Well, why shouldn’t I weigh in on Kim Davis? Everybody else has an opinion.
Actually, I wasn’t seeing the need to clutter the Internet with my view, but she finally made the mistake of reminding me of my high-school self, which is probably why I can’t stand her.
I believe I have stated before on this blog that I was a rabid Catholic growing up (almost became a nun, etc.). The do-or-die issue to me in high school wasn’t the gays – I was on the fence about them, pretty much – but abortion. All those propaganda films we watched at Holy Cross (Grade) School and St. Dominic Regional High (now St. Dom’s Academy – ooh, how impressive!), well, they worked. I was completely and thoroughly brainwashed against abortion. It was murder, by God, and that was the end of it. And besides, Beethoven!
Actually, I had pretty strong opinions on my religion in general back then; it wasn’t just abortion. If any of my high-school classmates are reading this, if you weren’t there the one religion class when I shoved my Blue Army of Our Lady pin into Steve Akerley’s face, be glad you missed it. (I’m sorry, Steve.) (I’m pretty sure anyone who liked me back then, or even just put up with me, deserves a medal. Rachel Maier, I’m looking at you.)
So do I expect Kim Davis is winning friends? I don’t know, maybe. She seems to have her share of followers. And if she really thinks she’s going to HELL if she approves of gay marriage in ANY WAY, there’s probably not going to be much anyone can say to convince her otherwise. (Too bad she’s not Catholic; even my mother approves of the Obergefell decision.)
So I guess it’s down to those legal experts who are looking at if a marriage license is legal without Davis’ signature. If it is, if gays can get marriage licenses in Rowan County and Kim Davis’ conscience can rest easy, maybe, just maybe, everybody can get a happy ending.
If not, there are some tough decisions ahead. If not, it might be time for Kim Davis to find another line of work.