While Kim Davis waited in a Kentucky jail for failure to issue marriage licenses, the question of her motivation must have weighed heavily on the religious establishment.
Did her church fail her in her faith journey by restricting in any way her important freedom of inquiry? Was she asked, as the saying goes, “to check her mind at the door,” which always seems to limit the full implications of the gospel and one’s faith? How should the church respond to this dilemma?
Davis might be asking, “Why did my religious decision seriously compromise my office, both ethically and legally?”