KENTUCKY: Clerk Kim Davis Testifies That She “Prayed And Fasted” About Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Infamous Kentucky county clerk and alleged dog-napping conspirator Kim Davis took the stand today in the ACLU’s lawsuit against her for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Via the local CBS affiliate:

Davis told the court she’s an apostolic Christian and her religion says that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. She says her right to freedom of religion affords her the ability to deny same-sex licenses because she believes the wording on the certificate means she’s authorizing the license. Davis said that is something she can’t do. “If I authorize it, I’m saying I agree with it. I can’t do that,” she said. An attorney representing the couples who are suing Davis asked her how far a clerk could take their religious beliefs when it comes to denying licenses. He asked, for example, whether a clerk could refuse a license if they did not believe interracial marriage was biblical. He also asked whether a clerk could deny a license to someone who wanted to get remarried after a divorce. Davis said she couldn’t speak for anyone else and didn’t answer any hypothetical questions. The plaintiff’s attorney asked Davis if she would change her position if the judge orders her to issue those licenses. She said she’d deal with that when the time comes.

More from Kentucky.com:

“It was something I had prayed and fasted over. … It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,” Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her voice breaking. To authorize licenses, she said, means “I’m saying I agree with it, and I can’t.” Her choice to also deny licenses to straight couples was because “I didn’t want to discriminate against anyone.” Two of those straight couples and two gay couples from Rowan County sued Davis shortly after her office stopped issuing marriage licenses to anyone in the wake of the June 26 decision by the Supreme Court, which overturned Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage and declared the practice legal across the country.  After the hearing, Davis’ lawyer, Roger Gannam of Liberty Counsel, a non-profit firm that specializes in religious-freedom cases, said the plaintiffs could have obtained licenses in Ashland, the site of the previous hearing, or in Covington. “This case is not about these plaintiffs’ desire to get married,” Gannam said. “This case is about the plaintiffs’ desire to force Kim Davis to approve and authorize their marriages in violation of her Constitutionally protected religious beliefs.”

The judge said today that he will issue his ruling during the week of August 11th. Kentucky’s county clerks are elected and can only be removed by the state legislature, which does not reconvene until January. Renegade clerks face jail time for contempt of court should they refuse an order to issue licenses. 

  • jakeinlove

    In the meantime, I’ll keep praying she keeps fasting….

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Pray faster !

  • AmericanPaPISSED

    Looks like she could use another week or two of praying and fasting.

  • Sam_Handwich

    she must follow the Brian Brown fasting method

    • Bruno

      The above picture may be used as proof that she lied under oath about recent fasting.

    • bkmn

      I’m sure Brian can order really fast at the drive-thru, at least his first four or five visits per day.

  • Blake Jordan

    She should go work at a fucking church then, if she wants to be able to discriminate at her job.

    This would be absolute bullshit at a private sector job, and there are no words to describe a “public servant” (paid with tax money) doing this!!!

    • bkmn

      Does she not understand she is issuing licenses for CIVIL marriage? And she is not the one performing the marriage just issuing the license which is a means of registering civil marriages.

    • Pete N SFO

      By the looks of her, divorced multiple times, Kim Davis, seems to have cut the fasting off a bit too soon.

  • TampaDink

    I don’t think that she knows what fasting means. Maybe what she really did was prayed while she drove in excess of the posted speed limit.

    • oikos

      Fasting or fashion.

      • Gene

        she appearently fasted FROM fashion it seems. the local wal mart must be closed and only K Mart open for women’s clothes

      • M. Coen

        I thought they shut down Montgomery Wards?

        • Webslinger

          Oh you are killing me that was my family’s go to store….

          • Mine too. For lawn mowers and car batteries.

        • JCF

          Hey, that was my first job! [“Monkey Wards” Catalogue/Layaway, Christmas rush 1984. FML.]

    • Treg Brown

      Pffft.
      Fasting my ass.

      • JT

        When she should have been fasting her ass.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Another lie is all. She eats as much as she lies.

      • TampaDink

        I read that as fisting. Why does my mind work like this? Nature? Nurture? Discuss.

        • David Walker

          A dirty mind IS a terrible thing to waste.

          • Christopher

            A dirty mind is a terrible waste…when you’re by yourself.

          • TampaDink

            I’m not wasting it as long as I’m sharing it here on J.M.G.! ☺

        • RoFaWh

          Your mind works like that because you are suffering from “inadequate sling time syndrome”.

          • TampaDink

            <<<<<Seeking treatment.

          • William

            We qualify for group rates.

          • TampaDink

            I do so love a bargain….as well as that sense of weightlessness.

        • Treg Brown

          Nature and nurture. And I enjoy that about you.

          • TampaDink

            I can be naturally nurturing when the conditions are right. ;-p

        • BlueberriesForMe

          What about festing? And fosting? And fusting? And sometimes fysting?

          • TampaDink

            Creatively kinky….I like that.

    • Michael Rush

      it looks like she ate jenny craig .

      • TampaDink

        Along with the rest of the Craig family. Larry was an especially bitter Craig to swallow.

        • David Walker

          Tap tap tapping all the way down.

          • TampaDink

            Like Gregory Hines.

      • kaydenpat

        Too harsh!! LOL

    • another_steve

      Personally, I think anyone behind the wheel who is praying and not 100 percent focused on her/his driving should be arrested and eventually, after due process, executed.

      I feel that way about drivers who drive and text at the same time.

      Give them the opportunity to rebut the charges, and then execute them.

      • MBear

        religious people should not be allowed to drive. period

      • Chris H.

        It’s good when they let you know when they are religious…I know to stay the hell away.

        • StSean

          it’s like a warning label.

      • TampaDink

        But, but, Jebus….takes the wheel although he is never named as a responsible party on accident reports.

