Sunday, September 6, 2015

Kim Davis and Thomas More

My first thought when I heard about the Kim Davis Affair was, "Well, she should do what Thomas More did.  Thomas More could not agree in good conscience with the state's conception of marriage and, therefore, resigned as Chancellor of England.  Kim Davis should have resigned from her official post as well."  But then I did a double-take.  Had England in 1535 given legal recognition to same-sex "marriage", Thomas More would not have merely resigned his post.  He would have thought his entire country had become a fucking loony bin and, not wanting to reside in a lunatic asylum, would have fled with his family to some place a little more sane such as, say, the Ottoman Empire.

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