It doesn’t always pay to go rogue, as Kim Davis has just learned. The bitter, embattled Rowan County clerk, who has become possibly the most despised woman in the United States due to her illegal refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has just been found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody.
A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
“God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. “You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.”
The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A deputy escorted her out of the courtroom, although not in handcuffs, to be turned over to the custody of federal marshals.
“Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” Bunning said, noting that allowing an individual’s beliefs to supersede the court’s authority would set a dangerous precedent.
“I myself have genuinely held religious beliefs,” the judge said, but “I took an oath.”
“Mrs. Davis took an oath,” he added. “Oaths mean things.”
Hundreds of people chanted and screamed, “Love won! Love won!” as word reached the dueling crowds outside.
The judge also told all five of the clerk’s deputies, including her son, Nathan Davis, that they are free to issue licenses to all applicants while Davis is held in contempt, but would also face fines or jail if they refuse to comply. He told them to meet with lawyers briefly and consider their fates before returning to his courtroom later Thursday to reveal their decisions.
A lawyer for Davis, whose defense is funded by the Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom group, argued that the deputy clerks cannot issue licenses against Davis’ authority, but the judge overruled this objection.
Before she was led away, Davis told the judge that she can’t comply with the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide, because it conflicts with the vows she made when she became a born-again Christian.
“I promised to love Him with all my heart, mind and soul because I wanted to make heaven my home,” Davis said during about 20 minutes of emotional testimony. She described how she became a Christian and said she is unable to believe anything else.
April Miller, who was denied a license four times at the clerk’s office, also testified. She said she voted for Kim Davis last year and that she has no desire to change the clerk’s personal beliefs.
Outside, demonstrators shouted at each other, sang hymns and waved signs, which ranged from the violent — turn to Jesus or burn — to simple statements of support. A small plane flew over the courthouse, carrying a banner that said: “Stand Firm Kim.”
Davis stopped issuing licenses to all couples in June after the Supreme Court ruling. She’s lost at every federal court level since then, but continues to turn couples away.
“I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will,” said Davis, an Apostolic Christian, in a statement this week. “To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s word.”
Her critics mock this moral stand, noting that Davis is on her fourth marriage.
Davis served as her mother’s deputy in the clerk’s office for 27 years before she was elected as a Democrat to succeed her mother in November. As an elected official, she can be removed only if the Legislature impeaches her, which is unlikely in a deeply conservative state.
Judge Bunning is the son of Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies who served two terms as Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator. Former Republican President George W. Bush nominated David Bunning for a lifetime position as a federal judge in 2001 when he was just 35 years old, halfway through his dad’s first term in the Senate.
But Bunning has been anything but a sure thing for conservative causes, ruling in 2007 to overturn a partial-birth abortion ban, and in 2003 to allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to meet on their high school campus.
Check back for more updates throughout the day.
Maybe they’ll cut that shit off her head she’s satisfied to call hair.
Here come the prison rape jokes.
Throw the keys away. Tired of her crap !
Oh, it pays to go rogue. She’s gonna make a ton of money on book deals and touring the bible belt selling her word.
The news report stated the judge did not fine her because he wasn’t sure the fine would not be paid by others. I fully expect someone to GOFUNDME for her so she can resign with a nice fat nest egg.
“Christ himself absolves me from the duty to obey you”.
There is something really crazy about the world, and it is called RELIGION.
Its about time for people to know how to respect!
Chad T. Bellone
Bye girl, bye
YES BITCH stay in jail.
I love it!!!!
Stephone Dawnta Jackson
What’s Good Kim
She and other religious conservatives will see this as modern day martyrdom for her faith
I hope she goes les to survive and she gets water boarded
We just have to see which husband starts the gofund,then we;ll see if it pays or not.She played the bible thumpers right down to their knees,now lets see how deep she can get in their pockets..
We cannot be held hostage to the theatrics of religious extremists – Michelangelo Signorile
M J Martinez Crogan
hope you love pussy, you fake phucking bitch!
Praise the Lord!!!
Christians do not have rights to unlawfully discriminate. Justice served.
The judge also recognized the nepotism going on in her office and just gave every one of her staff 30 minutes to confer with their lawyers to decide if they want to comply with his order or join her in the hoosecow… he ain’t playin’
Excuse me while I dance away with happiness.
Thank you to the judge for showing a strong bone, and now in court the deputies, the judge will interview them to see if they are willing to perform their duties or they should be jailed as well!!!!
Alford S. Sean
We are a nation of laws and if you earn your paycheck on tax dollars working for that government, you follow its rules or you move on!
Myrna Enid Agudo
About time. She’s not above the law.
The best picture of her I’ve seen yet!
She can hang out with Teresa Giudice. She’s all about family and family values.
The irony of Kim Davis being sent to jail for contempt will be that some woman in her cell-block makes Kim her wife. #NoLicenseNeeded
The xtian community is already preparing for armageddon, they’re all up in arms about the “gubinment” coming after them because of their beliefs.
