Sunday, September 6, 2015

Kim Davis the county clerk, is a conscientious objector

Kim Davis, the county clerk who did not allow gay marriage licenses to be given under her jurisdiction in Kentucky - and was jailed for it, is a conscientious objector. The United Nations charter specifically states in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1948, the issue of the right to "conscience" was dealt with by the United Nations General Assembly in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It reads:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance ". [wikipedia]

Perhaps Russia should petition the UN for Kim Davis to be freed. It is appropriate that the government of the USA should be embarrassed over their disgraceful conduct.

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