Kim Davis caves to pressure

It appears Kim Davis has caved. Though she says she will not issue the marriage licenses to gay couples, she is allowing her deputy clerks to do so.

Now, if I am a boss and one of my employee’s disobeys my expressed wishes and orders, he or she is either immediately fired after an appropriate warning, or my word as a boss is a joke, meaning my orders were never taken seriously nor meant to be taken seriously in the first place, or else I am a spineless boss and should resign my position.

If she is truly the “boss” of these deputies, she has the authority to order them not to issue the licenses. By this clearly transparent compromise, Davis has bowed to this federal judge and chosen to obey Ceasar rather than God.

The headline of this article is inaccurate: “Kim Davis stands ground…” She has not stood her ground but has capitulated. Surrendered. Given up. Waved the white flag of defeat.

This is sad and Davis has ceased to resist, in my opinion, to the unlawful order of this judge. Once again, the faith of American believers, when put to the test, utltimately fails. As I have always said, Christianity in this country is a joke.

But let us be charitable to Mrs. Davis and place the best possible construction on her motives.  Let’s say she didn’t cave at all, but is being “innocent as dove but wise as a serpent.”  The article I linked above states that this “compromise” is a “work-around.”  In other words, this is a strategy recommended by her team of lawyers so she can obey the “letter of the law” of the judge’s order but not “the spirit.”

But this so-called “work-around” is an utter failure.  It is your typical “lawyer” tactic that blurs the lines of the law and compromises truth.  Kim Davis had an opportunity unlike any other person in recent memory to make a stand for righteousness…and she threw it away.

There are few opportunities given to men and women in the world to become true heroes; Davis had such an opportunity.  She had the overwhelmingly support of Christians across the United States.  It was truly a divine opportunity that few ever have the privilege of being given.

And she wasted it.  Threw it all away by listening to her attorneys, masters at compromise.  Such a tragedy.

 

Silence can be deafening

I don’t want to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ
without ever having made a stand for the unborn.
I stand without excuse because
I know what abortion is all about;
this knowledge makes me responsible
for doing something about it.

The German people are often criticized
for failing to speak out against the horrors of the Holocaust.
For some of them,
the murders and tortures occurred
almost in their back yards,
but they remained silent and
turned deaf ears to the agonized cries of the Jews.

Those Germans had a good excuse for their silence:
Hitler would have murdered and tortured many,
sending them and their families into the gas chambers:
Nazi Germany did not have our First Amendment
and Hitler was a sadistic dictator.

But I know what goes on within the walls
of “clinics” like Planned Parenthood.
I see the graphic evidence of the bloody
violence done to the unborn through countless
videos posted on websites and Youtube.
I know baby organs are sold like auto parts.

I live in a country where I have
freedom of speech and can protest this
most horrific of all human rights violations
without fear of arrest.
If I say nothing, do nothing,
those Germans who did speak out against the
Holocaust at the risk of their lives and that of their
loved ones will stand in judgment against me.

They might say, “We risked everything to speak out
against the horrors of of the Holocaust.
Many of us paid the ultimate price for
our shaking boldness and trembling courage.
But you risked almost nothing for speaking out against
the gruesome crimes of abortion
and chose to say nothing.
Shame on you and your cowardly silence.”

I want to enter eternity knowing I
at least made a stand for those who could
not stand for themselves
and spoke out for those little ones
who did not have a voice of their own.

New York City’s Mayor is a Fool

New York City Mayor De Blasio is a fool.  There is no other term that adequately describes his actions and speech in the following video:

Why this man is the mayor of the the largest and most influential city in the United States is one of those profound and unexplainable mysteries in life.

He compares Islam to Christianity and Judaism and Islam’s “obvious connection” to them (beginning at 1:45).  De Blasio could not be more wrong:  there is substantially nothing remotely “connected” between Islam, Christianity and Judaism:  the basic tenets and beliefs of Christianity and Judaism are polar opposites to Islam.

And in fact, the God of Christianity and Judaism is not the same god of Islam; the two could not be more opposite.

De Blasio lists as his reason for including these two Muslim holidays into the curriculum as a “matter of fairness” (1:23).  This appeal to “fairness” and wanting to be “tolerant” of all other belief systems is the epitomie of political correctness and is one of the main reasons why the United States is churning out lunatics like De Blasio who are intent on dismantling the very fabric of this once great nation.

The Muslims, of course, are rejoicing in this decision, as seen and heard by their raucous cheers as he made his announcement. Afterwards, when they are away from the bright lights of the televison cameras, these same Muslims are no doubt marveling at how easily they are accomplishing their planned and careful takeover of the United States of America.

Should I remind my readers that this is the same city where Muslim terrorists brought down the Twin Towers?  Did De Blasio forget this horrific event so that he now is honoring them with not one, but two, school holidays?  The very same satanic religion that gave us the atrocities of 9/11 is the same one that De Blasio is now honoring…all in the name of fairness and equality.

You simply cannot make this stuff up.

Let’s now juxtapose the above video of De Blasio falling all over himself to appease the Muslims in New York City with this video showing Muslims calling for the destruction of America:

And the video above is simply one in perhaps hundreds—if not thousands—of similar videos that repeat the same message that Islam despises the West in general and America in particular.  For De Blasio or any other politician in America to appease these people and this fascist religion is to only hasten and insure our ultimate destruction by their hands.

The persecution of Christians begins

“For the first time in American history a woman has been imprisoned by the government for merely exercising her Christian faith. War has been declared on Christ and His followers.” Matt Barber

This is a sobering quote and the accompanying article is excellent. What we are witnessing today in America might be unprecedented in our history and does not bode well for our future—particularly our children’s.

