The anti-gay clerk from Kentucky is definitely not the face of Christian morality
Unfortunately we all know who Kim Davis is by now. Following the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, she is the infamous anti-gay county clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on multiple occasions.
In a twisted religious liberty case, she claims she has the right to deny marriage licences to same sex couples “under god’s authority.” The U.S. Supreme Court denied her emergency request for a stay and her case will be heard today by the Sixth Circuit Court. A case experts say is doomed to fail.
Regardless of the Court outcome, her refusal to hand out marriage licences to gay and lesbian couples obviously comes from her Christian moral teachings. Well, as far as bible thumpers go, her actual morals are more suited to Hell.
In case you haven’t heard, it turns out Kim Davis is an adulterer and a thrice divorced mother. Normally I wouldn’t care, stupid is as stupid does and all that. It’s her life. But when you refuse to issue marriage licences on moral grounds when you yourself have been married four times, that vexes me greatly.
How’s this for morals? Kim Davis married husband #1. She then cheated on him with eventual husband #3 and had twins. She divorced husband #1 and married husband #2 who adopted her bastard twins that she had with eventual husband #3. She then divorced husband #2 and finally married husband #3. True love forever right? No. She soon divorced husband #3 and married husband #4.
Incredibly, three other Kentucky county clerks have opposed the facilitation of same-sex marriages. One of them, Casey Davis (no relation) even says Kim Davis’ divorces in no way diminish her credibility.
“I don’t have any problem with that whatever, how she was before. If the Lord can forgive her, surely I can, that’s something that’s forgivable just like any other sin, but if you continue in it and live in it, there’s a grave danger in that.”
Apparently some Christians believe that living in sin is an unforgivable offence whereas someone who just repeatedly sins is automatically forgiven. I suppose it’s impossible to understand the mind of religious hypocrites when the books that spawn them are equally contradictory.
Like Casey, I honestly don’t care about Kim Davis’ past. Right or wrong, her life choices are her business, not mine. As long as no one gets physically hurt, I’ve never been one to judge. If only Kim Davis wasn’t so hatefully misguided by her religion, she might feel the same way and same sex couples in Rowan County would already by married.