Don’t eat my bacon, I won’t eat your cauliflower

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If I worked at, say, Harry’s Hamburger Hut and you came in wanting a double cheeseburger with bacon, I wouldn’t say “That’s bad for you, it’ll clog your arteries, here, have some cauliflower instead,” you’d call the manager and tell him I was interfering with your right to a bacon cheeseburger and that you don’t like cauliflower. Unless you do, in which case, I think you need to rethink your priorities.

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That little analogy is the introduction to my opinion on the whole Kim David thing. What I think is really happening has nothing to do with her desire to convert LGBT people to Jesus’ path. My humble opinion, they’re already there.

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Being behind the curve on this whole Kim Davis kerfuffle has kept me from making the mistake other bloggers have, (the letter is a fraud, like the Twitter account of her coworker) and for that I say (npi) Thank You Jesus. But I digress already. I’m not going to condemn Kim Davis or call her names or quote scripture (even though all that time spent in Bible study is now paying off handsomely) or tell her that I think she’s a bigot and a hypocrite.

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Yes, she is all that, but more to the point, I think she’s a fraud. Yup, that what I said. Having followed the story from her first refusal all the way to the memes that are apparently endless, I have come to the conclusion that this is a ploy. Why? Because I think she’s seen the results of all the Go Fund Me pages where hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated to other “Christians”.  Those who “stand up for their beliefs” and then made a boat load of money because those opposing them are so quick to spew hate and threaten. I also think she wants her fifteen minutes of fame but soon will realize that sitting in a jail cell, even if the family brings you your bunny pajamas and fluffy slippers, isn’t the same as being at home wearing them while sitting on the sofa watching Pat Robertson make a bigger fool of himself.

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Is this cynical of me? Why, yes it is. Yet it’s also valid, I believe, because I’ve watched other so called Christians enjoying the lime light. Oh, look, those pizza people now have almost a million dollars to plow through. They’ll never have to get pizza sauce under their fingernails again, thanks to the well meaning (if misguided) people that donated for them. Again, there’s nothing wrong with that, per se. That’s called freedom and if you want to give money to people who want to infringe on the rights of others because it conflicts with what they believe, it’s also your right.

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What isn’t your right is this: to bully people who believe differently than you do because it interferes with YOUR belief system. I say that whether you’re gay or straight, Wiccan or Jew, black or white.  Worship who you want, believe what you want, (there are of course exceptions to this rule, like pedophiles) but when that belief gets between me and my beliefs, we’re going to have a problem.

If I love bacon and you don’t, fine. Don’t eat bacon. But don’t break into my house and try to steal my bacon to keep me from eating it. That’s wrong. Why? Because I won’t break into your house and steal your cauliflower just because I don’t like  things that look like brains. A simplistic analogy, true, (and don’t get your knickers in a twist because I’m comparing religion to bacon), but I think we’re over complicating the issues here.

Kim Davis might honestly believe that she’s doing the right thing. But instead of refusing to grant marriage licenses to people who want to do that crazy thing called marriage, she should resign. She was elected to do a job and she’s not doing it. She could be impeached, though knowing Kentucky, I doubt that will happen. Yes, you should stand up for what you believe in. On your own time, not the company you work for (i.e. the government that has declared same sex marriage legal). No private sector business would allow her to not do her job, and that’s how it should be.

I believe in rules. The good ones, not the stupid ones like no selling booze on Sundays, or paying inheritance taxes. Kim Davis has had her fifteen minutes. Let’s not give her anymore of our time or money. I would be willing to wager that by the end of the first day no one pays any attention to her, she’ll slink away, tripping over hair that is way too long for a woman of her advanced years.

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3 thoughts on “Don’t eat my bacon, I won’t eat your cauliflower

  1. Pingback: Don’t eat my bacon, I won’t eat your cauliflower | harperrush

  2. You have a very interesting point. She craves not only the attention because let`s face it, we want to see who in their right mind would marry much less have an affair with her but also the money that she would get from being such an outstanding “Christian” by standing her ground.

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  3. I am really struggling with this one for like so many of these debacles, the real meat of the issue is lost in the dust scratched up . [You know the way a dog scratches at the ground right after it has pissed somewhere tearing up chunks of grass and debris?.] There are two sides tugging here and both seem to want to take this issue and run with it as a banner issue. This is never good be cause hyperbole serves no one.

    Me , I like to excavate [doggie rhetoric aside]…to cut through the bulls*t and get down to the basis of the issue before it was all puffed up by the collagen of liberal political correctness or dogmatic Christian beliefs.

    What we have here is a clerk… A CLERK people!!!, who is none to swift, given all reported and visual evidence….either on the intellectual, moral or empathetic fronts. Now, said…none-to-swift Clerk has a constitutionally protected right to her beliefs. And for years she has been able to perform [no idea what the performance bar is here, but it is a government position] her job apparently without conflict with those aforementioned beliefs.

    Suddenly, due to political discourse and the democratic process and the ever increasing wildcard of social media…the laws of the land have changed and said clerk now finds herself in a position of conflict.

    It is a conflict of conscience, the question being that God has told her it is wrong for Gay people to marry and that by “helping them do it…” she is committing a sin.”

    [Well , I said that God told her but really I am pretty sure it was some group of local zealots who saw an opportunity to use said clerk’s position, to make their own point]

    Anyways I digress… So The unfortunate clerk finds herself in a moral dilemma…what to do…what to do? Well I suppose that she could, based on her morals and her beliefs resign her position rather than have to do her job….sounds reasonable, I mean that is what gives a protest it’s oomph…right? There needs to be sacrifice involved, real pain otherwise it is just lip service.

    But hey… that would be the clerk being responsible for her own moral dilemma, and that is not what this story is about. This story is about being responsible for everyone else’s moral dilemma, whether they know they have one or not. And now I am speaking to conservatives and liberals and dogs and cats alike… It is not enough for said clerk to save her own soul…Noooooo…she must also stop others from tarnishing theirs.

    And here is where the story tailspins out of control and the whole “moral objection and constitutional rights argument crashes and burns…

    YOU DON’T GET TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE WHAT THEY GET TO BELIEVE AND NEITHER DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PREVENT THEM FROM PURSUING THOSE BELIEFS…[yes I meant to use caps….]

    The way I see it the liberals and the conservatives are arguing the same side against the middle…and oh the zealots behind the Clerk…you should have picked someone…smarter ….

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