Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been in the headlines for most of August. She denied marriage licenses to gay couples even after being ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to do her job. She continues to deny licenses to gay couples, invoking “God’s authority.” But, like most rabid pseudo-Christians, she is a hypocrite.
It turns out that Ms. Davis has broken Biblical law not once, but three times. God shall be very cross with her, I fear. Matthew 19:6 says: “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Mark says that “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery…” Luke goes even further, adding, “… and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from [her] husband committeth adultery.” Oh, dear.
It gets worse. U.S. News, who obtained court records, reveals that:
“She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk’s office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried.”
So she committed adultery. I’m pretty sure that her Bible is against that. Yet she falls back on that very book in her zeal to prevent LGBT couples from marrying. She even said that she feared she would go to Hell for obeying the law of the land. Funny how she doesn’t worry about going to Hell for committing adultery or divorcing, both proscribed by her Bible.
This cartoon by James McLeod sums up Kim Davis’ ridiculous stance very nicely:
This sort of hypocrisy, though, is par for the course with the rabid evangelical right. Ms. Davis and those who support her are wrong. Issuing marriage licenses to LGBT couples is not going to send anyone to Hell. But being an adulterous, thrice-divorced hypocrite will. I believe the phrase is “hoist upon his own petard.” Or damned by her own Bible.
Featured image via WKYT