Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk of Courts, Kim Davis, has made quite a stink about her religious beliefs trumping her obligations to fulfill her duties as a taxpayer-paid elected official. Today she denied a marriage license to two men applying for one, saying she was denying the license under “God’s authority.”
Davis’ version of Christianity allows her to stand in judgement of same-sex couples who want to be legally married. Her “special for me” ruling request from the United States Supreme Court has been denied. Now she, and her deputies, have a court date on Thursday for contempt of court charges.
Interestingly, Davis has a long personal paper trail concerning her own marriages. According to US News and World Report, Davis has been married four times.
If you Google divorce in the Bible, the results at the top of the search are dominated by Christian organizations condemning divorce.
I can’t work out in my mind how Davis’s Jesus doesn’t allow same-sex marriage, but DOES allow divorce for the only people Davis says should marry, heterosexuals.
Adultery must be ok with Davis’ Jesus too. According to news reports, Davis gave birth to twins five months after her first marriage ended in divorce. The first husband wasn’t the father of the babies. The twins’ father is the man Davis married on her third trip to the altar. But the second husband adopted the twins.
That must make for some complicated seating arrangements at family holiday dinners.
I can’t wait to see who shows up where family usually sits behind the defendant in court. Davis’ current husband, Number Four, says he’s a a “redneck hillbilly” who supports the Second Amendment. This cast of characters could make for an interesting piece of “performance art.”