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September 1, 2015
Statement of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s Word. It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

聖書を大切にするなら、職務に就くとき宣誓をしたのではないのか、と反論している記事もありますが、Ted Cruzなんかの右派は「アメリカ政府は信仰の自由を否定している」と解釈をしてテレビで訴えているんですね。

SEP 2, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Not Even the Bible Can Protect Kim Davis. Here's Why.
You know what happens when you take an oath?

Just so we're all on the same page, Kim Davis, the clerk down there in Rowan County, Kentucky, who is gussying up her Professional Victim resume by refusing to do the job she was elected to do, had to take an oath when she took office. Here it is.

"I, ....., do swear that I will well and truly discharge the duties of the office of .............. County Circuit Court clerk, according to the best of my skill and judgment, making the due entries and records of all orders, judgments, decrees, opinions and proceedings of the court, and carefully filing and preserving in my office all books and papers which come to my possession by virtue of my office; and that I will not knowingly or willingly commit any malfeasance of office, and will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God."

That last line seems pretty clear to me. But, just to be sure, let's check with Deuteronomy.
When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. (23:21-23).

Or Numbers.

If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. (30:2).