We have arrived at a point where the once dominant belief system in thecountry—Christianity—is now being criminalized, mocked, ridiculed and litigated against. How could we have arrived at this point where a mere twenty years ago no one could have imagined?

Though I admire Matt Barber and believe his analysis of our culture is usually spot on, I disagree with his last statement:

“And [they] awakened a sleeping giant in the process.”

Being a realist, the “sleeping giant” which Matt speaks of—Christians—will certainly not permanently wake up. Sure, we are rattling our sabers now and getting some media attention and many, like myself, are posting articles on Facebook and going to social media to vent our disbelief and rage at this Christian sister being unlawfully imprisoned.

But we will fall back asleep as the furor dies down, launching back onto our comfortable sofas after we reach for another generous helping of “comfort food” from our overstuffed refrigerators. Our attention will be diverted by the next box office hit or sports event and we will shrug our shoulders and mutter, “Oh well. We just have to keep trusting the Lord…He’ll work it all out.” Then, we will post yet another picture of our cat or dog on Facebook and giggle and gush how precious it is and how much we love them.

Did the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade wake up “the sleeping giant”? It certainly did not, and thought the faithful remnant has consistently fought this good fight, the overwhelming majority of pastors would rather preach a sermon on the necessity of the tithe than to speak up for those being slaughtered in the womb.

As I have written before, Christians need to start asking the tough question of “why” the Lord has allowed America to fall so far in such a short amount of time. And we need to be standing in front of a full-length mirror when we do so.

When faith costs something

Quote of the day:

“I don’t really want to, but I will comply with the law,” deputy clerk Melissa Thompson said in court Thursday, weeping while she stood before the packed courtroom. “I’m a preacher’s daughter and this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.

“I don’t hate anybody,” she added. “None of us do.”

A typical response from your average Evangelical Christian in America. In other words, deputy clerk Melissa Thompson has no convictions to speak of. As long as her “faith” does not cost her anything, she is more than willing to identify as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. And if her convictions might possibly—Gads!—land her in the big house, well, that’s obviously not what she signed up for when she wrote her signature below the “sinner’s prayer” card at the “revival” where she got “saved.”

And here begins the shaking of the church. On the one hand, we have Kim Davis, a woman of faith and conviction whose beliefs have landed her in jail. On the other hand, we have cowardly, spineless, Melissa Thompson whose faith is only as strong as the paper it’s written on.

I wonder what kind of faith I have? What would I do if I worked in Kim Davis’ office? Would I join my boss in jail, or quickly sign the marriage licenses for the sodomites coming in for one?

Friends, what do you think you would do?

Here is well known portion of Scripture that gives us some needed guidance in helping us make our decison. Perhaps Melissa Thompson’s pastor father should have read this to her when she was growing up:

“And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.

Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.

They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.” Hebrews 11:32-38

Defying the Supreme Court of the United States

Kim Davis, elected as Kentucky’s Rowan County’s county clerk, is defying the Supreme Court of the United States by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

This is an unprecedented action by a government official, especially a county clerk in a small, rural municipality like Rowan County (population as of 2010: 23,333).  When virtually all other counties across the United States has bowed down to the fascist ruling of the Supreme Court in June of this year forcing sodomy based marriage on the majority of the nation who does not want it, Mrs. Davis stands alone.

No matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage, her defiance, based on her deeply held religious convictions, is remarkable and deserves one’s respect.  This is simply not something that happens every day, and for an elected government official to stand firm against the supreme rule making body in the United States, her stance must certainly make the history books.

My admiration of this Christian woman is deep.  She is making a stand for righteousness even in the face of death threats.  While so many professing Christians have already thrown in the towel and raised the white flag of surrender, her civil disobediance is a shining example of faith in action.

Her uncompromising stand reminds me of James 2:18:

“But someone may well say, ‘You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.'” (NASB)

It is not easy standing against the tide of popular opinion, and it is certainly not easy to stand opposed to the media darlings of the liberal press, Hollywood, and the Federal Government:  the LGBTQ crowd and their supporters.

This is one reason I stand in admiration for Mrs. Davis, because I know how vicious, hateful, violent and intolerant this group of depraved individuals are; her life, and I believe the death threats against her are legitimate, is at risk from this group of hatemongers.

Look at the evident rage and hate that these two sodomites had for Davis as they demanded that she give them a marriage license (see the video attached to the article).  Where is their tolerance toward the beliefs of Ms. Davis?  After all, is not the oft repeated message of tolerance and acceptance toward the views and beliefs of gays and lesbians the cornerstone of their rationale to convince Americans they they should be accepted?  Why then should not these two men tolerate the views and beliefs of Ms. Davis?

And if getting married was indeed the goal of these two sodomites, why not drive thirty minutes to the next county and get their “marriage” license there?  If their “love” for one another is as strong as the love immortalized in poetry which promises to “climb the highest mountains” or “swim in the deepest oceans” for the benefit of the other, what’s the big deal to drive to the next county for the license?

Because their “love” is a sham and the goal of the LGBTQ crowd has never been about “love” or “marriage equality”  or “tolerance” but all about reshaping society to allow their perverse sexual proclivities to be accepted into a moral society.

Their goal is the destruction of the Judeo-Christian ethic that is the last remaining obstacle toward their complete domination over all that is moral and righteous in this increasingly perverse society.  Ultimately, they war against God and His holiness, laws, precepts and rules.  And Ms. Davis is a significant roadblock in the LGBTQ juggernaut that must be obliterated, for she represents everything that these people despise.

Please pray for Ms. Davis and ask the Lord for her protection.  This woman is a hero for standing strong against the onslaught of the wicked and she needs our support.

I would encourage all my readers to send Ms. Davis an email of encouragement at:

kimberlyb.davis@ky.gov

Or visit the Rowan County website for more information and Ms. Davis’ phone number.