Christopher Ciccone, brother of pop superstar Madonna, unleashed a strongly-worded defense of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed last week for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs.
Ciccone, who is openly gay, took to Facebook to criticize the gay community for being “sore winners.”
“The county clerk in Kentucy (sic) deserves about as much support as you would give her if she were a muslim women (sic) who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape, and driving a car without ur mans approval,” Ciccone wrote. “Perspective is everything.”
Davis was jailed after refusing to comply with a Supreme Court order to resume issuing marriage licenses. The county clerk had reportedly stopped issuing all licenses, to both gay and straight couples, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in June. Davis spent her fifth day in prison on Labor Day.
Ciccone wrote that as a county clerk, Davis “is required to follow federal law.”
“But why should she… when DOJ and other civil authorities don’t follow federal law when they choose not to… i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) comes to mind… or the abstract notion of ‘sanctuary cities,'” he continued.
Ciccone closed his post by criticizing the larger gay community.
“Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners,” he wrote. “Is it so difficult to allow this women her religion?… or must we destroy her in order for her to betray her faith? No matter how we judge its truth. The rights we have all fought for, mean nothing, if we deny her hers.”
Check out Ciccone’s full post below.