Fox's Shepard Smith On Kim Davis: "Haters Are Gonna Hate"
Kim Davis Supporters Are "The Same Crowd That Says We Don't Want Sharia Law"
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From the September 8 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:
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SHEPARD SMITH: Well 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 come in here and start telling 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 -- but -- for gay people. They couldn't come up with an accommodation. Now they've come up with one, they've let her out of jail, said 'all right, you don't have to have your name on there, just put the name of the county on there. All this is done.' But it's not what they want. You're hearing now what they want.
This is what they want, and this is what they're going to get. They're gonna get a stirred-up argument and a couple of days of the news cycle and they're gonna be able to make these claims -- and the truth is when you get right down to the fundamentals of this, the Supreme Court of the United States says that you can't have things being okay for one group of people and not okay for another group of people.
This is not unprecedented. They did it when they said that black and white people couldn't marry. And they said oh, wait, I guess you can. And now they've said straight people and gay people can also all get married. You want to get married? Go right at it. The government's not going to get in the way of you anymore than they did in the way of straight people back in the day.
But haters are going to hate. And we thought that what this woman wanted was an accommodation, which they've now granted her -- something that worked for everybody, but it's not what they want. This is what they want. [emphasis added]