VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican now says the pope’s moment with the controversial Kentucky clerk was not a “real” meeting or “a form of support of her position.”
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The owners, who refused on religious grounds to sell the couple a cake, now refuse to pay court-ordered damages. They were lauded by evangelicals at the Value Voters Summit last week beside Kim Davis.
Aboard his return flight to Rome, Pope Francis said government officials have a moral right to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He also spoke sternly about clergy sex abuse.
(Reuters) “We came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” she said.
The Kentucky county clerk, who spent five days in jail, returned to her office Monday (Sept. 14) under a judge’s order that licenses be available to all.
I’m not a Christian. But one of the grooms I married was raised Catholic, so I spent weeks thinking about how to weave God’s word into the ceremony.
Davis, jailed for refusing to issue marriage license to gay couples, told lawyers she’s prepared to stay in jail, reading her Bible, rather than sign licenses she says violate her religious beliefs.
(RNS) Many Christians seem to be leading with the back of their hands to gay people, not with the embrace of God’s love. And it just makes us look like haters to everyone else.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Lawyers filed an emergency motion to stop enforcement of an order requiring county clerks to issue marriage licenses to gay couples while Kim Davis’ case is on appeal.