Yesterday Kim Davis was freed from her incarceration - a draconian persecution that had absolutely no justification. Her cause drew national attention and outrage from many quarters of the nation. Many good people sounded the alarm and made their disgust at Judge David Bunning known. I suspect he meant to intimidate her by his roughshod treatment, but because of the national outcry - aided by social media - he realized quickly his trick could backfire in his face. Perhaps this release was a "cut-and-run" action on his part. At least he mitigated the damage he had done - somewhat.
Obviously to God belongs thanks and honor for vindicating His servant and witness. Kudos to Franklin Graham, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and others for calling out the fiends in government. Of course we recognize the hundreds who rallied this weekend outside the jail house.
As a Catholic, though, I must say that I'm embarrassed by the deafening silence of the Catholic hierarchy. I checked the website of the Diocese of Lexington a few minutes ago; still you will not find so much as a mention of Ms. Davis' name. The same goes for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I find that most mystifying as they seem to be preparing for this World Meeting of Families that the Pope will be attending in Philadelphia next month. We all know that had the news from Kentucky been of some serial killer being sentenced to death row, that the USCCB would have started their protests and prayer vigils in a heartbeat - but when it comes to a Christian standing for marriage, they just couldn't be bothered. How will they respond in future situations? And yes, Ms. Davis' situation is just the first among many.
Below the jump break I'll post some videos. The first is Ms Davis' address just after her release. The next two offer American citizens some much needed civics lessons. Some Catholics who opine that Ms Davis thumbed her nose at the US Constitution should really pay close attention. Now,
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