Anybody got any deals on lions?
As it should be thank you Judge Bunning
Someone needs to compile a video list, starting with Anita Bryant, of all the women that have put themselves in front of the LGBT Juggernaut in the name of their religion. It would be a veritable parade of idiocy.
@Billy Budd: That makes about as much sense as to say: “Dance is evil because there are bad dancers.”
Guess the church forgave her for the two out of marriage affair babies she had while married to her first husband and didnt marry him untill after marry a second man then marrying baby daddy then dumping him and return to 2nd hubby!!
Can’t wait for part 2 ……….
The judge after dealing with Davis, he gave the clerks 30 minutes to decide whether they would comply with his order or join Davis in jail. The judge gave the deputy clerks time to go meet with public defenders and said the hearing will resume at 1:45 p.m.
She should be FIRED!
So there’s Kim in a jail cell on the taxpayer’s dollar, still refusing to process marriage licenses. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
Throw the key away.
Jack Anthony Owen
THERE IS A GOD..( no pun intended )
The nation is on trial. Christian zealots (not very “Christian” actually) have been attempting to turn our democratic republic into a theocracy for several decades. The fact the Republican presidential wannabes are wrapping themselves around Davis should be a warning sign. Davis is being propped up by theocrats such as Matt Staver of the Liberty Council. “We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian.” Adolph Hitler, 27 October 1928.
“Religious” principles or beliefs cannot justify failure to perform one’s job in the public sector. (Nor, in the private sector for that matter.) The right wing is hoping to gain traction from this. Davis has in some respects committed treason. Her moralism fails to pass the litmus test, based on the fact she has been an unfaithful slut. But, that is always the way with this group. Consider for a moment how Mike Huckabee supported Josh Duggar’s rape of his younger sisters. Huckabee has come out in support of Davis — no surprise there. But, please do not pretend these folk are not dangerous and lethal, because they are and they will stop at nothing to push through the “Christian” agenda all the while being a role model for hypocrisy.
oh it will pay and that is what she is hoping for
So…are SSM licenses being processed by her staff in her absence?
I guess beating this Davis thing to death is an improvement over the fuckin’ “Stonewall” mountain-out-of-a-mole-hill bullshit.
Next in Queerty’s coverage of the Davis saga: what will she eat for her first prison meal? Is her jumpsuit *really* orange or horizontal stripes? With which gang will she align herself? From where did her celly drop out of high school? Does she pay alimony to any of her multitude ex-husbands? Has she been in touch with Martha Stewart to get the low-down on who does what for cigarettes?
For all of you that are bound to rejoice over this news. Kim Davis going to jail may not be such a good thing. The so called “religous right” now have their martyr to circle their wagons around. This development will undoubtedly turn Kim Davis into the victim and she will be presented as a victim through out the media.
She will undoubtedly soon be worth 10s of thousands of dollars as soon as the Go Fund Me bucks start rolling in. JMHO
You are spot on! You might enjoy reading my post. She is being propped up by a terribly sinister group of faux Christians. Those in her camp are determined to turn the United States into a theocracy. “We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian.” Adolph Hitler, 27 October 1928.
About time! If this woman will not perform the job she is paid for, she should at least be fired.
She’ll have lots of time for reading so she actually knows what she is talking about:
Start with this one :
Eze 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Eze 16:50 And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.
just shamelessly stole this one….
I’m not hating the updo in the photo on the homepage. Needs conditioning and some jeujing-up but I’ve seen waaaay worse.
Unfortunately she is now a martyr for the far right would be Christian Taliban. This is exactly what her attorneys want to happen because they can now use her “plight” to seek contributions to their “law firm” which provides them [and not Ms. Davis] with a very comfortable income. It would have been better if the judge had fined her personally a set amount a day [say 1,000.00] until she complied. It would not be long before she ran out of money and was in danger of losing that nice house and retirement fund.
Of course, for her this will be a badge of courage, she will consider herself a martyr.
Her cause is lost when even Scalia says she should do her job. I am hoping this is a beginning to the end of special privileges being given to these right wing “Christian” wingnuts. No other religious group in this country would be catered to as these folks have been. It is long past time we are fighting back and having the courts back us up. In my opinion, this case is about a lot more than just some religious fanatic refusing to do her job, it is about freeing our country from these theocrats who want to run all of our lives.
Fine…. 2 weeks in prison for every day she has failed to up hold her duties as a county clerk, NO parole. and she has to pay her own room and board while serving her time.
Adam Garland Bowman
It’s about time!!!
She could’ve quit her job if she didn’t want to do it. I’d laugh if she met a girl in there and became a lesbian and married her. Though I doubt any self respecting lesbian would mess with her
Excuse me while I dance away in happiness
Cue fundraising campaign for the serial divorcee/religious martyr.
Just what she wanted! Another martyr for Jebuz! Praise Jebuz! And praise separations of church and state!
Well I hope she has fun there.
Hey, Kim, don’t bend over in the prison shower.
