The dust-up in Kentucky over marriage licenses is confounding.
Kim Davis is a civil servant who took an oath to serve the public under the laws in her jurisdiction and is compensated to execute her civilian duties.
The persons whom she is refusing to serve didn’t ask to be wed in her church, in which case I would support her refusal to issue a marriage license. She refuses to issue a marriage license on “God’s authority,” she says.
By this logic, under her evangelical banner, she finds it against the teachings of her religion to issue a civilian license, even though she is compensated by a civilian authority.
Never miss a local story.
By her logic, according to her beliefs in the Gospels, Jesus Christ preaches against divorce. Kim Davis is on her fourth marriage, divorced three times.
Ironic, I think. Even more ironic is the fact that although Jesus spoke of divorce in the Gospels, Jesus didn’t blatantly address homosexuality.
War on religion? Quite the contrary; there is a war on civil rights by those who wish to impose their religious beliefs on us all.