The Campaign For DA

7.02.2015

I'm Confused

"I do declare, after this perhaps we can have some 
mint juleps on the veranda."

Some group called Texas Values will hold a "religious freedom rally"  for Hood County Clerk Katie Lang who briefly refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.



As Bud Kennedy's column pointed out yesterday, she said in emails (before she caved) that “We are not issuing them because I am instilling my religious liberty in this office.”

Nothing celebrates freedom more than a government employee forcing personal religious beliefs on others.

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35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone expect a diverse crowd?

Anonymous said...

All these fools who think that every person on earth comes from a man and woman getting together, and who think that kids are better off with a mom and dad that are committed, and they think that's how the future should be. What idiots. How freaking ridiculous is that?

Anonymous said...

The bible says it's OK to own slaves, cut babies in half and stone adulterers. Why aren't they doing that? They don't follow the bible's teachings.

The Bible: Fiction for weak minds.

Anonymous said...

I'm Confused

It's OK now, Bu.

- DF Justice Tony

Turmoil in a Teapot said...

Outlaw Christianity. It's a fantasy anyway. Time we got rid of it.

Anonymous said...

Christians believe that love for God and love for others will lead to everlasting life.

Fiction: the Bible for weak minds.

Anonymous said...

So, when Bud Kennedy says "Not exactly a diverse @txvalues rally in Hood County...", does that mean that it would somehow be more authentic and legitimate if the pic contained several ethnicities, folks with dreadlocks, lots of tattoos and piercings?

Someone a lot smarter than Bud Kennedy once said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I think that speaker was more concerned about the logic of the argument than by the looks. So does BK want to take us back to the 1950s?

Anonymous said...

BG! Why not make a post about the same-sex marriage supporters who are rallying in Grandbury calling for her to be fired!! They are still getting their marriage licenses but still want her to be fired. Why? Because she is a Christian! Get ready because a lot of people's 1st amendment rights are about to be trampled!!

Anonymous said...

Tired head.

Believe what you want and live how you want in your personal life. But if you work for a government agency, the rule of law governs you.

You can't use your personal choice to override a legal law. Indeed, if God cares about this, he will do justice when that time comes. The Bible says.... "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's." That verse means follow the law of the land.

Resign your position if you can't perform your governmental duty to follow the law. No harm no foul.

Anonymous said...

Protect Marriage strengthen families is kind of a joke right? Divorce rate of "traditional families" has fallen steadily for the last 75 years. Maybe the gay people can do better.

This hole argument is a joke. I am getting tired head.

Anonymous said...

Nothing spells the downfall of this country more than progressive secular humanist judicial benches that legislate immorality. Thank God such unions can't procreate.

Mary Anything

Anonymous said...

When media companies are criticized for marketing programs that glamorize drug and alcohol use, or for sexualizing minors in television programs and movies, or for selling violent entertainment to children – despite overwhelming evidence of harm – or for trivializing rape, child sex abuse and pedophilia, all in the name of 'entertainment,' they are quick to wrap themselves in the banner of Free Speech. But when the Dukes of Hazard flag is shown or the gays don't get a marriage license right away, Free Speech then becomes hate speech.

Changing the definition of freedom, just like they changed the definition of marriage. And people said it wouldn't matter.

Anonymous said...

Give man the time and he'll bastardize God's original plans every time. We have just witnessed the latest example last week........

Anonymous said...

1:27 - listen to yourself. The Rule of Law governs you??????

5 SC Justices just disregarded the Rule of Law to make their own.

Anonymous said...

Probably as diverse as a Kennedy or Green family reunion.

mzchief said...

The religious folk who rant that marriage is "God's Law" and should be the guiding principle behind the marriage laws of the US are either complete idiots or just straight up bigots who use their religious belief as a justification to hate homosexuals. Much like the KKK used religious belief as a reason to be racist against blacks.

Just a few high points regarding the history of marriage.

Marriage predates recorded history. Early marriage was about strategic alliances between/within families and had NOTHING to do with love. Parents even married one child to the spirit for a deceased child to keep it all in the family.

Marriages in the West were originally contracts between families. The Catholic Church didn't get into the marriage business until 1215 when the church required the couple to publicly post banns, with the local parish, announcing an impending marriage. Until the 1500s the church accepted the couple's word that vows had been exchanged. Massachusetts began requiring marriage licenses in 1639.

It was only about 250 years ago that marrying for love became a thing. Heck, mutual attraction didn't become a reason for marriage until about 100 years ago.

As for all of you people worried about polygamy creeping back onto the marriage scene, based on history you better be VERY worried.

Most of Christianity's heroes were polygamists. From Jacob, to Kings David and Solomon, Biblical men often had anywhere from two to thousands of wives. (Of course, though polygamy may have been an ideal that high-status men aspired to, for purely mathematical reasons most men likely had at most one wife). In a few cultures, one woman married multiple men, and there have even been some rare instances of group marriages. It wasn't until sometime between the 6th and 9th century that monogamy became a guiding principle for Western marriages. Polygamy still remains the norm for the majority of Middle Eastern countries.

