Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Anti-Gay Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Anti-Gay Marriage Kim Davis

In a move that puzzled some observers, four members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church yesterday picketed near the Rowan County, Kentucky courthouse.  Westboro, known for its virulent anti-gay rhetoric, was protesting Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has gained notice for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, a Westboro spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper said that Westboro objected to the fact that Davis is divorced and remarried.  Phelps-Roper said:
This woman wants to say that her sin isn’t as grievous as the same-sex marriage sin.  It’s all sin. It’s all awful. But her sin enabled that sin. When you look up, and all the Christians have given over the moral high ground, what voice do they have left?
She also argued that Kim Davis should nevertheless follow the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying: "God hates oath breakers just like he hates adultery and he hates same-sex marriage."