It bothers me when I see good people criticizing Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who is refusing to let her name be put on marriage licenses for same-sex couples, citing her religious beliefs.
If I were in Kim Davis’s position, would I have handled this situation the way she has? Probably not. But we are facing a great evil here, all of us who believe in traditional marriage, and we need to stand together against it.
I don’t think her critics realize the evil that has been unleashed by this ruling. This was rammed down our throats against the will of the people and contrary to what should be the law of the land. And this is not the end game of the gay activists. They are coming after anyone who refuses to celebrate same-sex marriage with them. They want to silence any religion that continues to teach traditional marriage. They want their doctrine taught in our schools and even in our homes. The level of intolerance of these people is vicious. Kim Davis may be the first person jailed for her belief in traditional marriage, but she certainly won’t be the last, and this is going to get much worse.
That’s the difference, I believe, between the good people who feel they need to defend her and those who feel they should pick on her. Those who see the ugly future of this war on religion are willing to overlook what may be her indiscretions to stand with her on the greater question of trying to preserve religious liberty. Those who are thinking, “All is well in Zion, Zion prospereth, all is well,” are joining in the piling on. I have a word for you people: You may be next, and then what will you do if no one stands up for you?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out with a statement shortly after this ruling was handed down. In it they said that LDS bishops should not participate in any same-sex wedding ceremonies, and that LDS meetinghouses should not be used for any receptions or other activities associated with these weddings. Do you think it is possible that any Mormons could end up getting persecuted for enforcing these rules? Not only possible, I would say, but likely. People have already lost their jobs over this issue, lost their businesses, been assaulted and vandalized.
No, we who oppose this need to stick together and quick nit-picking each other.
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