        • Christopher

          And as far as I know he doesn’t have a clue as to how to drive. I’m pretty sure there weren’t automobiles back in his day, but lemme check the buybull.

          • TampaDink

            He could turn water into wine, surely he could figure out how to operate a motor vehicle. ;-p

      • Six Pins Delores

        “…and eventually, after due process, executed.”
        WOW you are strict! 🙂

    • JT

      Maybe she “fasted” on KFC. That’s when you eat nothing but that and try to get it down as fast as you can.

      • TampaDink

        Could be….but fried foods tend to recycle quickly.

    • crewman

      Fasting just means she ate faster than normal.

      • TampaDink

        She lettered in fasting back in high school.

        • David Walker

          It looked fetching on her varsity sweater, except for the gravy and ketchup stains.

          • TampaDink

            Few of her fellow classmates noticed her sweater stains, they were busy voting her as “most likely to marry the most”.

    • pablo

      By “fasting” she meant she didn’t go back for thirds.

      • TampaDink

        Only because they’d run out by that time.

    • Roger

      Oh NOOO! She DID fast religiously every single day from the moment she went to bed until the holy hour of the breakfast!!

    • KCMC

      fasting is not a weight loss win.
      metabolism grinds to halt.

    • Rand503

      Oh yeah, from the video, it was clear she distraught and all torn up from fasting and praying about marrying the couple.

      • TampaDink

        Distraught is her middle name. Of course she spells it differently. Disstrot.

  • Bruno

    I think this will end up being about weighing burdens. Judge Bunning (especially since he’s most likely conservative given his family background and status as Bush appointee) will decide if the burden on any couple, gay or straight, having to drive to a different county should or shouldn’t outweigh Davis’ “religious freedom” rights. He may go either way. I think if this were to go up to SCOTUS, it may not be a slam dunk for either side. But I was optimistic after reading some of Bunning’s comments last week.

    • Circ09

      My thoughts are the same as yours but I am concerned he is taking so long to issue the ruling. Worries me the judge might be trying to find a way here to ‘split the baby’.

      • Bruno

        Yeah, it’s hard to say. I think that there are others who work in Davis’ office, so perhaps he will mandate that the office hire at least one person who can accommodate requests from all couples. Judges do tend to gravitate towards compromise rulings.

    • Gustav2

      But her religion has no bearing on her civil duties.

      • barracks9

        If she had been asked, “Have you ever refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, based on your religious beliefs?” or a similar question about divorced folks applying for a license, it would have been better. I don’t understand the hypothetical approach. Ask her what she HAS done. She should be proud of the stance she’s taken, but I suspect she’s never even batted an eye about any other “sinful” union. It should be pretty easy to prove to the world – and the judge – what a churchy fraud she is.

        • Gustav2

          The religious questions are not relevant. Her religion is not relevant. There are no religious tests for government employment or for being a citizen.

          • RoFaWh

            But she is applying her very own religious test to wicked gays. In her role as an agent of the Kentucky state government.

          • Gustav2

            I want to know if she floats before the next election.

        • bkmn

          The prosecutor and judge should not have let her refuse to answer those questions. The one about issuing a license to someone like herself who is getting married more than once while refusing to issue a license to the same sex couples has a lot of bearing in the case.

      • Bruno

        I totally agree with you. But like I said below, judges like “compromises.” And I certainly don’t have much faith in the 5 SCOTUS judges who think corporations are people with a right to claim “religious freedom.”

  • Cuberly

    Oh please, the christianist equivalent of “the check is in the mail”.

    Gimme a freakin break.

  • oikos

    She better pray jeebus has a lot of cash for her legal fees.

    http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/jesus-save-piggy-bank.jpg

    • Sam_Handwich
      • oikos

        I hope he does incremental backups as well.

      • Southpaw Σ:3

        Jesus saves, but he doesn’t autosave, because he wants to see you beg for it first.

        • oikos

          He’s always shoving that down our throats.

  • GarySFBCN

    Then fucking quit your job, idiot.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    It would have been awesome if the judge would have asked ” You are under oath; now WHERE is Charlie Brown ? “

    • tcinsf

      YES!

  • fuow

    Regarding her lawyer: Yeah, and Negroes can drink out of the ‘colored’ fountain, too.
    Fuck you, you mother-fucking asswipe. Fuck you.
    We are entitled to our rights. I hope this judge pounds her and pounds her hard.
    C*NT.

    • LovesIrony

      well said

  • Rocketeer500

    The judge will issue his ruling during the week of August 11th? WTF. You mean to tell me, the judge can’t write one freakin’ paragraph? Incompetence at its finest.

    • danolgb

      That’s what I was thinking. A summary judgement should be quick. He has no reason to delay unless he’s biased..

      “On September 4, 2001, Bunning was nominated by President George W. Bush”

    • Gene

      his dad was an ASS of a Republican senator…he will try to write something out of which to make a “name” for himself…while I like the questions he asked, I rather DREAD what his ruling may be.

  • Gene

    Well…she may have PRAYED a great deal…the fasting, not so much.
    .
    And, speaking as a very religious person, I must ask…WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH FOLLOWING THE LAW ANYWAY?

  • another_steve

    Girl has a 100 percent right to believe whatever the fuck she wants to believe. If she believes the Earth is 6,000 years old, that’s fine and dandy with me. If she believes that Jesus died for my sins, that’s fine and dandy with me.

    If, however, she won’t perform her civil duty — which is to treat all people equally — she needs to resign or be fired.

  • geoffalnutt

    Please. For fasting to be effective at all…she’d have to do it for 4-5 weeks. Also, too – she cannot hold a job serving the public…and only serve ‘the public’ she chooses. She needs a job in a church, then. She cannot have it both ways.

  • dcurlee

    You don’t have to agree with it. It’s called doing your job period. What you think outside work is your own business

  • SFHarry

    “It was something I had prayed and fasted over”
    One thing to consider is that proper nutrition is important to making good decisions.

