I think it great sin to fire public shots at members of Christ’s family and pray for increased faithfulness among us to “love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again” (1 Peter 1:22b-23a).
With that said, I want to ‘think out loud’ about the situation with Kim Davis. She is a follower of Christ, who apparently experienced the gospel of grace in her own marital history and is seeking to live out that grace by taking a stand in her job for the biblical teaching on marriage. Sadly, Kim remains in prison for contempt of court (now released today since this posting, PTL), following her decision not to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples in Grayson, Kentucky. ( As a Christ follower, she has refused to obey the ‘law of the land’ and issue (or allow her staff to issue) marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Is Kim Davis doing the right thing, in doing what she thinks is right and asserting her constitutional right to protest in a way she believes is right in the eyes of God?
That’s the point, isn’t it? What “rights” are we talking about? Biblically-minded people who object to June’s Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges ruling may find comfort in the stand she is taking and the resistance she is giving, but still not be convinced they would/should do the same thing. Again, just thinking out loud here . . . Read More