Kim Davis is a county clerk who is illegally refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. She knows about the sanctity of marriage, since she's done it 4 times.
Writer and sex columnist Dan Savage appeared on MSNBC to address the Kim Davis case, in which a Kentucky county clerk has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Because she's a Christian...who hasn't read the Bible, apparently, since she's been divorced 3 times and married 4. Hope this last one sticks!
Davis will be appearing in federal court on Thursday for a contempt hearing to defend her decision to ignore the requirements of a secular job that simply requires applying the law as it is written. Why does he think anyone in their right mind would do this? MONEY, MONEY, MONEY!:
“I think Kim Davis is waiting to cash in. I predicted from the beginning that she would defy all the court orders, defy the Supreme Court, she would ultimately be held in contempt of court, lose her job, perhaps go to prison for a short amount of time. And then she will have written for her, ghost written books. She will go on the right-wing lecture circuit and she’ll never have to do an honest day’s work ever again in her life. This is about someone hypocritically cashing in, and she is a hypocrite.”
And why would she think such a low-down dirty trick would work? Probably because other nobodies randomly denying gay people fair treatment under the guise of religion have totally cashed in, like the doughy bigots who raised a million dollars on GoFundMe after saying they'd never cater a gay wedding. With pizza. The favorite choice for gay summer weddings.
This case is particularly hot, and it looks like it's boiling over into the GOP race. No word from The Donald yet, but even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham was like, "Do your job, lady." Actually, what he said on the conservative Hugh Hewitt Show radio program was, "As a public official, comply with the law or resign… The rule of law is the rule of law. We are a rule of law nation. I appreciate her conviction, I support traditional marriage, but she’s accepted a job where she has to apply the law to everyone.”
Even your supporters think you're wrong, girl! But if Savage is right and the issue is money, it's unlikely that Kim Davis will suddenly see the logic of the situation, even though Dan Savage so clearly outlines it for her:
“She’s not being asked to perform a sacrament, she is tasked with ascertaining that the people in front of her, the couple in front of her, have a legal right to get married and to provide them with that license. She is not a minister. She actually thinks she works for God there in the county courthouse, when she actually works for Caesar — and someone needs to acquaint her with that fact.”
Learn it, live it, love it, and let all these affianced couples get on with planning their pizza party.