  • Webslinger
  • j.martindale

    Fasting could do you some good, woman.

  • danolgb

    You are the government. When you are acting in that role, you have no personal religious belief.

  • “She didn’t answer the hypotheticals”. Of course not, she can’t without looking like a moron.

    Fasted? That’s how you come to a reasonable conclusion? By starving yourself?

    • oikos

      Clearly fasting was not a component of her ‘soul searching.’

    • clay

      “It was something I had prayed and fasted over. … It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,”

      How about talking with the County’s attorney? Did you try talking with the County’s attorney rather than shopping for a new one?

      • Randy

        I very much doubt that the attorney for the County would agree to take the case.

    • Randy

      They NEVER answer the hypotheticals, or the questions about the Bible, or about “religious liberty.” They won’t because they can’t, and are stuck with repeating the mantra.

  • Jeffrey

    Don’t run for jobs that you think you can partially do. Someone out there can FULLY complete the tasks necessary and they deserve to work while you sit on your ass. Also, never go to Dress Barn when you’re involved in a case in the national spotlight.

    • clay

      She’s following in the hallowed steps of her mother.

      • Jeffrey

        Yes I saw that! It’s a Dynasty!

  • Skokieguy

    Her logic is badly flawed, but logic typically is irrelevant in these types of “look at my, I’m a martyr” cases. The authorization she is granting is from state, of which she is an employee.

    She has no personal authority to make a marriage legal, the only authority she has is via her employment. If she quits, it goes away.

    Therefore her personal views are of no consequence.

    I’ve said this in other threads, I REALLY want one of these types put on the stand and grilled about their beliefs and how they implement them. In the Hobby Lobby case the “sincerity” of they corporation’s religious ‘beliefs” (as if that’s possible) were not questioned. To me that is a big time fail.

    As we’ve all said about these self-righteous clerks, what other scrutiny do they apply? 2nd marriages? Screening for adultery? Tattoos? A cold and clinical analysis of her beliefs by a competent attorney will make it patently obvious that she is using her religion to hid her hate and desire to punish gay couples seeking marriage.

    • KQCA

      That’s a good point for us to keep in mind. I hope you’ll continue to bring it up.

    • John Masters

      Biblically, the wife is supposed to be Virgin on the wedding night also…so I wonder if she has a virginity test also.

      I completely agree, and I think that sincerity test has to include these other aspects of the biblical requirements. To me, it has to be all-in to qualify as being based on a religious belief. If her concerns revolve only around gay marriage, then it is just bigotry described as a religious belief.

      Either way, as a public official, it’s not acceptable in my mind, but I agree, these folks need to establish that this is more than pure bigotry. If they can’t, it should be easy, even for a conservative Republican judge to decide.

      • William

        Not many brides are still virgins by the third or fourth wedding.

        • TampaDink

          With her looks & personality, maybe she is still a virgin….after 4 marriages.

          • William

            Nobody could get beyond the razor wire.

          • TampaDink

            Who would want to?

    • ScottJL

      She was put up, she was grilled, she said she wouldn’t answer “hypothetical” questions.

      • ArchiLaw

        They don’t have to be hypothetical questions–they can be factual” Have you ever issued a license to . . . ?”

        • ScottJL

          She doesn’t have to/can’t answer those questions. You can’t ask “Have you ever issued a license to a divorced person?” Because she may not be required to ask that question and therefore the question is hypothetical.

          • ArchiLaw

            The license applications I have seen ask if you were previously married and the date and jurisdiction of the divorce, so she doesn’t even have to ask.

          • ScottJL

            And if she doesn’t have to ask, she doesn’t have to answer, she can’t answer a question she never asked, can she?

            She was on the stand, she said she couldn’t answer “hypothetical” questions. The judge accepted that response, they moved on, so should we.

          • Christopher Smith

            ‘grilled’? More like questioned on her patent malfeasance, incompetence, and job neglect–oh, i’m sorry, her ‘faith’….I believe her ‘faith’ is COMPLETELY hypothetical; we have only the fat toad’s word for it, so why is it admissible at all?

    • Gustav2

      She doesn’t make the marriage legal the officiant does. She merely certifies it was done.

      • David L. Caster

        To put what you are saying a little more precisely, what she is signing off on is that the process has been followed, not the legitimacy of the marriage itself since the license, though necessary, is not sufficient to meet all the requirements of a legal marriage.

        Once again, we see just how bad the legal advice coming from Liberty Counsel actually is.

        • Gustav2

          She doesn’t validate the legitimacy because she can’t be sued if they certify a bigamist’s additional marriage. At least the clerks in Ohio can’t be sued.

          • David L. Caster

            That’s part of what the process thing is about. During the process of requesting a marriage license, both spouses must present themselves to the clerk and fill out some paperwork that, among other things, requires them to attest and affirm that they are each not already married to someone else. Either spouse saying that they were not married when they were in fact married would be committing perjury.

          • Gustav2

            Hey, we also had to affirm we were sober, not on drugs and not coerced!

          • David L. Caster

            Right, and IIRC, several other things. Obviously somebody has to take responsibility for having made sure all the proper procedures were followed and that’s what the clerk signs off on. The idea that badly misinformed Kim Davis is at all involved in actually saying it’s OK for any particular two people to be married is nonsense. She does not perform that function, she follows the legal requirements to license a marriage, that’s all. Just because one has a marriage license does not obligate them to in fact get married.

    • leo77

      There’s seems to some fundamental misunderstandings as to what discretion clerks have in executing their duties.

