The Daily Jot: US Culture War–Jailed For Religious Beliefs

Bill Wilson
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Friday,  September 4, 2015

US Culture War–jailed for religious beliefs

The clash between the First Amendment and judicial activism has come to a boil as Morehead, Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been sent to jail for not issuing same sex marriage licenses. The judge says she is breaking the law in defying his court order to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. He has ordered her incarcerated until she changes her mind. Davis, an elected official, is required to discharge her duties as an officer of the state. She is experiencing the power of government in this situation because it is the law of the land that same sex couples can marry. But it is not the law of the land, far from it. And in this, is where Davis may have a chance to get out of jail.

Laws in the United States follow a process. Many states outlawed same sex marriage through the legal or referendum process. The Supreme Court stretched and twisted the Constitution to create a law from the bench to require all states to marry same sex couples. It is no different than the way abortion was legalized. No law was voted on by elected representatives of the people. The Constitution also says that if an item is not enumerated in the Constitution it is reserved for the individual states or for the people to decide. The Constitution’s remedy for no law is to kick the question back to the states or the people–not to allow the Supreme Court to make law where there is no law.

Same sex marriage is not in the Constitution. It should be a state issue or a people issue. The Supreme Court, some of which are homosexual or homosexual activists (two I know of performed same sex civil unions or marriages before the vote), overstepped its bounds by making law. This created two problems in the very least–redefining marriage and undermining the First Amendment guarantees of religious freedom and free speech. The case in Rowan County underscores this. Because of personal religious beliefs, Kim Davis is sitting in jail. OR because Kim Davis refuses to execute her job as a government representative according to the law of the land, she is sitting in jail.

The way these lawyers and government activists will get past the First Amendment is by saying your religious beliefs cannot compel you to break the law. You can’t say (at least currently), for example, I am allowed to murder someone because of my religious beliefs (does Islam come to mind?). You have to abide by the law. This is how the First Amendment will be undermined by the homosexual agenda. You have the right to worship how you want or say what you want so long as it isn’t standing against homosexual marriage because it is now the law of the land. It wasn’t law, it was judicial activism. But it is perceived as law. This is the real war. Your rights as a Christian are at stake. Put on the full armor of God that as Ephesians 6:11 says, “you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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