INTERVIEW – CARMEN FOWLER LABERGE – religious liberty activist and a leader with the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a conservative offshoot of the Presbyterian Church USA
- Is Kim Davis defending religious liberty?
- Religious liberty activist: ‘Kim Davis wrong poster child’ Not all religious liberty advocates are lining up behind Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue a marriage license to a same sex couple. That might come as a surprise to a few of the Republican presidential candidates who have made religious liberty a focal point of their campaign, and who, in recent days, have used Davis and her plight to promote this aspect of their candidacies to socially conservative GOP primary voters. Still, there are some dissenters among socially conservative, religious liberty activists, and Carmen Fowler LaBerge is among them. Fowler LaBerge, a staunch opponent of government-sanctioned same sex marriage, is a leader with the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a conservative offshoot of the Presbyterian Church USA that formed over concerns that the PCUSA had veered too liberal. But she believes Davis a “bad poster child” for religious liberty and said the clerk’s actions were a poor platform from which to fight the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage.