I have been following the news about the Kim Davis the clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. I watched her preach the bible to a couple whose only wish was to be able show their love and commitment to one another by getting married. They were given the right by the Supreme Court to pronounce their love in matrimony, and Ms. Davis made the decision that she knew better. Although she has been married three times herself, had children out of wedlock during an affair while she was married, it is ok for her to get married and divorced as many times as she chooses, have affairs and produce children from those affairs and that apparently somehow that doesn’t go against the bible, but two people who love each other and are committed to one another cannot because they happen to be of the same sex.
In my job people come and go everyday that never should have been married to begin with, and even a few are willing to admit that. With all of the divorce out there I believe that when two people, no matter who they are, are willing to make that commitment, (and some have already been together for 10, 20 years or more) then who are we to deny them? I personally would rather see more people choosing marriage then divorce.
I think it is important that we not stand in judgement of anyone, that we not try to push our agenda and our beliefs on people who clearly do not see things the same, and that we not try to intimidate anyone or make them feel less just because they do not share our same beliefs. Even the Pope specifically said “who am I to Judge”? I think if anyone speaks for God it would be the Pope! I would imagine the same sex couples who are trying to get marriage licenses are not preaching the joys of their choices to Ms. Davis. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it? What’s one more marriage when you’ve already had three?
Romans 2:1 – You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
Romans 14:10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.