Kim Davis imposes selective morality on others
The woman who’s mounted a “moral” crusade against gay marriage in the US state of Kentucky on the basis of her Christian beliefs has been shown to be a hypocrite.
It was already known that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been married not once, twice, or three, but four times.
That effectively means she’s repeatedly broken biblical rules about divorce; in 1994, 2006 and then in 2008.
Now, it’s been revealed by US News that Davis also cheated on her first husband, violating Christian prohibitions against adultery. She reportedly became pregnant with twins by her third husband while still married to her first spouse.
Confusingly, the children were at some point adopted by her second husband.
This from a woman who claims she fears going to hell if she violates “a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage.”
Davis has said that her refusal to provide same-sex couples with marriage licenses “is a decision of obedience” to the dictates of the Bible.
While we would normally not judge Davis’ relationships and sexual behaviour, we can’t help but point out that her marital and bedroom antics are hardly in line with her stated values and beliefs, which she is insisting on selectively imposing on others.
In contrast, two men for whom she has consistently refused to simply process marriage documents have been together for 17 years.
Although Davis argues that she only found God around four years ago and that she has since been “forgiven,” she can’t legitimately justify why she feels she’s entitled to force her conversion and beliefs on the rest of the world when doing her work in a secular government office.
Davis is set to appear in court today (Thursday) to explain why she should not be held in contempt of court for ignoring rulings ordering her to do her job as a public servant.