If the statement were true, then I would agree that our great Republic, where the rule of objective law and reason reigned unopposed, has been reduced to a democracy where subjective feelings dictate actions.
In reality, the statement is false. Individuals are not arrested for their beliefs, but for their actions or, in this case, inaction. The fevered pitch of oppression from certain segments would be amussing in a sketch comedy. Their oppression does exist. They are oppressed, but it not the oppression they imagine.
They have abdicated reason and have substituted feelings. They are incapable of thinking. They can only react to their hostile perception of reality. Their rational minds are subordinated to the irrational beliefs that motive, at least in this instance, to deny their oath to uphold the Constitution. Had Mrs. Davis resigned her office, this farce would not have happened. Had she reasoned that Jesus never behaved in this way, events would have been different.
However, as a fundamental Christian, Mrs. Davis wants nothing more than to impose her worldview on others, in a word, resentment. Mrs. Davis behavior can give pause to the budding psychiatrist.
Mrs. Davis behavior is consistent, that is, narcissistic. She can now rationalize her illegal behavior as based in the certain passages of the Bible that she now understands as applying to her and to others. Whereas, her previous behavior only affected her husbands and children, her current actions were affecting all those who wanted to marry in her county. [Narcissists can not empathize.]
In closing, the famous psychiatrist of the 19th century observed that "The sort of religious man that the church wants is a typical decadent..."