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Huckabee Tells Kentucky Clerk To Not Bow To ‘False God’ By Issuing Marriage Licenses

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Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee came out in support of the Kentucky clerk who will appear before a federal judge Thursday for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses.

Huckabee wrote on Facebook that he spoke with the clerk, Kim Davis, and lauded her “courage” for refusing out of religious conviction.

“I let her know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty,” Huckabee wrote. “She is showing more courage and humility than just about any federal office holder in Washington.”

The U.S. Supreme Court late Monday denied Davis’ emergency request that she not have to issue marriage licenses while awaiting appeal. Despite multiple court rulings she has still refused, leading the ACLU to request she be held in contempt of court, a charge punishable by fines and jail time.

“Kim is a person of great conviction. When people of conviction fight for what’s right they often pay a price, but if they don’t and we surrender, we will pay a far greater price for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy.”

The ACLU requested that Davis only receive fines and not jail time. She can’t be fired from her post because she is an elected official, but she could be impeached by the state legislature.

“The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law,” Huckabee wrote. “They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the Constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.”

Huckabee’s statement in its entirety is below.

I spoke with Kim Davis this morning to offer my prayers and support. I let her know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty. She is showing more courage and humility than just about any federal office holder in Washington.

Kim is asking the perfect question: “Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?” That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school.

The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the Constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

Kim is a person of great conviction. When people of conviction fight for what’s right they often pay a price, but if they don’t and we surrender, we will pay a far greater price for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy. Government is not God. No man – and certainly no unelected lawyer – has the right to redefine the laws of nature or of nature’s God. Five unelected lawyers have abused their power by ruling in favor of a national right to same-sex marriage with no legal precedent and with nothing in our Constitution to back it up. They have violated American’s most fundamental right guaranteed by our Constitution – religious liberty.

I stand with Kim Davis and every American of faith under attack by Washington elites who have nothing but disdain for us, our faith and the Constitution.

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