The Anti-Defamation League released a statement Thursday that argued public officials should step aside if their religious beliefs prevent them from performing their job’s duties.
Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was found in contempt of court and put into federal custody Thursday.
The statement said that Davis’ religious beliefs shouldn’t be questioned or challenged, but that she should perform the duties assigned to her.
The bottom line is that she has no right, constitutional or otherwise, to refuse to do the job the state of Kentucky pays her to do.
The statement continued:
If Ms. Davis or others feel that they cannot fulfill the duties they were selected to perform, they should step aside and allow others to serve the community.
Read the full statement.