There was a recent story about a lady in Kentucky who issued marriage licenses for a living. The lady’s name is Kim Davis, and she made news recently when she decided that she would “not” issue licenses to gay couples that wanted to get married. Her rationale was that “Gay marriage is a sin before God, so if she issued the licenses then she would be sinning as well.” Her refusal to obey a court order landed her in jail where she has been for a while now. Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee supports her and will be attending a rally for her. In the meantime, her deputy clerks are “complying with the orders” and “they are issuing licenses for same sex marriages.” Upon further review I found this story interesting, but I just couldn’t find it to be “absolutely necessary.” Ms. Davis has the obvious right to follow her religious beliefs and not serve the licenses, but I don’t think she has the right to try to “change the system while working there.” Most couples don’t care who they get the licenses from just as long as they get them. If Ms. Davis believes so much in her cause then a lot of jail time could have been avoided if she had “just resigned.” She might not make any money, but at least her soul should feel fulfilled. Since she obviously didn’t consider that option then this story leads me to believe that she was “really looking for the notoriety that she hoped would result from this case.” Her cause has now been promoted world wide (and that might be what she truly wanted anyway). People have a right to free speech (well, constitutionally, that is) and she has the right to express her religious beliefs (at least in “this” country). I applaud her commitment, even if I don’t quite agree with her methods. It really didn’t have to be that difficult. All she needed to do was just “quit.” The latest story on her can be read by the link up top. For the record, there is a LOT of unGodly sin in this world that is actually “sanctioned by governments.” For example, killing is a sin as well, but through abortions, wars and capital punishments we often condone it. No one said that the world was “righteous.” We have a lot to fix. Sometimes we just need to ask ourselves if the change is actually “worth the sacrifice…” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought today, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Regina Bell and Brett Jolly