Does This Billboard Targeting Kim Davis Cross The Line?


Love won
, but Kim Davis challenged the notion based on her religious beliefs. The world was watching as her case played out in the legal system and when Davis was released this week by the judge who jailed her after finding her to be in contempt of court.

Now, Planting Peace has put up a billboard in her hometown of Morehead, KY, with a message for Davis and her narrow interpretation of Biblical texts. It points out, correctly, that the Bible allows women to be sold into marriage for livestock. Since we don't embrace that particular excerpt as a society, we've already redefined marriage.

Is the billboard too mean? Some might feel it crosses the line into bullying, since it is in her hometown. Planting Peace, a non-profit organization that describes its sole mission as "peace," explains the motives behind the billboard on its website:

"The intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community. It is important and relevant to call this out, because these messages and actions are not simply about a political or religious debate. There are LGBTQ youth across the world who are taking their lives at an alarming rate because of these messages from society that make them feel broken or less than," Planting Peace wrote.

The organization runs three orphanages, located in India and Haiti, that specialize in servicing children with HIV and handicaps. Planting Peace also runs Equality House, a rainbow-colored house in Topeka, KS, that is right next to the Westboro Baptist Church.

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