My favorite picture of Kim Davis lol. Haha
Let’s run down Little Miss Kimmie’s “rap sheet”, shall we?
Married Husband #1 (so far, so good)
Had twins fathered by Husband #3 (there are 100 passages in the Bible about adultery, especially the 10 Commandments – Commandment #7, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery”)
Divorced Husband #1 (there are at least 22 passages in the Bible concerning divorce…the most prevalent one in Deuteronomy 22:19: “and they shall fine him a hundred shekels of silver and give them to the father of the young woman, because he has brought a bad name upon a virgin of Israel. And she shall be his wife. He may not divorce her all his days.”)
Married Husband #2 (Matthew 19:9: And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”)
Husband #2 adopts her kids (91 passages alone on this topic)
Divorced Husband #2 (whoops, that pesky “divorce” thing again)
Married Husband #3 (and again, that “multiple marriage” thing)
Divorced Husband #3
Re-married Husband #2
Yet she has the gall to claim her “religious beliefs” (read: thinly-veiled bigotry) prevents her from issuing marriage licenses to two people who love each other very much? No, sorry, Miss Kimmie. You don’t have the right to hide behind your Bible because it suits your agenda. You’re nothing more than a cafeteria Christian. You don’t have the right to pick and choose which parts of the Bible best suit your bigoted views.
To hell with her and her idiotic supporters. She’d better get used to those vertical bars.
Either follow the law, resign or be in contempt and be in jail and/or face major fines. Simple as that.
Kim Davis will have a GoFundMe site by the end of next week.
You’ve got to hand it to this country. Stories such as these tend to have a hypertonic quality to them. Cartoonish. (Turn the page and see a young lad having sand kicked in his face on a beach, an ad for muscle building.) The comedy is divine, the political fall-out is entertaining, and the spectacle catches its wave. Our Country is so weird. Kim Davis, aggro-strife-surfer, do you have what it takes to shoot the curl? Are you limber enough to be used again?
We are a nation of laws. She got what she deserved.
Mary C Scohera
Will I go to Heyull for gloating? Why can’t SOMEONE, once and for all, definitively, tell all the religiotards Jesus didn’t say one word, good or bad, about same-sex anything. Zip. Zero. Nada. Maybe they’ll arrest the other nutjob male clerk from another county, also named Davis. He really should be caged!
Brian K Combs
Martha will come over and do a makeover for her so she feels jail is a step up from her trailer
Brian K Combs
Tony Lee Churchill
Felicia-gurrrrl… bye, bitch !!
@Desert Boy: And be arrested for soliciting bribes. Unless she quits before then.
Sounds like she should be a nun rather than a clerk. Let’s see if she could keep those vows given her divorce rate.
Well her God will save her because she is living for the lord. Maybe he’ll come visit her in jail.
Hallelujah!!! Jail time for the bitch. A much better outcome than a simple fine that was expected. What a great piece of news. Now the other schmucks who are trying the same game might actually get a little religion. My day is so much brighter.
Ah, she thought she was all high and mighty. Now who is the mighty one? The LAW. You break your ass ends up in jail. It’s about time this hateful bitch is seen behind bars!
Isn’t this “cruel and unusual punishment” ?
(Tht is, for the others that have to share the prison with this monster.)
Buh bye, Felicia !
Oh, dear gawd, let her get a girlfriend in jail.
Benedict J. Harrisson
…. “justice”!! (Y)
My heart goes out to the Judge….I can almost hear the intake of breath from some and the shocked cries of “What??!!” from some others but, assuming the Judge is vaguely normal of course, he was placed in an unenviable position from which he was unable to extricate himself. The average Judge would above all seek to avoid martyrising this sad lady if the law allowed but Missie had positively sought what she knew would be a custodial sentence, thus pandering to her very misguided religious pretensions. A martyr is not truly characterised as fervent, pious person who longs to throw himself to the lions for the sake of the Lord. A true Martyr will, after doing everything possible to avoid the ultimate sanction, willingly accept to pay the final price as a last resort. This lady could easily have chosen a sideway’s move rather than a full-frontal in-your-face act of defiance of any Court’s Order. Sensible, God-fearing people do not easily defy Judges! Arrogant and self-satisfied people may but a Christian will not. To issue a licence to marry, in accordance with the Law, does not condone whatever it is to which this lady objects. Her job is to act according to law. She refuses to do her job and moreover brings the office she holds into disrepute. Now is the time to fire her. The only sadness here is far from her plight but the very real prospect she will soon be rolling in money. The Devil certainly looks after his own.
Just another bigot who lied about her religion being her excuse for bigotry.
ANY time the right wing has rallied around one of these folks they always turn out to have major hypocritical skeletons in their closets.
She could have left the job, but instead demanded to keep making the money but refusing to do the work. Ok, so jail it is.
And Kim, you’ve had 4 husbands, maybe now you’ll find a wife.
