THE ONLY RELIGION QUESTION REPORTERS AND DEBATE MODERATORS SHOULD ASK PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

BY SARAH POSNER / RELIGION DISPATCHES
 
UP DATE: Following this morning's hearing, Kim Davis has been taken into custody by U.S. Marshals for contempt of court.
 
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, not known for shying away from hot-button religious culture war battles, "visited by phone" with Rowan County, Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis yesterday, according to a statement issued by his campaign. "I let her know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty," the former pastor, Arkansas governor, and now two-time presidential candidate said in a statement. Arguing that "the Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law," but only a "ruling on a law," Huckabee maintained that "Kim does not have the Constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples."
 
Davis will be in federal court later this morning, for a hearing on whether she should be held in contempt of court. Translation: federal courts do indeed have the authority to decide whether Davis is obligated to issue those marriage licenses.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Home, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.