By Robert A. Vella
Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky who served jail time for refusing to comply with a federal judge’s order for her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has reluctantly accepted America’s foundational Separation of Church and State.
Davis returned to work today and stated that she would not interfere with deputy clerks who had begun issuing those licenses during her five-day stint behind bars.
Her god – if it exists – apparently chose not to assist Davis in her legal battle, nor to use the opportunity created by Davis to redefine the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Kim Davis must now reconcile this incongruity in her own mind.
Further reading: Kentucky clerk returns to work after 5-day jail stint