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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why I’m Siding with Kim Davis

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32

As I’m sure you all know by now, Rowan county clerk Kim Davis was arrested last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples in the state of Kentucky. Not only was she arrested, but she was denied bail and sentenced to remain in jail until she agrees to issue licenses to same-sex couples by US District Judge David Bunning who stated that he had “no alternative” because simply fining her would never change her mind. Mrs. Davis, of course, sited her deeply held religious beliefs as grounds for not issuing the licenses. Some, including so-called “conservative” presidential hopefuls Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, John Kasich, and Lindsey Graham, have made the claim that her personal beliefs do not put her above the law and that she should have simply resigned if she did not wish to participate; however, I believe that there is a much greater issue at hand here. This is not simply about religious freedom, but about an out of control progressive government who’s looking for a way to further their own lawless agenda.

Ordinarily, I would agree that she should have simply resigned, as I have never been a believer in fighting one’s employer in the name of religious freedom. If my employer refuses to work with me, I have no desire to work for them. However, since Kim Davis is an elected official, I believe this case is a little bit different than it would be in the case of an average employee working in, say, a department store. Not only was Mrs. Davis elected by people who no doubt were full aware of her firmly held belief in God’s definition of marriage, but it is also highly likely that the majority of the people affected by her decisions as county clerk share her same belief, as it is common knowledge that most Americans still believe in traditional marriage. And since she is an elected official, she would also have to go through the impeachment process in order to be relieved of her job rather than simply being fired, which is another point entirely in and of itself.

I think it is important to note Judge David Bunning’s statement that simply fining Mrs. Davis would not be enough to change her mind, because it proves that his motive to sentencing her to jail goes far beyond simply making sure that justice has been served. If the goal was just to ensure that homosexual “marriage” licenses were issued in Rowan County, Kentucky, all that would need to be done would be to impeach Mrs. Davis and replace her with someone else who would issue the licenses; however, this judge had something more in mind when he made his decision. He didn’t want just anyone to issue the licenses. No. He wanted Kim Davis herself to issue the licenses. And if he couldn’t make her do it by instating heavy fines, he thought that maybe he could make her sweat it out in jail. Not only would that teach Mrs. Davis a lesson, but it would also send a message to all those who disagree with the progressive left that says, “You may not have to agree with us privately, but we will force you to conform to our beliefs publically.” This is not about Kim Davis’s refusal to issue “marriage” licenses, but it’s all about proving a point that no one goes against the liberal left and gets away with it.

Lastly, in reality, Kim Davis has broken no law because homosexual marriage is still not legal anywhere within the United States of America. You see, the Supreme Court, in spite of what our liberal-minded president would like to believe, does not have the authority to pass a law on anything. That is not what they are there for. The Supreme Court can say whether or not they believe a certain law in question is constitutional, but they have never possessed the power to write or enact any such law. That, in and of itself, is unconstitutional. In order for a certain idea to become a law, it must first go through the president and congress, which the idea of homosexual “marriage” has still yet to do; therefore making any and all homosexual “marriage” licenses issued in any state since the SCOTUS decision absolutely worthless. And no one can break a law that never existed.

Again, this is not about one woman’s religious beliefs, but about a progressive presidential administration that is spinning out of control. Until congresses passes a written law that says that homosexual “marriage” is now legal in all fifty states, I believe it is the duty of county clerks everywhere, regardless of what their religious convictions may be, to refuse to issue “marriage” licenses to homosexual couples because they are still nothing more than a worthless piece of paper. This is about judicial tyranny, folks. It’s about one branch of the government thinking it is superior to all others. If they can get away with homosexual “marriage,” what will they try to get away with next?

You don’t have to be a Christian today to agree with what I’ve said here. However, if you have not yet acknowledged Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, I’d like to encourage you to come to do so before it is eternally too late for you. If you will turn from all sin and trust Christ alone to save you, He will save you today and keep you saved forever.

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