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If you are regular reader of my blog than you mostly like know that I am more a liberal than anything else. I cried the day that Same-Sex Marriage was ruled legal all across the U.S. I thought, “This is a great day for equality.”
Then, of course, there had to be party poopers. As the song says, “Every party has a pooper and that’s why we invited you.” There are those people who think Same-Sex marriage is disgusting, against God’s will and blah, blah, blah.
There are also other people, the people who decide that they are above the the law. That they can make decisions for others based on their belief’s and disregard the rule of law.
One such person is Kim Davis, she works as a clerk in Kentucky. She refuses to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Even though the SUPREME Court (look, it’s built right into the name, their rulings are supreme people, not suggestions, otherwise it would be called the Suggestion Court and have way less power) told her she had to do it. She kept saying it was against her religious beliefs.
I saw a Meme today that said if I said that guns were against my religious beliefs could I stop issuing gun licenses? That actually makes an interesting point. Can you site your religion as a reason not to do your job?
The answer, in my opinion, is no.
You are employed to do a job, if you cannot do that job you need to then leave that job.
Kim Davis cannot do her job and now, as of today, she is going to jail because of it. As she should. According to US Attorney Kerry Harvey,
“Government officials are free to disagree with the law, but not disobey it.” ~Daily Dot
That’s the point that needs to be understood here, it’s fine that Davis disagrees with the law but it’s not fine that she is taking it upon herself to determine what is right and what is wrong as a government official. As much as I disagree with how many things are handled, I believe that this is a case in which Davis is wrong and the government is right. I even have to agree with some of the statements that Carly Florin, Republican Presidential hopeful, made earlier on the subject,
“I think in this particular case, this woman now needs to make a decision of conscience — is she prepared to continue to work for the government, be paid by the government, in which case she needs to execute the government’s will, or does she feel so strongly about this that she wants to sever her employment with the government and go seek employment elsewhere where her religious liberties will be paramount over her duties as as government employee?” ~Towleroad
I think Davis should do us all a favor and leave her job and find employment elsewhere, where she can’t be billed as some kind of religious hero by those that find what she’s doing to be the right and just will of God.
Let me tell you something, denying people the right to marry is not (in my opinion) the will of any God. Last I checked (which, I admit, was a very long time ago) God wanted his people to be happy and to celebrate their love, whoever that love was with. Love is love and it would seem to me that Kim Davis needs to do some studying about what love really is. People like Davis are a dime a dozen these days and I have no doubt that eventually we’ll see some book about her experiences here but I for one won’t read it because it’s a skewed perspective of one woman who clearly doesn’t understand what love really is.
What do you think? Remember these are my opinions and I am happy to have a civilized discussion about these matters, that being said, tell me YOUR thoughts!