Kim Davis wants you to know she is the real victim

Kim Davis wants you to know she is the real victim September 2, 2015

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Kim Davis, the County Clerk in Kentucky who is facing contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, released a statement about her plight. In the statement, she makes it clear that she is the real victim and she just wants her freedom and stuff. The whole thing screams Christian persecution complex and would be quite comical if her ignorance and defiance weren’t harming same-sex couples.

After letting everyone know that she is super-awesome at her job and including the irrelevant fact that her office is “on track to generate a surplus for the county of $1.5 million,” Davis lets everyone know where her true loyalties lie:

“In addition to my desire to serve the people of Rowan County, I owe my life to Jesus Christ who loves me and gave His life for me. Following the death of my godly mother-in-law over four years ago, I went to church to fulfill her dying wish. There I heard a message of grace and forgiveness and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I am not perfect. No one is. But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and to the Word of God.”

So her oath of office as an elected official means nothing when confronted with the prospect of pissing off her imaginary friend. Davis even goes so far as to say that the decision is “a Heaven or Hell decision” for her.

After crying some more about how God is going to be mad at her if she does the job she was elected to do, Davis reveals her ignorance towards what it means to be a government employee:

“It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Our history is filled with accommodations for people’s religious freedom and conscience.”

Except not. Davis – who, I will repeat, is a government employee – doesn’t understand that the First Amendment and protections in the Kentucky Constitution don’t apply to the government itself. They are protections from the government: you know, like if a government employee refused to provide a public service based on their personal convictions.

Do they even train government employees in basic constitutional law? Do I really want to know the answer to that question? To answer both those questions: probably not.

The most ridiculous part of Davis’ entire tirade is this:

“I never sought to be in this position, and I would much rather not have been placed in this position.”

Really? Then why didn’t Davis resign her position the day after the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage? If she didn’t want to be put “in this position,” then why did she sue the governor of Kentucky? Why did she continue to appeal the case after losing?

Mrs. Davis isn’t kidding anyone. Well, anyone with half-a-brain. In fact, I think she likes the attention. It feeds her persecution complex; it makes her a martyr. Her husband, Joe Davis, said that Mrs. Davis is like the biblical heroes Paul and Silas, who were sent to prison for practicing their faith and then rescued by God. That is probably pretty accurate, except for that last part.

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