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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kim Davis is a hypocrite, but that doesn't matter

This is another one of those arguments we need to stop having.


It doesn't matter how big a hypocrite Kim Davis is.

It doesn't matter that the Bible is much more explicit in its' condemnation of divorce than it is about gay marriage. It doesn't matter that Kim Davis is an admitted adulteress who would have been stoned to death in Bible times. It doesn't matter, because Kim Davis's hypocrisy - amusing though it may be - is not the issue.

Even if the Bible spelled out in exact words "county clerks shalt not issue licenses of marriage to two dudes, thus sayeth the Lord," that Bible passage would have no bearing on the laws of the United States of America or of the State of Kentucky or of Buttfart County or wherever she lives. No one's religion gets to determine whether they have to follow the law. Even if Kim Davis had been married only once instead of four times, and even if Kim Davis hadn't conceived at least one child out of wedlock, and even if Kim Davis hadn't had at least one extra-marital affair, even if she was not guilty of the slightest bit of hypocrisy, she's still wrong. Marriage equality is the law of the land and Kim Davis is in violation of the law. That is the only thing that matters.

Yes, it's humorous how the self-righteous hillbilly has violated so many of the religious precepts she claims to hold so dear, but it doesn't matter. There is no level of sincerity that allows her to deny other people their rights. Even if she followed every rule in the Bible to the letter, she doesn't get to inflict her Bible on the people of Assbutt County or wherever she lives. No one gets to do that. This is America, not ancient Israel.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You have cut right to the analytical heart of the matter.

anne marie in philly said...

RAMEN, bro!

jadedj said...

Amen to that!