I know, it seems as if the media is beating this Kim Davis story like a dead horse. Still, today, the Kentucky woman remains in jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky. Father Jonathan Morris weighed in yesterday on why he thinks jailing her is not the adult thing to do.
The Morehead, Ky. County Clerk's Office (Morehead not a joke, it's the actual city) posted this on their website to help residents understand how the office can be of service to them. (emphasis mine)
These duties include general categories of clerical duties of the fiscal court: issuing and registering, recording and keeping various legal records, registering and purging voter rolls, and conducting election duties and tax duties.
Our office is here to serve the public in a friendly, professional and efficient manner. We are constantly striving to upgrade our services in order to better serve you.
Father Morris is a frequent guest in Fox 'News' Fight For Faith segment, which highlights the persecution of the U.S. Christian majority. In this particular case, he believes that she should simply be allowed to recuse herself from the duty of issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Judges can do this all the time. The problem here is that she is not the one DECIDING the law, as often judges are called upon to do. She is, by her job description, required to follow and obey the law, as she was sworn to uphold.
What about all the people pointing out that Kim is a thrice divorced woman with her own 'sinful' history? Father Morris explained that no one is perfect, we are all 'sinners.' But Kim is trying to abide by her Apostolic Christian Faith, now, and her past actions are totally irrelevant. So, apparently, you can sin all you want. Just accept Jesus and you can begin to act like a complete bigoted jerk and have legal grounds to do so. That's how it's done in the Bible Belt.
It will be a big circus tomorrow, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) professes, where all the fundamentalist hypocrites, sinners, Ashley Madison Profile-holders, homophobes and bigots will be out in full force to sanctimoniously claim persecution and elevate the Misery Annie Wilkes-look-alike to sainthood. They are actually calling her a 'Modern Day Joan of Arc.'