Kentucky marriage license clerk refuses to grant marriage licenses to homosexual couples even after the Supreme Court rules against her, all because of her Christian beliefs. She now is saying that she is taking a “stand for God” by continuing to resist, almost certainly forcing a judge to hold her in contempt soon. And what did everyone in America say?
Those crazy Republicans. Tea Partiers. Christians that take it too far. Conservatives.
Well, it makes a lot of sense to think that way. Kim Davis, the Rowan County marriage license clerk, an elected official, has all the hallmark signs of those things, and yet, she is a Democrat. She was elected by the people, a Democrat in Kentucky. It’s a matter of public record, and yet the mainstream media has worked overtime to make sure that fact never appears in any of the news stories. You would think other Democrats would be down on Davis, and yet they don’t seem to know this is one of their own either. That’s right, people. The last holdout in America against gay marriage is a Democratic marriage license clerk in Kentucky.
The arguments against Kim Davis make a lot of sense. They can’t fire her because she is an elected official. They could impeach her, but she’d probably be up for re-election before they finished the process. She says she is taking a stand for what she believes in. She could have quit, though, instead of refusing to do her job, but she isn’t willing to go that far for her beliefs. Of course, those on her side would say that why does she have to give up a good job because she operates within the framework of her religious beliefs?
The bottom line is that Davis’ stand is only going to be noble to the extremely hardcore religious conservatives (which she is not) who think that gay marriage is the final bell for the last round in a fight where the goal is to exterminate Christianity from America altogether. They will be impressed, for everyone else she is an embarrassment, and yet, the battle does have some interesting aspects to watch. For the first time, we have someone who might go to jail because of their religious beliefs in America, and while you can make a strong argument that it doesn’t have to be that way if Mrs. Davis just resigned, still, it is troubling that a judge now has the ability to fine or imprison Mrs. Davis over something that can be traced backward to God and religion. It was an almost constant talking point by opponents of religious liberty laws that this would never happen in America, and wasn’t even being threatened. Just a few weeks later, not only is it being threatened, but it is actually set to happen.
What do you think? Is Mrs. Davis off her rocker? Did you think she was a Republican? Do you support her taking a stand or do you think she should resign if she has a problem with doing her job as determined by the government?