Go to jail, do not pass go and do not collect two hundred. Played and enjoyed by millions, Monopoly is a fun game for all the family. In case you have not heard, contrary to Monopoly, jail was no game for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis. Kim, who refused to give couples of the same-sex marriage licenses, was sent to jail. It was her conviction not to allow marriage licenses to be issued in her name or under her authority that would authorize a marriage conflicting with God’s definition of marriage in the Bible that placed her behind bars.
Seriously folks, when it came down to her personal convictions and conscience, she did not even have the freedom to disagree. Off she went to jail!
No waiting for three strikes here, one offense was absolutely enough for the court to throw the book at her. Be careful my fellow Americans. Any outspoken Christian making a stand for one’s convictions or disagreeing with anyone else’s point of view might be dragged off to the nearest prison cell. We may not be thrown to the lions like in the days of Daniel, but we are certainly being chewed up by the lions of the law.
Last week, Kim was conditionally released, after spending six days in an isolated jail cell. This situation is far from being resolved. It will be an ongoing tangled-web of the Supreme, Federal and State court laws and rulings. Kim and others like her will continue to be caught like a fly in spider’s web.
This week Kim Davis returned to work and made this statement: “I love my Lord Jesus, I love all people and I love my job. I want to continue to serve all three as I have tried to do until now…” Kim became emotional when reflecting on the “seemingly impossible choice” between “conscience or freedom.”
In honor of that courage, the Family Research Council is proud to announce that they will be presenting their second “Cost of Discipleship Award” to Kim at Values Voter Summit, September 25.
This grave situation reminds me of two God-fearing midwives, Shiphrah and Puah. The king of Egypt ordered them to mercilessly kill all the baby boys born to the Hebrew women. He did this from the fear that they might become a mightier people than the Egyptians; in the event of war, they might join Egypt’s enemies. Ordering genocide of all the baby boys at birth crossed the midwives strong convictions. We find their response to the cruel and unjust Pharaoh’s demand in Exodus1:15-21:
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God that He provided households for them.
Unfortunately, today in America’s growing anti-Christian society, like Kim and these midwives, Christians now have to make a stand concerning their biblical convictions. Doing so, could mean going to jail. Are you willing to count the cost? Will you fear God or man?