By Tom Quiner
Martin Luther King Jr. would be proud of Kim Davis.
Like Dr. King, she opposed an unjust law that compromised her religious convictions. Actually, Ms. Davis did not break any law. The Kentucky Constitution (Sections 402.005 and 402.020) restricts marriage to “the civil status, condition, or relation of one (1) man and one (1) woman.”
The law is still on the books.
Kim Davis simply honored the existing law democratically enacted by the people of Kentucky which five Supreme Court justices said is no longer valid.
The Court’s decision compels public servants like Kim Davis, as well as private business owners in certain lines of work, to either violate their conscience or lose their job (or business).
The Left has reacted viciously, dragging her personal life across the pages of social media and the mainstream media, and even incarcerating her. They know that if she wins, she will have established a precedent that could very well save this nation, to the Left’s chagrin. They want us to get over our love affair with the First Amendment.
Accordingly, the Left wants her to quit her job or be fired. They want to send a message that Christians must leave their faith at home and do the will of Caesar no matter how immoral the law … if they want to work for Caesar.
Caesar’s religion is the established one to which even Christians must bow if they want to earn a livelihood in America.
Christianity thrives on martyrdom. When Caesar threw a Christian Church Father, Polycarp, into the arena around 100 A.D., all he demanded of the priest was to proclaim, “Caesar is Lord.”
Instead, Polycarp responded:
“Eighty-six years I have served Christ, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?”
And the state killed him.
Things never change, do they?
Kim Davis, despite relentless death threats from the Left, still has her life, but went to jail for five days for standing up for Christ in the public square, just like the early Christians did; just like Reverend King did.
Nonetheless, she is a modern American martyr for her faith.
Voices on the right hail her as a modern Rosa Parks, an assertion the Left adamantly refutes.
All I know is that Kim Davis honors Dr. King’s legacy with her commitment to peaceful civil disobedience to tyranny over religious conscience.
Writing from the Birmingham jail, Dr. King said:
“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”
Kim Davis has set the precedent. Others are following her lead.
Thanks to this flawed woman of faith, more Christians will stand up in civil disobedience to the modern Caesars who go by the names of Obama, Clinton, Kennedy, Reed, and Pelosi.
Without religious liberty, America is not America.
Thank-you, Kim Davis.