Anti-Gay Christians Come to Judge Bunning's Home in Ft. Thomas
A group of anti-gay Christians took to the residence of United States District Judge David Bunning on Monday.
Bunning, who lives on Carrington Point in Ft. Thomas, has been the target of such activists since his multiple rulings involving Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis who is now in a Carter Co. jail cell over her refusal to issue marriage licenses. Davis has refused to perform her job duties in Morehead since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right nationwide.
A news release issued by Rev. Flip Benham said that "Christians from all over the country" were going to be present in front of Bunning's house. There were more than a dozen protestors holding signs that preached against homosexuality and that called for the release of Davis from jail. Benham is the North Carolina-based leader of Operation Save America, which takes a position against abortion. He has previously been found guilty of stalking an abortion doctor in Charlotte.
On Monday, Ft. Thomas Police and possibly federal agents stood guard at Bunning's house. The street quickly filled with TV news vans from Cincinnati and a few curious onlookers.
Meanwhile, in the Kim Davis case, she appealed her contempt of court charge on Monday. Bunning has ruled against Davis in federal courtrooms in Covington and Ashland. He was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush and is the son of former U.S. Senator, Congressman, and Ft. Thomas City Councilman Jim Bunning.
-Michael Monks, editor & publisher