To The Editor:
If you can put a county clerk in jail and hold her there without bail. if this can happen to her, who’s next? Your pastor? The president of a Christian school? The chancellor of a Christian university? Who’s next?”
This is not an “isolated incident.” This is what many of us said was going to happen when you start having the courts decide something that violates not only the conscience of a great many people but violates common sense. The Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling was an act of judicial tyranny because they were “just making it up.”
I praise Kim Davis for having more courage than virtually anybody in Congress, more than most hireling pastors standing in pulpits on Sunday. Churchgoers, in your sophisticated open-mindedness have you allowedyour brain to fall out? What’s next? Will you accept: Pedophilia? Bestiality? Incest?
It’s remarkable, and what is essentially stunning about it is that Davis’s a relatively new believer. Davis has only been a follower of Christ for the last four years and by her own admission she had many areas of her life that were not what they should have been. and when she came to Christ she really felt an extraordinary sense of grace and forgiveness.
Her conviction is stunning, inspiring, and it frankly puts most of us to shame. God has raised up Kim Davis to be the representative because she is maybe one of the most unlikely people-a relatively new Christian, a country official in a small rural county in Kentucky and a Democrat.
The court doesn’t have the constitutional authority to make law. St. Augustine, who said that an “unjust law is no law at all,” which Martin Luther King in his Letter From a Birmingham Jail, and noted that Thomas
Jefferson warned against judicial tyranny “if we allow the courts to be the final arbiter of what a piece of legislation was.” And that’s what we have today, judicial tyranny with the courts just making it up.
If the Supreme Court had ruled 5-4 against same-sex marriage, “do you think the left would be saying it’s the law of land, let’s shut the Human Rights Campaign down. and we’re not going to protest and we’re not going to ask for it anymore because that’s the final word?”
Illegal aliens can violate the law in this country. Entire cities can declare themselves “sanctuary cities” citing the Supreme Court and break the law? Jeffrey Dahmer, the Boston Strangler, John Wayne Gacy, and Al Capone all received bail but Kim Davis-a country clerk in Kentucky who’s a Christian and, most ironically, she’s a Democrat-didn’t get bail.” Maybe she should have baked the judge a cake?
Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”