Kim Davis is drunk on her own power, or so it seems that way. I have written about her case previously. In that post I argued that Kim is right to oppose homosexual "marriage," whatever that is, but wrong to be issuing marriage licenses in the first place. The state has no business being involved in the institution of marriage. Go read that post for the argument. Yesterday I heard a report saying that Kim is suing the state to "make reasonable accommodation" for her Christian beliefs. The civil authorities have already said she does not have to issue marriage licenses to people she finds objectionable. Instead, her deputies have been granted authority by the state to issue those pieces of paper declaring that the government approves of a union of two sexual perverts. I don't know if Kim has become drunk on the power she perceives herself to have or if she is being used by powers much greater than her but she is way out of line with her recent lawsuit. Despite the fact that the civil government has already made "reasonable accommodation" for her conscience, she wants the government to declare that her office does not have to issue little pieces of paper to sexual perverts that validate and praise their view of themselves.
According to a story found here, "A lawyer for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Monday said that her legal
team will file a new lawsuit against Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D),
accusing him of failing to provide an accommodation for Davis. Harry Mihet, a lawyer with the conservative Liberty Counsel, told
reporters that Davis is happy to allow her deputy clerks to issue
licenses to gay couples and 'does not want to defy the orders of the
federal court.' But Mihet said she will not authorize the licenses
herself. Davis altered the Rowan County marriage licenses to remove her name, title and authority upon returning to work
on Monday, according to Mihet. She has 'grave doubts' about the
validity of the licenses issued while she was in jail and those without
her name, Mihet said. Davis' lawyers will also continue to pursue litigation previously filed by Davis. On Friday, her legal team filed a petition asking the the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the district
judge's order demanding that Davis and her office to issue marriage
licenses to same-sex couples."
Besides the fact that a professing Christian working for the civil government should not be issuing marriage licenses in the first place, Kim has a serious conscious problem she is not even considering. She keeps proclaiming that she should not be forced to violate the principles of her own conscience by having her office issue marriage licenses to gay couples but she voluntarily set herself up to violate her conscience the day she took the oath of office. Allow me to quote an obscure theological reference known as the Westminster Confession of Faith. Believe it or not, the WCF actually speaks to the issue of swearing oaths and binding consciences. Here is what it says, "Whosoever takes an oath, ought duly to consider the weightiness of so solemn an action and therein to avouch nothing but what he is fully persuaded is the truth. Neither may any man bind himself by oath to anything but what is good and just, and what he believes so to be, and what he is able and resolved to perform." This ancient doctrine about oath taking is actually believed by a handful of people walking around today. I happen to be one of them. There are others of us about but we live in shady corners and scurry about when no one can see us.
Kim took two oaths, voluntarily, when she accepted her post as County Clerk. Here are the two oaths she swore:
KY county clerk oath:
"I, ....., do swear that I will well and truly discharge the duties of the office of .............. County Circuit Court clerk, according to the best of my skill and judgment, making the due entries and records of all orders, judgments, decrees, opinions and proceedings of the court, and carefully filing and preserving in my office all books and papers which come to my possession by virtue of my office; and that I will not knowingly or willingly commit any malfeasance of office, and will faithfully execute the duties of my office without favor, affection or partiality, so help me God."
Prior to swearing that oath she was required to swear this oath from Section 228 of the Kentucky Constitution: "I do solemnly
swear that I will support the Constitution of the United
States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the
Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will
faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of .... according to law; and I
do further solemnly swear that since the adoption of the present Constitution,
I, being a citizen of this State, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this
State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly
weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any
person thus offending, so help me God."
I have attempted to get this strange oath to fit the format of the rest of this post but have been unsuccessful at doing so. The only way to make it fit would be to type the entire thing rather than cutting and pasting and I am far too lazy to do that. Regardless, I am happy that Kim had not accepted any challenges to fight duels with deadly weapons prior to assuming her position. On the other hand, I am quite unhappy that Kim swore an oath to uphold the laws of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika. That was her undoing.
Kim has already invoked the name of God to aid her in upholding the Constitution and immoral laws of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika. It is too late to take that oath back. She should have considered it more carefully prior to swearing it in the first place. This summer the Supreme Court of Jokers of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika discovered a provision in the Constitution she has sworn to uphold that requires the various governments of this immoral land to issue pieces of paper to homosexuals informing them that the government loves them. She had already bound herself to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples when she swore her two oaths of office. She made the voluntary decision to bind her conscience on the day she swore those two oaths. To expect the government to make exceptions for her today, when she finds her prior oaths a serious inconvenience, is ridiculous, absurd and downright wrong. Her position today makes her a conscience hypocrite. Kim should never have sworn those oaths in the first place. In fact, no Christian should ever swear an oath such as those required to serve in the various governmental factions of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika. To do so is to bind your conscience to serve Satan and that, my friends, is something that should never be done. Kim is experiencing the fruits of her prior sin of swearing an immoral oath. The proper course of action now would be to resign her post and exhort all Christians in similar positions to do the same.
It is fascinating to me that Christians, especially the Evangelical version, understand the biblical passage about not being "unequally yoked." That biblical passage is in the context of having nonbelievers in church but it is generally applied to the marriage covenant as well. Where the unequally yoked passage is never applied is to the civil government. There Christians believe it is just dandy to work for the Beast. What fellowship does light have with darkness? What association is there between God-hating career politicians who reject and mock the most holy law of God and Christians who profess to live by it? Kim is in a bind because she thought she could dance with the Devil and not get burned. Don't make the same mistake.