Rowan County

The Kim Davis Rally For Bigotry


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Sorry if I put that song in your head. You’re lucky I can’t really express “dum! dumdumdum! dumdumdum! dumdumduuuuuuuum! into the cartoon. Reportedly, the band Survivor is upset Kim Davis’s Rally For Bigotry use their tune. I’m upset too because now it’s in my head.

People say you should respect beliefs you disagree with. I don’t respect that belief. If your beliefs and core convictions make you a spiteful-intolerant bigot then I’m not going to respect that either. You have to really be committed to your bigotry to be willing to go to jail for your backward positions. Mike Huckabee is such a bigot he’s willing to go to jail for other people’s bigotry.

Here’s the thing, bigots. You’re not being persecuted. Your religion is not being suppressed. No one is denying your freedom of religion. You’re upset because you can’t use your religion to deny other people their freedom.

On top of all that, it’s not as much about your religious freedom and convictions when it turns into a not so humble political rally for a presidential candidate most people forgot was even in the race. And let’s not forget poor Ted Cruz who actually had to photo bomb for anyone to notice he was even there.

Kim Davis was put in jail on a contempt of court charge for denying marriage licenses to gay couples. Now that her office is issuing the licenses the judge released her. Davis says she hasn’t changed her mind. She didn’t talk about her job or the law at the rally. The only topic she mentioned was God which is further proof she doesn’t give two squats about the Constitution, the law or the separation of church and state.¬†We’ll see what happens next.

Davis is willing to deny people their Constitutional rights for her convictions. She’s willing to go to jail for them. About the only thing she’s not willing to do for her beliefs is quit her $80,000+ a year job.

I couldn’t draw this cartoon without inserting Farmer Fran (Davis’ fourth husband), who showed up to the rally and on stage in overalls embarrassing hillbillies and scarecrows nationwide.

A Gay Time In Kentucky


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I’m going to catch some Hell for this one. I’m talking about Hell on Earth, in this life.

I’m not just going to catch it from readers. Many newspapers who subscribe to my cartoons are small newspapers in Red states such as Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Montana, South Carolina, West, Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, Arizona, Nebraska, etc. I’ll probably be OK with my newspaper in Utah. They’re pretty provocative.

I don’t follow the Bible. I’m not religious. That doesn’t mean I believe people should live a guilt and conscience free life without consequences. I believe people should treat people in a Christian way. There are redeeming values in religion. One of those values is that you shouldn’t treat people like crap.

I don’t care if people believe in God. I’m not on a mission to convert anyone. Atheists who do so annoy me more than religious people. Half the point of being an atheist is that I don’t have to go to meetings and we don’t have to wake up early on Sundays and listen to terrible music. I also don’t believe people should try to convert you to their god.

I also believe that you should understand the job description before you take the job. The County Clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, Kim Davis, should quit her job. She’s refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She’s citing her religious beliefs and religious freedom. Religious freedom does not you have freedom to crap on people who have beliefs and lifestyles you frown upon. Plus, it’s really hard to sell you’re defending God’s viewpoint when you have violated it multiple times yourself by being thriced divorced and having had committed adultery.

If you really hate alcohol and believe it’s a sin then maybe you shouldn’t get a job as a liquor distributor. If you believe certain people shouldn’t have the right to get married then maybe you shouldn’t have a job issuing marriage licenses. If your conscience is so thick with the burden then quit your job.

I also don’t want to hear your argument when you believe in talking snakes, the Earth is only 6,000 years old and it was populated by a couple with two sons.

Plus, I can’t get on board with that no eating bacon thing.