By now you’ve all likely heard about Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs. The Supreme Court on Monday tried to tell her she can’t do that, but she continued anyway, denying at least four gay couples a license on Tuesday morning.
"To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God's definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience," Davis, a devout Christian who served as a deputy clerk for 26 years before being elected a clerk last November, said in a statement. "It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God's Word. It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act."
You know what’s also relevant to this story, according to the Associated Press and other liberal news outlets like the New York Post? The fact that Davis has sinned in her life. Gasp!
Here’s how the Post introduced the story:
Moralist is apparently in quotes because they would like to point out she’s a hypocrite by committing other biblical sins in the past. But the beginning paragraphs in the actual story are all about how “she repented and pledged the rest of her life to the service of the Lord.”
Here's the AP's "reporting":
Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God’s grace.
Davis was then an unlikely candidate to wage a moral war over the institution of marriage. At 44 years old, she had been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock.
But that Sunday morning, as the preacher spoke from the Book of Galatians, she repented and pledged the rest of her life to the service of the Lord.
Now as the Rowan County clerk, Davis — despite her own checkered past — is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can’t be wed. She invoked “God’s authority” Tuesday as she defied a series of federal court orders and once again denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Attention, liberal media: we are all sinners. Jesus died for our sins, however, so if Davis repented and confessed as the story suggests, this is not a story at all. What, then, was the AP’s point in writing this? She is not a hypocrite, as her past sins have been wiped clean so to speak. Any Christian understands this, and up until now, I would have thought that even secularists would at least be familiar with one of the most fundamental aspects of the faith, to which one-third of the world’s population adheres. Guess I was wrong on that. But then again, I also thought “the man in the pulpit” is called a pastor.