Ohio Gov. John Kasich (easily one of the more moderate, sane voices in the current group of Republican White House hopefuls) spoke to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, and said that he disagreed with Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples:
“The court has spoken, the court has ruled as everyone knows. I believe in traditional marriage but the court has ruled.
“When we see these kind of battles going on I get a little bit afraid that it turns people off to the idea of faith in God, what it means to be a Christian. For me, it’s given me a solid foundation to deal with the strong winds in life, to be a better person, a better guy.
“Now I respect the fact that the lady doesn’t agree, but she’s also a government employee. She’s not running a church. I wouldn’t force this on a church but in terms of her responsibility I think she has to comply. I don’t like the fact that she’s sitting in a jail—that’s absurd as well—but I think she should follow the law.”