AMON AMARTH Singer Slams Kentucky Clerk KIM DAVIS For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

AMON AMARTH Singer Slams Kentucky Clerk KIM DAVIS For Refusing To Issue Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg has slammed Kim Davis, the woman who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky, saying that she should "go live in a cave somewhere."

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Davis is an Apostolic Christian who has said her faith prevents her from issuing the licenses. She spent six days in jail last week for refusing to comply with a federal judge's order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Davis has become a lightning rod for the same-sex marriage debate, her case prompting supporters to tie her defiance to follow the law to the passive resistance at the center of the Civil Rights Movement.

Hegg, like thousands of others, says that Davis her mind isn't actually the problem; it is her refusal to do her job as county clerk — specifically: issue marriage licenses to all couples, gay and heterosexual.

Writing on his Facebook page, the Swedish metal musician says: "It's okay to have whatever superstitious belief you wish, but you have no right to break the law because of it.

"If your job or a job you are applying for dictates that you perform a duty that goes against your 'religious belief,' feel free to hand in your resignation, or feel free to NOT apply for that particular job in the first place.

"Your beliefs [do] not entitle you to oppress or disrespect women. Not even if they hold the same beliefs as you do.

"A religious congregation is a business. They should pay taxes just like everybody else.

"If your moral code comes from a book written by some desert-dwelling, goat-herding nomads between 1400 and 2000 years ago, you have no authority on what is morally acceptable in the 21st century. Go live in a cave somewhere."

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