Right Wingers Warp Civil Rights By Comparing Kim Davis to Rosa Parks and MLK

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The Family Research Council gave lawbreaker Kim Davis the “Cost Of Discipleship Award” award Friday night at the right wing Values Voters Summit, comparing her to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tony Perkins compared Kim Davis to Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. saying she “pursued justice at great personal cost.”

Perkins added, “Whether it was Abraham Lincoln asserting the Constitutionally unsettled nature of the Dred Scott decision; Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of a public bus or Martin Luther King risking the … call of police dogs to end legal segregation, our nation has been ennobled and enriched by historic citizens who declare their unwillingness to accept rulings and statutes that conflict with the laws of nature and with nature’s God.”

The Family Research Council even gave the Kentucky county clerk flowers while she cried like she was winning a pageant category for Best Denial of Rights category, because nothing says Right Wing Hero like going to jail due to breaking yet another law Republicans just don’t agree with.

Davis thanked the lord for her bigotry, “I feel so very undeserving. I want to start by thanking my lord and my savior Jesus Christ. Because without him, this would never have been possible.”

This time the law Republicans didn’t agree with was issuing a marriage license to a same sex couple, which is sort of like refusing to sit in the back of the bus, except that Kim Davis is the driver of the bus who ordered Rosa Parks to the back of the bus so a white man could sit down and not have to be around black people, and Republicans are giving her awards for it.

Martin Luther King’s dream was about all people being treated equally, which is the opposite of what Kim Davis and Republicans are doing when they stand against marriage equality. MLK said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

And further, MLK’s speech shows that Republicans and Kim Davis are on the opposite side of the street from MLK:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Kim Davis, the Family Research Council, the Values Voters and the entire Republican Party are the driver of the bus who ordered Rosa Parks to the back of the bus and did everything in their power to kill MLK’s dream. They are the oppressors, not the oppressed. Yet they take refuge in crying about their wounds — self-inflicted wounds they got by standing in the path of another human who was reaching for the same rights these folks feel entitled to.

This kind of cruel segregation is seen as standing with Jesus in right wing circles. Staver introduced Kim Davis by saying God birthed her and she is standing with Jesus, “God birthed Kim Davis, and Joe Davis, and each one of you for this moment in American and world history… He’s looking for people who love Jesus Christ and who will stand for Him, who will not flinch when their time is called and that person is Kim Davis and Joe Davis. May God raise up more.”

Nope. Just nope. Kim Davis is Rosa Park’s bus driver and she actively worked against MLK’s dream. She is the bad guy in history; not the hero. And she just confirmed that by becoming a Republican in an age when all but the extremists are fleeing.

42 Replies to “Right Wingers Warp Civil Rights By Comparing Kim Davis to Rosa Parks and MLK”

  1. The problem with Perkins thinking if one want to call it that each of those instances he mentions his ancestors were fighting tooth and nail to uphold

  2. …obviously these Teahadists got no “F”ing CLUE who Rosa Parks was…and what she stood for…I would give a full attention Navy Salute to Rosa Parks…and a one-fingered salute to these bastids and beeeeyotches…

  3. Oh jeez, she got all gussied up to receive an award from a hate monger. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

  4. Kim Davis is basking in all the attention right now. Two actual presidential candidates jockeying for position in photo ops with her! An appearance on GMA! A Megyn Kelly interview! She’s a superstar! A princess!
    She’s probably not considering the short attention span of the American public. The candidates and the news shows will soon find some other carnival freak to exploit. Kim will find herself either jailed or back in Rowan County where the locals will resent her for bringing all those reporters around, disrupting their lives. Good luck getting re-elected to that cushy job that paid you $80K a year for signing your name and pushing papers around. You blew it, Kim.

  5. Of course they would say things like this about her. Notice how they warp and twist everything in the Bible to suit their own nefarious, greedy, fascist ways? They can’t even agree with the Pope, who tells them they must be more like Christ. The Jesus of the Republican Bible is a greedy capitalist who rails against the poor and unwashed, just like Republicans.

    These people are truly disgusting, and absolutely on the wrong side of history. Let her bask in their glory, for in a few years time, she will be weeping in her sweet tea wondering why the world hates her.

  6. Kim Davis has the right to believe and support any ideology she chooses but she cannot ignore the U.S. Constitution and any SCOTUS ruling with which she disagrees when doing her duty as a government official.

    MS Davis, either do your duties as a Rowan County, Kentucky official according to our constitution or resign.

  7. Rosa Parks, no. George Wallace, Orval Faubus, David Duke, is far more accurate.

    Throw her ass back in jail.

  8. From my perspective, refusing to issue marriage licenses with respect to the legal standing, is similar to refusing to allow Blacks sit in the front of the bus, or use the restaurant counters, restrooms and drinking fountains. It’s like refusing to allow Blacks to vote, or attend the same schools as other children in society. It’s like refusing to allow equal protection under the law, and refusing those unalienable rights to certain Americans, for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

    I wonder if The Family Research Council will give awards to illegal immigrants for working hard, taking care of their families, and seeking a better life, even though what got them here was not legal. I’d support them if they did.

  9. {{{begins singin’ “Folsom Prison Blues”}}}
    “I hear the train a’comin’
    It’s rollin’ ’round the bend
    And I ain’t seen the sunshine
    Since I don’t know when…”

  10. “Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.”

    We should be able to disagree with people without insulting them. Oh, who am I kidding? That’s a great line. I award you with a thumbs up.

  11. To say she has become very irritating would be a real understatement – but she is. Right now she is in all her glory – before long she will be anointed a saint. What a crock. I hope she gets defeated the next time she runs for office – she does not deserve to have a job where she refuses to perform the duties she is supposed to do.

  12. The difference is so obvious. MLK and Rosa Parks fought for people to have rights. Teahadist Kim wants to take away rights.

