So this happened about 20 miles away from me over the weekend as the lovely folks from Operation Rescue decided that domestic terrorism is the best way to deal with the judge in the Kim Davis case.
Dozens of anti-LGBT activists protested Monday outside the home of the federal judge who jailed Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The rally outside U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning’s home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was organized by the anti-abortion group Operation Save America, and protesters carried signs distributed by the conservative American View group founded by the neo-Confederate creationist Michael Peroutka.
“You, sir, are the one that’s in contempt of the law,” said the Rev. Philip “Flip” Benham, head of Operation Save America and father of would-be reality TV stars David and Jason Benham. “You, sir, are the one in contempt of God’s court, you’re in contempt of the Constitution of the United States of America, of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and sir, you need to repent.”
“If you don’t repent, we’re going to ask that the sheriff in Grayson County arrest you for putting this precious little girl into jail,” Benham added. “It’s wrong.”
Benham and his group have called on the Rowan County sheriff to arrest the federal judge when he arrives at work Thursday.
“Judge Bunning is in contempt of the Court of Almighty God and the constitutions of both Kentucky and the United States,” said Benham, who has been convicted of stalking an abortion provider, in a statement that included the name of the judge’s street.
So I figure it’s only a matter of time before one of these fanatics decides that God’s Law needs a little help from those who help themselves and something tragic happens. Perhaps the sheriffs ought to be arresting these guys rather than Judge Bunning, too.
But what do you expect from the folks that brought us the age of the assassination of abortion providers? Merely stalking and threatening federal judges seems like a step back from the abyss for these particular domestic terrorists, right?
Once again I find myself having to apologize to America and the world for the state I happen to reside in.