Dear Conservatives: As a Christian, I am Begging You All to Not Fall For Con Artist Kim Davis’s Scam

Considering I know where all this nonsense in Kentucky surrounding Kim Davis and her continued refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is headed, I felt the need to expound a bit on an article I previously wrote where I voiced my belief that this is all just a scam by her to try to make a lot of money. But this time I wanted to address conservatives directly. Ultimately, they’re going to be the ones who end up donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to this woman in what I feel is clearly just a giant “get rich quick” scheme she’s trying to pull off “in the name of religion.”

So, let me begin:

Dear Conservatives,

Look, I know we don’t always get along. But for this one moment, I’m not speaking to you as a progressive. I’m speaking to you as a Christian (yes, I am a progressive Christian) who’s offended at the fact that this hypocrite is exploiting my faith in what I believe is nothing more than a ploy to try to make money by preying on the strong religious convictions of others.

I get it, many of you don’t support same-sex marriage. That’s your right. The great thing about this country is you are free, as private citizens, to believe whatever it is you want. Even if we disagree completely on religion, disagreements that sometimes turn heated, that’s still something that should be celebrated in this country. There are many places on the planet where two people can’t openly discuss religious differences back and forth with one another.

But this woman isn’t a devout Christian – she’s a hypocrite. She’s been married four times, divorced three times and has had at least one extramarital affair.

It’s so blatantly obvious that she’s using this as a way become a “martyr” so she can receive fame, attention and – ultimately – money.

She knows that she has no legal leg on which to stand in her defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling. Her being in jail has nothing to do with her faith. It has to do with her position as an elected public official who’s disobeying the very laws she swore to honor. If she no longer wants to abide by our laws as an elected official, then she’s completely free to resign her post.

While she’s playing up this religion nonsense, that’s just to manipulate all of you. She’s certainly heard about the stories where people “standing for their beliefs” were suddenly flush with cash after hundreds of thousands of dollars rolled in from conservatives all across the country. She knows if she’s removed from office, she’ll become a right-wing celebrity. I’m sure she’ll be offered book deal, numerous appearances on Fox News and probably end up being hired by some sort of religious group as a spokesperson for “religious liberty.”

This is all a scam. 

This is a woman with a past that’s chock full of lying, cheating and repeatedly breaking her “biblical vows,” who’s now exploiting religion for fame, hoping to make lot of money by doing so.

As a Christian, I’m begging you all – don’t let her get away with it.

If you feel so inclined as to donate money to someone, send to the Wounded Warriors Project or The Yellow Ribbon Fund and help wounded veterans and their families. Send money to a local children’s hospital or orphanage. In fact, if it will make you feel better, make your donation to these places “in support of Kim Davis.”

Just, please, don’t allow this con artist to get what she wants.


Allen Clifton

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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