September 4, 2015

Shaming Kim Davis

Shame grafittiI have not had a chance to express my thoughts on the subject of Kim Davis (the Kentucky clerk who was jailed after defying a court order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples) or the manner in which many of the atheists I follow on Twitter and Facebook seem to be responding to her. I am not sure when - or if - I will do so.

Fortunately, I have just read two posts by atheist bloggers I respect that capture my reaction quite well and which deserve to be read:
I get that we do not like what Ms. Davis did. I certainly don't approve of her behavior. Public shaming is not the answer and neither is attacking her physical appearance or her personal life. If this sort of thing is unacceptable when they do it to us (and it is), it is certainly not acceptable when we do it to them. Aren't we supposed to be the reasonable ones here?