Well, I thought I would finally weigh in on the gay marriage ordeal. We are seeing the ramifications of an unjust “law” forced upon the majority of the people, based on judicial activism. Kim Davis is in the spotlight at the moment. There are 3 major reactions that people seem to have regarding this case.
I. The secular view
The secular view is very simple. Kim should resign (even though she did not technically break a law) and seek another job. This mindset leads to the removal of Christian worldviews from the public square. This is not fair because the Christian worldview is silenced while the secular worldview is tolerated and promoted without question. If the secularists really are for “equality” then the Christian worldview should be given fair consideration just like the secular worldview.
Also, why should Kim Davis resign if she has not broken any laws. What law has she broken? The SCOTUS does not have the authority to enact Law. Only congress can do that and they have not passed a law requiring the issuing of marriage licenses to same sex couples. The SCOTUS only said the state laws preventing issuing them were unconstitutional. So she has not broken a law yet. She is being persecuted for being a Christian.
The next thing that the secularists bring up is the fact that Kim Davis is on her 4th marriage. They call her a hypocrite for standing up for the sanctity of marriage. The problem is, during her previous 3 marriages, she was not a Christ follower so the Christian worldview of marriage did not mean anything to her then. She is not being a hypocrite. She accepted Christ as Lord and Savior a few years ago and now she has a Christian worldview and lives by it. Also, this process has demonstrated that those who preach “tolerance” are extremely intolerant. They do not believe in forgiveness, redemption, and reconciliation. They preach, “do not judge” yet, in this case, they are the most judgmental people you will ever find. The secular view actually invalidates itself by its own contradictions.
II. The negative “Christian” view
There is a movement among “Christians” who claim that Davis is wrong because she is breaking the law and needs to resign and allow God to take care of her for doing the right thing. This view makes no sense because she has yet to break a law (see previous section’s explanation).
The second statement that these people make is that Christians just need to back off and love more. The basic idea is to embrace people where they are and encourage them that God loves them. Yes, God loves them but He also hates their sin and views them as a hostile enemy until they repent of their sins and accept Christ as Lord and Savior.
The third statement is that we need to respect separation of church and state. “You keep using that statement, I don’t think it means what you think it means”. Words of wisdom for all time. Jesus calls His disciples (followers/Christians) to be salt and light in this world. Light exposes the darkness of sin and salt stops sins deadly societal decay. If we “back off” and stop calling sin what it is then we stop being salt and we are good for nothing in the eyes of God and useless to the dying world around us.
The fourth statement is that Davis is on her 4th marriage and needs to be silent. Again, this all happened before she came to Christ so according to Christ, Himself, she is a new creation, all the old has passed away. The sins that you committed before coming to Christ were washed away (all your sins have been washed away in Christ) and they cannot be held against you. The consequences of your sin may remain but spiritually speaking, you have been forgiven and it cannot be held against you.
III. The positive Christian view
Kim Davis has done nothing wrong. She is being persecuted for her faith. She needs to stand strong and continue to be “salt and light” to a sinful and dying world. The church needs to stand up for the sanctity of marriage, as we continue to make disciples, giving people a Christian worldview that must be lived out in the public square. Are you making disciples? Are your disciples making disciples? Do you have a Christian worldview? Are you living out that worldview in the public square. Do your disciples have a Christian worldview? Are they living out that worldview in the public square. Please educate yourself on these issues and speak up with boldness. The Christian worldview deserves a place in the public square. Stand up for it! May the Lord help us stop the deadly decay of sin in our dying culture.