AN OPEN LETTER TO KIM DAVIS
Dear Ms. Davis,
When you were released from jail and gave your tearful speech, with Eye of the Tiger playing in the background (which you had no permission to use) you spoke about “a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at.”
I find it interesting, although not surprising, that you said nothing about a loving God. Jesus spoke of a loving God — it’s what set him apart from everyone else of the times who thought God was vengeful and judgmental. He spoke of God as his Father — another first, which put him in the crosshairs of the Roman Empire. After all, if people weren’t afraid of God’s retribution, they couldn’t be controlled by a (vengeful) governing body.
So my question is, What do you have against love? How is the desire for commitment between people of the same gender any threat to you? You have never answered this, nor have any of your fans who hold up signs in your honor. It’s bit facile to simply say that God is against gay marriage, when a loving God would obviously not be against any two people loving each other. Perhaps you don’t think God is loving. Perhaps you believe in the Old Testament God who, quite honestly, seemed awfully angry most of the time. I would like you to clarify this. Maybe your attorney could put out a statement, although he seems a tad muddled whenever he speaks, so it might be best to clarify this yourself.
Another question: Since you’ve been married 4 times, how would you have felt if you were refused a marriage license by a Catholic who claimed to not believe in divorce? Would you have embraced that person’s right to impose their religion on you? What if a Muslim checker at the grocery store refused to ring up your package of bacon because eating pork is against the Muslim faith? If you want your 15 minutes of fame to last a little longer, it might be a good idea to think things through on a wider scale. Otherwise, it will just look like you hate gay people and are grandstanding to get your hatred into the news, which is not a very Christian thing to do.
Lastly, it was reported that you spent your time in jail reading the Bible. So I’m sure you’re familiar with verse 35:2 in Exodus. It clearly states that anyone who works on the Sabbath should be put to death. Are the members of your Pentecostal Church going to be in charge of rounding up all those sinners and carrying out the executions? I’m just wondering, because one of the signs held up in support of you likened the Supreme Court to ISIS. Rounding up people who work on the Sabbath and executing them sounds a lot more like ISIS than passing a law saying that gay couples can marry. Maybe you could clarify that too.