|Kim Davis mugshot|
This blog focuses often on exposing hypocrisy. But it also looks at the manner in which fundamentalist Christian organizations and the professional Christian crowd prey upon the emotionally troubled and those with sordid pasts to expand their
cults denominations and ministries. Sometimes the prey of this parasites are gays who have blamed their sexual orientation for the bad decisions they have made and/or their substance abuse who then find themselves being recruited to be "ex-gays" for pay. Other times, the prey are serial adulterers and those who have failed in marriage and life who then find a sense of belonging and respectability in their lives by "finding Jesus" and embracing cult religions. The common thread throughout is the way the "godly folk" take advantage of the emotionally and psychologically weak to grow their cults and live a comfortable life living off the monetary support of their victims. Rowan County Clerk, Kim Davis fits the pattern. A post at Civil Commotion describes the phenomenon well:
Kim Davis confirms yesterday’s speculation that her toxic religiosity is a consequence of her checkered marital/parental history.
So, as I said then, her sense of self-worth comes from the old children’s song: Jesus loves me, this I know …
Her bizarre religiosity, that is, is merely the next step in the progression of the emotional/psychological problems that screwed-up her marriages.
I share the view that she remains responsible for her refusal to obey the law, and if fines or even jail are what it takes to compel her to fulfill her plain responsibilities, then … OK. But let’s not misapprehend what is going on here: She is a severely troubled person, and she is being grievously misused by amoral predators whose marketing shtick is crafted to appeal to damaged people like her. Her troubles have made her the acolyte of a cult.
As I write this post, the National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel and other flim flam groups are making money begs aimed at the ignorant and gullible seeking to rake money into their coffers. Even backward states have consumer protection laws to protect citizens from con artists and charlatans. Except in the case of religion. Sadly, no state has laws to protect against citizens from parasites and con artist who wrap themselves in the cloak of religion. The time has come to end the undeserved deference given to religion and parasitic cults.