Kim Davis, the Kentucky Court Clerk who refused to sign gay marriage certificates, has announced that she will run for re-election in 2018. The move is infuriating liberal activists who see such a possibility as a slap in the face after suing the state over Davis’ actions.
Davis refused to issue marriage licenses in the state for same-sex couples after the Supreme Court 2015 decision that legalized marriage between two men or two women. In the subsequent lawsuit, a judge ordered her to issue the licenses, but she refused. Davis was jailed five days for defending her right to religious liberty.
The state legislature, not content to allow Davis to dictate the policy passed a measure that changed the law requiring the county clerks signature on the document. Although she was elected as a democrat in 2014, she changed her party affiliation after democrats raked her through the media coals.
The entire episode was captured on film and made national headlines as two couples walked into the court house demanding their licenses signed. They were followed by reporters who recorded the racous scene, along with a mob of liberal activists.
One of the men tried to get Davis to talk. David Ermold asked under whose athority she was denying the license, and Davis replied, “Under God’s authority.”
Davis has a point. Every single right Americans have for life and liberty aren’t granted by a fickle, changeable government. The founding documents clearly state that these rights are given by Almighty God, not someone else’s deity, the Christian and Jewish God.
Legal experts said that Davis’ decision was doomed to fail, but she maintained it in the face of jail, and for the last two years, she has refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses. The state simply changed the law, making her stance moot.
She underwent threats to her life, but would not give in. “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” Davis said, adding, “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.”
Of course, that didn’t matter to liberals, many of whom think it is just fine to physically intimidate someone or even kill them, if the person disagrees with their political stance.
Now, Davis is seeking reelection in the county where her mother served 37 years as clerk and she as four. She took her message about the sanctity of marriage overseas last month. She campaigned in Romania, a country being crushed by the Soros machine, for nine days, speaking about a constitutional change in favor of the sanctity of male-female unions. The Liberty Counsel represented Davis in court and arranged the trip.
Obviously, her announcement to seek reelection will have the LGBT crowds out in mass. The money that will pour in opposing her reelection will be staggering and paid protesters by the busloads will canvass neighborhoods pushing their globalist, genderless society.
It seems odd that the unrelenting push to destroy the gender barrier created by God, or even nature, would be such an issue, but the media is content to shove it in America’s face without relief. The lobby is so powerful, that this issue has dominated headlines for years.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did grant the ability for same-sex couples to be married, but the institution is one that is ordained by God first, the state second.
Many people wonder if the Obama administration’s browbeating of the issue will impact the election. Perhaps the Kentucky county will remain true to its convictions and reelect Davis. Or, perhaps liberals will move in and vote to skew the results.