Christian martyr loses: Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than give gays a marriage license, lost her bid for re-election.
Davis became a Christian martyr after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. In fact, the anti-gay county clerk from Kentucky who went to jail in a futile attempt to prevent same-sex marriage was honored with the 2015 “Cost of Discipleship Award” at the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C.
However, despite the accolades from anti-gay Christians, Davis, a Republican, lost her re-election bid to a Democrat, Elwood Caudill Jr.
Caudill defeated Davis 54 percent to 46 percent, and will serve a four-year term as the new Rowan County Clerk.
In 2015 Davis spent five days behind bars for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses — something she was legally obligated to do under state and federal law.
Davis made national headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June of 2015.
An Apostolic Christian, Davis claimed that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples would violate her deeply held religious beliefs.
Previously, before going to jail, 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.
Reporting on the loss under the headline “Christian Adulteress Kim Davis Loses Her Fucking Job,” Joe My God notes:
Four times married Christian adulteress Kim Davis has lost her job as county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky. Davis, you surely recall, earned international headlines in 2015 for refusing to issue a same-sex marriage license on “God’s authority,” becoming a darling of anti-LGBT hate groups and going on to campaign for a failed same-sex marriage ban in Romania.
Bottom line: Kim Davis, the anti-gay Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than give gays a marriage license, lost her bid for re-election.