Madonna’s Openly Gay Brother Defends Jailed Kentucky Clerk-Calls Gay Community Sore Winners
Madonna’s brother Christopher Ciccone has come to the defense of Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Ciccone has posted his defense of Davis in a Facebook post claiming she is being asked to betray her religion. He had a mix of comments with some calling his post “refreshing” while another asked if he is “self loathing.”
Davis was jailed for contempt of court after she refused to grant a marriage license to a Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz. She could have been released if she agreed to direct her deputies to process marriage licenses. She was held after refusing to do so. Davis hoped to convince a judge that it was a question of following her religious beliefs but the judge was not willing to hear Davis’ argument and instead said, “The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order. If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.” Davis did not have to personally process the licenses for same-sex couples. She simply had to allow her staff to do so allowing her to remain true to her religious convictions.
Ciccone differs in his opinion believing that the Kentucky clerk deserves the same support as any other religious group, though Ciccone may not have all of his facts straight considering Davis is a government employee therefore required to follow the rules and laws of the land. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage and her not wanting to grant them is also very different than her ordering her staff to refuse them as well. It is also a bit odd considering how strongly he came out against his former brother-in-law in his tell-all, Life with My Sister Madonna. Ciccone accused Ritchie of being a homophobe and also made claims that Madonna was aware of his homophobic behavior.
Madonna stopped speaking to her brother after a falling out. His tell-all surely did not help the relationship. She let it be known that she was “stunned” by the things he wrote while saying she has helped him since “day one” of her career. The singer has not made any comment regarding her brother’s controversial post.
Here is Christopher Ciccone’s post in full:
The county clerk in Kentucy deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a muslim women who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without ur mans approval…..perspective is everything…..this woman is a civil servant, she is required to follow federal law…..but why should she….when DOJ and other civil authories don’t follow federal law when they choose not to…..i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of “sanctuary cities”…..i always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches…….these things aside….this is why we have elections…..if the folks of this county in Kentucy don’t want her as the county clerk….then don’t have to vote for her…..that is how a democracy works….not to mention the courts….in the mean time…..since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith?…….can you honestly say that you know how much a person is allowed to have??..if i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom or something……selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength. Not to mention reason and the god given compassion we as humans have a right and responsibility to practice. Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?…or must we destroy her in order for here to betray her faith. No matter how we judge its truth. The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.
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