Saturday, September 05, 2015

Imagine

Imagine a nation governed the way that the Kentucky clerk would have it governed; a nation with laws determined by her religious principles. Not by your religious principles, or anyone else’s; by hers.

The Pilgrims, who settled this nation initially, could recognize such a nation. They fled from such a nation to come here. They came in order to practice their faith, because they could not do so in their former home.

The refugees who are arriving in Europe could recognize such a nation. They are fleeing from a more violent version of it in Syria and Iraq.

People all over the world are fleeing from nations of the sort that Kim Davis and religious zealots like her are trying to create. Kim Davis is neither a martyr or a hero; she is a sad, sick minded person.

1 comment:

bruce said...

I don't have a problem with her views (although I don't agree with them), she's entitled to that, and to live her life according to that.

What I do have a problem with is her imposition of them on others without their consent. Her imposition of her beliefs as superior to theirs, and no regard or tolerance for theirs.

And of course, violating her oath of office as a state /county official. The Constitution enshrines freedom from government imposed religion. She is violating that by refusing her sworn duty on HER religious views.

The same could be said of the abortion foes as well. And the anti-contraception ACA crowd. But that's another topic for another day.

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