She should payback the state for. Not doing her job
While I don’t agree with her, I think the vile hate ained at her is just as nauseating as her views. I also wonder give her credit for having and sticking to her convictions even when things got tough (and continue to be tough). So many others would have backed down.
@John: Send her a sympathy card.
Listening to NPR in the background, All Things Considered (I think) and some interesting hypothetical questions have been raised about Kim Davis’ supporters by callers, including:
Would she receive support for her religious freedom if she were Quaker and refused to issue gun licenses?
Would she receive support if she were Muslim and refusing to issue SSM licenses based on her religious freedom?
She may find her fifth husband in prision….more to come
Perhaps she’ll find wife #1. ð???
You have to hold a grudging respect for people who stick to their beliefs no matter what. They may not be in the right, but its commendable to stick to your vows
John M. Bentley II
using a courtroom to preach Her version of religion and campaign for her GoFundme act
Go fund me will not allow her page if it follows it’s own guidelines:
Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts
She’s definitely discriminating.
Cooper Rick Dru Dowdall
Fire this Bitch and be dome with this. Bye Felicia, enjoy your time in JAIL
@John: I have to agree with you. Acting with dignity and being civil would make us look better that insulting her for her appearance. I take no joy in her being jailed, it is actually regrettable as it will just galvanize the right wingers. It’s just a shame fines would not have done the job and the judge knew it so he skipped that charade.
Kevin J Desmond
She’s in jail now and lets see how long it’ll take before she becomes Big Bertha’s bitch.
Being Christian and being ignorant are two different things.
The correct solution would be a compromise. Allow a conscientious objector opt. out, similar to the military. Then hire someone who will do the paperwork. There has to be another employee who could fill out paperwork. . That way the couple can be married and the woman does not become a martyr.
The American Constitution SAYS FREEDOM OF RELIGION. What it DOES NOT SAY WE ALL HAVE TO BE CHRISTIANS. Kim Davis is in a PUBLIC OFFICE, and needs to follow OUR CONSTITUTION. Kim Davis FAILS TO REALIZE SHE IS NOT in a Christian Church, she is in a PUBLIC OFFICE FOR ALL PEOPLE, not a church. KIM DAVIS NEEDS TO RESIGN….NOW….also the other 2 flunkies should also resign…ENJOY PRISON, KIM…
paul dorian lord fredine
already gone through three other articles about the same thing so i’m pretty much out of…..wait…..wait a second AAAAHHHH, there it is. HAHAHAHAHAbwahahaHAHAHAHAHAhahahAHAHAHA!! okay, that’s it. for now, i think.
LOL.You want to make heaven your home you say? Get out the clippers wouldn’t want that hair to be in the way of those HORNS you’ll be growing..
everyone is entitled to their own opinion however, her job requires that she follow state law,if that goes against her beliefs, then she should quit ,
@John: You’re so full of crap! she wasn’t doing this because she is standing up for her views. She’s doing this so she can secure a book deal and a big job on Fox News. Spare us all the nonsense please.
@captainburrito: Except most people aren’t insulting her for her appearance, and are addressing the issues at hand.
You two simply resorted to red herrings in order to deflect the issues at hand.
She was jailed because she didn’t follow the law. This has nothing to do with galvanzing right wingers. This lady’s attitude galvanzed the political left and called many into action.
Shut up ho.
She is nothing but a speck of sand in the desert.
I wonder what business men are getting daily reports on their pet. Someone approached her with this idea. Jail was the desired outcome, to mobilize the easily mobilizable.
@John: said…..”While I don’t agree with her, I think the vile hate ained at her is just as nauseating as her views. I also wonder give her credit for having and sticking to her convictions even when things got tough (and continue to be tough). So many others would have backed down.”
Somebody PLEASE send a memo to the right wing bigots that this strategy of claiming that disagreeing with Kim Davis is somehow just as bad or WORSE than her stealing money from the state by not doing her job and trying to strip away the civil rights from an entire group of people?
Basically the B.S. they are trying to shovel would be the same as saying that a rape victim calling her rapist a sexist and an assh*ole is JUST as bad has him committing the rape.
Sorry bigots, your little fake fainting spells pretending that pointing out liars and hypocrites is somehow awful says only one thing about you and that is this:
The reason the right wing doesn’t want people pointing out liars and hypocrites is because if that was done, most of them would be exposed as liars and hypocrites.
The correct solution would be a compromise. Allow a conscientious objector opt. out, similar to the military. Then hire someone who will do the paperwork. There has to be another employee who could fill out paperwork. “”
So in other words, the taxpayers of the country should pay more money to hire additional people because this person doesn’t want to do her job and follow the law? Ok, and if she was Amish, worked in the DMV, and refused to provide drivers licenses I guess according to you it would be ok for her to just sit there, not work and get paid while other people did her job?
Will Tom Hanse
Can’t comply then resign or get fine or jailed for not following the law! Dumbass whore!
Robert Tasseff Mitrevski
What an absolute deadbeat idiot lol
uh oh – more attention and book deal and reality show
This icky woman deserves it.
