Friday, September 4, 2015

"In this World You Will Have Trouble” — Welcome to Rowan County

Albert Mohler gives excellent, thoughtful commentary about the Kim Davis imprisonment in Rowan County, Kentucky, where judicial arrogance is on display.  Mohler raises questions every believer needs to ponder in these dangerous days for religious liberty.

"The Commonwealth of Kentucky is now the setting for a dramatic display of judicial arrogance, even as the larger story points to the sweeping moral change that is transforming the nation’s landscape. Today, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Kim Davis, County Clerk of Rowan County, to go to jail for refusing to obey an order of his court requiring Mrs. Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Actually, Mrs. Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage back in June. She stated that her Christian convictions would not allow her to issue a license for a marriage she did not believe was legitimate. Over the last several weeks, the County Clerk found herself summoned before judges, including the judge who sent her to jail. She had appealed her cause to the U.S. Supreme Court, which denied her request for a stay of the District Court’s order.

In court today, Judge Bunning told Davis: 'The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order.' He continued by arguing that 'if you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.' "

Read the entire article here.

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