God Bless Kim Davis

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 

11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  Matthew 5:10-12

Honestly I wasn’t planning on writing anything about the gay marriage ruling until a bit later when I had time to write a full, in-depth article about why it was, indeed, the “twenty four darkest hours of our nation’s history” (Ted Cruz, God bless him). But when I saw this video today, it broke my heart. Honestly. I legitimately wanted to cry, because in that moment I witnessed something that the LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ folks said would never happen, something that the Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves over if they ever witnessed it. But here, watch it first.

And here’s a longer version:

Heck, I even found this nasty clip from the very end of it:

Wow. Just wow. God bless her, and good for her for staying calm while everybody else freaked out and called her names. I just really want to give her a big ol’ bear hug and tell her that she’s not alone, that despite all those people mobbing her today and treating her like trash and the scum of the earth, there are people out there who support her all the way.

Of course the biggest irony in all of this is the typical case of hypocrisy you’ll find in much of the LGBT crowd and the Left. They call Christians and conservatives bigots, haters, homophobes, and will accuse us of discrimination and racism, when in truth they are all of those things. It’s a term you’ll find in most psychology classes, “psychological projection.” People will often project their own feelings and insecurities onto others in an effort to alleviate subconscious guilt. That’s exactly what the Left does, and that’s exactly what these gay men and their supporters are doing in this video. I’ve talked about this with my parents quite a lot, because you’ll often find that it’s true — that many people (many, not all) in the gay community have a chip on their shoulder. You look at their eyes, their demeanor, and the way they talk, and in many cases they’re not happy people. You see bitterness and anger, no matter how many times they try to hide it when they smile and giggle sorority-style with their little friends. Again, not all, but quite a few, especially in the video.

Frankly that topic is enough for a whole other post, but I’ll leave it with this. I get that it’s rough to be gay. Whether you’re born with it or not, there’s no question that it’s a pitiable lifestyle to deal with. But, that being said, that’s no excuse to play the victim either. As a wonderful teacher and mentor said in a recent speech she gave, “Don’t let your circumstances define who you are or who you’re going to be.” And that applies for everyone.

That’s about it for my rant, but I’ll say a few more things too. And I’ll be blunt about it. This kind of treatment towards any human being is WRONG, plain and simple. No matter what her job is, no matter what the law is (and frankly a lawless one at that). No place in this country, especially not a public place, should have to force someone to either quit her job or defy her faith. That’s not a choice (unless you want to get technical, lol), it’s picking between two flavors of cyanide.

This story is merely one of the things conservatives have been trying to warn people about since Day 1 of this gay marriage debacle. You let people push the envelope, and they push farther and farther until things get worse and worse for people. First Christian bakeries, then Christian venues that hold marriage ceremonies, and now Christian clerks. Next it’ll be the churches. Oh wait… And wait…

But nooope, the Left totally cool with us believing what we want to believe.

So that’s my rant on this whole thing. I pray that Kim will be all right and that she makes it through this terrible trial. I don’t know what God has in store for her, but I do hope she doesn’t end up in prison like what so many of these nasty people want. But who knows, a prison sentence would certainly send a message far greater than any fine ever would (the dozens of times Christians have been fined don’t get much coverage, do they? Mhmm). She’d be a martyr, just like Paul and the other disciples. But all that’s for God to decide.

If you’re reading this and still didn’t get much out of it, then I’ll say this. Christians love everyone. We don’t hate gays or anyone in the LGBT community. We harbor no ill will towards anyone. None of us want to start fights, and if we could we’d gladly go along with all the wonderful happy feelings that a lot of people have felt as a result of the gay marriage ruling. But we can’t. Frankly it hurts that we can’t be happy with you, but we have a duty to our God and country that must come first. And that is why we do this.

UPDATE: As of September 3rd, Kim Davis has now been arrested. A Christian has been jailed for her beliefs in the United States of America. Yup, she is now a martyr.

UPDATE 2: And before you say anything about her being a “typical, right-wing Bible thumper,” I found that she’s a registered Democrat. So once again, who are the real bigots here?

  • John

    Woooow you are a hypocrite. Thank you for teaching me that extremist conservatives have no desire to acknowledge that people with other opinions exist. Free speech is a thing. How can you criticize other students for not wanting to discuss these issues with you–you have nothing to say back! I can agree to be polite and politically correct, but we get nowhere when you ignore me. Give me one more chance, I really am interested about your views on homosexuality, as I said in my first comment. I am happy to filter my side of the discussion so as not to make you uncomfortable. I really did want to hear from you.

  • John

    I thought, based on your other posts, you were interested in engaging in a rational discourse about politics and religion. You said everyone should be open to discussing these ideas, so we might find the truth. I find it perplexing–and a little disappointing–that you would then not wish to have a conversation with me. You may not agree with my views, but surely we can discover more about the world and ourselves by having such a discussion. 1984 and brave new world warn us of the consequences of censorship so everyone can agree on everything. I hope the point of this blog isn’t to censor those who disagree with you, as that would be an inefficient way of persuading anyone.

  • John

    I’m genuinely intrigued here, in your own words, how does gay marriage defy a Christian’s duty to the lord? What are your reasons for opposing gay marriage? (I’ve heard a number of theories and would like some insight into your perspective.)

    • Shelby

      Oh, I’m so sorry I haven’t responded! I haven’t been on my blog in months. It was a rough semester for me, so I haven’t checked this at all. That’s all, nothing more. You don’t need to call me names.

      As for my response, to be quite honest I don’t have a straight, one-sentence answer. I hate to say that, but gay marriage is one of those topics that you just can’t sum up that fast. The Chicks on the Right recently wrote a book, and in it they put a really awesome chart about all the complexities involved. I plan on taking a picture of it and putting it in a blog post later. In fact, to be honest I’ve planned on writing an entire post dedicated to all the arguments involved in gay marriage and my stance on it, but I wanted to wait both until I had the time and until the Obergefell decision calmed down a bit. I still haven’t had the time because I’ve been studying for my MCAT, but I’ll get to it eventually. :/
      But to give you at least some answer, part of it definitely is that you need an unchanging moral structure like what Christianity provides. If the structure is constantly changing and relative, you get what we have now, people pushing the envelope more and more until that structure starts to crumble. And that structure is not necessarily Christian in origin, but that faith is a great way to channel that structure. A while back I read a really cool article by a gay man who disagrees with gay marriage. He argues about this family structure as well and probably does a 10x better job at explaining it than me. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2013/03/9432/
      Thanks and sorry for the long wait!