Is It Fair To Compare?

Mr. Brien McHugh's picture

Kim Davis is the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who made national headlines by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She even went to jail for 5 days and may end up there again for her refusals.

My comments here aren’t about whether I think she is right or wrong.  Sadly, I don’t know our constitution and the amendments well enough to make an informed, legal judgment.  I do know that I admire someone whose belief is so strong that they will sacrifice their freedom for it.

Having said that, I wondered about some of the mean-spirited comparisons that are floating around the internet and social media. Of course there are those who compare “Kim Davis, conservative Christian” to radical religious extremists. I don’t think that comparison is apt.

But then, trolling around the interwebs the other day, I came across a post that compared the situation in this way: A sign, posted on an office door stated “We are no longer issuing fishing licenses because our boss is an vegan.” After chuckling a bit, I got one of those Scooby-Doo head-tilts and thought “Ruh-roh. Could this be a relevant comparison?”

Is it?

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