So much is in the news about religious freedom, sharia law, tyranny. It is enough to frighten people into thinking they are losing their rights. People are scared they won’t be able to worship or we will be forced to be Muslim. Then they start the war on Christmas. Kim Davis a law breaking clerk making 80,000 a year in Rowan county KY to not do her job is used as a political tool for Christianity.
First I want to be clear. The war on Christmas is capitalism, when people camp all night in front of best buy instead of spending time with their family at Thanksgiving. The constitution prevents sharia law from being the law of the land and we cannot have a state religion, so we won’t be Muslim.
That being said, we can’t force people to be Christian either. I am a Christian. There are a lot of things that people do that I don’t approve of or wouldn’t do. In my practice, my faith is how I act and treat others. It isn’t a forum for me to preach and judge. I do believe in an individual church and a person’s home, you can do what you want, but not the public square.
Personally, I do not care one way or the other about gay marriage. If I don’t like it, I won’t have one. Don’t force me to be gay, I won’t force you to be straight. Live and let live. God decides in the end and we each answer for ourselves.
Kim Davis is not a martyr for Christ. I find it convenient after 3 divorces, twins conceived out-of-wedlock, she finds Jesus so much that she wants to enforce the one man one woman marriage rule on everyone else. I am glad she found Jesus. I hope everyone finds Jesus. If this is her true belief, then she needs to repent and return to her first husband. Render unto Ceasar what is Ceasars and what is Gods to God. She has every right in her church to not have a gay marriage. She is elected to a public secular job to serve everyone in her county. If she can no longer do this, she needs to resign. The law of the land has spoken, whether we like it or not.
I have some examples of what it would be like if everyone did this behavior.
I won’t ring that ham up for you. I am Jewish and ham is unclean.
I am sorry I cannot sell you alcohol, because I am a Southern Baptist and drinking alcohol offends the temple of the Lord.
You cannot drive a car. I am a Muslim and woman cannot drive. I am sorry you must wear a hajib to come into my establishment and have your husband with you. You aren’t married, well you have to leave, because I cannot look at a single woman.
No I will not move the cow out of the street. I am a Hindu and that cow is sacred. You need to worship that cow now.
No I will not issue you a gun. I am a pacifist Quaker and guns kill people. No we will not go to war, because the ten commandments say do not kill.
You were caught in adultery your stoning is at 2 pm. I don’t care that your husband beats you, divorce is against God.
I am an atheist so you cannot have a Bible in my presence and turn that God music off.
No I will not sell meat, I am a vegan. No we will not turn down our Satanic music because we are worshiping the devil now.
You need to start having children right away, birth control is evil. I don’t care that you can’t afford children. NO I will not sell you condoms. I am Catholic and answer to the Pope. I don’t care that you aren’t Catholic. No porn in the store or lottery tickets. That is sinful and it offends me.
I want a special menu with no pork on it.
No you can’t mix fabrics in your clothes. Leviticus specifies how you should dress. I don’t care that you are cold, you can’t wear that.
Today we fast. I don’t care that you are diabetic, we are fasting.
We need to close the hospital because the 7th day Adventists are going to pray and heal us. Oh your son died, well I guess you didn’t pray enough, or was a sinner and deserved Gods punishment.
Your Father raped you, well you have to honor your Father, so we can’t prosecute him, he asked for forgiveness. You have to keep the baby God blessed you with, slut.
Does this sound absurd to you? If it doesn’t move to a country without religious freedom. Iran is nice this time of year. Saudi Arabia might let you in.
Religious freedom. I have a book of my religion in my house I can freely display and read. I can carry my book everywhere. I can pray in public. I go to church on Sunday. No one comes to my church and tells me to leave. I can marry someone of my faith. I am not told I can’t work somewhere because of my faith or lack of faith.
Religious tyranny. I am a specific religion. My religion is better than yours and you have to follow it. Sorry our country doesn’t roll that way. Kim Davis resign or give out licenses. Quit making KY look stupid. Don’t hide behind my Jesus for your own media circus and personal gain.