I would like to consider myself a person of conscience who is willing to stand up for my convictions and beliefs as a Christian. Well, I can also be something of a chicken, but I have taken unpopular stands at times and even taken part in a rally or three for various issues, although I've never been locked up for doing so. Of course because these are my convictions, my stances are noble and true. It's the other guy who may be a little sketchy, or dogmatic, or prejudiced.
There has been a lot of coverage of a clerk in Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. In the end she was jailed for what she claims is a Christian conviction. This is the way the Toronto Star reported the story: