Kim Davis, Mockingjay for Morons

Kim Davis, the mockingjay for morons everywhere, is back at work and claiming she will not approve any gay marriage licenses. She says she will not go against her conscience because as a Christian she cannot possibly allow two people who love each other to get married simply because of their gender. This makes no sense at all. Wasn’t Jesus all about love?

I’m an atheist, and I am not a Biblical scholar, but I have read the Bible here and there when I was younger. I was forced to go to vacation Bible school for a couple of summers when I was in elementary school. I had to study some passages when I was baptized as a college student. I attended a Lutheran school for kindergarten and first grade. So, I’m not totally ignorant about this Jesus fellow and his teachings, but some of his followers are.

I have friends who are Christians, and they are not idiots. So, I know it is not the religion itself that makes some people become jerks for Jesus. Jesus has been transformed into something different than the hippie like person I learned about years ago. Somehow, conservatives have managed to change Jesus into a gun toting, gay hating redneck.

It’s not limited to Kim Davis. There’s Westboro Baptist church, a church so hateful and judgmental that they even dislike Kim Davis due to her multiple marital failings and out of wedlock babies. At least they are pointing out what a hypocrite she is when it comes to being the overlord of traditional marriage. There’s Mike Huckabee, who claims that “Christian convictions are under attack” because gay marriage was legalized. There’s Ted Cruz who thinks, “It’s the job of the chaplain to be insensitive to atheists.” I could go on and on, but you get the point. There are a lot of idiots out there speaking for Christians, and these are the people who get the most media time.

I understand that train wreck television is entertaining. I admit that I watch all of the Bachelor shows. But when it comes to the news, the real, factual (we hope) news, the entertainment value should not be a consideration. The moderate Christians need to change this. They need to step forward and put an end to the tobacco chewing, mechanical bull riding Jesus, and bring back the loving and peaceful Jesus I heard about in Bible stories. Yes, I do think they are just stories, but like many other works of literature, there are lessons to be learned, and hate is not one of those lessons.

 

 

6 thoughts on “Kim Davis, Mockingjay for Morons

  1. I love ya, Lisa, but I must address a few things.
    1. You simply MUST write something and title it “Jerks for Jesus.” Surely you have something befitting such an amazing title.
    2. My loyalty might be slipping following that Bachelor admission. Trying not to be judgemental here. And also my own reality TV preferences prevent me from “throwing stones” your way.

    1. First of all, you ARE a super mom. So, we need to get rid of the Not So. 🙂 Second of all, between you and me and whoever reads this, the original title is Being a Jerk for Jesus. I submitted it to another site with that title. I’m waiting to hear back on that. In the meantime, I wanted to put it on my page, too, since this site is OK with that. So, I changed the title to avoid SEO wars.

      I know. I know. The Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise are pure trash, but I just can’t stop watching. Perhaps there is a meeting I need to attend for this. 🙂

  2. I missed this…. too distracted with computer fowl ups… may just downsize to a tablet… those are almost free. Jerks for Jesus… so glad I wasn’t drinking ginger ale when I read that… brilliance in alliteration! The Bachelor/ette sinful pleasure… we all need some of those… and it is perhaps the ultimate in trainwreck Telly… tailor made!! LOL! Great entry to the blogosphere!!

    1. Every year, I say I’m not going to watch the Bachelor anymore, and then I do. I have no will power when it comes to trash TV. None. 🙂

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