Kim Davis. (AP)
Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis explained why she opposed homosexual “marriage,” and noted that although Obama defended Muslims in his address, he said nothing of Christians who “are being so tried and tested and being mashed down, literally, with his agenda.”
Davis, an elected clerk in Rowan County, Ky., was briefly jailed last year following the Supreme Court ruling that legalized homosexual “marriage” for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it went against her Christian beliefs.
In an interview on EWTN’s News Nightly on Jan. 12, host Jason Calvi asked Davis, “Was there anything that you particularly didn’t like about what the president said tonight?”
Davis said, “He had made the statement that everybody was free to marry who they love, and, of course, that’s the stand that I stood against. And it was not, for me, it never was a gay or a lesbian issue.”
“It’s about standing up for the word of the God and as God had defined marriage from the very beginning as between one man and one woman, and that’s what I stood for,” she said.
Calvi then asked, “One of the points he mentioned was about Islam. Were you surprised that he brought that up?”
“Oh no,” said Davis. “One of the things that he focused on was that we should not discriminate against Muslims or persecute them.”
“But he never once said anything about the people of the Christian faith who are being so tried and tested and being mashed down, literally, with his agenda,” said Davis.
Kim Davis assumed the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., position in January 2015. After the June 26, 2015 ruling by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing gay marriage, Davis refused to issues licenses for homosexual couple and heterosexual couples.
Davis, a devout Christian, said she could not issue such licenses because it was contrary to her religious beliefs. A lawsuit was filed and Davis was jailed for contempt of court for five days.
Today, some of her deputies at the Rowan County office issue the homosexual “marriage” licenses but Davis does not authorize them or sign the documents.