After the Supreme Court Monday declined to intervene in the case of the Kentucky renegade “Christian” county clerk Kim Davis, exhausting all stays in her case of declining marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Miss Davis, the thrice divorced, bible-thumping dognapper once again on Tuesday refused to issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
According to The Associated Press, on Tuesday morning April Miller and Karen Roberts, arrived at the Rowan County Clerk’s office followed by dozens of television cameras that no licenses would be issued and refused to make Ms. Davis available. Shortly afterward David Moore and David Ermold, rejected for a fourth time, demanded to speak with Ms. Davis. “Tell her to come out and face the people she’s discriminating against,”
Davis cowardly remained in her office with the door closed and blinds drawn, but later emerged, brazenly declaring that her office would continue to deny the licenses “under God’s authority!”
Davis then demanded that Mr. Moore and Mr. Ermold to leave, but they refused to do so.
“We’re not leaving until we have a license,” Mr. Ermold said, according to media reports.
“Then you’re going to have a long day,” Ms. Davis told him.
Later, the anti-gay legal group the Liberty Counsel has issued a statement from Davis.
“I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk’s office for 27 years as a Deputy Clerk and was honored to be elected as the Clerk in November 2014, and took office in January 2015. I love my job and the people of Rowan County. I have never lived any place other than Rowan County. Some people have said I should resign, but I have done my job well. This year we are on track to generate a surplus for the county of 1.5 million dollars.
“In addition to my desire to serve the people of Rowan County, I owe my life to Jesus Christ who loves me and gave His life for me. Following the death of my godly mother-in-law over four years ago, I went to church to fulfill her dying wish. There I heard a message of grace and forgiveness and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I am not perfect. No one is. But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and to the Word of God.
“I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus Himself regarding marriage. To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience. It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience. I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will.
“To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s Word. It is a matter of religious liberty, which is protected under the First Amendment, the Kentucky Constitution, and in the Kentucky Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Our history is filled with accommodations for people’s religious freedom and conscience. I want to continue to perform my duties, but I also am requesting what our Founders envisioned – that conscience and religious freedom would be protected. That is all I am asking. I never sought to be in this position, and I would much rather not have been placed in this position. I have received death threats from people who do not know me. I harbor nothing against them. I was elected by the people to serve as the County Clerk. I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but I cannot violate my conscience.”
One has to wonder why the mainstream news media not asking Davis how she reconciles her four marriages with Jesus’ commandment on divorce and remarriage?
Davis: “I love my job and the people of Rowan County.” …Well all except the gay ones.