Kim Davis was arrested for neglecting her duties as a county clerk when she refused to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples. The judge addressed the idea that supporters -- particularly those on fundraising websites like GoFundMe -- may pay any fines she would could incur. It was due to this reasoning that she was put in jail instead of issued a fine.
As many of us can probably agree, there are some overly zealous lions are ready to pounce on this situation so they can make everyone uphold their religious beliefs. Lucky for us, GoFundMe's new policy has prohibited Davis from receiving any money through their website.
It isn't a crazy idea that people would flock to support a bigot; it has been happening constantly lately. Tons of people allow themselves to be made into what they hope to be a martyr, gaining thousands, even millions because they refuse to do something they've sworn to do. I'm looking at you, whatever-your-bakery's-name-is-that-wouldn't-serve-the-gay-couple. (Seriously, I don't know your name, and if I did, I wouldn't capitalize it anyway because that denominates a proper noun, and as you're not human, you're not a proper noun either.)
As much as we hate, it, apparently GoFundMe did, too. All that bad press? Who wouldn't hate that? They don't believe all publicity is good publicity? They implemented a new policy prohibiting: "...campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual, or discriminatory acts."
Boom. There goes all that money she probably thought she would receive. 'Would she actually get that much, or even any at all?' you might ask.
Of course. Kentucky's Governor Mike Huckabee is on her side, made clear by some of his tweets:
Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubts about the criminalization of Christianity in this country. We must defend #ReligiousLiberty!— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 3, 2015
That time has come! ➡️ http://t.co/fYxFEng5gH #ImWithKim #KimDavis #ReligiousLiberty pic.twitter.com/nCYpb64n7S — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) September 4, 2015
I'm sorry, but you must have skipped History class when they talked about the Constitution, or did you just miss the part where religion and state are supposed to be separate? What about you, Kim? Don't oaths mean anything to you? Of course they don't, otherwise you would have only been married once.
That's not the only tweet the Governor has sent. He has tweeted quite a few more times, but it was pretty redundant after reading the first few.
Every cloud has a silver lining, right? This one must be that Davis won't be allowed to make money off her hatred. Thanks, GoFundMe!