luther davis

So, lemme see if I got this right: a lady forcing her religious beliefs on an entire community by refusing to do her job reminds you of (Martin Luther) King’s 7,000-word meditation on non-violence and racism in the church.  Oh God, I’ve never seen someone miss the point so dramatically since they made Robert DeNiro the intern in The Intern.

… And just to clarify, for the Kim Davis supporters who think (she’s) a Dr. King: in his letter from a Birmingham city jail, King actually condemned the contemporary church’s ‘weak, ineffectual voice,’ and said 'Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent–and often even vocal–sanction of things as they are.’  Martin Luther King was actually in opposition to the church’s unwillingness to support the oppressed.  Kim Davis, on the other hand, is using her church to oppress the opposition even more.

Going to jail for what you believe in does not necessarily put you on par with Martin Luther King.  Jeffrey Dahmer was in jail because he believed in  eating people.  That doesn’t make him a freedom fighter!

And frankly, if you’re gonna compare Kim Davis to someone from the 1960’s civil rights movement, it should be… Alabama governor and Dippity-Do poster boy George Wallace, who famously stood in the doorway at the University of Alabama in defiance of the Supreme Court order to de-segregate.

…That’s what Kim Davis sounds like: less like a 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail,’ and more like an Alabama bigot.

—  Responding to those comparing homophobic bigot and conservative / Republican hero Kim Davis to Martin Luther King, Jr., The Nightly Show’s LARRY WILMORE

Kim Davis is not in trouble because of her personal beliefs.  She is in trouble for not doing her job, not accepting accommodations to allow her to do her job, and obstructing other’s constitutional rights.  Her religion has precious little to do with why she is now in trouble.

That she got validation from the Pope disgusts me.