In Obama’s America, you can go to jail for refusing to give up your religious convictions, that is, if you’re a Christian. If you’re a Muslim though, not so much. Kim Davis, a Kentucky Country Clerk, who refused to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage is being thrown in the slammer. Check it out…
ASHLAND, Ky. — Five of six deputies in the office of a Kentucky county clerk taken into custody Thursday for her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court allowed gays to wed say they will process the paperwork starting Friday.
But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, whom U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning found in contempt of court, said through her lawyers that she will not authorize any of her employees to issue licenses in her absence. The judge placed her in the custody of U.S. marshals and had her taken to Carter County jail.
“My conscience will not allow it,” Davis said earlier to Bunning. “God’s moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties.”
Among her deputies, the holdout was Davis’ son, Nathan Davis. Yet the other deputy clerks had reservations as they individually answered Bunning’s questions, some based on religion, like Kim Davis, and others who wondered about their legal authority to sign forms without an elected official’s consent. (USA Today)
But when it comes to Muslims standing up for their religious liberties, the Obama administration has no problem with that. A Muslim is currently suing an airline for violating their religious freedom:
A Muslim-American group says an employee complaint prompted an ExpressJet Airlines decision to place on leave a Detroit-based flight attendant who objects to serving alcohol based on her religious beliefs as a Muslim.
A discrimination complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the airline initially agreed to 40-year-old Charee Stanley’s request for a religious accommodation after she raised the issue with her supervisor in June.
Her supervisor, Melanie Brown, directed Stanley to make arrangements with the other flight attendants on duty, so Stanley wouldn’t have to serve alcohol to passengers who ordered it, according to the complaint.
“Ms. Stanley followed that arrangement, and there has never been an issue,” said Lena Masri, senior staff attorney for CAIR-Michigan. “It’s a reasonable accommodation that has not caused any undue hardship for ExpressJet.”
But on Aug. 2, an airline employee filed a complaint against Stanley, claiming she was not fulfilling her duties as a flight attendant because of her refusal to serve alcohol, according to the EEOC complaint. (Detroit News)