From CBN News:
Oregon Judge Vance Day could be forced off the bench, and the conservative Christian and Republican told CBN News he’s the victim of liberal politics in a deep blue state.
“Because I stood quietly for natural marriage at a point where the state was quickly turning toward gay marriage, I was targeted, I believe, to send a message to other judges who had the same perspective I do, and that is if you air or you state your perspective in any way shape or form to the public about your beliefs, then you have no place on the bench,” Day said.
The state’s Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability said the Marion County Circuit judge violated his oath of office by committing eight ethics violations, and it unanimously recommended his removal.
The commission accused Day of telling his staff to make sure no same-sex couples were brought before him for marriage ceremonies, creating improper relationships with defendants and allowing a convicted felon to handle a gun, among other charges.