“For the first time we are seeing a Christian woman thrown in jail for her faith,” Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News. “I stand with Kim Davis.”
A lot of people are calling this a war on Christianity. But is it? Is it really?
Keep in mind, the woman who won’t issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of God’s law has been divorced three times—twice from the same man. Currently, Davis is married to her fourth husband.
Biblically, Jesus himself never speaks of homosexuality, but does condemn divorce and remarriage.
Luke 16:18 reads, “Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.”
Should Davis be protecting her own marriage instead of the county?
But there is a bigger issue here. Why does Davis think that marriage licenses have anything to do with God? Aren’t they a function of government?
Is there any connection between a marriage license and the bible?
No. In fact, nationally, marriage licenses in America are less than 100 years old. George Washington didn’t have a marriage license.
So where did they come from?
Reality Check: They were created to prevent interracial marriage.
Get this: for many years, interracial marriage was a crime. In the mid-1800s, certain states began allowing interracial marriages as long as those marrying received a license from the state. Black’s Law Dictionary points to this historical fact when it defines “marriage license” as, “A license or permission granted by public authority to persons who intend to intermarry.”
“Intermarry” is defined in Black’s Law Dictionary as “mixed or interracial marriages.”
Not long after these licenses were issued, some states began requiring all people who marry to obtain a marriage license. In 1923, the federal government established the Uniform Marriage and Marriage License Act (they later established the Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act). It wasn’t until 1929 when every state in the union had adopted marriage license laws.
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