An Open Letter To Kim Davis: Why You Shouldn’t Be Trending

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.

We’re all getting TIRED of Kim Davis and her controversy over same sex marriage licenses that she refuses to issue in her country in Kentucky. Now every time you hear her name brought up, just take a shot (although you’d probably be dead in a few hours from alcohol poisoning).

On Tuesday, she gave the press an interview stating her response to being in jail, for five days for not complying, and her current position on the status of the same sex marriage licenses. Here are some stand out quotes where we would most likely react.

 

“I’m here before you this morning with a seemingly impossible choice that I do not wish on any of my fellow Americans. My conscience or my freedom.”

Dear Kim Davis: it actually isn’t an impossible choice. You do have the freedom to think and the freedom to choose. However, if your conscience does go against the “Law of the Land,” you may want to reconsider your actions. Breaking a law constitutes a punishment that sacrifices freedom. You can pray to God later about what you “think” you did wrong.

“Obey God? Or [follow] a directive that forces me to disobey God, even when there are reasonable accommodations available?” 

Dear Kim Davis: we aren’t going to persecute you because of your beliefs. However, NEWSFLASH, America is NOT a Christian nation. We have the freedom to believe whatever we want and the freedom to practice religion. Don’t be that person to force your religion on others who don’t share the same beliefs as you.

“I don’t want to have this conflict, I don’t want to be in the spotlight, and I certainly don’t want to be a whipping post.”

Dear Kim Davis: what were you expecting honestly? You may not have wanted to be in the spotlight originally, but when a video like this goes viral just months after a history altering Supreme Court ruling, what did you think was going to happen? If you didn’t want to have this conflict, then you should have been doing your job. Since you clearly feel otherwise, there is probably someone in Rowan County, Kentucky who would gladly issue licenses and obey the law, unlike you.

“Any unauthorized license that they [deputy clerks] issue, will not have my name, my title, or my authority on it.” 

Dear Kim Davis: you do realize that by doing this you risk the validity of the marriage license. Yes, they are pursuant to a federal court order, but who knows how long it will take for a decision to be made. Just take no for an answer and move on with your life. It’s fine that you believe God is the higher power, but in America the Supreme Court is. A little separation of church and state would be nice.

 

It is unlikely that this controversy will disappear from media outlets anytime soon. It’s amazing how Kim Davis is able to break a law set by the Supreme Court yet there are people who steal a bag of Doritos and are more harshly punished.

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