Former political prisoner and religious freedom defender Kim Davis predicts more to follow

Former political prisoner and religious freedom defender Kim Davis predicts more to follow

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[CBN News] Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky has a unique claim. It’s the first place that any American in history has ever been put behind bars for taking a stand for one-man, one-woman marriage. That woman: Kim Davis.

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Growing up a few miles over in Morehead, Davis lived a quiet life, reading her Bible and praying each morning; enjoying the fellowship of her husband, grown children and a widening circle of grandchildren. This chief clerk at the Rowan County Courthouse was certainly not the type you would expect to become the face of a national fight over marriage.

“I hate confrontation and it was something that was definitely outside my comfort zone,” she told CBN News.

She Believed What the Bible Said

But every marriage license that came out of the county courthouse in Morehead had Kim Davis’ name on it and her authority associated with it. As a Christian, she believed what the Bible said: that God defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

“For me, this has never been a gay or a lesbian issue. I have gay friends that I love dearly,” she insisted. “This has been about standing up for the Word of God.”
In her new book Under God’s Authority, Kim tells how the June 2015 US Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage forced her to take a stand: she announced Rowan County wouldn’t issue any marriage licenses as long as her name remained on them.

This article continues at [CBN News] Kim Davis: Why First American Jailed for Defending Traditional Marriage May Not Be the Last

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  1. Kim Davis’ stand is truly admirable. And what she faced is reprehensible. There were CERTAINLY other options. What this amounts to is compelled behaviour dictated by the State in violation of religious belief. That’s what the U.S. now has. Here in Canada we face our own challenges as we face compelled speech laws relating to gender pronouns. (Funny how compelled speech and behaviour surrounds the LGBTQ community.) These are clear violations of the Principles of Western Democracy and these types of laws must be rolled back, or we, as Christians and others, will continue to face legal challenges and persecution in the future. Our recent Trinity Western University (TWU) Supreme Court decision pretty much ensures that Christians will not be tolerated in at least the legal system of Canada. Talk about inclusion and diversity! The suggestion that TWU is discriminatory in its requirement for signing a statement regarding traditional family relationships is ludicrous since two additional universities within miles of that facility offer “equivalent” law degrees. Russia isn’t this bad!

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