She wants to be a media martyr so she can get a book deal, TV appearance bookings,etc. They need to keep her in jail long enough that everyone forgets about her.
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
AND NO RELIGION TOO
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
throw away the key
Jay A. Scaramazzo
Just read on joemygod that a judge has said if her signiture is not on a license it might not be valid.
Don’t give a rat’s butt about what she believes, that’s her right but the law is the law! dumass
Throw away the key
Out of six Rowan county clerk deputies, 5 have agreed to give out marriage licenses, only one had hold out, Davis own son, not surprising the son is every bit as crazy as the mother is,
with visions of God and love. LOL
The judge will not incarcerate him because the other clerks have agreed to do their job.
Also when the county clerk is not present in
office a local judge can issue marriage certificates.
So yes Rowan county is now issuing marriage certificates to all.
As far as Kim Davis, she will remain in jail until she agree to issue marriage certificates or until she is removed from office for misconduct or her elected official term is over, what ever comes first.
Under charges of misconduct, Kim Davis will not receive her pay because did not perform her duty.
@mike51295: that judge is wrong because the federal judge from the sixth district has ordered and because by law when a county clerk is absent a local judge had the power to issue marriage certificates, so this woman is no
Davis is no “Lady”. She is a “woman”–a “female”. No Lady would conduct herself the way she has.
The judges statements were succinct and to the point about the oath:
“I myself have genuinely held religious beliefs,” the judge said, but “I took an oath.”
“Mrs. Davis took an oath,” he added. “Oaths mean things.”
Good job judge. Keep the bitch in jail. The fines would have been paid by others anyway. Force others in the department to issue the licenses or throw their asses in jail with her.
If she gets a gofundme page or if she becomes this “martyr” who gives a shit–we still won. Her 15 minutes of fame will be over very quickly and she will burn through any money she gets in a heartbeat.
She looks good there
I didn’t know you could order a Orange Duggar dress for jail lock-up…
Will she try to smuggle into jail a crucifix in her prison purse, Oh ya, they will do a cavity search and find it.
If those idiots want to give her their money, fine – let them. But since she can’t be fired at this point, (which is stupid!) then all they can do is throw her ass in jail and keep it there until Hell freezes over. Shouldn’t be a problem for her anyway, she’ll probably find her next “husband” in there.
She looks better like this,
The comment section of the Washingtonpost.com has reached 7400 and counting in less than three hours after being posted. Her past is NOT going to win her over with the religious right once they stop long enough to look at what she is now claiming. That being she is here to serve god. Were I advising the religious right and the republicans I would STRONGLY suggest that this one be left ALONE with her sanctimonious beliefs lest they want to be dragged down with her.
Having kids and a useless husband plus no job by the time this is all over is her just deserts. The woman is too far gone for anyone (including the right-wing) for anyone armed with common sense to not see nothing but problems in wanting her around.
Someone needs to send her a memo telling her that God is all about Love. (Or that’s what I was taught). She can try to hide behind religion but what religion is that? I don’t recall it saying that God told his people to love ONLY straight people. Maybe that was the passage right after the one that said that you can only love Caucasians. Lol…
Plus it is to my understanding that when you get married, you make a promise before God, to love each other until one of you dies… Well, unless her husbands died, how can she honestly say she had any right to get married… again… and again…. and again? So if she’s gonna use religion as her Defense, she’s lied before God so many times that she should re-evaluate her beliefs… Hmmm?
I don’t see why so many “Christians” feel threatened by gays… We ain’t trying to change the World… just improve it… Lol… But seriously, if you will let straight women/men (who may/may not be theives, liars, murderers, etc…. and I’m pretty sure those go against God’s word) get married, then it kinda makes you look like a hypocritical bigot… j/s…
p.s… The only thing that does annoy me about this woman, is Christians will try to make her out to be some sort of Martyr…
@dubstepskater: “Maybe that was the passage right after the one that said that you can only love Caucasians. Lol…”
I thought that was funny too. But on the serious side so few are aware that had the south won the Civil War they, the victors including, of all people, Vice-President Benjamin P. Judah, were going to CHANGE the bible to justify slavery. I kid you NOT. There were going to be TWO versions of the bible. The one preached from the mountain tops of the Vatican and the one preached from the mountain tops of America.
A worldwide religious war would have been imminent. All based, more or less, on WHOSE version was going to be nothing else but BELIEVED. No proof, mind you. Just “believe” it. This “power” of belief is now out of control and needs to be reigned in.
She looks wonderful in Orange.
If this so-called Christian hypocrite is answering to a a higher authority (AKA GOD) shouldn’t she, as a divorced adulteress, be stoned to death? Are there stones in the yard of her jail?
@Jim Guinnessey: Well said. The other day some one mentioned in the comments on another article regarding this fool that in the movie The Mist she reminded them of that crazy religious nut who said it was God who put those other dimension creatures here. I then remembered that religious nut in the movie was reminded of how people like her were once stoned to death.
“Oaths mean things.”
