“This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes. This is a fight worth fighting,” Rowan County clerk Kim Davis told Todd Starnes of Fox News.
“I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am. This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.”
When the Supreme Court decided to forgo the legal process of the citizens and states voting to change the laws if they want them changed, the justices decided upon themselves to enact a countrywide edict. They in effect said due process is not needed and now you must act according to what we decree.
Since then Christians around the country have been increasingly told they must abandon their constitutionally protected faith. Kim Davis stood her ground and refused to issue any marriage licenses (to both traditional and same-sex couples). She is now feeling the burn of intolerance for her beliefs.
“I’m very steadfast in what I believe. I don’t leave my conscience and my Christian soul out in my vehicle and come in here and pretend to be something I’m not. It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?”
Instead of coming to terms with the fact that Kim’s decision and actions are an issue of her faith and not wanting to be forced to act against her faith, the large and liberal media outlets have dug up the entirety of her past to use against her.
They preach to the masses how she is a “homophobe” or filled with “hate” and then proceed to trumpet her failed marriages and smear her character. In typical fashion the media points out all failings of a practicing Christian as evidence against them. They expect all Christians to be perfect beings and not have ever sinned.
When the media come to the obvious realization that the person is not perfect, they point and shout loudly, “Look at this person! How dare they try to live according to a set of morals and beliefs! Look at their failures! How can they promote morality?!”
The media and liberal blogs fail to report on the enormous amount of hate mail, death threats, and rape threats that she and her husband receive. Kim’s actions (right or wrong) are an act of faith. The actions of those who smear her character or threaten her and her family are the legitimate acts of hate.
One thing can be guaranteed, no liberal or conservative media outlet will ever find a perfect Christian. Only one of those ever existed and that was over 2 thousand years ago. The very fact that a person is a Christian is an acknowledgement from them that they are not perfect.
It is time that this country stop persecuting Christians for their beliefs and stop trying to force Christians to act against their faith. Marriage is not a government institution.
What do you think? Do you support Kim’s actions? Do you think she is wrong? We would love to hear your thoughts.