Letter to the Editor: Kim Davis stands for her beliefs

by Sarah Terry

Coaching icon Bobby Bowden once said, “It’s very frustrating to hear the way they hammer Christians. I think we need more Christians standing up for what they believe in.”

Recently, Kim Davis (a Christian) stood up for what she believed in, and now she is being persecuted right here in our own newspaper, The Flor-Ala.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak my mind, from my heart and my soul, and for allowing me to comment on the article, “Kentucky Clerk Exemplifies Religious Discrimination.” The article appeared in the Sept. 24 edition of The Flor-Ala.

When each week’s edition of the Flor-Ala is printed, I cannot wait to read it from cover to cover. It is written by very talented students. I do not always agree with some of the writers’ viewpoints, and that is one reason I enjoy reading it. The paper is not written by me. It will not always say exactly what I feel. It does not cater to me and how I think it should be written. Now, I hope that you will take the time to consider my viewpoint on this particular article I mentioned above.

I do not like using the word religious when I speak of Kim Davis. I consider her to be a Christian, and Christianity is not a religion. It is a relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe she is letting her light shine for Jesus as she should.

Being a Christian involves more than just feeding the poor people and looking after widows. In my humble opinion, we need many more people in this world like her. True Christians do not make Jesus just a part of their lives. They commit their entire lives to Him. Maybe Kim Davis took the stand she did because of the fact that Jesus Christ died in her place long ago, and maybe she felt taking a stand for Him was the least she could do to show her gratitude to Him. What do you think?