“The Governor is not above the law,” said Ostrander. “He must act in a way that protects the County Clerks as well as oversee the issuing of licenses. To date, all he has done is press for the issuance of the licenses and then sit back and let the ACLU sue the Rowan County Clerk for her personal assets.”
Aren’t you glad to see them deliberately misleading the public (many small town newspapers will fall for it) by telling folks that government (county clerks) needs to be protected from itself (First Amendment) in serving the public?
Especially fun to see Ostrander (R-Grindr) suggest Kentucky’s backwater legislation trumps the U.S. Constitution and its interpretation by the Supreme Court.
Rally’s gonna be tons of fun. We’ll be there with our Grindr and our Scruff turned on to see who is trolling for the D.
Those folks choose to be that way. Their religious “beliefs” (they’re only used to spread their fear or as an excuse for terrible behavior) can be changed — otherwise people wouldn’t be able to convert to Judaism and such for marriage. Right?
If they don’t want to choose to stop hating, shouldn’t they just move to another country? Maybe one of the nations without gay people (yes, it’s a joke) like Iran? Or one of the third-world countries in Africa where it’s still cool to slaughter gay people and excuse it by screaming “Jesus” at the top of your lungs?