Given the number of marital vows that she’s broken, she clearly doesn’t think so.
Oh well ,do the job or go home
Did the fashion police arrest her as well?
Have fun in prison!
This sorry bitch is just seeking her 15 minutes of fame.
The fact that she has been divorced three times and married four really speaks highly of her Christian values. She’s a two-faced hypocrite and bigot using religion as an excuse, but she says God will forgive her for three divorces?? Lady, you’re a special kind of STUPID!
It has come out that Matt Staver/Liberty Council has been behind this from the get-go. If you are familiar with Liberty Council, you know they are a radical right wing fascist theocratic dogmatically driven organization. Davis has done their bidding, and she will be rewarded handsomely.
Huckabee and Cruz are already trumpeting how this is an assault on Christianity. Their rhetoric is not solely hideous; it is dangerous.
I hope some big chick gets that b**** and turns her out
@kaboy29: Totally, she’s loving, and soon to be profiting from, every minute. Now she can glory in all the attention and deluded self-importance.
Book ‘er, Danno!
Juan M Menendez
She need metal help
Fuck them and their rhetoric. Huckabee and Cruz are a joke. Neither one of them have a chance of getting anywhere near the republican nomination.
Liberty Council doesn’t have enough money to give to that bitch to take care of all her problems (lost pay, possible court costs) plus her living expenses after she gets out of prison. If she gets out any time soon, she can’t get the gofundme page because of the change in rules. Liberty won’t pay her forever (believe me she’s a puppet and she’s nearing the end of her usefulness).
If she writes (can that dumbass write?) a book, federal law (ever notice federal prisoners don’t write books? (about their crimes)) prohibits her from taking any profits from the sales. If she writes after she gets out of prison, she risks civil suits from the victims who could sue because of the descrimination/mental anquish she put them through due to her refusal to do her job.
She isn’t gonna be the “rich bitch” everyone thinks she will be. Even if she gets a big check from Liberty…how long before this dumb hick spends every last dime and is left broke?
I believe you are missing the point: Liberty Council has propped her up and most likely will represent Davis legally pro bono. I began to realize one little clerk in a small Kentucky town would never gather this storm of attention unless goaded into taking on the state, the media and the nation on this matter. To many in the religious right, Davis is a national hero.
Maybe she’ll have another “coming to Jesus” moment and realized he doesn’t represent very dumb ass Jewish wak job mythical god induced insanities the homophobic Jews made up and stuck in a religious book. Religion as we have been poisonously spoon fed must go.
Jail? That bytch should be be hanged! She speaks with no authority. She’s a fraud! And she’s fat too. Suffer thy not a bytch to live.
By “him” does Krazy Kim mean her first, second, third or fourth husband?
If she wants to be a “martyr”, thenlet her!
What younger people may not realize is that not too long ago U.S. government officials would place their “Christianity” above the law to murder non-whites and any whites helping non-whites. So this County Clerk believing her “Christianity” places her above the U.S. Constitution and above the U.S. Supreme Court “in the name of God” evokes a miserable time from America’s recent past. Those defending her actions are ignoring the larger issue.
Liberty Counsel is not charging Davis for their services, they’re either providing them pro bono or they’re being paid by a right wing group.
Ms. Davis is still receiving her $80,000/yr salary. If she resigned or impeached the salary, of course goes away. She was employed as a deputy clerk – under her mother – for years. As such she may be able to draw on her pension, or be able to draw it at a later age. (I have no idea of Kentucky’s policies are and am guessing)
People are already sending her money. Remember the pizza guy? He received +/- $1,000,000. . The Kleins received over $100,000. more than what there fines were.
She will come out of this situation with a lot of money. Who’s to say she’d spend it all?
Liberty Counsel is a husband and wife not for profit law firm which provides services for free. They do fund raising with other weak minded right wing fundamentalist Christian would be Taliban members. Last year they pulled in almost 4.4 million dollars, half of which went into their salaries and personal expenses. They will be do great out of all this.
Kim on the other hand may not do so well. The state AG is considering filing criminal charges against her for her actions. If she is convicted of a crime then she will not get her pension if she is removed from office due to the conviction. I am unaware of Kentucky law but I have been told she will not receive any salary while incarcerated since she is not working and performing her duties.
The thing is that she is a civil servant. So if she’s not doing her job and refusing to do her job, why the hell does she still even have a job???
If she were gay and not following her job guidelines, she would be fired.
I hope she gets to see what it’s like to have some female girlfriend tonight on her first night in prison. Hopefully it will be a woman in the 350# range too!
But don’t do your job, get fired! Simple!!
Fortunately that is incorrect. Because Davis is in jail for misconduct (not doing her job–read the judges’ ruling on the oath she took) and the county prosecutor has filed the two charges of official misconduct against her…Davis is NOT BEING PAID. You are correct, her pension, under Federal Law, is protected…even if she is terminated (as long as she’s vested).
