That’s what federal District Judge David Bunning’s mom said of her son. The judge from Fort Thomas on Thursday sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail after finding her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue a same-sex marriage license . . .
David Bunning was raised Roman Catholic, graduated in 1984 from Newport Central Catholic High School, and his mother said his faith is still important to him . . .
David Bunning is the youngest of nine children of Hall-of-Fame pitcher and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning and his wife, Mary Bunning. He grew up in Fort Thomas and was nominated by President George W. Bush for federal judge for the eastern district of Kentucky in 2001. The Senate confirmed the nomination in 2002.
Folks, like this Federal District Court Judge is not intelligent enough to carve out a Constitutional exception to the Obergefell v. Hodges SCOTUS decision under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and allow Freedom of Conscience for religious U.S. citizens and have someone else or a simple machine to rubber stamp the piece of paper from the County.
Instead Judge Bunning sent a Christian (Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis) to jail for 5 days for exercising her liberty of conscience as a Christian.
In my opinion, if I was his parents, with that privileged background and Catholic High School education and the Juris Doctorate they provided their son, I would be ashamed of him.
In my opinion, his mother’s rationalization of her son’s judicial decision to send the Christian County Clerk to jail is pathetic.
The amendment as adopted in 1791 reads as follows:
First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
The article states Judge Bunning sells hot dogs and hamburgers (i.e., unhealthy junk food) for the Lions Club at Highlands High School football games.
I sort of knew Lions Club International is a club for businessmen and professionals; does anyone know more about them?
I looked the Wikipedia entry and they are classified as a “secular service club” which prohibits the discussion of politics and religion at their meetings.