Speaking with ABC News’ Paula Faris today in an interview in Morehead, Kentucky, a tearful Davis broke down when asked “What’s hurt you most?”
What people say about me does not define who I am. That’s everybody’s opinion and that’s everybody’s right.
I’ve been called Hitler, I’ve been called hypocrite, I’ve been called a homophobe.
I’ve been called things and names that I didn’t even say when I was in the world. Those names don’t hurt me. What probably hurt me the worst is when someone tells me that my God does not love me or that my God is not happy with me, that I am a hypocrite of a Christian.
For the record, Davis is a hypocrite and a homophobe. And if a god did exist, that god would no doubt reject her bigotry and prejudice.
Earlier this month Davis spent five days behind bars for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses — something she is legally obligated to do under state and federal law.
After returning to work last week, Davis said she would continue to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses, while also claiming that any same-sex marriage licenses issued by her deputy clerks would be “unauthorized.”
And late last week multiple media outlets reported that Davis violated a federal judge’s order against interfering with the issuance of marriage licenses by altering license forms to remove her name.
More of Paula Faris’ interview with Davis for ABC will air tomorrow on “Good Morning America” and “The View.” Davis is scheduled to also appear with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File on Sept. 23.
Watch the video below: