Kim Davis is a hero.
She is the county clerk in Kentucky who told a federal judge that she would rather go to jail than to authorize homosexual marriages in her jurisdiction.
And she went to jail for five days.
The federal judge thought he would break her down by putting her in the slammer but it just strengthened her resolved.
In 2011, Kim Davis gave her life to Jesus. She had been involved in a lot of sin – including three failed marriages. But she understands the full forgiveness of God in Jesus Christ.
When the U.S. Supreme Court ordered all 50 states to sanction homosexual marriage, Kim Davis said no. In fact, she stopped issuing all marriage licenses in hopes that the Kentucky Legislature would solve this moral dilemma.
While she waited, homosexual activists from other states swooped down on her to apply for marriage certificates. These moral degenerates don’t really want to be married – they just want to use corrupt judges to force normal Americans to accept their aberrant sexual behavior. They thought they could make an easy example of a simple clerk in Kentucky.
But God shows His strength in our weakness. Kim Davis drew confidence and declared to the judge that Jesus was her Savior and she would not violate the Bible’s condemnation of homosexuality.
By the way, homosexuality is an abomination and is condemned in the both the Old Testament and New Testament. Jesus declared that marriage was between one man and one woman.
Part of the effort to legitimize homosexuality centers on degrading the Bible because this attack is really upon God. Homosexuals essentially state that God “made a mistake” when they gave men lust for other men and women desire for other women. They denounce the concept of sin because it interferes with their hedonism and the desire to mate with whoever or whatever whenever they wish.
And there is a legal aspect to this heroic act by Kim Davis. Bible-believing Christians are instructed to obey the civil laws – until they conflict with God’s principles outlined in the Bible.
In the Bible, Daniel defied the Babylonian government and continued to pray even though it meant certain death in the lion’s den. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused the command to bow down and publicly worship an idol set up by the king despite the threat to throw them into a fiery furnace and their demise.
Has America ever had a bad law? Yes.
Should Christians obey immoral laws? No.
There was a time in the nation that slavery was legal. We fought the War Between the States to confirm Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (which freed the slaves).
What if our military was ordered to fire upon American citizens? That would be a perfect time to disobey a lawful order given by a superior officer.
But Kim Davis was jailed for breaking a law that has not been passed. Technically, she was jailed for contempt of court but there is no law in Kentucky that says a man can marry a man or a woman marry a woman. In fact, there is a law that says marriage is between one man and one woman.
Kim Davis works for the people of her county, not for a federal judge.
This incident is driving homosexuals, progressives and the liberal media crazy. They wanted Kim Davis to capitulate and grant the licenses or resign from office. She can’t be fired because it is an elective office. They could try to impeach her but on what grounds?
According to the U.S. Constitution, the federal government has a limited list of enumerated powers and control of marriage is not on the list. The court should never have taken up the homosexual marriage issue and left it where it belongs – with the states.
By the way, more than 75 percent of Oklahomans agreed with a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. That was the will of the people until it was overturned by a single, unelected, appointed-for-life, federal judge who wanted to make law instead of just interpreting the Constitution.
Congratulations to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for going to Kentucky to rally support for Kim Davis. There certainly were some political advantages for that trip but they also drew the hatred of homosexuals for standing up for a valiant Christian.
Christians don’t hate homosexuals. Clearly all of the hate is emanating from the progressive camps, especially the liberal media, including the Tulsa World. Two lesbian editors from the World filed the lawsuit to overturn traditional marriage. That’s something to ponder while reading the Tulsa World over a bowl of Wheaties at breakfast.
God condemns homosexuality because it is a terrible lifestyle choice for people. It breeds infidelity. It is a magnet for sexually transmitted diseases. It shatters families.
Homosexuals are condemned by their actions and lack of faith. The good news is the Gospel, that redemption is available through faith in Jesus Christ. That is what Kim Davis has found and it has changed her life.