Jesus is most likely doing a constant face palm and very disappointed not only this week, but most of the time, at how those who claim to follow and act in his name, just don’t get it, and use his name to abuse others.
It’s apparent that Kim Davis; the County Clerk of Ashland, Kentucky, who refused to process gay marriage licenses interprets the Bible far more differently then I or many of my heterosexual friends do.
Here is the way I see it in the Bible as I read and understand it.
First of all, the 2nd commandment of God is to love your neighbor as yourself.
I get that Kim Davis thinks she was standing up for what was right in God’s eyes, and I respect her right to her convictions, just as I have that right. But keep that hateful smut to yourself. My personal opinion, she knew the law was passed, and if she couldn’t handle doing her job that the government swore her into doing, then she should have quit her job or should have requested to be transferred to a different position.
How many Muslims, Straight Non-Christians, Divorced and getting remarried Christians, Inter-racial couples, Atheists, possibly even devil worshipers, those who practice witchcraft, etc… has Mrs. Davis given marriage licenses to without any thought as to how it was against her beliefs or religion.
This is and never was based on her beliefs… It always is, always has been and will always be about homophobia. About something they don’t understand and won’t try to understand. It’s about people they refuse to invite to their table. Despite the fact that Jesus.. remember that guy you claim to follow? Invited all to his table. And why? Because it showed love, grace, understanding and created friendships and new believers. Continue reading