Less than two weeks after Jeb said Kim Davis should uphold the law, he folds like a glove when Huckabee spews lies about the rule of law.
September 16, 2015

Nothing like a former preacher and current ex-Governor of Arkansas to school Jeb Bush on what a Supreme Court ruling means. Two weeks ago, Jeb said that he disagreed with the way Kim Davis was behaving when she denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Former governor Jeb Bush said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, doesn’t have the authority to defy the courts. “She is sworn to uphold the law, and it seems to me that there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough space for her to act on her conscience and — now that the law is the law of the land — for a gay couple to be married in whatever jurisdiction that is,” Bush told reporters in New Hampshire.

Mike Huckabee went on a tirade regarding what happened to Kim Davis, as he said is the criminalization of Christianity. He said,

"the courts can't legislate. They can't make a law, they can interpret one."

He went on to ask why

we made accommodations to the prisoners at Gitmo to grow a beard, why can't we make accommodations for Kim Davis' faith?

Now, Jeb says we

'need to make accommodations for someone acting on their faith,... religious consciousness is our first freedom.'

No Jeb, freedom of or from religion is what our Founding Fathers fought for. This is not the same as allowing a baker to discriminate and choose not to bake a cake, this is a civil union, a marriage that has real life consequences. He doesn't agree with the SCOTUS decision but he believes in the rights of florists or bakers to act on their religious consciousness.

Kim Davis should have followed the law, a few days ago. But now, he's saying that

if a law needs to be changed in the state of Kentucky, which is what she's advocating, then it should be changed.

Did Huckabee's sermon change your mind that quickly Jeb?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.