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.

 

 

4 Responses to AN OPEN LETTER TO KIM DAVIS

  1. Edward Jenny says:

    nicely said, good points, none of the angry judgmental finger-pointing and name calling I am used to seeing on most sites … yet a solid call-out. Thank you very much 🙂 be well, Peace.

  2. As always, your’s is completely coherent and intelligent response to an ideology without rationale. Regardless of what Kim Davis ‘believes’ now that she’s been saved, she is a public servant whose job it is to follow law.

  3. Jimmy Hall says:

    Excellent read and to the point. And it was written with such love and kindness. All my life since I was a child in Mississippi, I’ve tried to make sense of the people and my surrounding. It’s only gotten more insane and stupid and mean.
    You and Gracie Take Care.

  4. Tim Daughtry says:

    Very good observation. (I majored in Philosophy in college and while I neglected to pursue it through the doctorate level and thus did not get the chance to teach it, I did gain a slew of valuable tools to guide my life.) Some of them, like the course I took on logic, made a lot more sense than just the logic of science and math. Logic is that pesky blueprint for keeping all of us real. Logic helps us avoid slipping into delusion and the world of double standards, lol. Patti must have taken the same course, lol.

    You wrote “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.” 1) I’ve learned over the years to not worry about small ball, to look at the whole game. 2) One of the downfalls maybe of social media is that people like this woman can grandstand and force their opinions, whether sensible or insane, into the limelight. Certainly, as an American that’s her right; as a Christian maybe not so.

    Having read the Bible 5x, now reading it for the 6th time, I labor through the Old Testament each reading. And if you claim to swear by this book you have to put the Old Testament into perspective. “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.

    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.” Patti, hits a nerve by saying the obvious- you can’t pick and choose what you need to support your opinion from The Bible. That’s called a double standard. More importantly, it would seem that the more you read The Bible you would soften your mortal opinions and try and match them with your Christian values.

    Very good letter to Ms. Davis.

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