Since the Christian folk are sure that "God's Law" should be followed perhaps like Isaac and Jacob who married cousins and Abraham who married his half-sister, they're about keeping marriage in the family. After all, it is estimated that the majority of all marriages, throughout history, have been between first and second cousins.

Source

What is it with Christians and believing they have sole dominion over God and marriage? If Christians want to live in a country where the people are ruled by the laws of a religion, perhaps they should move to Iran or just join ISIS.

Anonymous said...

But is Mr Mike Honcho's marriage still intact and unaffected by the gayness? And where is Bacon? And how does Mzchief really feel about taxes? And will Barry ever finish that backstop project before the kids go off to college?

DF Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Anonymous said...

I would rather watch cows copulate than read that crap MzChief posts.

Anonymous said...

Just because I do not agree with the gay marriage does not mean i hate them, MzChief.

I guess the Confederate Flag means I hate blacks, too, huh?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Horatio

Day 5 and ISDGARAAM

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Still here 3:09pm. Still Married. Still DGAF about this hole issue.

Anonymous said...

I guess the Confederate Flag means I hate blacks, too, huh? - 3:24

If you're flying it, means you're a racist and an idiot. Pretty sure everyone knew that already.

Anonymous said...

I love how these idiots want to 'protect their religious freedoms' by denying other's their own freedoms.

Anonymous said...

The only thing to add to Mzchief's EXCELLENT post:

How can marriage be a Christian concept? Do Hindu people not have the right to marry? Do Muslim people not have the right to legally marry under U.S. and state law? It is hard to imagine a less Christian person than an actual non Christian person. And yet nobody seems to have religious objections to those other non Christian marriages.

Anonymous said...

The hole argument is the argument me thinks.
The whole argument might be a joke.

Anonymous said...

Please for the love of pete...just get the freaking government out of the marriage business, completely.

No state involvement, no problems. Let people who want to service gay weddings do so. Everybody leave everybody else alone.

Liberty.

This crap is so old and tired. On my facebook page, it looks like the confederate flag is shitting skittles.

Anonymous said...

"If I lived in a Communist country today where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I believe I would openly advocate disobeying these anti-religious laws"

Martin Luther King Jr., Letter From A Birmingham Jail, 1963

Anonymous said...

Don't always agree with Mzchief but her coverage of marriage history should be enlightening to some. Those who fear imposition of Sharia law should understand why we should avoid Christian law here.
Keep your religion to yourself and respect other's right to theirs or to no religion.

mzchief said...

To Anonymous 3:24...

Clearly, reading comprehension isn't a strong point for you. I'll help break down my qualifier for you. Unless you're one of the religious people who's ranting "...that marriage is "God's Law" and should be the guiding principle behind the marriage laws of the US..." you don't fall into either category. IF you are one of the religious people doing the ranting then you're a complete idiot, since you've publicly declared you don't hate homosexuals.

I've no idea what meaning the Confederate flag holds for you. For me, the Confederate flag is nothing more than a symbol of a failed insurrection against the United States of America, whose supporters attempted, through years of devastating violence, to divide the United States.

Anonymous said...

Mz,

If you do not believe in God, what is the reason for getting married? You surely do not need a ceremony or a piece of paper to live with someone. You can verbally commit to them, or even in writing. So why the pomp and circumstance?

Or do you just like cake?

mzchief said...



There are all manner of LEGAL "privileges/rights" that come with being LEGALLY married. It is WRONG to grant some people LEGAL RIGHTS and deny others the SAME legal rights, merely because YOU don't like what they do with their personal bits. As for God entering the equation, what does God have to do with anyone's RIGHTS as a US citizen? Though God has NO place in determining what LEGAL rights are granted to people in the US, you do realize, there are homosexuals who do indeed believe in God and participate in a religion of their choosing.

disclaimer: My faith in God is so strong and personal I do not require the myths and fables of ANY religion to substantiate my faith. If you have further questions or interest about my faith in God please feel free to read my blog post.

Bud Kennedy said...

Thanks all for comments here.

The context for the comment about diversity is that Granbury's lack of it has been an ongoing concern for the huge tourism and hospitality industry there.

The city must seem friendly and welcoming to all and ready to serve all.

Anonymous said...

Mz,

Crap, you are a governmentista? Never would have thought it. You believe that the only rights/privileges, are those bestowed on you by the government?

That is really sad. I thought you were more evolved than that.

The government should have no say, of any kind, in any personal relationship.

Anonymous said...

Mz worships herself which means she relegates herself to a higher level than God himself just like so much of our "mzguided"society today........

Anonymous said...



Outlaw everything and everybody, make thinking illegal, outlaw clothing, eat anything, drink anything, do anything (anybody) HAVE ONLY FUN. his is way we should all live. Outside of being a little Neanderthal, sounds like a "modern" conviction...get on board or we will make you against the law (our law) Bea...utiful