Today a judge found anti-gay Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court and had her placed in jail.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Davis said “thank you” before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal.
Judge Bunning said he could not fine Davis because someone would pay the fine, according to WKYT TV. He said he would send her to jail until she agreed to begin issuing marriage licenses.
Judge Bunning said:
The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order. If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.
Earlier, in an exclusive interview to Fox News, Davis said:
I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am. This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. This is about upholding the word of God.
This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes. This is a fight worth fighting.
Davis made national headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to any couples since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, claims issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples would violate her deeply held religious beliefs.
Despite a previous Supreme Court ruling compelling Davis to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, she refused to comply with the order. As a result she was compelled to appear in court today to face contempt charges.
Davis and her deputy clerks were summoned to appear before U.S. District Judge David Bunning after citing her religious beliefs and “God’s authority” to deny the issuance of the licenses.
Bottom line: Davis is a hypocrite and a bigot. She belongs in jail for refusing to honor her obligation as an elected official. If her religious superstition and bigotry prevents her from doing her job she needs to resign.