      In most jurisdictions clerks are not there to agree or disagree to anything. They are there to merely make sure local ordinances and laws are being followed. Whether it’s a marriage license, dog license or building permit. If the applicants meet the requirements as outlined in the local statutes a license is issued. The clerks personal agreement is immaterial. A clerk’s dislike of Pitbulls is not a basis for denying someone a dog license. They can’t deny a building permit because they disagree with the choice of flagstone proposed for the patio. Whether they agree with someones choice of spouse is irrelevant to issuing a marriage license.

    • MarkOH

      More than that, she SWORE on a Bible to uphold the laws of her state an the country. If she is unable to keep her SWORN oath, she needs to step down.

    • Every time I’ve asked someone on her side of the argument WHICH religious belief is violated by selling (or clerking for) a same-sex civil marriage, and exactly HOW, I’m told we don’t get to ask that. No proof is required, no text need be sourced, the belief must be taken as asserted. Then–quite humorously–they claim to see no potential pitfalls to the precedent set should they get their way.

    • DesertSun59

      Agreed. She should be grilled to within an inch of her life on a stand about this issue. Her responses should be FOREVER part of that state’s record and for the rest of the world to see. She will be an example of how Christians always oppose progress.

    • seattlesandro

      I don’t really think we’ll get many people to explain their beliefs in logical, cogent arguments. They will soon get tripped up by the utter hypocrisy of their own arguments. They pick and choose which parts of the bible to follow and which to disregard. Then when they get called on it, they get indignant, claiming religious intolerance.

  • William

    I see that Ms Davis is sticking to that vow of frowns.

    • barracks9

      Ya know what’s good for that? A heavy veil.

      • William

        Blackout drapes.

        • ohbear1957

          A paper Piggly Wiggly shopping bag.

          • barracks9

            As the old joke goes, make sure it’s two bags: one for your head too, in case her’s falls off.

          • William

            Beware of windy days.

          • Robincho

            Double bags are the prophylactics used in cases involving “coyote-ugly”…

          • McSwagg

            In her case, I’d prefer a plastic shopping bag.

      • Mark

        I was gonna suggest a barrel.

        • William

          How about a shipping crate?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      It’s her personal Frown of Thorns.
      She be too modest for a crown.

  • barracks9

    “It was something I had prayed and fasted over. … It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,”…”I didn’t want to discriminate against anyone.”

    But you thought about this and prayed about it and “fasted”, so the only conclusion I can come to is that this is, in fact, intentional discrimination. Sister-woman, you knew exactly what you were doing, no hesitation, and you knew exactly where it would lead – up onto that almighty Martyr-of-the-Moment cross.

    • jmax

      What she meant to say was she didn’t want it to appear as if she was discriminating against anyone. If she really didn’t want to discriminate, she would have issued the fucking license in the first place.

      • oikos

        Exactly, a play on words to make her appear reasonable when she is clearly a bigot. Perhaps she can produce other instances where she denied applicants who had just come from Red Lobster or were having their period and provide a copy of her offices questionnaire for applicant purity.

        • jmax

          Coming from Red Lobster and having your period – pretty much smells the same.

          • oikos

            Easy to weed those applicants out if so inclined. :-))

        • barracks9

          I wonder what the Davis “Hymen Test” is like…

          • Dreaming Vertebrate

            She outsources that test to Josh Duggar.

          • oikos

            eeewwwww.

          • jmax

            Stand them on their head and drop a quarter in the slot. If it bounces back out, you’re okay.

  • RMR

    Kim, sweetie, you’re going to court to testify for your own defense, and THAT is the outfit you choose?

    • Porkie

      She’s pleading insanity.

    • Robincho

      That’s not an outfit — it’s a cry for help!…

  • Kelly Lape

    This case is about a government employee doing her job. Do the job, or resign.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    > I prayed and I fasted.
    Yo Kim, less prayer and more fasting would do wonders for ya’.

    • No, she needs to pray more over what Jesus said about loving thy neighbor as thyself. Or “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”.

      But her praying won’t change her views, as even if sky daddy and his son existed, her heart is hard and her ears are blocked with pride and importance.

  • Gustav2

    Dear God, she thinks we need or are asking for her approval! The Constitution says citizens don’t have that need.

  • LovesIrony

    This is a vile ugly bigot.

  • Ed Burrow

    So basically, she doesn’t judge anyone else except for the faggots. That’s what her argument boils down to.
    Yep, she’ll win.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Well Ed, the other fornicators and adulterers are not without fault, but god forgives them. It’s them faggots who are full of SIN !!! They walk around with their throbbing COCKS ramming them down every throat in site ! It’s terrible, just terrible !!
      And those lesbians aint off the hook either. I hear they do stuff with scissors !! Such sinning sinners !

      • Ed Burrow

        I didn’t make it passed your sentence “They walk around with their throbbing COCKS ramming them down every throat in site !”
        What were you saying?

      • Scissors!!

    • Randy

      Yes. her religious convictions only kick in when faggots are involved.

  • AtticusP

    She is an apostolic Christian.

    Marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

    In her case: over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, if desired.

    • RoFaWh

      Marriage can only be between one woman and four men, but not all four at the same time.

  • LovesIrony

    fasting on a super sized value meal

  • M. Coen

    She understands that “fasting” doesn’t actually mean shoveling as much food in her mouth as quickly as possible, right?

  • KaBoomBOX

    “Prayed and fasted…”

    Funny, it doesn’t look like she’s missed any meals.

  • LovesIrony

    who married this bigot the 4th time? why wasn’t she asked about this? What if the clerk’s religious beliefs wouldn’t allow them to marry this serial bride? I hope this bitch gets what she deserves.

    • D. J.

      I guess her Mother issued all of her marriage licenses.

  • bryan

    By ‘fasting’ she means, running fast to McDonalds. By ‘one man. one woman’, she means unless you get tired of the first three men.

