A Democrat and a Republican: Not What You Think

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Judge David Bunning

Kim Davis, clerk of Rowan County, KY, was indicted by order of Judge David Bunning of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky under contempt because she refused to give a marriage license to a gay couple which only sought to sue her in court.

Normally you would think the one accused of being a homophobe was a Republican while the judge standing up for the gays was the Democrat.  However that is not the case here.  Kim Davis is a Democrat [1] and David Bunning is a Republican [2].  So the ‘homophobe’ was a Democrat and the hero the gays was a Republican.  This is just more evidence that Republicans are going down the same path as the Democrats even if a bit slower.  It shows that the GOP has its share of shysters like Justice Anthony Kennedy who led the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges that gay “marriage” is a constitutional right.

What is even more embarrassing is that David Bunning is Catholic [3].  On top of that Kim Davis is a member of a Pentecostal denomination called the Apostolic Church [4].  It has been noted that Bunning is a lapsed Catholic while Davis became religious in 2011 after her mother-in-law’s passing.  A Catholic should know that God’s law is above human law, and Bunning does not seem to know that.  Many Catholics are lacking in an area that Evangelicals definitely are championing, not because the Evangelicals started it but because they have learned to have a zeal for these truths the Church has always taught.

[1] Ross, Janell. Washington Post: “Kim Davis is a Democrat. Why does that matter?” <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/04/kim-davis-is-a-democrat-and-donald-trump-is-a-republican/&gt;.

[2] Phillip, Abby. Washington Post: “‘He has guts’: David Bunning, the same-sex marriage decision’s unlikely enforcer”. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/09/04/he-has-guts-judge-david-bunning-the-same-sex-marriage-decisions-unlikely-enforcer/&gt;.

[3] Dwyer, Ronald. Setting the Record Straight: “David Bunning: The Republican Judge That Threw Kim Davis A Democrat In Jail”. <http://settingrecordstraight.blogspot.com/2015/09/david-bunning-republican-judge-threw.html&gt;.

[4] Hidgon, James. Washington Post: “Kentucky clerk ordered to court after refusing to issue gay-marriage license”. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/09/01/will-kentucky-clerk-kim-davis-issue-gay-marriage-licenses-after-supreme-court-ruling/&gt;.

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