Saturday, October 10, 2015

Conscientious Objection

Last week, we here in the great Northeast, Philly to be exact, had the historical opportunity to be a host city for the Vicar of God himself (if you are inclined to believe there actually is a God) Pope Francis.  While I will freely admit that I am an Atheist, I will say it was still kind of exciting.  Anyway, while he was here he met with the Evil Villain, Kim Davis.  Im sure you all recall who she is, the white trash woman that relies on her belief in God in order to deny someone else their rights to marry?

Well as much as I hate to admit it, Pope Francis stated that it is in her right to Conscientiously Object to doing something that is against her moral code.  I know I'm going to get a lot of Boos and Hisses here but he was absolutely right, she does have that not only religious right, but also that human right.

In saying that and allowing her to take that path, also means that she should NOT be the county clerk then if she can not or will not perform her job as such. Regardless of her beliefs.  If your belief system interferes with another person's Rights as an American citizen, then you can not and should not be employed in such a capacity.

According to wikipedia...

"A conscientious objector (CO) is an "individual who has claimed the right to refuse to perform military service" on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, and/or religion."

So are we to believe now that county clerks are in the forefront of some sort of military action?  And if that is so, can we hold them accountable as we would any combatant of war?  And who declared this war on Gay americans and why?

I have always been in the mind that you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Sometimes it's hard for me to understand the reasoning behind a movement that claims they love all and yet act like they hate everyone not like them.  Isn't it true that Jesus would hang out with the dregs of society? The tax collectors, whores, thieves and made these people into his following?

So what gives Kim Davis or anyone else for that matter, a free pass to pass judgement on another person solely because they want to live a life of love with another person who is of the same sex?  It's not ok that just because you call it Conscientious objection gives you some kind of higher ground.

In the end, everyone loses, because I think, if Jesus came back tomorrow (even though they have been waiting over 2000 years) I think he would be appalled by the behavior and misunderstandings of his teachings that so many christians believe is the high moral ground these days.