Shepard Smith Crushes the Ignorance of Kim Davis and Her Supporters on Fox News (Video)

shepard-smith-marriageWhile those supporting Kim Davis have been very vocal, the truth of the matter is I’ve come across several conservatives who have spoken out against her. When it comes to this whole situation and the foolishness surrounding it, there really seems to be two types of people:

Like I’ve said plenty of times before, there’s no middle ground when it comes to what Kim Davis is trying to accomplish. This isn’t a situation that’s left up to interpretation or judicial review. We’ve had the debate and the judicial review – her “side” lost.

But you know things on the right are getting fairly ridiculous when even some on Fox News are calling out the nonsense. That’s exactly what happened when Fox News’ Shepard Smith dropped some truth on Kim Davis and those supporting her at her “rally” upon being released from jail Tuesday:

They set this up as a religious play again. This is the same crowd that says, ‘We don’t want Sharia law, don’t let them tell us what to do, keep their religion out of our lives and out of our government.’ Well, here we go again. When this started, this lawyer said he needed an accommodation for a woman who wanted one. She said she didn’t want her name on a license for gay people. Now they’ve come up with one, they’ve let her out of jail — but it’s not what they want. This is what they want, what you’re hearing now (referring to the live clip being aired from the event itself) and this is what they’re going to get: stirred up argument and a couple of days in the news cycle, and they’re going to be able to make these claims.

He then went on to point out that the Supreme Court overturning bans on certain types of marriages is not unprecedented because it’s exactly what happened in 1967 when bans on interracial marriage were deemed unconstitutional.

“Haters are going to hate,” Smith concluded. “We thought what this woman wanted was an accommodation, which they’ve granted her, something that worked for everybody. But it’s not what they want.”

That last part was in reference to comments from Davis’s lawyer stating that she plans to continue preventing marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples upon returning to work – which would be in direct violation of the conditions of her release.

The bottom line is, this circus seems far from being over. Personally, I oppose any accommodations for Kim Davis. As an elected official, she either needs to do her job in accordance with the Constitution, resign, or be removed from office. It’s absurd that this has been allowed to go on as long as it already has.

But leave it to the often-hypocritical religious right to find a woman who’s been married four times, divorced three times and has had at least one extramarital affair to use as their “Christian hero defending the sanctity of marriage.”

That’s the sort of irony you just can’t make up.

Watch the segment below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    Oh please please let this stupid situation go away!! If I see that Kim person and any of her so called “supporters” like Huckabee and Cruz I think I will just throw up!!

  • Kroniq

    Not my circus, not my descendant-of-a-monkey.

  • wendy

    why does this idiot still have her job?

  • strayaway

    “As an elected official, she either needs to do her job in accordance with the Constitution, resign, or be removed from office. It’s absurd that this has been allowed to go on as long as it already has.”

    Exactly. That’s how I feel about federal officials who don’t uphold laws in accordance with their oath of office and the Constitution; not upholding immigration laws for instance.

    • Brian

      Good thinf the current administration is deporting more than any other.

      • strayaway

        3,6M illegal aliens were deported or left on their own accord during the Truman administration. Obama changed the rules a bit to come up with your misinformation. Formerly, just deportees were counted but people caught right at the crossing point were just turned around and not counted. Obama counted them and did, at least, come up with higher numbers than Bush in his first year or two. Bush was an amnesty guy too. More recently, Obama has not even been returning all the illegal alien felons. Remember last year when he was having all the “children” (mostly male and averaging age 16) delivered by ICE employees to their relatives here or how he tasked Homeland Security with handing our work permits to illegal aliens to take American jobs?

        Only partly related but Kerry just announced that the ceiling would be lifted so more Syrian “refugees” from the Syrian Civil War Obama helped kindle will be let in. How is it that the Obama administration claims there is no money to enforce immigrations laws but had Homeland Security giving illegal aliens worker permits and will soon be housing and feeding more Syrian “refugees”?

      • Brian

        Why is it always “D-d-disinformation!” With you guys? Just accept the fucking fact that Obama has been tougher on immigration.

      • strayaway

        How on earth is putting ICE to work delivering illegal alien kids to their sometimes illegal relatives, reassigning Homeland Security to hand out workers permits to illegal aliens, changing immigration law by executive order, and ignoring other immigration laws being tough on immigration? Obama was trying to pass an amnesty bill that would have, among other things, tripled the number of H-1b workers to replace more expensive US tech workers. If you mean, tougher than Bush, that’s setting the standard pretty low. Like Obama, Bush is/was in the back pocket of the US Chamber of Commerce. He tried to pass an amnesty bill too. the Pew Research Center indicates that 1.5 to 1.7 million aliens joined the illegal population from 2009 to 2013 — either overstaying a temporary visa or sneaking into the country. an additional 790,000 illegals entered from the middle of 2013 to May of 2015, for a total of 2.5 million new illegal immigrants since Obama took office in January of 2009. That is a rate of 300,000 to 400,000 a year. That’s you idea of “being tough”? Funny

  • Bridgette Rodriguez

    Sorry, author, but what she has filed for (religious accommodation under law) has not quite been accomplished yet–thus, I definitely expect her to continue raising legal claims. The problem with the current issuance of licenses without her name is that it is at odds with a plan reading of the KY law that says each license must have the name and title of the Clerk of the County Court. She actually wrote a letter to the Legislature about 4 months back, which was never responded to. If the law was amended and clear that the licenses are not to be issued under a Clerk’s name and authority(therefore, her name and authority), then that would seem to settle it from a legal standoint. However, you can bet until that happens, her filings/actions are not finished. In my opinion, she is resting up at home the last couple of days because she knows her next challenge may have her back in jail, again.

  • GimmeSomeTruth

    Only the sins of, past, present and future of Conservative/Republicans are entitled to forgiveness, Right Shemp? Because Conservative/Republicans do not pound on Liberal/Democrats past, present and future sins, right Shemp? What a moron, what an imbecile, nyak, nyak nyak!!! One more thing. I heard she was a Democrat before crossing over to Republicanism. Are her sins forgiven also when she was a Democrat? Or is that a horse of a different color?

  • Knight155

    You can believe what you want but Homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of God…and Courts CAN NOT create Law….Therefore any Ruling created by a Court is not binding on anyone….The U.S. is made up of STATES and they are the ones that can and have in the past created LAWS that apply per popular long as it does not violate a Federal Law…otherwise we would have a Dictatorship…and Citizens of each State have no say or vote..In Texas we have “Common Law” Marriage…as well as Marriage by Certificate but a Marriage is between a Man and a Women…a desire for the same sex is a Perverted Lifestyle…Not Normal…and look at it this way…if we put all of you together with a Country of your own…how do you reproduce…you don’t and that’s good…I see a lot of People here pushing for this by claiming the Person that became a Christian did bad things…but…this is to show you everyone Qualifies to enter the Kingdom of Heaven…IF you repent and change your old ways…and abide by HIS commandments…then and only then would you be able to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven and have Everlasting Life.

  • Knight155

    …..What most do not see is race, gender, ethnicity, national origin-based do not fall into the same [discrimination’ category] as [Life-Style Behavior]…and being a
    HOMOSEXUAL is a Life-Style…

    …..There is no federal law prohibiting private discrimination based
    on sexual orientation…Kim Davis is a State not Federal Employee…if anyone
    brings up what O’Bozo enacted in 2014 only applied to Federal Employees…NOT a Private Company, Employee or State Contractor or State Employee.

    …..What is really going on here to push us into Communistic Form of Government where you have a Dictator…then we can be known as the “UNIFORM States of America” rather than the “United States of America”