VIA| You may not recognize his name, but you may very well recognize his sister’s. Christopher G. Ciccone is brother to singer Madonna Louise Ciccone, who most of the world knows as Madonna. And he’s openly gay.
Why does that matter?
To some, what he recently posted on Facebook about the jailing of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis seems to fly in the face of what gay rights activists stand for. To others, it is a common sense approach to equal rights for all:
A few highlights from Ciccone’s post:
…this woman is a civil servant, she is required to follow federal law…..but why should she….when DOJ and other civil authories don’t follow federal law when they choose not to…..i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind…or the abstract notion of “sanctuary cities”…..i always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches…….
…since when are we the arbiter of other peoples faith?…….can you honestly say that you know how much a person is allowed to have??..if i’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution…..something about religious freedom or something……selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength.
Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners. […] The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.
The comments on his post were very mixed, with most articulating their thoughts on various singular elements of the case such as what they deemed to be Kim Davis’s abuse of power and how she could have been given a religious exemption from this part of her work duties.
In an encouraging sign of progress in the area of civility, very few personally attacked him or other commenters.