To the Editor,
The countries that have a state religion impose religious laws that supersede civil laws. In Muslim dominated countries they call it "Sharia Law." Countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Pakistan, etc. have religious Ayatollahs that create and impose Sharia laws that override civil laws.
Here in Tennessee we have state lawmakers who want to dictate their version of "Sharia law." We have the pseudo Ayatollahs, Beavers and Pody, et al, who want to exceed federal laws regarding marriage. The anti-discrimination laws were passed in the mid-1960s.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled laws against same sex marriage are discriminatory and violate the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. constitution. Irrationally, Beavers and Pody, et al, are again going to "grandstand" for their zealots and attempt to pass another law that will never be ruled constitutional.
The chief hypocrite Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Rowan County KY, who took an oath that she would obey the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky; states she cannot violate "Gods authority" by issuing marriage license to same sex couples. Ms. Davis has been married four times, and both her children were born out of wedlock, "Family Values" the religion zealots call it.
"He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination." (Proverbs 28:9)
Dennis L. Boland