The imprisonment of Kim Davis in the United States of America for not issuing same-sex marriage licenses is horrific. We are truly living in very dangerous times. If Christians are to be persecuted and imprisoned in the public square for living their faith and following their conscience, what options are available to us? Even a baker is in danger of having his business shut down if he chooses not to bake a cake to be used for a gay marriage ceremony. In the United States of America.
This whole situation reminds me of a poem written by someone I was once acquainted with. For the life of me, I can remember very little about the poem except for one line which kept repeating throughout the whole piece, a line I never forgot and one which haunts me to this day. It simply said, “they may come for me at night but they’ll come for you in the morning.” It’s so easy to disagree with someone like Kim Davis when our own beliefs are not threatened, when our own boundaries aren’t crossed or invaded. What happens, though, when a law is passed that conflicts with our own beliefs, which would pain our own conscience if we are forced to obey it. It’s so easy for us to tell others to go with the program when we’re feeling pretty comfortable with the program. However, the danger is that we head down a very slippery slope which might get to be a bit uncomfortable once the legal system starts asking us to do something that we find morally objectionable.
May God have mercy on us. Please pray for the swift release of this noble and courageous woman. http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2015/09/ted-cruz-on-arrest-of-kim-davis.html