Kim Davis is Not a Victim of Religious Persecution

Kim Davis mug shot

She is however, a victim of a tyrannical, out-of-control judiciary that thinks it is both the legislative branch of government and the judicial branch all rolled into one. By now you are probably very familiar with this mug shot of Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis being processed as an inmate for refusing to obey the Supreme Court of the United States in its Obergefell vs. Hodges ruling which decided (5-4) that states must now allow same-sex couples the marriage licenses they request, no matter what! When gay couples (who were out-of-state plants by the way) came to her office to get a marriage license, she refused and when asked why she wouldn’t obey the law, she said she was obeying God’s law. Wrong answer! She should have said, I am obeying the State of Kentucky’s law and doing my job for which the people of this county elected me to do which is to abide by Kentucky’s constitution, a constitution that prohibits same-sex marriages. Period. End of debate. She is the one who is actually obeying the law and it is the U.S. Supreme Court which is acting as the lawless ones. Let me explain.


The U.S. Supreme Court thinks, and is acting as an oligarchy that has the right to decide what the law of the land is for 330 million people. They need to re-read the Constitution! It is the legislative branch of government (see the actual wording below[1]), consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate which are given the authority to enact laws, and they did so by passing the DOMA law which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. So, that leaves the five judges who made this decision the ones who are in contempt of the constitution because they were making up a new law, one that Congress never intended! They should be arrested and thrown in jail for their tyrannical overreach of authority.  I appreciate Bryan Fischer at AFA.net making this distinction clear.[2]  He says the Supreme Court can only make rulings on laws already passed, they cannot make up new laws.

Since this is a case of judicial persecution, Kim Davis should have been met at the door of the county jail by the NRA, ACLU, AARP, NEA, and scads of other interest groups whose future depends on Congress making the laws instead of five unelected oligarchs (or even nine if they all agreed on an issue). Kim’s case reveals something very sinister that is happening in our society that we should all be very concerned about. It is the undermining of our great Constitution, and its separation of powers so divinely constructed. The founding fathers were intimately aware of the biblical concept of the depravity of man, so therefore they built into the document a balance of powers that scholars[4] say came directly from the Bible.

How does this danger affect Mr. and Mrs. Mainstreet who are trying their best to raise their children to be godly citizens of our republic?  I believe it affects them in the sense that there is an elitist/leftist mindset that thinks they know better than the will of the people and because of that false moral and intellectual superiority, the rights of parents to raise their children as they think best will be usurped by a minority who happen to be in control.  Just ask government educators in your local schools who they think has the right to teach your children what they deem best. Most will say it’s them, not you the parent.  Try it sometime; you will be amazed at their arrogance and condescension.

We are now several stories down from the top of this slippery slope of leftist thinking that has been going on for decades. There seems to be no way to stop the downward trend or the speed at which we are descending.  Yet I see some evidence of reason and resistance that excites me. In Alabama, there are lawsuits heading to the Alabama[5]  Supreme Court that will make that court decide whether or not that state will abide by the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling in the Obergefell decision granting homosexual couples in all states the right to marry. They have a solid case and may indeed choose to ignore this unconstitutional decision, just as the State of Wisconsin did when they ignored the terrible Dredd Scott decision by the Supreme Court, which made blacks less than human and was a major trigger to start the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln himself said we should ignore that decision because it was unconstitutional.

Because of this resistance, and because of the anger at what is happening in Washington D.C., currently evidenced by the popular support of Donald Trump, and also by the fact that 65% of Republicans feel betrayed by their party, I believe that the pendulum may start pushing back the other way.  I sense that many more parents who know their history and haven’t been brainwashed by the leftist revisionism happening in our high school history classes, may be instructing their children accurately to ignore the indoctrination going on in the government schools and teach them to fight back.  If only 10% do and those 10% become constitutional activists, perhaps we might save this grand country from its certain demise. Do your freedoms matter to you enough to be one of those 10%?

[1] “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

[2] http://www.afa.net/the-stand/christian-persecution/clerk-the-only-one-obeying-the-law/

[4] http://our-hope.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Biblical-Basis-of-the-United-States-Constitution1.pdf

[5] http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/supremes-snubbed-1-marriage-case-steams-on/

About Darryl Knappen

I shepherd the flock of believers called Cornerstone Church in Alexandria, MN, a family integrated Baptist Church and more importantly am married to a fabulous woman named Pati who is grandmother to 4 wonderful grandchildren, Luke, Wyatt, Brin and Livy.
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