Actress Whoopi Goldberg said on "The View" that, "If you make this decision that God is your boss, then you can’t work for the federal government."
Goldberg made the comment in reference to the controversy surrounding Kim Davis, a county court clerk in Kentucky who went to jail over the Labor Day weekend for not issuing marriage licenses in her county. Multiple court rulings tried to force Davis to issue licenses to couples, but she opted not to causing her to be held for contempt.
While Davis was preparing to be released Tuesday as her office started issuing marriage licenses again last week, Goldberg made her views clear on the issue.
"In the 50s when folks were getting arrested and for protesting for not being able to sit on the front of the bus or sit at the table at the restaurant, people said, ‘We’re not going to acknowledge you as a human being because it is against what I believe,’" Goldberg said. "Either we are a country of laws, and you adhere to those laws, or you take another job where your religious beliefs do not have anything to do with anyone else’s freedom.”
Davis' office stopped issuing licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that counties must issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis said the ruling violated her Christian beliefs.
Goldberg has been a co-host of the program since 2007.