Kim Davis and her Rowan County deputy clerks had been summoned to appear before U.S. District Judge David Bunning, after she and her deputies denied to comply with the new re-definition of Marriage by the Supreme Court. She cited that she works primarily under “God’s Authority,” a phrase that is reminiscent of the words uttered by the St. Peter and the other Apostles in Acts 5:29 (ESV)
““We must obey God rather than men.”
According to the Associated Press and Fox News, hundreds of pro-Gay “Marriage” people shouted repeatedly outside of the courthouse, “Love Won! Love Won!” while Davis was being escorted to jail. Christians have also been gathering to show support, but not in the same quantities as the Pro-Gay “Marriage” party.
Some of the people that criticize Davis point towards her history of four marriages as a reason to call her a hypocrite. Unfortunately for the Gay-friendly parties, even though divorce is frowned upon by God, exceptions are made in Scripture under certain cases. (See Matthew 19:9) On the other hand, homosexuality is considered an abomination by God because it violates the natural law regarding marriage, which states:
Genesis 2:24 (ESV)- Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Christians are obligated to subscribe to the natural law of marriage, not only because Jesus re-affirms the natural law (Matthew 19:5) but also because it is re-stated and affirmed by St. Paul in Ephesians 5:31.
Christians are obligated by Scripture to obey earthly governments unless their dictates run contrary to the laws established by the Creator. We pray that Christians stand in full solidarity with Davis and is not abandoned during this very difficult time. Unless the Christian Church takes a final stand against the powers of secular-humanism and doctrinal liberalism, our liberties will continue to erode, and the persecution against the Church will easily shift from a philosophical debate, to physical persecution.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Syracuse N.Y. has set up a support page through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClerkKimDavis
Anyone that would like to send a donation for Davis’ legal fees is welcome to send them via the Trinity Lutheran’s Paypal account. All donations will be publicly accounted for and used exclusively for Davis’ legal expenses.