Prepare yourselves, folks. I think we’ll be seeing more stories like this in the coming months. As you’ve probably heard by now, Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky, has been thrown in the slammer for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Yes, you read that right. An American citizen has been jailed — not fired, not fined, not lectured, but jailed — for adhering to her Christian beliefs about homosexuality and gay marriage. I wish I could say that I’m shocked and disillusioned by this. But, in a nation where infants are murdered and their body parts sold for profit; where cops are being gunned down in cold blood; where the Constitution is irrelevant; where our political leaders rule like lawless tyrants, there’s really not much that surprises me anymore. It’s like we’re living in the days of Paul and Silas.
I was initially hesitant to write anything about this story. Not because I feared the hateful backlash from liberal trolls on social media or the gay mafia (that’s just expected at this point), but because Kim Davis did, technically, break a law. Granted, it’s a stupid, meaningless law, but a law nonetheless. As the county clerk, she is required to issue marriage licenses regardless of the sexual orientations of the couple. My first thought was that she simply should have resigned, rather than fight to remain in office. After all, she had to have known that her actions would spark national outrage from liberal lunatics who worship at the altar of radical progressivism. She had to have known that she would, at the very least, be prosecuted for this.
Also, I initially believed that her actions would be a smear to Christianity. I thought, ‘This is the last thing we need. A law-breaking Christian. What is this woman thinking?’ God calls us to respect our government leaders, right? Doesn’t this fly in the face of scriptural principles?
Then I remembered that throughout the course of history, Christians have always been the ones to rightly defy the laws of man and government when those laws contradict biblical principles. Daniel was thrown into a pit of lions for praying to God rather than King Darius (although Darius was tricked into passing this law by the corrupt satraps.)Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were tossed into a blazing furnace like human cookies for refusing to bow to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden idol. Paul and Silas were shackled and chained to a prison wall for preaching God’s Word. Christian missionary Corrie ten Boom was arrested for helping Jews escape the Nazi holocaust during World War II. Romanian minister Richard Wurmbrand was imprisoned and tortured for his Christian faith in the mid-1900s. Dozens of Christians across the Middle East have been brutally executed by tyrannical government regimes for refusing to convert to anti-Christian religions.
No, I’m not comparing physical torture or the threat of flesh-eating felines to Kim’s situation. Obviously, the circumstances and consequences are radically and historically different. Kim Davis will lose her job and she’s looking at spending a year behind bars. That will probably be the end of it. But the principle is the same. All of these historical men and women rejected a government decree, order or law because of their Christian faith and suffered the consequences — oftentimes in ways that put their very lives in jeopardy.
Yet, here in modern day America, where pious liberals preach tolerance and lecture us about “the rule of law,” Kim Davis has been incarcerated for adhering to her faith, while corrupt politicians like Hillary Clinton commit multiple felonies, endangering national security, and progressives remain silent and unfazed.
Barack Obama defies the Constitution every five minutes and Democrats rejoice. This administration illegally changed Obamacare over 50 times, often without congressional approval. The IRS unlawfully targeted conservative groups simply because they were conservatives and our own government handed weapons to terrorists in Syria, which ultimately led to the death of an American ambassador. Law after law is ignored by this administration, but the minute a county clerk in a Podunk Kentucky town opposes gay marriage, or a baker refuses to make a cake for a homosexual couple, it’s time to break out the handcuffs. I fear I may suffer a mental breakdown from dwelling on this astounding hypocrisy.
Even worse than the hypocrisy, however, is our government’s oppressive and illegal mandating of gay marriage in the first place — an act that basically circumvents and defies every aspect of the Constitution, not to mention morality, Natural Law and the Word of God. Of course, none of that matters to progressive leaders who have long since abandoned our nation’s founding principles. The Truth is that gay marriage isn’t really marriage at all. It cannot exist as marriage or be defined as marriage. It’s an utter perversion of the institution of marriage — a God-ordained institution that has always been the union of one man and one woman for life. Gay couples do not have the biological capacity to produce children, build families or contribute to the continuation of humanity. For centuries, every civilization on the planet has embraced and defined marriage as the bond between a man and a woman, until liberal Democrats and five people in black robes decided otherwise. But, no human “law” will ever change the Truth and definition of marriage. Ever.
As expected, Kim Davis is being cast as the villain and gay couples as the victims. Progressives have tried to besmirch her Christian testimony by citing her three divorces and the fact that she conceived some of her children out of wedlock. And I admit that I was surprised by these facts as well. But honestly, the woman’s past is irrelevant and does not change the reality of the present situation. Davis turned her life around by accepting Christ in 2011 and is now, by all accounts, living as a Christian woman. Also, she confessed her past sins in a statement and did not attempt to make any excuses for her divorces. She’s not a hypocrite. Progressives like Hillary are hypocrites. But, not Kim Davis. Not at all.
Kim Davis is not the problem. She’s not the bad guy. She’s a hero for the Christian faith and she’s standing against the illegal, unconstitutional law, not endorsing it or supporting it. America’s ever-expanding progressive government is the problem.
I think it’s time that we realize this, before it’s too late.
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