George Takei labels Kim Davis ‘entirely un-American’
The legendary, gay Star Trek actor has slammed the anti-gay clerk who was jailed for disobeying US law.
Davis made international news when she defied a string of court orders by refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples – despite issuing marriage licenses being a large part of her job.
She was eventually jailed last Thursday in contempt of court, after she refused to accept deals which would have set her free days ago – as long as she allowed her deputies to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
A rally was organised to greet Davis on her release with many fellow bigots – including openly homophobic presidential candidate Mick Huckabee – in attendance.
However, George Takei voiced his disdain for the former jailbird, pointing that refusing to do your job does make you a modern day hero – and labelling the fan fair surrounding her release “a circus”.
“Well this is a bit of a circus. So let us be clear: This woman is no hero to be celebrated.
“She broke her oath to uphold the Constitution and defied a court order so she could deny government services to couples who are legally entitled to be married.
“She is entitled to hold her religious beliefs, but not to impose those beliefs on others.”
To highlight his point, the veteran actor made a powerful comparison.
“If she had denied marriage certificates to an interracial couple, would people cheer her?
“Would presidential candidates flock to her side? In our society, we obey civil laws, not religious ones.
“To suggest otherwise is, simply put, entirely un-American.”
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Speaking at the rally organised by Republican Presidential hopeful Huckabee upon her release, Davis professed, in tears: “I love you all so very much. I just want to give God his glory. His people have rallied and you are a strong people.
“We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at. Keep pressing. Don’t let down.”
Davis’ Oscar winning performance will not attract even more online ridicule – in case you missed it, the Twitter account ‘@nexttoKimDavis’ has been live tweeting observations throughout the stubbornly homophobic clerk’s ordeal.
In addition, the wildly poplar Facebook page ‘God’, yesterday took aim at Davis, and said she had repented her homophobic ways.