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September 3, 2015

No, Kim Davis Is Not Martin Luther King, Jr.

America's history is filled with religious people, with the deep conviction that they are acting under the authority of God, promoting ideas that in retrospect seem impossibly oppressive. Kim Davis has already become a symbol for what is euphemistically called "Freedom of Religion," which unfortunately in recent times has just become code for anti-LGBT bigotry. Instead of striving for a more inclusive world, she is going to jail in her desire to exclude. Instead of seeking justice for all, she was the obstacle to justice for gay couples. Her actions, although she claims they are guided by God and love, have bruised and hurt the very people she was elected to serve. If your love feels like hate then it is not love. If you are using God to denigrate and humiliate then it is not God.

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