  • MikeBx2

    Sorry I haven’t read everything but has her multiple marriages been confirmed or has that been disproved? Just trying to determine the level of hypocrisy here. haha

  • Sapient

    Of course she didn’t answer the attorney’s question about divorce; she’s been married four times.

    • RoFaWh

      But, aha! perhaps she hasn’t been divorced the requisite three times.

      Have we uncovered a skeleton in Ms. I’m-so-holy’s closet?

  • Mark

    Throw her bigoted sorry ass in jail. I have no patience any longer for this kind of bullshit. This is NOT a theocracy and the Constitution is the law of the land – – not that fucking buybull they all love to hide behind.

  • MikeBx2

    Can a prayerful and recently fasted Christian front desk clerk at a hotel refuse to check in a unmarried couple to a single room?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I thought that was little ben shapiro in the background,
    but no…too tall.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Same here. Had to double check.

  • Drake

    She could benefit from quite a bit more fasting.

  • Greg B.

    She could use some more fasting.

  • Greg B.

    Maybe she thinks fasting means eating a lot of fast food really quickly.

  • oikos
    • M. Coen

      o/

      You’ve won the interwebz today.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Need my specs. Is that Kim or Maggie?

      • oikos

        Either or. Twin oinkers of different sows

    • billbear1961

      That’s the most flattering photo of her I’ve seen!

      Quit helping her out, Oikos!

      😉

  • Justin

    Fasted? Doubt it. And it’s “preyed”, not “prayed”.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Judge should have asked her about aiding and abetting her dognapper daughter.
    #FreeCharlieBrown

  • billbear1961

    She “prayed and fasted” and her voice “broke” as she explained/implied how–thrice-divorced and on her fourth marriage–she has suffered over this decision to defend the sanctity of marriage!

    Oh, the Agony in the Garden!

    Give me a break–this bitch enjoys hurting people–she smirks and LAUGHS about it.

    We’ve SEEN that she does!

    She’s a sadistic BULLY.

    • She ought to be praying and fasting about those sideburns she’s sporting.

      • TampaDink

        Those sideburns are a tribute to her daddy…or one of her former husbands….or both. Maybe her daddy IS one of her former husbands.

        • billbear1961

          lol

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “If I authorize it, I’m saying I agree with it. I can’t do that,”

    How egotistical. It’s not “Kim Davis” who is authorizing it, but the “county clerk” who in performing the duties of the “county clerk” who is authorizing it.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      It’s funny, and by funny I mean sad & pathetic, that these small minded authoritarians, in practicing dominion over their fiefdoms actually believe their opinion counts in official matters of civil law.

  • BudClark

    Ugly through and through. Ugly on the outside can be somewhat ameliorated; ugly on the inside goes bone-deep.

    And her FASHION SENSE! That outfit HAD to have come out of a missionary barrel.

    • Octavio

      Good Will usually shreds that clothing for rags.

    • tom dumptee

      oh,gee, i wuz SURE she had jus come back from Paris!

  • RoFaWh

    Someone needs to point out to Ms. I’m-so-holy that traditionally only young unmarried women wore their hair down. Married women — especially four times married women like her — should put it up in a bun or ‘do of some sort.

    So much for tradition.

    • barracks9

      I’ll need itemized lists of all four of her dowries.

      • TampaDink

        Is the father of the “bride” on the hook for more than one dowry? Do the ex-husbands have to take it from there? Either way, imagine the money, livestock & real estate that have changed hands from various men willing to pay dearly to get rid of her.

        • barracks9

          I hear her last dowry was a dead stoat.

          • (I can’t even read that out loud without busting out laughing! But I’ll keep practicing — that line’s too good not to use in future.)

          • TampaDink

            By all means, take the words right outta my mouth. I have no doubt that you have something else to stuff in there.
            ;-D

          • Robincho

            It’s really too easy to gloat
            Over Kim, as she sports her dead stoat.
            Yet with her stigmata,
            She walks on the wata,
            And yells to the world, “I still float!”

          • TampaDink

            Even road kill would be a generous offering.

  • WildGift

    Nobody asked for her approval, they asked her to do her damn job!

  • PTBoat

    I would first ask her if she were a fundamentalist. Then I’d ask her if she refuses licenses to people who are remarrying. She’d say no.

    • They asked her those questions, and she refused to answer.

  • Rex

    She’s been married four times, I don’t think she should be passing judgement on anyone.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      But on the up-side, she’s been divorced only three times. So there’s that.
      😉

  • kanehau

    So… If she did not believe in killing animals, would she refuse to issue a hunting license?

  • BearEyes

    “Roger Gannam of Liberty Counsel, a
    non-profit firm that specializes in religious-freedom cases, said the plaintiffs could have obtained licenses in Ashland, the site of the previous hearing, or in Covington.”

    You can go down to that ‘other’ lunch-counter down the street.

    • Octavio

      The stupid just hurts, doesn’t it? 🙂

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      He probably should have shaved before court, since it looks like he had a hard night. Oh wait. Never mind. His client looks a bit frumped up too.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I doubt she pray. She need self flagellation to absorb all her sins.

  • D. J.

    In quoting the Adam and Eve myth to the gay couple IN the courthouse while attempting to conduct lawful official business with the Commomwealth of Kentucky, she violated their religious freedom.
    I am a Secular Humanist.
    My husband is an Athiest.
    Neither is HER business.
    Being quoted buybulł verses while attempting to conduct official state business doesn’t cut it with us.
    We don’t get preached at when we renew car tags or driver’s licenses.

  • RLK2

    Bitch do your job or resign!

  • Jacob

    The plaintiff’s atty should have (and maybe did, doesn’t say) quoted the other biblical proscriptions from her bible and ask if she denied on those bases.

  • MBear

    she should have spent that time practicing hair & makeup and trying on some interesting outfits. time wasted

  • Peter Wde

    Viewpoint neutrality, she needs to find another line of work.

  • Toasterlad

    Sigh. All the things we could be legitimately attacking this person for, and most here are going for her appearance. Could we have ONE article about a female hater where the letter column isn’t an embarrassment of misogyny?

    • Stev84

      I often equally attack fat male bigots. Like Chris Christie or Brian Brown.

      • And I think this guy is sexy. For real. It is his nipples. The tartan pasties makes me want him more.

      • Toasterlad

        So being superficial towards men AND women equally makes it alright?

    • I agree with the appearance hate. Male or female, I nearly always refuse to cut someone down on how they look.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        …on how they look.
        That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I mean, I can not imagine a day where I will look at a picture of Teh Donald and not have at the tip of my tongue a snark about his hair. I guess that’s different because appearing in public with a poorly groomed lhasa apso sleeping on his head is clearly a choice, where as other aspects of one’s appearance are not.

      • Toasterlad

        I get the impulse, but it just makes us look petty and juvenile. More importantly, from my perspective…it’s lazy, lazy humor.

  • SFBruce

    So, Kim Davis isn’t sure what other clerks might do, isn’t sure if she might object to other marriage license applicants, isn’t sure who has the final authority about the constitutionality of a law. But she knows she has a right to deny marriage licenses to same sex couples, and no one except Davis herself can actually sign off on a marriage license in Rowan county.

  • Adam Schmidt

    Kim, if you signing the document means that you consent to the marriage and approve of it, then the guy who sells a gun to someone who uses it to murder their spouse approves and consents to that action. It’s no different than an employer who says that they have the right to oversight on how their employees spend their paychecks.

    Your signing the document is not a religious ceremony, it’s an act of record keeping for the state (your employer). You are not a member of the clergy and are not officiating a religious sacrament in your office.

    The bottom line is that you were hired to be a civil servant and now you’re saying that you can’t do that job but you still want to be paid. I can’t imagine any other circumstance where that would be perceived as reasonable.

  • Rick

    ‘2014 Gold Medal in Hypocrisy Winner Kim Davis’ is her full title.

  • Sk3ptic

    “I had prayed and fasted…”
    Oh, well it’s all OK then. You got delirious and talked to your imaginary friend, who validated your own prejudices. Who could possibly argue against that?

  • AJD

    Does fasting include donuts?

    • D. J.

      Ham Bisquits, minus gravy or Bisquits and gravy minus ham…or sausage.

    • Only before sunrise and after dark. No, no, thats how Muslims fast for Ramadan,

      Hmm, well with xtians and their love of being martyrs for their religion, maybe it would be considered fasting if you only eat the sort of donuts you hate.

      • GreatLakeSailor
        • TampaDink

          Cutting back to half a carton a day is not the same as giving up.

          • GreatLakeSailor

            But it’s NOT the doughnut – it’s just the hole!!

            It is the same as the well established “fakt” that you can’t get drunk drinking half glasses of beer. Pfft – everybody knows that!

        • How perfectly perfect! A hole for an asshole!

  • OZ_in_TX

    ” Davis said she couldn’t speak for anyone else and didn’t answer any hypothetical questions.” Nope, they never do. During the ERO hearings here in Houston, anti-Gays were *repeatedly* asked the very same questions – do their right to say ‘We don’t serve your kind here’ extend to other religions? They constantly dodged, hemmed and hawed, and tried to answer the questions with misleading questions of their own. No surprises here.

    Do. Your. Job. Or. Quit.

    • OZ_in_TX

      “I didn’t want to discriminate against anyone.” Bullshit. She WANTED to do this. She WANTS that GoFundMe (or whatever Xtian version) paycheck. She WANTS that whole “Ooooh I’m so persecuted for my FAAAITH!” sobfest. What she DOESN’T realize is that her mugshot will be used in 30 years to show disbelieving students just how ridiculous the anti-Gays were.

      THAT is your legacy, Kim honey. And someday you’ll be sobbing all alone in a nursing home because you’ve become such a disgrace to your family that they all abandoned you.

  • John P.

    I’d like to see her do some jail time, but then she’ll be a martyr… being tossed in jail because she’s a christian. I can hear it now!

  • Jan Wesselius

    If she cannot do the job because of her beliefs in a superstition the she should resign immediately,.

  • Stev84

    She doesn’t look like she has ever fasted much

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Fasted, hmmm. Yeah, she forgot to bring her mid-morning Snickers Bar one morning and prayed that she would make it to her mid-late morning Musketeers without collapsing afore-hand.

  • Javier Smith

    In todays news: Mysterious downturn in the local economy tied to drop in sales of Ho-Hos and Twinkies.

  • Michael Varian Daly

    I first read that as ‘Prayed and Fisted’.

  • Randy

    One thing that should unite employers of both parties: the establishment of an idea that the employee can decide which lawful job duties to perform, and which she doesn’t have to because of her “conscience.”

  • That fat bitch is a damned liar. She fasted? My ass. Fasting doesn’t involve chugging juiced buntcakes.

    • Normal run of the mill smoothies gross me out, but the idea of blended bunt cake nearly caused me to hurl!

      Good job you!

      • I can’t take credit for it, that was from In living Color.

        • Well, you remembered it, so you get the credit!

      • David L. Caster

        I’d prefer a shake made with french vanilla ice cream, a shot of Kahlua, and several Oreo cookies. I suppose Bundt cake could be substituted for the Oreos in a pinch. Somehow that just seems wrong though.

        • Robincho

          Cundts prefer bundts…

        • I like a bowl of ice cream with a puddle of Kalua surrounding it! Or a bowl of Kalua with a puddle of ice cream….never can keep that straight.

          • RJ Tremor

            Making me wanna be a tipsy fatty right now and no Kahlua to play with. You people are evil. *Huff!*

          • Well, put on your shoes and head to the store!

