PROCEDE WITH CAUTION!
I’m sure I have or will offend someone one of these days whenever I go off on one of my rants regarding a public issue–but at least try to spend a couple days chewing on the subject before expressing my opinions. But considering the only things filling up my Facebook feed are this issue and the release of Star Wars merchandise for Force Friday (something a little more complicated and doesn’t require ranting), I decided to address the event and provide a list of explanations expressing my thoughts/disputes. Hey–it works in investigations and for understanding, why not here
I’m sure by now you the reader have heard about the following: a Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis refused to grant several same sex marriage licenses on account she claims her Christian Faith does not support this viewpoint. So let’s begin:
1) if I am not correct, you position is an elected office. Meaning you are to represent the county and its laws. The Federal court determined it is now legal for same sex couples to marry. You are a federal employee, it is your job to uphold the law. If you cannot it is asked that you resign. Otherwise you are in contempt of court. This is where it should have ended. I personally think she should be removed from office at this point. I could insert the several examples of those following law over faith, but I will refrain because Kim Davis would not compare herself to anyone but other Christians of similar faith.
2) You say you did not uphold the law because Gods law is superior to man. First, please show me the exact law where it says same sex couples cannot get married. Guess what–it doesn’t. I could get all theological about this about what “Gods law” means, what the Bible shows about this, but I’m going just be simple in my response. In fact, the 10 commandments do not mention anything about marriage. Grant it Paul mentions it and that it is better to be single because ANY relationship can deter you from God (again no gender/sex specific.) Romans also talks about following those elected to office (Supreme Court judges) because all people and events can be used to the glory of God. Finally, Jesus said the greatest commands are to love God and love your neighbor. You’re definitely not doing none of those by denying others the right to do what you’ve done 4 times (heresay regarding she was divorced.) I also again say see #1 because if you are to lead, the last shall be first and first last…yeah, okay I’m done.
Okay–there I said it. This should have ended there. But no, mike Huccabee and another politician decided to stand by you in your *cough* accomplishment of getting freed from jail using “Eye of the Tiger” music to show the public that “God wins.”
1) Back to my public official stance. Politicians represent the people–I wish they did in reality.
2) You did not struggle…therefore you do not deserve to identify with a song that embodies what is means to work hard, work against with sweat and tears something others don’t agree with you on. I hope the artists that are suing you for the music credits win.
3) You are still required to uphold the law. I am siding win George Takei:
“Well this is a bit of a circus. So let us be clear: This woman is no hero to be celebrated. She broke her oath to uphold the Constitution and defied a court order so she could deny government services to couples who are legally entitled to be married. She is entitled to hold her religious beliefs, but not to impose those beliefs on others. If she had denied marriage certificates to an interracial couple, would people cheer her? Would presidential candidates flock to her side? In our society, we obey civil laws, not religious ones. To suggest otherwise is, simply put, entirely un-American.”
so just to make you feel better after my rant, here’s a puppy/kitty photo