Hood County Clerk and Tea Party favorite Katie Lang explains why she cannot fulfill the duties of her office because of her religious beliefs. If that is the case, she needs to step aside and let someone who actually can perform one of the essential duties of the office take over.
Oh, and by the way, Lang’s religious beliefs ended up costing Hood County $44,000 in her failed attempt to deny a marriage license to Joe Stapleton and Jim Cato. In fairness, Hood was led astray by that paragon of legal virtue – Attorney General Ken Paxton – who encouraged Texas civil servants to violate the law. Off the Kuff has the details on how the taxpayers of Hood County took it in the shorts because of Lang.