Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. – Romans 13:1-2 (NIV)
Most everyone by now has heard about Kim Davis. Davis is the county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky. She has been jailed by a federal judge for refusing to issue a marriage license to same-sex couples. After Davis was jailed, members of her staff issued the marriage license.
It was not long after Davis was jailed, the group called “Family Research Council” which is headed by Tony Perkins sent out an email with the subject, “Help free Kim Davis from jail.” Perkins told supporters, “American Christians need to stand with Kim Davis’s right to stand by her religious convictions.”
Perkins asked supporters to sign a petition to the Governor of Kentucky asking him to issue an accommodation to Kim Davis allowing her to live and work according to her beliefs.
Some people believe that people should just step aside when a person has some sort of religious belief and let them do their own thing. That’s kind of the reason why the same-sex marriage issue went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. There needs to be one law for all to obey, if not it will become a slippery slope.
If people like Davis are allowed to continue, I can imagine people being refused service for any number of “religious” reasons.
Nobody is telling Davis what to believe in her heart or change her religious convictions. She works for the government, and part of her job is to serve the public no matter what the public that comes into her office believes. Plus, Davis has to obey the laws of this country.
I’ve read that Davis won’t resign from her job, and if she does not obey the law, she may be in jail for quite some time. She should be impeached.
I’m sure Tony Perkins and his organization will help her find a job.
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. – Luke 6:35 (NIV)