Kim Davis, Kentucky’s infamous county clerk, seems hateful even when claiming “no animosity” toward anyone. She spoke to “the people I love” during the press conference celebrating her release from jail. Her contempt, for which she lost a bit of freedom, is targeted not just at the court but also at some of her constituents, specifically gay couples who are stonewalled by her most recent act of love — interfering with their legal marriage licenses.
Her air kisses blow that old “hate the sin, but (pretend to) love the sinner” thing, but hers is an inner struggle not with love or hate but with fear, and the devil himself is in the details. She revealed her true faith with trembling disquiet in the pleading, “It is a heaven or hell decision.” Favor must be earned from a scary divinity whose lasting impression on her is not grace, mercy and love but the threat of eternal torment.
Davis insists on accommodation for her interpretation of “God’s authority” while still clutching a sweet salary. While casting that mossy stone of presumption that being gay and Christian are mutually exclusive, her tribute and penance are paid in an unlovely, un-neighborly manner. Four’s a crowd in a Trinity, Kim. Sign, resign, just do your job. God’s got this one.