By The Prophet of Life
What can you say about an act of racism that is celebrated both nationally and internationally by everyone from prominent political candidates, Religious organizations and even The Pope?
In a time when Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump calls Mexican immigrants rapists and stands silent when a sympathizer berated Muslims and Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Stated that A Muslim should not be to be elected United States President (Despite the fact that article ii section I of the U.S Constitution does not stipulate any such prohibition. In fact, the only requirements are that the person be born in the U.S. and 35 years old or older), Kim Davis, the feisty Kentucky Clerk that is the cause celeb for racists and homophobes across America, is receiving an award for “Courage”.She even got a private meeting and encouragement from The Pope on his recent visit to the United States.
The Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization, is giving Davis the “Cost of Discipleship Award” at a “Values Voter Summit”. The summit is a conservative social and political gathering in Washington, D.C Davis has been canonized by various racist religious organizations for defiantly refusing to grant gay couples their legal right to be wed by denying them a marriage license. She has been court ordered to comply with the law, she has been jailed and she could be sentenced to a longer stint in jail but she hasn’t been fired for insubordination.
What does Kim Davis winning an award for courage say about America? It says that there are still people in America who need to work on their issues when it comes to race. The organization that is giving Davis the award and other organizations like it are not populated by stupid people. They are not populated by evil people. They are populated by (by their own definition) Godly people.
People that are Godly, especially Christians who claim to be so, follow the teachings of a great prophet accompanied by holy documents. There is not one holy document, in any major religion that I know of, that says that ordinary people can elevate themselves to the status of God, to take God’s place or do God’s job for God. Yet that is what the members of this organization and all other “Godly” people who celebrate Kim Davis are doing because they are putting themselves in a position to Judge others. They are putting themselves in a position to deny others their rights according to the law in exchange for what they consider the laws of a higher power. Judgment, however, is God’s right and by pronouncing Judgment on behalf of God, they are acting as God, something which is far beyond any perceived sins committed by those they presume to judge.
Holy documents, from the Bible to the Koran, have been used to justify slavery, rape, beheadings, murder and mass extermination. Their words have been twisted and appropriated by people and groups that are anything but Godly to justify atrocities in the name of God. The celebration of Davis is doing the same thing. It isn’t causing beheadings or mass extermination but it is contributing to the oppression of a minority group. It is furthering the cause of racism by contributing to homophobia.
Kim Davis and those who celebrate her are not stupid people. They are not evil people. They are merely ignorant people. Racism isn’t a symptom of stupidity, nor is it a symptom of evil. It is merely a symptom of ignorance. As long as ignorance prevails, racism will flourish. As long as people claim to have the power to pronounce God’s judgment, Godliness diminishes. As long as humanity allows racism and the twisting of God’s Holy Word to create oppression and murder, humanity will continue to retard its progress. Humanity consists of many different peoples from many different races, cultures, religions and sexual orientations. The world can only become a paradise if we all get there together. Racists, in their glorified ignorance, impede the ultimate success of humanity by causing division within the human spirit.
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