For years, I’ve been committed to exposing the progressive movement in the United States. I consider it a conservative responsibility since it’s never addressed properly in the liberal media and for that matter, in the church.

Understand, the progressive modus operandi is consistent. Liberals typically select causes involving “civil rights” or religious issues in which they feel imposing a sliding rule of morality will bolster their long-term agenda. Once identifying such opportunities, they begin a tenacious attack appealing to liberal-minded “thinkers” unable to comprehend a Christian-minded “believer’s” faith in God.

Such was the case with Kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, who was jailed for five days over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, maintaining doing so violates her religious conscience. Davis, who claims she acted “under God’s authority,” has since become a national symbol of anti-gay hostility.


 How dare Davis attempt to impose her belief system upon others!

It’s the epitome of hypocrisy for progressives to decry Ms. Davis’ expression of her faith, while entertaining gay pride parades where scantily clad individuals promote lascivious acts in open view. Now, I’m not speaking of a general display of affection, but flaunting exhibitions of nudity, lewdness and vulgarity.

In New York City’s recent annual “Gay Pride” parade, sponsored at the highest “Platinum” level by Walmart Corporation, families and children were exposed to behaviors and messages highly inappropriate for their age, according to a report on . The parade even featured a “sadomasochism” float! Talk about imposing your belief system on others!

Now don’t get me wrong. I believe Kim Davis allowed her passion for her service to God and community to cloud her wisdom and did, indeed, ignore the rule of law. But for liberals to suggest Ms. Davis “wanted to go to jail” in martyrdom for her cause is laughable. Gay rights activists propagating this myth are simply attempting to dismiss the legitimacy of Davis’ convictions.

Additionally, for anyone to suggest that one must be a “theologian” to understand God’s Will in the matter is the height of narcissism and arrogance. Quoting Jesus’ disciples in the New Testament, “Who then can be saved?” 1 Corinthians warns that “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.”

 This past Monday, a column featured in “The Guardian,” by investigative reporter Ryan Felton, shares Davis’ resolution to her dilemma. Ms. Davis did a little “confounding” of her own as she returned to work and proposed her name and title be removed from all marriage licenses to gay couples.

“I just want to serve my neighbors quietly, without violating my conscience,” Davis said. “To affix my name or authoritative title to a certificate that authorizes marriage that conflicts with God’s definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman violates my deeply held religious convictions and conscience.”

So what should be learned here? First, be able to recognize the progressive movement when you see it. It will nearly always question and refute God’s Word. Secondly, don’t be intimidated in following your conscience. And finally, seek God’s Wisdom in your approach.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.