Hiding behind God's word

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By Moreland Jeff

Kim Davis has dominated the news across Kentucky over the past several weeks.

In case you don't recognize the name, Davis is the Rowan County Clerk, and one of her duties is to issue marriage licenses. That's a duty she has not been doing, even after an order from a federal judge to do so.

Davis, citing her religious beliefs, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and now refuses to give a license to anyone, even after the judge's order. For that reason, she and her deputies are ordered to appear in federal court this week and possibly face contempt charges.

If Davis is going to cite God's word as a reason to not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she should take a closer look at God's word in how she is performing her duties.

The Bible, in Romans 13, tells us that we are to submit to the authorities of this world, even though we worship God. By failing to do this, it seems Davis is intentionally disobeying God's word as she disobeys the ruling of the Supreme Court and the federal judge who has heard her appeal of the Court's decision.

Secondly, God speaks clearly in Matthew 19 that we are not to divorce. Following the scripture, Davis should also be equally opposed to issuing marriage licenses to anyone who has been divorced for a reason other than what the Bible tells us is acceptable unto God.

Reading a little further into Matthew 19, God also gives us commandments that include his disapproval of stealing. In my opinion, if Davis is still accepting her paycheck for the job she refuses to do, I can't see how she's doing anything other than stealing that money from the taxpayers who provide it.

While Davis, like anyone, is entitled to her religious beliefs, it's time for her to realize that she has made her point. We know where she stands, but it's time for her to do her duty or resign.

Although I don't agree with Davis, as a Christian, I have to say it is refreshing to see someone standing up for what they believe is God's will. Sadly, in this case, it feels more like Davis is hiding behind God's word than standing up for it.