Sure, I was ready this morning to write about what a hypocrite on marriage Kim Davis is considering she’s been married four times had twins out of wedlock and divorced three times. Her life from 1984 until her bolt from the blue conversion four years ago is no caricature of conservative religious people in America it is the reality. But when you come right down to it I could not possibly care less about who Kim Davis fucked while she was married or how many times she went to a clerk to file for divorce. [I am struggling with the fact that if their had been a really fundamentalist clerk at the time she was pregnant out of wedlock and trying to file her final papers what a shitstorm that would have been in 1994.–F.S.]
Kim Davis is paid $80,000 a year to be Rowan County clerk. She is being paid to not do her job currently in a place where the median household income is $33,081. Davis as an individual makes more than twice the household income of this rural, poor county. She is living a lifestyle far above the people who come to her office on a daily basis. Conservatives have whined for decades about welfare and how much money can be saved by cutting off single mothers and minorities who need a safety net.
Well here’s your chance conservatives to cut off the money spigot to a religion crazed bigot. Just taking the gap between the household income figure for Rowan County, $46,919, and dividing that by 12, $3,909.92 would provide food stamps [at Kentucky’s rate of 127.33 per person per month.-F.S.] for 30 people. Not three people or even fifteen people but 30! For all these years conservatives have foamed at the mouth about taxpayer money being wasted. Here you go right wingers this is your chance to show America and the world that your fiscal issues are more important than your social issues. The Supreme Court has ruled and legally no matter what your religion [if a Muslim clerk in a urban center was making the same refusal I would have written a basically similar article but I doubt if a Muslim female clerk would have anything like Kim Davis’ marriage and divorce record.–F.S.] marriage licenses must be issued to same sex couples seeking to marry. Kim Davis needs to get off the Rowan County dole and see how well her retrograde religious bigotry will play out in the private sector. Rowan County must fire Kim Davis; she can keep her religion but not the people’s money.
Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
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