Render Unto Caesar…

Posted: September 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

A few words about Kim Davis, county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky and her position to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.
One of the main driving forces behind the founding of this country was religious freedom. People wanted to be able to worship as they saw fit, not be told that they could not worship as they saw fit, but also not to be told that they had to worship a certain way. In other words, the government could not tell you which religion to practice, or to practice any at all.
Ms. Davis has every right to say, “This is my religious belief and I will not compromise it”. She does not have the right to say “This is my religious belief and you, too, will follow it”. If she, in good conscience, cannot issue those legal documents that are required by her job, and which are, according to the court, legal documents, then she must resign.
I have heard it said that our country has a history of making concessions for people, especially when they are trying to follow their religious beliefs. The court has already done that in her case by saying that the licenses do not have to have her signature and that the deputy clerk may sign off on these applications. If she cannot go along with that, she needs to step down, it is that simple. It really is.

Vaya Con Dios,

Michael Leffew

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