The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous hero’s welcome from thousands of supporters waving large white crosses.
“I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied, and you are a strong people,” Kim Davis told the crowd after stepping outside, her arms raised like a victorious boxer, to the blaring “Rocky”-sequel theme song “Eye of the Tiger.”
Her lawyer refused to say whether she would defy the courts again.
“Kim cannot and will not violate her conscience,” said Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, the Christian law firm representing Davis. As for whether she will issue licenses, Staver said only: “You’ll find out in the near future.”
The Rowan County clerk whose defiance has made her a hero to the religious right walked free after the federal judge who ordered her locked up lifted the contempt ruling against her, saying he was satisfied that her deputies were fulfilling their obligation to grant licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.
But U.S. District Judge David Bunning also warned Davis not to interfere again, or else she could wind up back in jail.
Davis, 49, has refused to resign her $80,000-a-year job. As an elected official, she can lose her post only if she is defeated for re-election or is impeached by the state General Assembly. The latter is unlikely, given the legislature’s conservative slant.
As the surprise news of her impending release spread, a crowd of dozens of supporters who had gathered on the jailhouse lawn for a previously scheduled rally swelled to thousands. They broke into “Amazing Grace” and “God Bless America” and waved signs, flags and crosses.
Cries of thanks to Jesus echoed through the crowd as Davis emerged next to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and her husband, Joe, who was in overalls and a straw hat. Huckabee and fellow GOP White House candidate Sen. Ted Cruz visited her at the jail just after the decision came down.
“If somebody has to go to jail, I’m willing to go in her place,” said Huckabee, a former Baptist minister and Arkansas governor. He added: “She has shown more courage than any politician I know.”
It is so amazing to me what people call “courage.” Is this the same “courage” people say Bruce Jenner has? What Glory did God get? What gives God Glory is His Children operating in Truth:
“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (III John 1:4)
A Bakery is a Business. The owner of the Bakery dictates what takes place, has to pay rent and utilities, get supplies, pay employees and whatever else it takes to keep the business running. All of those things require Money. If the Business owner’s Principles are so Strong about something that they are willing to turn away MONEY for it then their Principles should be RESPECTED. A Bakery NOT baking cakes with two men or two women on it is not Discrimination. It is NOT Discrimination to have Godly Principles. People are not Discriminating because it is NOT about the PEOPLE, but about how THEY want their Business to Represent God. Gay couples have the Right to choose to go against God, but they DO NOT have the Right to Force the Bakery to do it also? The Supreme Court overturned the Law, which only makes gay marriage legal. Getting married is what they made legal NOT Forcing people to go against God by providing services for gay marriages. The Bakery only told them the Truth and is NOT Forcing it on them. This is about MARRIAGE, which was the First Covenant God Ordained for a man and a woman NOT about Discriminating against gays. If getting married was all gays cared about instead of trying to Force someone to do something they do not want to do they would just find someone that WANTS to bake their cake. Someone who wants to bake their cake will put their Heart into it and is what they should want for their day. Suing the Bakery is Forcing their SIN on the Bakery, which is Wrong and being DOGMATIC. Gay marriage and Racism are TWO different things. The Color of Skin is NOT SIN. I would scare to eat a cake I Forced someone to bake.
On the other hand Kim Davis is “an elected official.” She was elected to do a job that includes issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. If she did not want to do her JOB she should have Resigned. Instead of Resigning she Forced how she FELT on people including her own employees, which is also Wrong and DOGMATIC. That makes her no different than the people who she claims she is fighting against. To add to all of this WRONG is the rally Celebrating her Forcing how she felt on people and calling her a “hero” for doing it.
God DID NOT get ANY glory from this. I said in my “Are You Passing Your Tests?” Blog “EVERYTHING people go through in life is a TEST.” All Kim Davis had to do was tell her employees to issue licenses to gay couples. Obviously they did not mind because they started doing it when she went to jail. I hope HER fifteen minutes was worth her Failing her Test. I said in my “Country Back To God” Blog “I was happy to hear Mike Huckabee is running for President. He will try to turn this ‘Country Back To God.’” People cannot turn this ‘Country Back To God’ supporting Wrong, which cause him to lose my support.
The President must be for ALL PEOPLE. NO matter how he FEELS he cannot takes sides like Obama has done. The President’s TOP Priority MUST be RIGHT or WRONG. Wrong always produces MORE WRONG. Along with supporting Wrong the article, “Huckabee: Dred Scott Decision ‘Remains To This Day The Law Of The Land’” states, “Medved then asked the candidate if he would attempt to overturn the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling with a constitutional amendment. ‘I don’t think that’s necessary,’ Huckabee replied,” which says he is NOT the man for the job. (Article posted @ Facebook and Twitter)
I also said in my “What Fascinates You?” Blog “People do not have to be DOGMATIC with Truth.” Telling people the Truth and Forcing how you feel on people are two different things. Anyone Forcing how they feel on people is being DOGMATIC. Dogmatic people are usually FULL of “Pride.” “Pride” is NOT God:
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.” (Proverbs 8:13)
“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I John 2:16)
“Pride” is in the same category as these:
“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” (Mark 7:21-23)
Transitioning into “God’s System Health And Nutrition Program” I will still teach the Word of God, but now my Blogs will be about Health Issues too. Exercise is to the Body what the Word of God is to the Spirit. I said in that Blog too “Our Health starts in our Spirit then flows through our Mind to our Body. That is why it is so important to keep the Holy Spirit Built Up by being in the Word of God daily:
‘I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’ (Romans 12:1-2)”
To take that to the next level the Bible is the “Cure All” and Exercise is the “Cure All” for the body. The Bible has a Cure for every Situation. I get around 60 e-mails a day and 90% of them are news or about health. This e-mail article from Harvard Medical School, “What’s the one prescription that can lower your risk for 5 major diseases – with NO side effects?” states:
If you guessed exercise, you’re absolutely right!
Exercise has the power to keep you from developing high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer. In fact, exercise can lower your risk of heart disease as effectively as medications!
It can also help ease arthritis pain, sharpen your memory, trim your waistline, and preserve your independence.
The article also states Exercise:
Increase flexibility in many joints by strengthening muscles
Lower your chance of developing diabetes by nearly 60%
Fight the decline in immune function that happens with age
Prevent the formation of clots in the bloodstream that can lead to heart attack or stroke
With that same-sex marriage door WIDE OPEN each day America is losing what is RIGHT and WRONG. With that same-sex marriage door WIDE OPEN each day America is moving farther and farther away from God. “California to become sixth US state to allow euthanasia” is just another step in the Wrong direction, (Article posted @ Facebook and Twitter) which states:
Euthanasia, or assisted suicide, has long been a controversial issue in the United States, with Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington the only states to have approved it so far.
People cannot lose weight without Exercise. I have accomplished more with Walking than I ever did doing Elliptical all of those years. Walking outside people also get Vitamin D from the sun. With the help of Magnesium Vitamin D does the same thing the article states Exercise does.
10,000 steps a day is not Scientific. It came from a man trying to sell his Pedometers, but it did increase people Walking by 25% and it is a good Goal to attempt. People keeping track of their steps gives them motivation and a sense of accomplishment. While people are outside be sure to “Speak To Everyone You Pass Every Day!” People Smiling and making other people Smile is GREAT for our Health too.