IMO: Kim Davis

In the summer of 2015, Kim Davis came into the public eye. She is the County Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky. She refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She would also not allow any deputy in her office to issue such a marriage license. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court held that right to marriage was guaranteed to same-sex couples. It became the law of the land. She indicated that in her refusal, she was operating under God's Authority.

I'm thinking the Bible should have some signs of God's Authority.
Leviticus 18:22 – No homosexuality
Leviticus 19:28 – No tattoos
Exodus 20:14 – No adultery
1 Corinthians 6: 9,10 – No sexual immorality (sex before marriage, maybe?)

Wow, the list of those who are sinful (apparently the definition of those to whom Kim Davis can refuse a license) grows pretty long. Let me check out more from the New Testament -

Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God

Oh man, that is it folks. No more marriages for the folks in Rowan County, Kentucky

But wait, what is it I find that can make me smile again?

Romans 5:8 - God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

So hey, Kim Davis, next time you want to claim God's Authority, can you please check out the New Testament a bit? Also, you should note that as a sin (in your eyes) homosexuality did not make God’s top ten list, but adultery did. Now how do you handle that?

As a side note, I also want to point out that to you, Kim, it would have been a stronger statement of your beliefs to give up something of value to you, like your salary and employee benefits for what you believe in rather than have the county jail you as the martyr I'm sure you thought you were.

Let me be clear on this, I believe love is love and do not consider love between same sex people as a sin – not that I have any authority in determining sin. I think what former President Jimmy Carter said in 2012 is pretty clear:
Homosexuality was known in the ancient world, well before Christ was born, and Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of His teachings about multiple things, Jesus never said that gay people should be condemned.’

Update: Kim Davis took her fight to the US Court of Appeals in January, 2016. Still pending as this is written. And there are now other Bible Belt states that are passing a variety of morality laws concerning LGBT issues. And yet they still have hungry, homeless, thirsty citizens…


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