FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 3, 2015) – “Today a federal judge jailed an American Christian for simply standing up for her Christian beliefs in opposition to issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. As a result, today American Christians lost a little more of their freedom. This should serve as a warning to others believers, that if you don’t think this could happen to you, think again. Think about the Christian baker, the Christian T-shirt maker, and now the Christian clerk.
In my view, today’s action is a twisting of our entire justice system, and is no different than the Sanhedrin throwing Peter and John into jail for preaching in public. I fear this will have dire consequences to our nation, especially because of what she was founded upon.
And what is so sad and alarming, is that all of this could have been avoided. Therefore, I again join with others in urging Governor Beshear to immediately call a Special Session to address this constitutional crisis. Every day the Governor refuses to act, is another day an American Christian remains in jail for following her sincerely held religious beliefs.”