Kim Davis: Bible-Avenging Crusader or Bible-Wielding Hypocrite?

Today Kim Davis was held in contempt of court and sentenced to jail for her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.

Davis apparently believed her power as a county clerk in Kentucky superseded that of the United States Supreme Court.

But she is a bigoted hypocrite. She has been married four times and was impregnated by her third husband while married to her first husband.

And this woman claims her actions protect the sanctity of marriage?

Here is my letter to her supporters:

Dear Ms. Davis’ Devotees,

It’s my understanding you support Davis because you, like her, want to protect the sanctity of marriage. But someone who has been divorced three times certainly seems to have little respect for the institution.

It seems more logical that a couple who has been together for 20 years and now wants to get married have more respect for this institution.

But you only see two men holding hands. It probably grosses you out.

Try to imagine it is your son, daughter, brother, sister, best friend. They aren’t hurting anyone, they aren’t breaking any laws, and they aren’t doing something that goes against their faith. They simply want to spend their lives with the person they love.

Now picture yourself in their shoes. You’ve finally found the person you want to spend your life with. You’re happy; you’re in love. Your boyfriend or girlfriend proposes, and you’re engaged. You start planning a wedding. You find a day where you both can go pick up that license from the county clerk’s office. You drive to the office.

There you meet a woman who has never met you, but she hates who you love. She denies you your license. Although it is perfectly legal for you to get married, one woman is not allowing that.  

Imagine how your happiness and excitement changes to hurt and anger. You drive home, determined to do it again tomorrow. News cameras show up. Now your lives are thrown into the national spotlight, and you are a public spectacle. All because one hateful woman you have never met before is refusing to do her job.

What’s next? Government officials stop issuing driver’s licenses to gay people?

This post may not change any minds. But if you are reading this and support Kim Davis, I urge you to truly try to see things from the other side.

What you are doing to these couples is hateful, hurtful and against the law. They did not ask for this, and they don’t deserve this. It is time to stop judging others, and let people live their lives in peace.

I’ll end this letter with a quote from the bible, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”