Kim Davis Show Pastors How to Destroy the 501 c (3) Tax Status.
We should simply ignore it!! One woman with the courage of Joan of Arc stood her ground. Legally she had all the cards.
She had nature’s law and God’s law, which is the supreme law. She had federal law on her side through DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). She had Kentucky law that affirms that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Benjamin Franklin was asked by Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “a republic if you can keep it.” The question that we must ask ourselves is, do we really want it? Are we willing to fight and sacrifice like Kim Davis?
Our pastors should be the first to stand against immoral laws such the 501c (3) tax exemption. We are taught that God’s laws are higher than man’s law, with the exception of the 501c (3), which we are taught that we must obey.
We are a nation of laws guided by the Constitution. Our Declaration of Independence declares that our right to pursue life, liberty and happiness come from God and we cannot be separated from them. It also states that those who govern us do so with the consent of the governed. It also says that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.
It is clear that the Founders did not intend for the people submit to immoral law, or to be governed by arbitrary law issued by decree.
The Supreme Court gave an opinion, not a law. They are not authorized by the Constitution to make law. That is explicitly reserved for the Legislative branch of government. Kim Davis should have been released for this reason alone. But, the real reason for her release were the protests and the show of support for Kim and the disapproval of the militant judge. The momentum was building day by day and they could not withstand the gathering storm.
There are no statutory laws on the books to charge her with. All they have is the opinion of the court and one evil man. What’s on the books is DOMA (Defense of Marriage act), which the Supreme Court ignored. She also has Kentucky laws that declare that marriage is between a man and a woman. The Supreme Court and the judge broke the law and she was not obligated to obey.
Similarly, when Pharaoh ordered the Hebrew midwives to kill the Hebrew male babies, they refused and God rewarded them with houses. They weren’t expected to resign but to do the right thing. Many Christians were conflicted regarding this case but in God’s reality, there is no conflict. We are not door mats for Jesus. We are ambassadors and soldiers. If Christians do not occupy places in government, then God is not represented and His people have no voice in the culture. That result conflicts with the whole of scripture.
Based on what happened with Mrs. Davis, what would happen if a pastor was jailed for preaching truth? What if 350,000 pastors were liberated by the courage of one brave pastor who defied the 501c (3)? It’s an immoral law! To license the Church is to license God. How absurd!!