As far as the “pizza guy” and the “Kleins” are concerned, well that’s all changed. As of April, the rules at gofundme.com have changed. Go to their website and you will see that persons who are convicted of a crime or those who discriminate are prohibited from using their site to raise funds.
Bitch ain’t gonna be as rich as you may think…Liberty may not charge, but there will be court costs, civil litigation and perhaps additional fines to follow.
I hate her. Throw away the key.
This too shall pass.
Just glad legal for gay, prostitution & civil marriage in NZ
@youarekiddingme: She is also being sued by some of the couple she deny certificates for damages, I do hope she looses her home.
@Russ Lanier: GoFundMe’s policy does not allow accounts for criminals and have stated they will not set up one for Kim Davis.
One thing I like about Kim Davis is that she doesn’t wear excessive make-up. She’s basically saying to the world: this is the real me. Many women are not able to be like her because they are beholden to the cosmetics and fashion industries.
Kim Davis is certainly no slave to fashion, and I admire her for that.
She would be a member of ISIS if she were muslim. Just another radical fundamentalist (emphasis on mental) who’s too hypocritical to realize her 4 marriages by default eliminates her self-proclaimed moral standing for defending the ‘sanctity of marriage’.
Throw away the key and let her rot.
Good! Stupid bitch now she can pray n her jailcell!!
Wouldn’t that be grand?
@Brian: said…. “One thing I like about Kim Davis is that she doesn’t wear excessive make-up. She’s basically saying to the world: this is the real me. Many women are not able to be like her because they are beholden to the cosmetics and fashion industries.
Kim Davis is certainly no slave to fashion, and I admire her for that.”
So in other words, if a rapist doesn’t tweeze his eyebrows you would admire him to for not being a fashion victim?
Oh by the way, it makes it very obvious you are a right wing troll when the fake page you set up on the account here no longer exists.
But nice try.
So, she was pregnant with her 3rd husband’s child while still married to her 2nd husband. 1) No wonder she has the fear of God. 2) She must quite a looker in them parts.
She’ll discover the joy of carpet-muffing in jail, she’ll see the light and know the truth…and she’ll come out as a rabid lesbian
I hear she’s dating Tatum O’Neal.
Oh, there is NO doubt that the religious right has/had a big hand in this whole mess (adding to the notoriety), but let’s not forget the filming that the couple did when they were denied their license either. That video went viral. Liberty has already said that they offered all their services Pro Bono so there’s no disagreement there.
The point is: Liberty won’t make her house payment, insurance payments, utilities, car payments, child support, alimony, STD (MEDICAL) BILLS, court costs and any other incidental fines that the court may decide to impose. The court can also charge her the cost of incarceration for each day that she is in jail.
Who cares if she’s a HERO to the religious right. How many other Heros has the religious right praised? That asshole Pat Robertson? How about the past pope who hid all the molesting priests? Who cares what the religious right calls a hero!
@youarekiddingme: Amazing that even with research so much misinformation is out there!
I was aware of gofundme’s new rules, there are other venues to perform the same function.
I bet my trust fund she will come out of this very well financially.
Bwahahahahahahahaha! At last! She is such an idiot and should not be working for a civil institution, she should be working for her church!
She may be taken care of by some deluded christoid, but the damage being done to the church, by these knaves, can only be considered dark.
She perfectly represents the endlessly repetitive “sanctity of marriage” as in she respected the sanctity of her marriage alright…her THREE MARRIAGES that is.
@Peter McKinney: Yeah, those prisoners better watch out for her.
@Louis: I read three divorces, four marriages
Read this rediculus statement from her church…who can’t defend her position:
fellow members of her denomination couldn’t even identify the precise theological dogma they were sure she was trying to defend: “Apostolic Christianity,” a lay leader explained, “does not have lengthy, codified statements on marriage, divorce, or homosexuality. Instead, he said, members usually look to one document for answers…The King James Bible.”
A leader in the Apostolic Church couldn’t even quote a passage in the bible defending Davis’ postion…
Backward, manipulated, stupid bitch!
@youarekiddingme: Forgot to mention. That was a quote from Rawstory.com
@youarekiddingme: The term “Apostolic” means those who follow the Four Apostles, in other words, The Gospels. Kim Davis is a phony propped up by Matt Staver/The Liberty Council and similar anti-Constitution theological thugs. The fact certain high profile types like Huckabee, Paul and Cruz is extremely offensive to those of who actually know something about separation of church and state; heresy and blasphemy; and, the core beliefs of Christian faith. Davis and her husband and those who have wrapped themselves around her/them are not by Christian by any measure. She is a pawn for a much more devious and nefarious agenda. Every upstanding American who understands how this moment might create a huge philosophical crisis in our nation must pay very, very close attention to this moment. There is more here than what is apparent.
Manipulation is subtle. Is this why education is not really a priority for Republicans?
@Celtic: I agree. Not to be trusted…as far as we can throw the entire right-wing, conservative kristian movement!! kristian is of course different than Christian. That bitch is no Christian and neither are those right-wing bastards.
Everyone who is “sick” of hearing about this needs to remember what the nazis started out doing…very slowly…in the name of religion. They’d love to segregate us and put us into little “ghettos” as well if they had the opportunity (i.e., Ted Cruz).
“We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian.” Adolph Hitler, 27 October 1928. And therein lies the Nazi mindset. Matt Staver aka The Liberty Council has been behind this all along. The effort to create a fascist theocracy has been on their agenda for several decades. Zealots come in all forms: ISIS, Roman Catholic Inquisition, Stalin’s gulags; the “camps” that exterminated 6 Million Jews. The Nazis were supported by Pius XII and the Bush family: Prescott Bush’s banks funded the Nazis. One must ponder George H. W. Bush’s mantra, “The new world order.” This current incarnation seeks to undermine the United States Constitution and the precept of separation of church and state. The Kim Davises of our world do not represent God, Christ & Country. They represent a carefully scripted tyranny.
@Celtic: Well said. I’m sure there will be those who will say that you’re an alarmist. I disagree. There is much work to be done to continue to guarantee freedom (and) to secure our basic freedoms!
Thanks Youarekiddingme. Alarmist or not, I “grew up gay” during the days of Anita Bryant, Jerry Falwell and a whole host of other gay haters (including Ronald Reagan by the way). I have monitored right wing antics for nearly 40 years at this point. Like radical Muslims and ISIS, right wing faux Christians have a long range goal in front of them. It is unlikely they win or rule the day, but keep in mind marriage equality made it by only one Justice. The other four Justices are Roman Catholic. Thomas’ wife is a Teabagger. And Thomas hates the fact he is a white man in black skin. Those four represent a collective fascism.
The fact Matt Staver, head of Liberty Council has taken on the Davis case pro bono comes as no surprise. But, it demands our vigilance. Those folk hate us with a vengeance, some calling for massive extermination of gays. While it is unlikely that will ever happen, we can’t sit back casually ignoring such clarion calls to “kill the gays”. I remember the days when “Kill a Queer for Jesus” was a popular mantra among fundamentalist Christians (all the while half of them likely taking it up the booty). I refuse to sit on the curbside assuming “all is well” when it fucking isn’t. And I leave you with this:
“We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian.” Adolph Hitler, 27 October 1928.
I also grew up during the time when those lunatics ran wild (Bryant, Falwell…Reagan of course).
Some wonder why I am so adamant about “jumping” on those who post about the “wonderful republican angels like Ronald Reagan”. They have no clue. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Watch out for ALLISTAIR WISEMAN on this forum! He is like poison. His lies are rampant. Supported by magazine articles that are nearly a decade old. He’s a republican who clearly LOVES REAGAN. Check his postings on the previous article on Jimmy Carter to see what I mean. Some in our own community are worse than those outside it.
I am aware also about the many who wish we were “rounded up” and as Ted Cruz’ dad would do…to just be rid of us (exterminate us) . Of course, like father, like son!
I believe like you, that we can never be too lax in our attitude about those around us who hate us. You’re not paranoid if there are indeed people who want to do you harm. People have vocalized (and continue to) that they do not want gays around. The numbers are dwindling, but they still exist.
There are 3 more county clerks in Kentucky still refusing to issue marriage licenses and a judge out of state refusing to marry on grounds of sexual orientation. It’s clear there’s still a ways to go.
Anita Bryant was the catalyst for my catapulting into gay rights groups in DC in the very late 70s to much of the 80s. I had the fortune of meeting Frank Kameny, a pioneer in gay rights within the federal government. I served on the board of directors of two separate gay rights group; then in the early 90s writing columns for two small gay rags. After that I entered graduate study at seminary and later became ordained. (I continue as a senior management executive in the private sector.)
When I came out with my first partner in 1968 the very idea of getting married did not even exist. For a while, when we went to gay bars to visit with friends it was against the law for us to even touch one another! If caught, we could be put in jail. Long ago I gave up trying to explain “gay” to people who already have closed their minds on the topic. I once was asked by a black woman, “Why do y’all have to claim your sex? Unlike me, you can hide from what you are.” I was stunned, but that told a lot in a few simple words.
Young gays and lesbians today take for granted the freedoms you and I actually did not enjoy when in our 20s to 30s. I do not blame them for taking their liberties for granted, but I do EXPECT them to take note of the evil hatred that has its hold on a certain segment of society and culture; and, to step up to fight it. Kim Davis is merely the tip of the iceberg comprised of faux Christians who hate us with venom and viciousness. I learned long ago not to get too comfy. This battle is not over, and it is one which we must win: period.
Please go to your Facebook account. I wrote you a personal message. It should be in your “other” mailbox since I’m not listed as a friend. Have a great weekend.
Will do. Thanks. By the way, there is a huge Kim Davis “hug” rally going on in Rowan County today. All those gay haters have lined up just like their granddaddies did 50 years ago as black haters. We are NOT the greatest nation in the world, by a long stretch.
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