Christian Clerk Violates Supreme Court Order on Gay Marriage

You know what’s crazy?  People who think they’re above the law.

Kim Davis is a Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky. It’s her job to give marriage licenses, but she’s refusing to give homosexual couples marriage licenses. She appealed the Supreme Court’s Order, but was denied the stay. But she’s still denying licenses.

What gives this one woman authority to deny a couple a marriage license?  She says she’s “under God’s authority.”

Now both sides are speaking out (aka protesting). Kentucky has a lot of strong feelings.

Some support Kim Davis, a Rowan County Clerk who refused to give a marriage license to a gay couple.

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Others support the couple (and the Supreme Court ruling).

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NPR wrote, “Davis was waiting for an appeal she didn’t get.  On Monday, the Supreme Court denied that stay, essentially ordering Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis could be held in contempt of court.”

David Ermold and his partner of 17 years said they would not leave until they were given a marriage license.

Before walking off, she said, “Then you’re going to have a long day.”  

 

When Davis denies the couple a right by saying she’s “under God’s authority,” the couple responds by saying “Well, I don’t like your God.”

What do you think about Davis’ stand? Is she helping or hurting the name of Christ by her actions.

Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:30-31

 

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