Kim Davis’s Stupidity Adds to the Long List of Conservative Religious Hypocrisy

kim-davis-adultery-divorceI’ve always found it ironic that the group of people who seem to live in a constant fear that Sharia law is a real threat to take over the United States (an absurd notion in and of itself), the evangelical Christians, are also the people who seem the most determined to force their view of their religion into our laws.

In other words, this is a group of religious fanatics worried that another group of religious fanatics might try to do to them exactly what they’re trying to do to others.

Well, since the Kim Davis idiocy has dominated the news as of late, this whole far-right evangelical movement has been exposed for what it truly is: A bunch of ignorant hypocrites.

I’m sorry, but I think it’s absolutely hilarious that “the face” of the anti-gay movement to “defend the sanctity of marriage” following the Supreme Court’s June ruling is someone who’s been married four times, divorced three times and has had at least one affair.

Though this woman joins a list of hypocrites who have often cited the Bible to justify their ignorance against homosexuality, while having quite a few skeletons in their own closet.

People like Josh Duggar, someone who molested his sisters and cheated on his wife, yet worked for an anti-gay rights organization that staunchly opposes marriage equality .

Or even someone like Bristol Palin, a woman who’s pregnant with her second out-of-wedlock child – who’s made a lot of money giving speeches telling people to stay abstinent until marriage. I think it goes without saying that she also opposes marriage equality.

Then there are the folks like Rush Limbaugh (4 marriages), Newt Gingrich (3 marriages), Donald Trump (3 marriages) and Sen. David Vitter (prostitution/adultery) who also claim to “respect the sanctity of marriage.”


Just think about that for a moment. Four individuals (Davis, Limbaugh, Gingrich and Trump) have been married a combined fourteen times – yet claim to support the biblical definition of marriage.

In the case of Ms. Davis and her supporters, I’m quite certain they’re not onboard with the biblical stoning she was due years ago. After all, the Bible makes it very clear that adultery is a fairly big no-no.

Then again, this is what these people do. They cherry pick parts of the Bible they want to follow, while ignoring all the other parts they don’t – which happens to be most of what’s written inside that book.

When you really add up all of this hypocrisy, it gives us more proof as to why religion and government should be kept completely separate. Not only is it unconstitutional to force your religious views on others, but it’s absolutely ridiculous to see someone like Kim Davis try to use the Bible as her justification for denying gay Americans their Constitutional right to get married when she’s the last person who should be saying anything about “the sanctity of marriage.”

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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