Madonna’s gay brother defends jailed clerk: ‘Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners’

SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Christopher Ciccone, the openly gay brother of pop legend Madonna, took to Facebook over the weekend to voice his support for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed Thursdasy for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

“Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners,” Ciccone wrote in his post.

He asked why Davis should be jailed for not following the law when high federal officials nowadays get away with following only those laws they favor.

He also suggested that the proper remedy in Davis’ case isn’t incarceration — it’s the voting booth. If the voters disapprove of the way she handles her job, then they can vote her out of office.

“That is how a democracy works,” he said.

Ciccone went on to tackle the issue of religious freedom.

“Since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith? he asked. “If i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom.”

The county clerk in Kentucy deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a muslim women who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without ur mans approval…..perspective is everything…..this woman is a civil servant, she is required to follow federal law…..but why should she….when DOJ and other civil authories don’t follow federal law when they choose not to…..i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of “sanctuary cities”…..i always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches…….these things aside….this is why we have elections…..if the folks of this county in Kentucy don’t want her as the county clerk….then don’t have to vote for her…..that is how a democracy works….not to mention the courts….in the mean time…..since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith?…….can you honestly say that you know how much a person is allowed to have??..if i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom or something……selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength. Not to mention reason and the god given compassion we as humans have a right and responsibility to practice. Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?…or must we destroy her in order for here to betray her faith. No matter how we judge its truth. The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.


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