          • David L. Caster

            Me neither. I think the correct ratio is 4 parts vanilla ice cream and 1 part Kahlúa Especial. Devastating.

          • Johnny Wyeknot

            yes, either way. whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for amusement is nice too.

        • RoFaWh

          You have clearly escaped the curse of Type II diabetes. So far. Just take it easy on the carbs to stay the way you are.

          • David L. Caster

            Such things have to be considered rare treats, Carefully managing those sugar spikes takes some practice.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          Double the Kahlua and I’m in!

        • billbear1961

          You wild honey badger, you!

          🙂

          • David L. Caster

            <Toothy grin>

    • TexasBoy

      She did fast, she only had one serving of dessert each after breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of three servings. Poor dear is about to waste away.

  • Daniel

    Another way of saying she fasted and prayed over the decision: she talked to an imaginary friend while her blood sugar was low, then made her decision.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Ah, good point.

  • The body language in that photo says it all. She’s in the wrong and she knows it and she fears what is to come. Good.

    • David L. Caster

      That’s because she had it all wrong from the get-go. As I point out elsewhere on this thread, she is not approving of the marriage by signing off on the paperwork. What she does by signing is acknowledge that the process was followed and all the necessary paperwork and other records were properly processed to receive a license to marry. The only reason she is in court at all is that her counsel is bonkers, grasping at straws, and should be disbarred.

      • Xuuths

        Excellent points!

    • RoFaWh

      She’s had the same awakening that other bubble dwellers have had (and will continue to have): the rest of the population does not hold the same beliefs.

  • josephsinger

    If she cannot do her job she should resign and let someone who can fulfill their duties serve instead.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Someone younger and smarter.

  • If she worked for a religious organization, I’d have no problem with her turning away LGBT folks. I think their bigotry is wrong headed, but hey tis their religion, their rules. She works for the government, which is supposed to see all citizens as equal, its not up to her to weight anyone’s sin levels.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Shirley you jest. ;-/

  • Necessitas

    I don’t see any evidence of fasting.

  • JoeyKY

    I want to read the transcript. We should pummel the ACLU to release a transcript for us to read.

  • If she feels morally compromised doing her job, then she should find another one. I have no problem with that but who the hell gets to keep a job where they refuse to do some of the work. No one else would. Oh, but she’s religious and the right kind of religious. Do you think a Muslim with the same religious objection would be defended by the state?

    • TampaDink

      In thinking about her need to find more suitable employment, I recall a Gilda Radner as Roseanne Rosannadanna commencement address where she mentioned to the liberal arts graduates that they should begin the next phase of their lives “as you begin to explore the wonderful world of fast foods”….but in this woman’s case, I think that she’s done enough of that exploring.

  • Arkansan

    I just checked in to see if there was a photo showing what fabulous frock she was wearing today.

    • TampaDink

      She is a regular fashion platter.

  • Ninja0980

    Your clerk’s office isn’t a fucking church, it is a place where those seeking licenses shouldn’t be subjected to a religious test, period.

  • GreatLakeSailor

    Kimmy, hun..sugar..speaking of hypotheticals, please do go on about this magic, invisible, bi-polar, super-being you think would torture you for eternity after you’re dead because you entered a county record that you are under the impression this magic, invisible, bi-polar, super-being doesn’t like.

  • Ninja0980

    I’m assuming if this was a Muslim forcing everyone in this county to live by his/her religious beliefs the bigots supporting Kim Davis would be singing a different tune.

  • A Big Sarcastic Fairy!

    Yeah, you don’t look like you fasted you stupid bitch. Prayed perhaps, but certainly not fasted.

  • Eric in Oakland

    “She says her right to freedom of religion affords her the ability to deny same-sex licenses because she believes the wording on the certificate means she’s authorizing the license. Davis said that is something she can’t do. “If I authorize it, I’m saying I agree with it. I can’t do that,”

    I don’t see where it says on the license that the clerk is authorising or approving the marriage. It only states that the officiant is permitted to perform the ceremony and that the laws have been followed. So her religion won’t even allow her to sign a statement of fact (that the marriage is legal)?!

    • David Walker

      You’re not reading enough into it. Or maybe she sees it as “it’s my party and I’ll lie if I want to.”

      • Eric in Oakland

        I guess you’re right. I just wish the lawyers for our side had shown the actual wording of the KY marriage licenses in court when she was being cross examined. She may be able to lie about interpretation but no reasonable person could interpret it that way.

    • Steven Leahy

      You can’t reason or negotiate with mental illness

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Skipping brunch is not considered “fasting”.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Actually, she does not seem the brunch type to me. Early sausage gravy and biscuits and then hit the road to nab/nap some dogs.

    • gaymex

      .

  • Xuuths

    My guess is that if you’re in jail for contempt, you can’t be doing your job, and so could be relieved of employment.

  • Macbill

    Anyone ask why her allegiance to The Commandment about Adultery, was shattered, maybe not the 1st time she divorced, but certainly by the second divorce. She’s a Cafeteria Christian. She only dislikes the “sins” she doesn’t do.

  • Jodie

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…If you can’t perform your job duties due to religious beliefs, you should just quit. If you don’t want to serve a specific group of people for no good reason, don’t own a public business. Simple as that.

  • RoFaWh

    …prayed and fasted over…

    Yeah, sure. She’s lying.

    • abel

      Naw, “fasting” in her religion just means skipping second helpings of dessert.

  • Bruno

    “Bunning asked Davis a series of questions that appeared to suggest he viewed the marriage license process as “simply telling the state the information in the form is accurate.” And he seemed to favor a solution where a deputy clerk’s name, instead of Davis’, would be on the license. Of the six people who work for her, Davis said one has said he or she would be willing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But Davis said she could not ask her employees to do something she won’t do herself. And she said that out of loyalty to her employees, she would not resign.”

    http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jul/20/clerk-prayed-over-decision-stop-issuing-marriage-l/

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      I bet her staff would love her to resign. Especially now that she has disgraced her office.

