My Response To Kim Davis’s Pathetic Interview with ABC News

kim-davis-abcWhile I know many people are tired of hearing about Kim Davis, I think it’s important that this entire issue meets a legal and Constitutional end – and what’s currently being allowed to go on in Kentucky isn’t either. In Rowan County, we have an elected official who’s still not doing her job and is unconstitutionally discriminating against gay Americans. While marriage licenses are being issued by her deputies, if a same-sex couple specifically asked her to do her job as the law requires her to do – she wouldn’t do it.

For me, this isn’t about one woman, or a signature on a document – it’s about an elected official refusing to adhere to Constitutional law. If she’s allowed to continue to legally discriminate against gay couples, then what’s to stop any number of elected officials from citing their religious beliefs to ignore our Constitutional laws?

Well, ABC News aired an exclusive interview with Ms. Davis that showed off just how absurd this woman is. What I found most amusing is the camera angle of the interview. You see, she wasn’t alone; one of her lawyers was right next to her the entire time. I found that hilarious considering she claims she has the backing of “God’s grace” – yet seems fearful of giving an interview without some sort of legal guide there to protect her.

The truth is, Kim Davis is the prototypical screw up who “fixed” her life by using the Bible as a crutch. Now I’m not here to judge anyone who finds religion and brings themselves out of a dark place personally – that’s great. But when those people turn into the radical, Bible-thumping fanatics who then want to force their beliefs on others, that’s when I have a big damn problem with those folks.

That’s exactly the kind of person Kim Davis seems to be. She’s someone who sees her beliefs as superior to others. Watching her interview, I just found myself in awe of how delusional she seems.

“I can’t put my name on a license that doesn’t represent what God ordained marriage to be,” Davis told ABC News’ Paula Faris.

Except, she has – plenty of times. Anytime she’s issued a license to someone who’s been divorced, or to a woman who’s not a virgin, she’s given a license to someone who’s gone against what “God ordained marriage to be” – at least according to the Bible. Not only that, but how many non-Christians has she issued licenses to?

Davis also went on to say that she believes all her past indiscretions are washed away because she’s now found God. She denied being a hypocrite despite her multiple marriages and adulterous affair because she’s been “forgiven.”

“No, I am forgiven.” she said. “Washed clean.”

Let’s take a look at her “logic,” shall we? If our nation was really ruled by “God’s authority” (as she once said to a gay couple in her office) wouldn’t she have been put to death years ago before she could be “forgiven”? The Bible is fairly specific about women who commit adultery being stoned to death. I’m going to go ahead and assume she doesn’t believe she should be buried under a pile of rocks right now.

If you watch the interview (and I would suggest that everyone does) she so perfectly exemplifies the delusions of those who believe their faith should trump everything else. I found it ironic that she still claims the marriage licenses that have been issued without her signature aren’t valid because as the country clerk she hasn’t given her authority. So, she quite literally wants to ignore the law one moment then try to cite the law the next.

It’s ridiculous.

That’s what religious hypocrites do. They like to cherry pick the parts of the Bible they want to follow, while ignoring all the parts they don’t.

In this country, we’re supposed to have a strict separation of church and state, so religious beliefs shouldn’t matter as it relates to our government officials. As an individual, Kim Davis is free to believe whatever the hell she wants. However, as an elected official, she either needs to abide by the rights and laws granted to each and every American by our Constitution, resign, or be removed from office.

I’m firmly against any accommodation being made for any elected official that allows them to ignore the laws of our land.

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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