    The right wing is so wrong!

  13. I am soooo tired of the hate from these X-tains.

    Think about this. If Jesus Christ himself appeared before one of these, “Holier than Thou” worms, he would not be given, a birth certificate, citizenship, a college education, a marriage licence or welcomed into any of their churches. He would be shunned and marginalized as not worthy.

  14. Thank you Sarah Jones for correcting the History of this Great County. We are humans, and equal with the right to life, liberty, and pursuits of happiness. The “creator” was not named as “God”. That was left up to individuals beliefs, and interpretations of pursuits lawfully.

  15. She’s the poster child of the BIGOTS , for defying a judge and the SCOTUS.

    The SCOTUS made a legal ruling based upon the constitution.

    Loving v Virgina 1967, which made it legal for interracial marriages.
    Roe v Wade 1973, which made abortions legal.
    Citizens United v FEC 2010, which made it legal for unlimited spending by organizations to political campaigns.

  16. Oh, good Lord. She used to be a Democrat?? (I looked up your link.) Thank goodness she left. We don’t need her.

    Kim Davis didn’t have to worry about anyone setting dogs on her, being hit with a water cannon, have people set crosses on fire in her front yard, or being lynched. Going to the local jail for four nights is nothing. Comparing her to Rosa Parks or MLK shames her and those who make the comparison.

  17. Nepotism got this sow her job at the court house that
    led to her becoming the County Clerk. After being
    elected, she hired her son continuing the family
    tradition of nepotism. If KY doesn’t have laws against
    such blatant partisan hiring practices, it’s time to
    legislate them. And glad she changed her party
    affiliation to Republican. She isn’t fit to call herself a
    Democrat! Enjoy your fifteen minutes, beoch.

  18. OK… what Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King did was helpful for their people.

    What this goober do? Say that gays and lesbians can’t marry and not do her job… There is no way you can compare the two unless you have mental issues (which runs very deep within the right).

  19. What a pig she is, and an attention hog, too, if you’ll pardon the expression. Sucking up a salary of over $80,000 a year. Hell, I’ll go down there and do the job for that, it will sure beat living on Social Security.

  20. you hit the nail on the head, his ancestors were probably members of the various White Citizen Councils

  21. Only in America, can you be this blatantly ignorant and bigoted, and still be rewarded for your selfish extremism. SHE SHOULD BE ASHAMED! Nothing embarrasses the self-righteous Perkins circus freaks. Her “sacrifice and hardship” was purely self-imposed and she has endured nothing worthy of celebration. Her pity party cost her community money. They should be outraged, not supporting her stupid ass.

  22. They warp and twist what the bible says?

    What about you? God is VERY clear on his stance on homosexuality. He calls it an “abomination”. Just because you don’t like that it says that doesn’t mean it doesn’t say it, because it does. He even completely destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because they embraced homosexuality like America has now done.

  23. He is also clear on eating shellfish. I guess your fat ass don’t go to Red Lobster. BTW dumbass Sodom and Gomorrah was not destroyed because of gays but their unwillingness to welcome strangers.
    Ezekiel 16:49
    “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy
    Dumbass read your bible before you comment on things you know noting about

  24. Un-freaken-believable.

    That’s like saying Martin Luther King Jr. water hosed some civil rights protesters or that Rosa Parks forced a black person to sit at the back of the bus.

  25. …are you JEWISH???
    …if you’re a Christian the NEW Testament is where you should be…now, where does JESUS condemn gays???

  26. She is now a member of the republican party because she is a HATER. That’s the kind of people repubs recruit. She is also a hypocrite because while calling herself a Christian she set herself up as judge and jury of the LGBT community when it clearly says in the Bible “Judge not lest ye be judged”, and “I am Judge, saith the Lord.”
    I might add that while she was being “martyred” in jail she didn’t once have to worry about dying under mysterious and questionable circumstances. Martyr my azz!

  27. …not as clear as you think.

    Genesis says that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments — straight from God’s mouth to Moses’ ear. God had the opportunity to make his opinion known, and chose instead to address eg graven images and covetous thoughts.

    Christianity holds the 10C’s as God’s mightiest, most revered laws. Yet they’re totally silent on the subject of homosexuality. That just doesn’t support your premise that the god of Abraham is a homophobe.

    The site Would Jesus Discriminate? puts the “anti-gay” bible passages into cultural and linguistic context. It’s VERY clear that people are picking and choosing (there are, after all, pro-gay passages), and taking things out of context to “prove” their point.


  28. Comparing her to Parks or King is truly offensive. I agree with & share the outrage of everyone posting here.

    Civil Rights protesters rebelled against a system in which they had no voice, no power. There was no whining when they went to jail, nor when facing brutal assaults by police and angry white mobs.

    Davis IS the system. She has the power and she abused it. She’s the police, the angry mob.

    She rejected every option offered to her to resolve the issue. Refused to accept that issuance of licenses ≠ condoning same-sex marriage. Wouldn’t resign or allow anyone else to issue licenses. (Her deputies should sue her for hostile work environment.)

    Then, in true neo-Christian fashion, she and her supporters twist the tale into one of Christian martyrdom. Because, obviously, “contempt of court” is code for “war on Christianity.”


  29. How about a believable comparison? Lets see Kim Davis = Tokyo Rose, Lynette ‘squeeky’ Fromm, The Black Widow, Eva Braun, Ma Barker Michelle Bauchman Sarah Palin Ect.

  30. You can quit citing the Bible as the basis of law in this country. American law is based on the U.S. Constitution period. Citing the Bible in any way is preaching to the Choir. Mrs. Davis has her religious rights because of that Constitution, but exercising her right does not absolve her of the responsibility to uphold the legal rights of others as per her oath of office

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