If you aren't following this story closely, you should. It matters a lot. We actually have a situation where a Christian has been JAILED - without bail - for her beliefs and this marks the beginning of what will be a progressive and worsening situation as the Tribulation approaches:
As of Friday morning, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis sits in jail for her refusal to hand out state licenses for same-sex marriages. She cited her First Amendment religious liberty in her defense. She was arrested after being held in contempt by a federal judge, District Judge David L. Bunning.
Moral Authority. The government may have legal authority to jail Davis, but it has no moral authority. This government has become an immoral force, a club wielded against people of certain political and religious perspectives.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy defied the Constitution of the United States to unilaterally impose his political will on the people of the United States, and he does not sit in jail; instead, the president of the United States shined rainbow lights on the White House to signify his celebration of such a Constitutional perversion. But Kim Davis, who refused to abide by that Constitutional perversion, sits in jail for defying Anthony Kennedy and Barack Obama.
If absence of law is anarchy, selective enforcement is tyranny.
As John Adams wrote, civilization requires a “government of laws, and not of men.” Selective enforcement of the law – and in this case, selective enforcement of the law against those who stand with natural law – perverts law into a club to be wielded by the powerful against the powerless.
The fact that the government has transformed rule of law into rule of leftist Democrats means that Davis’ decision to go to jail rather than quitting is actually heroic. She didn’t need to object to handing out same-sex marriage certificates on religious grounds; she could have done so on purely Constitutional, rule of law grounds. Lawless orders should not be followed, and the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell is lawless in the extreme. The Nuremberg Defense – the idea that superior orders must be followed – was rejected in the Nuremberg Principles:
The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.
The left used this principle as an argument in favor of burning draft cards during the Vietnam War. But when one judge overturns millennia of civilizational principles because he wants to anoint homosexuality as a virtuous lifestyle, the left believes this argument goes out the window: Davis must obey, no matter the perversion of rule of law she has been told to enforce.
The minute government became arbitrary and unjust, the minute the Supreme Court became an instrument of will rather than judgment, natural law was violated. Striving to uphold rule of law while upholding rule of lawlessness violates rule of law. End of story.
You express a great deal of anxiety over our willingness to break laws. This is certainly a legitimate concern…One may well ask, ‘How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?’ The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘An unjust law is no law at all.’
King continues by asking what constitutes an “unjust law.” Here is his answer:
A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law…An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself. That is difference made legal.
Rule of law is the most fundamental example of just law. The American left has destroyed rule of law; the vestiges of legality they now hide behind are the instruments of despotism. Going to jail to stand up against an arbitrary and lawless government isn’t a badge of shame for Davis; it ought to be a badge of honor. Sadly, many other people of principle will have to stand up against an arbitrary and dictatorial government before a government of laws, not men, is restored.
Kentucky County Clerk upheld the law and is a political prisoner in America
I’ll make this very brief, for it’s not that complicated. Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis broke no laws. In fact, she kept to her oath of office and upheld the Kentucky state Constitution by refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. Setting aside her Christian beliefs here, I ask anyone to show me the codified law of Rowan County or the state statute in which she has allegedly violated. It does not exist.
The “dirty little secret” that the Marxists, Communists and Fabian Socialists who have captured our nation desperately don’t want you to know is that Kim Davis executed her duties exactly as she was elected to do, for there is no law that permits Kim Davis or anyone in her office to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples. None! The Supreme Court opinion of June 26, 2015 does not trump the laws of the state or county and is not the law of the land – period.
An attorney for a Kentucky clerk who has repeatedly skirted a judge’s orders and refused to grant gay marriage licenses said that he is “stunned” by the justice’s decision on Thursday afternoon to have his client arrested.
“This wasn’t even what was part of the original request from the plaintiffs in this case,” attorney Mat Staver told TheBlaze. “The judge went way beyond.”
Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, a conservative legal firm, said that he believes U.S. District Judge David Bunning is treating Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis like “a criminal” after Bunning ordered that she be put behind bars until she complies.
“Kim Davis might be jailed for her conscience, but her conscience is free,” he said.
Staver, who was not in the courtroom for Davis’ contempt hearing, said that he is surprised by Bunning’s decision, and that his client is a strong woman who has “faith in her Lord.”
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