The threat of tyranny makes strange bedfellows. Many liberals have attacked Kim Davis for keeping her oath to uphold the Kentucky constitution. As you know by now, the Blue Grass State’s constitution forbids same-sex marriage. It was voted on by the people and the prohibition was written into the constitution.
Nearly 75% of the voters approved Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 1. The text of the amendment states:
Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
Kim Davis is a Democrat. She is also a Christian. She would be violating the oath she took to uphold the Kentucky constitution on same-sex marriage if she signed marriage licenses for same-sex partners.
In addition to Christian groups supporting her, atheist Christopher Cantwell and “Chistopher Ciccone – otherwise known as Madonna’s brother, and who happens to be gay,” also have come out to give her support.
Here’s some of what Mr. Cantwell had to say on the subject of Kim Davis’ arrest and incarceration:
“I don’t take any particular pleasure in standing up for religious people. I have an extra special aversion to standing up for government bureaucrats. I don’t think ‘gay marriage’ should be a political issue, because I don’t think relationships should require licenses. But unfortunately, the anti-human left, the people who think so much of democracy until their opinions are unpopular, have circumvented every concept of law and justice in the history of mankind, to persecute Kim Davis. Jailing her was an extraordinary measure designed to do a single thing – to terrorize America’s religious majority.”
He went on to write, “As Justice John Roberts wrote in his dissent in Obergefell,”
If you are among the many Americans — of whatever sexual orientation — who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.
Christopher Ciccone described those in the “gay community” as “sore winners.” Not wanting to create a martyr, they created a martyr. The result has been to awaken sleeping giant and to give voice to the silent majority that ordinarily goes about its business without kicking up a dust storm of dissent:
But why should [Kim Davis be arrested and jailed] when DOJ and other civil authorities don’t follow federal law when they choose not to, i.e. Washington State and Colorado (POT) come to mind [for neglecting federal drug laws]…or the abstract notion of “sanctuary cities.” I always thought that sanctuary was the province of churches.
Citing the constitution, Ciccone reminded everyone the freedom of press, speech, and freedom of religion:
If I’m not mistaken, it’s in the constitution….something about religious freedom or something….selective shaming and bullying corrupts a democracy….freedom of press, speech and religion give it strength. Not to mention reason and the God-given compassion we as humans have a right and responsibility to practice.
One commentator wrote that the incarceration of Kim Davis was the deathblow to opposition to same-sex marriage. I’m sure a similar thing was said about abortion in January 1973 when seven Supreme Court Justices argued that it was now permissible in the United States for mothers to kill their unborn babies.
Can anyone say “pro-life movement” and “Planned Parenthood videos” 42 years later?