Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

Kim Davis is no Martin Luther King, Jr.  You may think that is obvious, but Kim Davis has already become a symbol for what is euphemistically called "Freedom of Religion," which unfortunately in recent months has just become code for anti-LGBT bigotry. With no irony, the Southern Baptist Rev. Mike Huckabee quoted Dr. King's Letter from Birmingham Jail as he called for civil disobedience against same sex marriage.  The first obvious difference between King and Davis is that Davis was a government employee who was paid by taxpayers to do a job that included issuing marriage licenses.  While conscientious objection is protected in America, such as pacifists opting out of military duty, it does not mean that people entrusted by the American people to enforce the laws of the land can "opt out."

-- Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, "No, Kim Davis Is Not Martin Luther King, Jr."

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