Williams made his dramatic debut in the TV movie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" (NBC, 1993) and later starred in the short-lived CBS series "Matt Waters" (1996) as a concerned and caring high school teacher. While his daytime show thrived, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he began to actively manage the disease. He occasionally continued to dabble in acting, most notably with a recurring part on a few episodes of the military series "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005). In 2008, "The Montel Williams Show" was canceled, and he moved on to a stint on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). Eventually turning to infomercials, Williams later revisited acting with ...
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Kim Davis is not a hero, she's not a martyr, and she's not being "persecuted" for being Christian. Everyone is entitled to their beliefs, no one is entitled to a government paycheck. Holders of elected office and government employees take an oath - that matters. As Justice Scalia once articulated, the remedy for a Judge who has a strongly held religious belief that the death penalty is immoral is not to vote against the death penalty, it's to not be a judge.
Ms. Davis seeks to disobey the lawful order of a Court - her religious liberty claim was rejected and two higher courts declined to grant her a stay. The decision operates against the Office of Clerk, not against her personally.
Plenty of clerks and magistrates have been excused from involvement in same sex marriages in favor of another clerk, another magistrate whose beliefs are different - that's one thing. Ms. Davis effectively prohibited that when she refused to let anyone in her office issue licenses.
It's not good enough to tell someone to go to another county. Citizens are entitled to service in the county in which they live. It's a patently ridiculous argument.
Christians are to live in the world - Paul captured that idea in Romans 13 1-7. We live in a free society - Ms. Davis has options, not the least of which is finding another job.
We are a nation of laws. By Ms. Davis' logic, were she treasurer of the United States, she would not be able to have her signature reproduced on money because money facilitates a lot of sin. She clearly has her name on many marriage licenses for divorcees but that doesn't bother her conscience? That's not reasonable. Can I disobey a Judge's order because I believe in that part of the old testament that condones slavery? Can i not pay my taxes because I believe the Government is in sin?
Her religious liberty is alive and well - she is not required to renounce her faith nor is she forced to change it to get out of jail. No right, no liberty is absolute - it cannot be assumed to mean one can do whatever one wants, however one wants whenever one wants.
This is a case where a woman, and I'm sure she means well, has been manipulated by her attorneys to take some sort of pious stand on an issue that has little to do with faith - it's about attempting to justify bigotry using faith. This has to do with the fact we are a nation of laws, living under the laws of man free to believe in anything we want. We are never truly free to do whatever we want, however we want, whenever we want.
Thursday 3rd of September 2015 11:36:02 PM