George Takei Responds to the Release of Kim Davis ‘Details’

George Takei labels Kim Davis 'entirely un-American' - Details

George Takei has slammed Kim Davis calling her “no hero” and suggests her actions are un-American.

“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. 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.”

Davis, an avowed Apostolic Christian from Rowan County, Kentucky, is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds—flying in the face of the Supreme Court’s June decision, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. The issue is that she is an elected official, actively denying couples a constitutional right, and in August, she was ordered by a court to issue licenses. After failing to comply with that order, she was found in contempt of court and given jail-time by Judge David L. Bunning last week.

On Tuesday, Judge Bunning allowed her to go free under the condition that she “shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples,” the New York Times reported. The judge’s order continued: “If Defendant Davis should interfere in any way with their issuance, that will be considered a violation of this order and appropriate sanctions will be considered.” Five of Davis’ six deputy clerks agreed last week to issue licenses in Davis’ stead; the sole deputy clerk who declined to issue marriage licenses is Davis’ son.

Davis, who counts former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as one of her supporters, appeared at a rally with Huckabee, who is also a GOP presidential candidate. Davis ascended the stage to the “Rocky III” theme song “Eye of the Tiger,” before giving a brief speech, which ended in tears.

  • Cog

    The same thing straights once said about the so called deviant Gay. Seems we learn nothing.

    • Malcolm

      We learn and we change. We revise past opinions – on race, exploitation, permissiveness, and a thousand other issues – just as Jesus revised God’s covenant with his people, and slavery was eventually deemed wrong.

      I would hope your ill-framed argument could not swap in color/race for sexuality and still be said with the same indignant tone, but I worry that it might.

  • A_Cole

    what’s is “un-American”, George, is your comments against Ms. Kim Davis. She has the right to stand up for her beliefs and religious convictions. She is being forced to perform an unconstitutional act that was not part of her job ever, and then because of one unelected judge suddenly her world is upside down. If she were homosexual, you would be praising her protest, and that’s why you are a hypocrit.

    You libs/socialists/progressives – whatever you’re calling yourselves this week – think only you have the ‘right’ to protest and demand. Well, Americans who don’t share your view of the new world order are finally pushing back after years of silent abuse because our kids lives and futures are now threatened by your ‘activism’ and apparently our tolerance for your lifestyle is not enough for you, you want us to embrace what you do and convert to your mindset – oh wait, isn’t that exactly what muslim terrorists want for us too? Why don’t you go and convert them into accepting and embracing your lifestyle, George. See how well they accept you. And leave the rest of us alone.

    • Malcolm

      Elected officials have a sworn duty to uphold the LAW, not whatever they choose to believe privately.

      Would you rally to defend her if she followed a different religion? Do you also support Muslim business owners picking and choosing on religious grounds whom to serve? And given that the Bible is mum on the specific issue of gay marriage – although it does specifically and unequivocally state that one should (and cannot get in trouble for) follow the law of the land, whatever your opinion may be – but does speak out (in the Jesus-overturned OT law) against divorce… Ms Davis is being hypocritical in picking and choosing which so-called religious tenets she chooses to stand up for.

      Mr Takei is right. She is not a hero, she is ppintedly flouting American law for personal publicity and spurious reasons, while claiming “religious freedom” that deliberately restricts the freedoms of others.

      • jbloe

        You are right. I would only add one comment. This person, Mrs Davis, is not a business owner. She is an elected official sworn to uphold the law. A comparison with a Muslim business owner is fair but only to that point – what is fair. If the Muslim was an elected official, that would be the most accurate comparison. You are 100% correct. People like A_Cole pick and choose what is right or wrong and what rights a person should or should not have based on whether they agree with the person on some ideological level. Switch the person’s ideological view but the other circumstances remain the same and, you are right, suddenly they no longer agree that person should have the same rights. Which is why, to your point, we are a nation of laws. Equal treatment for everyone.

        Mrs Davis broke her oath and broke the law. It is disgusting that these GOP candidates are praising someone who blatantly broke the law.

  • Installaholic

    The founding fathers believed in a country that people had freedom from state imposed religion and freedom for practicing their own religion. That is why elected officials take an oath to follow the law. This means that their religious beliefs cannot not be used against the rights of other citizens.
    The founders who decided to do this were ministers, heads of their churches and people of all walks of life. Do not use your disagreement of a lifestyle or religion to oppress another American, that is un-American and fundamentalist thinking.

    • Malcolm

      Well written. Even the devout can recognize that there are times when one must obey the law of the land. The Bible even makes that point clearly.

      One would think that groups if people who shoutloudly about rights, patriotism and religion would be more aware that all those three agree with Mr Takei (and the law) and not Ms Davis (and select – clearly ignorant or wilfully blind – individuald pushing an agenda).