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Kim Davis is not on a mission from God

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office’s refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

And so the martyrdom of Kim Davis begins.

Kim Davis is in jail for refusing to do her job, and refusing to let her clerks do their jobs. She was given options by District Judge David L. Bunning to stay out of jail, but she chose to go to jail.

So be it.

Some people have said they admire her for the courage of her convictions. Really? I don’t believe it takes courage to be a bigot. Her refusal to do her job doesn’t have anything to do with religion. But it has everything to do with her bigoted and ignorant hatred of gay people

Does that sound harsh? I’ve tried to be kind and thoughtful and understanding. I’ve tried to listen to what the haters have to say with an open heart. But honestly? Kim Davis and her self-described “hillbilly redneck,” gun-toting husband have tried every bit of my patience.

She’s been married and divorced, married and divorce, married and divorced and married once again. According to her faith, that’s a sin. But someone issued her not one but four marriage licenses. What a hypocrite this woman is.

She’s not a martyr. She’s a tool. She says, “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties.” If that were true, she wouldn’t have issued marriage licenses to anyone who’d been previously divorced. But we know she has. This isn’t about “God’s moral law.” This is about discrimination, hatred, and bigotry.

Kim Davis sitting in jail is not about religious liberty. She still has the freedom go to church, read whatever book she wants to follow, sing whatever songs of praise she believes will get her closer to God, and pray all day long if she wants.

But you can’t deny Ameriacn citizens their rights under the law, and cast your ignorant, bigoted hatred on the general public — especially when you’re making $80,000 a year doing it.

Kim Davis is sitting in jail for her contempt of court, for her arrogance, and for her complete lack of understanding about the law and justice. She will sit in jail until she resigns, or until she can go to her job and actually do her job.

When asked if his wife would resign, Joe Davis said: “Oh God no. She’s not going to resign at all. It’s a matter of telling Bunning he ain’t the boss.”

You just can’t fight stupid.

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