Kim Davis is a Christian who believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. She also happens to be the clerk in a county in Kentucky and her job is to issue marriage licenses. She refused to issue licenses to gay couples and when they balked she stopped issuing them to anyone.
A judge ordered her to issue the licenses and she went through the legal system only to be shot down. She still refused to issue a document that would bear her name. She told the people where they could go to get the license but they would not do so.
A judge held Davis in contempt and had her jailed where she will remain until she issues the licenses.
This is just one more piece of evidence in the war on Christianity. Davis has a strongly held religious belief and she offered a solution that would allow the couples to get their licenses without her having to issue them.
I am pretty sure if this woman were a Muslim and refused to issue the licenses she would have been left alone.
There are a number of stories where Muslims claim their religious beliefs for not removing clothing that covers their faces or refusing to allow dogs in cabs or refuse to sell or handle alcohol or pork products. Has anyone fired any of them for doing this?
Now I understand that Davis is an elected official and the incidents I discussed were in the private sector but there seems to be this atmosphere that certain religions get away with anything but Christians do not.
If a Muslim bakery refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding do you really think there would be hell to pay for them?
Davis has religious beliefs and she is following them but she offered a solution. That was not good enough for Al Gayda (and BTW, two straight couples caught up in this).
I have read a number of items from people saying she is elected and works for the government so she must obey the law even if it goes against her faith.
There are many who are happy she is jailed.
So let us take this a little further.
It is against the law to enter the US illegally. Many people do and elected officials have established sanctuary cities where they are free to be lawbreakers. The elected officials in the US government have kept people from being deported. The US government has ignored immigration laws and allowed millions of people to come here and vote as well as receive welfare.
If they are elected and are expected to follow the laws then should we not be arresting them and putting them in jail for the same reason Davis is in jail?
The courts ordered a sheriff in California to issue concealed carry permits. She has not issued them to thousands of people and she has not been arrested for ignoring the court.
Perhaps they should just make getting a marriage license as difficult as getting a concealed carry permit in California or Maryland.
Those who think that the laws must be followed no matter what (and that includes religious objection or unconstitutional laws) should remember that everything Hitler did was allowed under German law.
Never surrender, never submit.