Kim Davis Frustrates the Left AGAIN

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Kim Davis Frustrates the Left AGAIN

The Kim Davis story has not been kind to our friends on the left.

First she def­i­nitely but respect­fully refuses to vio­late her Chris­t­ian faith by putting grant­ing mar­riage cer­tifi­cates to gay cou­ples on the grounds that with her name on them it sug­gests her coop­er­a­tion in sin.

Then when the court orders her to do so she refuses again and rather than fine her the judge rightly con­cludes that some­one would just pay the fine so her jails her, mak­ing them fear she will be per­ceived as a martyr.

Just as they fear Davis goes to jail, and even worse doesn’t mimic left­ist activists attack­ing police or author­i­ties, she accepts the sen­tence main­tain­ing her deter­mi­na­tion not to vio­late her conscience.

And as she’s in jail peo­ple protest for her and unlike the black lives mat­ter protests or the occupy wall street protests there is no destruc­tion or violence.

Then the judge, a mem­ber of the GOP, with his prospects for higher posi­tion per­ma­nently dashed as the PR gets worse and worse for the left and as two pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates show up to lead protests, releases her on the grounds that her deputies (well most of them) agree to issue licences.

Davis when released not only speaks only of God and promises not to vio­late her con­science, but declines the offer of an armed group to pro­tect her from fur­ther arrest.

Now the last thing the left could hope for was that she would fire her deputies, allow­ing them to attack her for demand­ing a con­science excep­tion while not allow­ing her sub­or­di­nates to do the same.

Alas poor left­ists, that was not to be:

Before start­ing her work­day, Davis appeared defi­ant, say­ing she will not issue any mar­riage licenses that go against her reli­gious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to con­tinue giv­ing out mar­riage licenses to same-​sex cou­ples as long as those doc­u­ments do not have Davis’ name or title on them.

The mar­riage license that the cou­ple received said “pur­suant to fed­eral court order” on it, and instead of list­ing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of More­head, the county seat.

David said Mon­day that any such licenses “will not issued or autho­rized by me.” Her work-​around is not to sign them but not inter­fere with her deputies who do give them out.

(U.S. Dis­trict Judge David Bun­ning) indi­cated last week that he was will­ing to accept altered mar­riage licenses even though he was not cer­tain of their valid­ity,” Davis said. “I, too, have great doubts whether the license issued under these con­di­tions are even valid.”

Actu­ally accord­ing to Ken­tucky law they would not be valid but that would wait upon yet another law­suit if any­one cared to launch one, but what mat­ters is this.

Kim Davis retains both her elected posi­tion and her free­dom of con­science. She has been able to force the very com­pro­mise that the left was unwill­ing to con­sider less than two weeks ago and the prece­dent is now set for Chris­tians to refuse to par­tic­i­pate in mor­tal sin that risks their soul with­out cost­ing them any elected office they hold.

That’s the worst pos­si­ble result for the left unless she is re-​elected in 2016, then That will be the worst pos­si­ble result for the left.

The Kim Davis story has not been kind to our friends on the left.

First she definitely but respectfully refuses to violate her Christian faith by putting granting marriage certificates to gay couples on the grounds that with her name on them it suggests her cooperation in sin.

Then when the court orders her to do so she refuses again and rather than fine her the judge rightly concludes that someone would just pay the fine so her jails her, making them fear she will be perceived as a martyr.

Just as they fear Davis goes to jail, and even worse doesn’t mimic leftist activists attacking police or authorities, she accepts the sentence maintaining her determination not to violate her conscience.

And as she’s in jail people protest for her and unlike the black lives matter protests or the occupy wall street protests there is no destruction or violence.

Then the judge, a member of the GOP, with his prospects for higher position permanently dashed as the PR gets worse and worse for the left and as two presidential candidates show up to lead protests, releases her on the grounds that her deputies (well most of them) agree to issue licences.

Davis when released not only speaks only of God and promises not to violate her conscience, but declines the offer of an armed group to protect her from further arrest.

Now the last thing the left could hope for was that she would fire her deputies, allowing them to attack her for demanding a conscience exception while not allowing her subordinates to do the same.

Alas poor leftists, that was not to be:

Before starting her workday, Davis appeared defiant, saying she will not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs. But she left the door open for her deputies to continue giving out marriage licenses to same-sex couples as long as those documents do not have Davis’ name or title on them.

The marriage license that the couple received said “pursuant to federal court order” on it, and instead of listing Davis’ name and Rowan County, it says city of Morehead, the county seat.

David said Monday that any such licenses “will not issued or authorized by me.” Her work-around is not to sign them but not interfere with her deputies who do give them out.

“(U.S. District Judge David Bunning) indicated last week that he was willing to accept altered marriage licenses even though he was not certain of their validity,” Davis said. “I, too, have great doubts whether the license issued under these conditions are even valid.”

Actually according to Kentucky law they would not be valid but that would wait upon yet another lawsuit if anyone cared to launch one, but what matters is this.

Kim Davis retains both her elected position and her freedom of conscience. She has been able to force the very compromise that the left was unwilling to consider less than two weeks ago and the precedent is now set for Christians to refuse to participate in mortal sin that risks their soul without costing them any elected office they hold.

That’s the worst possible result for the left unless she is re-elected in 2016, then That will be the worst possible result for the left.