It would be nice to see some real defenders of religious freedom on the Christian right. It would be nice to see the Christian right acknowledge, once and for all, that religious liberty applies to all Americans, not just Christian conservatives in the heartland like Kim Davis.
Kim Davis should not be mentioned in the same article as Martin Luther King Jr, yet SE Cupp and Loconte did just that, "Martin Luther King Jr.'s entire campaign of civil disobedience was based on the belief that citizens owed allegiance to the "natural law" -- a moral law higher than that of any civil authority.
Sanders should learn from what happened with Black Lives Matter. A candidate can't rely on people knowing what he's done in the past and needs to both speak about that past record and about what he's going to do right now.
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There are many more examples of Americans who failed to swap their roses, and stuck to guns doomed to backfire. All were considered brave by those who agreed with them, and backwards-facing by those who did not.
I just want to "put out there" (again) that for all the hype, drama and analysis sparked by the political dimension of this controversy there is also a personal/pastoral dimension that is easy to overlook.
Governor Huckabee, what's going on? Are you running for President of the United States of America, or for a primetime slot on cable news? I think you are overstating the courage of Kim Davis and misrepresenting Christ.
Kim Davis has every right to believe as she does. That's America; people of all colors, creeds and sexual orientations being able to express their different beliefs through the freedom of speech. But what she does not have the right to do is impede on the rights of any other American based on her personal convictions.
Students of history confidently know it's not martyrdom that future generations will think of when they look back at the legacy of Kim Davis. Here's a look at a few of the others whose ranks Ms. Davis may be joining.
Allowing ourselves to be gaslighted undermines everything from the evaluation of candidates to the functions of a county clerk to the safety of the public. We are at our best when we refuse to be stampeded into defending the privileged or scorning journalistic scrutiny or devaluing civil liberties.
I am so terribly sorry that you have received such horrible reactions from people, and that you have been under such intense scrutiny. Rude behavior is never justified. But as an educator, I would like to ask that you take a few moments to think about the way you read the Bible.
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It is because of my own background that I understand why this matter is not about what other people think or say; it is truly about God's Word for you. And that is why, as an educator, I would like to ask that you take a few moments to think about the way you read the Bible.
Anderson writes that Kim Davis didn't need to go to jail if only we'd made "accommodations" for state employees like her in the way that he says North Carolina did earlier this year by passing a law shielding those employees. And he holds that problematic law up as a model.
Kim Davis has been jailed because her God-sense tells her it is right and fitting to discriminate against people; Dr. King was in jail because his God-sense told him it was wrong to mete out injustice against anyone - especially blacks.
Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, is the Religious Right's latest manufactured martyr. But what are people really telling us when they say "I'm with Kim?"