Comments on: Welcome back to work Kim Davis, now just do your job http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Whipsplash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104881 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:18:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104881 Davis loves the attention she gets for being a hater. It’s going to be a rude awakening for a lot of self proclaimed “Christians” when judgment day roles around and they find out they were fighting “evil’s” battles.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104437 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:16:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104437 She is right. Article 2 of the Constitution clearly states: “Understanding God’s divine nature is fundamental in setting laws.” Oh wait. That’s Article 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran (written in 1979). My bad. The U.S. Constitution does not actually mention God or the Bible. Even once. Secular document to found a secular nation. Sorry Kim. I tried. You could always move to Iran, I guess.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104416 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:01:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104416 The author points out:

“Davis is represented by Liberty Counsel, a 501(c)(3) organization that, according to its most recent Form 990, received more than $4 million in contributions and grants last year.”

So now we know. This is about money – the money Liberty Counsel will get in contributions for representing Ms. Davis, and making a national spectacle of the case. Their next Form 990 will be interesting.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104390 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:04:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104390 This is what the republican party has come to. A loonie fringe of haters and paranoid people who can get married 4 times themselves…. but want everyone ELSE to be upright and follow their bible for them. Convictions. Haha. She was recently asked by a reporter to list the 7 deadly sins and she got 3 of them right. Real conviction means you learn how to read if you’re a clerk.

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By: Randy549 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104139 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 01:06:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104139 Anyone like Ms. Davis who attempts to use the government as a means to foist their religion and personal beliefs on others, is not a conservative. In fact, they are acting no differently than a liberal attempting to have the government foist *their* beliefs on others.

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By: joelwash http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104129 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 00:40:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104129 I disagree with Ms. Garment completely. A redistribution of power in the form of religious liberty is absolutely necessary. Kim is amazing! I love this good woman. I hope she continues the good fight. A person’s conscience needs to be regarded and respected here. She is not s hater, so people need to stop referring to her as one. She just wants to do what is right and is in accordance with her conscience. I have the utmost respect for her for this. Keep going Kim! We’re praying for you!

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By: justmeoverhere http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104070 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:08:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104070 If Ms. Davis truly has these deep-rooted religious convictions, then she has just sold her soul for $80,000. A truly devout person would have resigned.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104055 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 20:20:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104055 Seventh Day Adventist principal of a public school blocks all meat and other “unhealthy” foods from his public school. He can not, with a clear conscience before god, allow kids to eat a turkey sandwich or a cookie in his presence.

Hero, right? Religious freedom! Yay conservatives!

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By: quacknduck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104024 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:36:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104024 Religious beliefs are personal and about your own behavior, not about how you tell others to behave. Law is about the compromises we make to get along with each other and in the USA we have a democratic process for making and changing laws. We have an institution with due process of law and hits to society’s benefit when people obey the law.

While I think one is to be commended for having personal values which are different than the law and being strong enough to act on them, if she decides she cannot perform her duties at this government job because its against her religious beliefs then she should resign the position.

This is what a person with integrity would do Your religious beliefs are not about telling others how to behave but about how you behave. Kim Davis has chosen to behave as if she has a right not to do her job and still have the job. She is not only someone who lacks personal integrity but does not have strong enough faith in ner religion to accept the consequences of her beliefs.

It does not matter whether the issue is gay marriage or drawing pictures of Mohammad, we have laws and an institution of law with due process trumps religious beliefs. Religious and government are seperate.

Kim Davis has a right to speak her opinion, she can travel around and attempt to influence politics, but she has an obligation to obey the law and in this case she has a government job which she has used to deny other American citizens their legal rights.

Pretty much the nonwestern world sees western institutions as their enemy. Ms Davis has an opportunity to show what a great country the USA is by expressing her religious beliefs and showing she has true strength of her faith and personal character by resigning her job. At this point however she acts as if her personal benefits are more important to her than being a law abiding citizen of the US and a person of strong religious conviction.

In summary, religion is about what you belief is Right and Wrong, law is about what we comprise to live in society. If she concludes she cannot do her job because of her religious beliefs, if she were a person of integrity she would resign her job. Instead she views her religion as a tool for her personal benefit.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/09/13/welcome-back-to-work-kim-davis-now-just-do-your-job/#comment-1104023 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:35:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=43370#comment-1104023 Yes, keep supporting her. All money given to her is subject to civil judgment and payout for us plaintiffs. Send her more of your money. Please.

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