      • Bruno

        It sounds like almost all of them agree with her stance. And I think one of them may actually be her own son.

    • billbear1961

      This creature is loyal to no one and nothing, Bruno, not even to her MANY husbands!

  • John Calendo

    She could use a fast. From the Church of Jenny Craig.

  • Dale082

    I am so looking forward to seeing this smug self-righteous bitch get a smack-down from the court.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    I wonder if she prayed and fasted before she (or was it her daughter or her mother?) stole that guy’s dog.

  • Bj Lincoln

    When someone comes up with a test for “deeply held beliefs” that is accurate and cheap, only then will her beliefs matter. Until then, fuck her and put her in jail.

  • Böcker

    She has a secular job, so quit if you won’t do your job

  • kaydenpat

    You don’t have to pray and fast to just do your job. Just do your job.

  • TexPlant

    fasted? Skipping 3rd helpings does not make for a fast!!

    • Queequeg

      Oh, come on, she only had six Chik fil A sandwiches for lunch, each with fries. That’s quite a sacrifice.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        But she still got the jumbo sized sweetened ice tea.

        • Queequeg

          Well, of course, a girl gets thirsty from having to say “no” all day.

          • gaymex

            That bitch can’t say “no”. She’s been married four times.

          • Queequeg

            She can only say no to gay couples. On the rare occasion that someone wants to fuck her, I’m sure you are correct.

          • gaymex

            You are right.

  • Steven Leahy

    She still acts like somehow as a public employee she has a fucking choice in the matter

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      It’s like she is issuing the license personally instead of on behalf of the county. Kind of creepy.

      • Steven Leahy

        Unfortunately MOST evangelical christians are at a complete loss to grasp that notion. Really.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Not too many coming to her defense over at Kentucky.com.

    • TampaDink

      Good.

    • Steven Leahy

      Hard to defend a completely logic-less defense of absolutely nothing. At some point ya just run out of bible verses! Even thumpers get tired!

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      It is quasi-unanimous against her. Impressive.

    • William

      I bet the locals who aren’t related to her are ready for the Davis dynasty to end.

      edit: Or is it the Kim dynasty?

  • Queequeg

    Funny, she doesn’t look like she fasted.

  • Steven Leahy

    “I didn’t want to discriminate against anyone.”

    Well then it’s easy, bitch: DON’T. That simple.

  • Deina

    “If I authorize it, I’m saying I agree with it. I can’t do that,” she said.

    Then the solution is simple: resign!

    • Steven Leahy

      I wonder if she marries divorced couples. My bet is yes, Oh that’s right, she’s divorced herself, so it’s OK! Guess she missed the part about “unto death do us part” or something like that in her holy vows. I wonder if she marries 16-YO child brides? If parents approve, she has to do it. That’s the law. I bet she doesn’t refuse those either. Single mothers with bastard children? On the list of acceptable marriages I’m sure,

  • Al Kaseltzer

    HER JOB IS TO ISSUE CIVIL MARRIAGE LICENSES! If she CHOOSES not to do her job, FIRE HER!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Speak up, my man!

  • I’m sure it’s already been said, but it’s obvious she didn’t fast LONG ENOUGH.

    • Dave B

      Well, to be fair, when she says “fast” it just means she had one heppin of corn pone.

      • gaymex

        I thought “fast” was a reference to the rate at which she went through husbands.

    • Jeffrey Samuels

      dang! you said it before I did

  • houstonray

    Do your freakin JOB! The one taxpayers PAY for! Jesus H what a bitch.

  • Robert Conner

    She fasted and prayed. Then Jesus spoke to her, but in Aramaic since English wasn’t around until well over a 1000 years after Jesus died. Bummer, that.

  • Silver Badger

    She seems to be pretty much alone. Whatever happened to those good Christian ministers recommending civil disobedience? It Tony going to pay her fines? Will the Evangelicals walk her dog? Maybe not.

  • JCF

    “the plaintiffs could have obtained licenses in Ashland, the site of the previous hearing, or in Covington”

    And Rosa Parks could have ridden in the back of the bus. We’ve been through this already, dammit!

    • billbear1961

      And if she’s told she can use her religion as an excuse to deny people their civil rights, how many other two-faced clerks will follow this fraud’s example?

      Just how FAR will gay people have to travel to see their civil rights respected?!

  • gaymex

    John Oliver would be proud of her…an American who isn’t throwing out the tiniest scrap of food. All consumed and fast.

  • Marino Coco

    Shouldn’t she have clarified her position that marriage should only be between a woman and four men in a concourse the fashion?

  • Happy Dance

    By fasting she means midnite to 8 am?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Midnight to 12:01 AM judging by the results.

  • Doug Miller

    Well, she has been fasting for a whole hour…

  • gast

    she should be examinated by specialist in psychiatry

  • seant426

    Fasted? More like “Super-sized fasted food.”

  • goofy_joe

    They’re not forcing her to act against her religious beliefs, they are requesting that she uphold the LAW and do her job. If her job is in contrast to her beliefs, and those are strong enough, then she should quit rather than comply with the LAW.

    Like it or not lady, you work for a body that follows man’s law, not God’s. If you cannot do your job, leave and give it to someone who wants to work.

  • Oh’behr

    I wonder if she
    “Prayed And Fasted” about her four marriages?

  • TampaZeke

    She’s wasted away to nothing from that fast! She must have fasted for the whole hour between breakfast and brunch.

  • 2karmanot

    Apparently the fasting was not that successful, but with a Wal*Mart, black stretch tunic it’s hard to figure.

  • Jodie

    I have to say something here…I’m seeing ugly comments about her weight. That’s just rude, and we’re all better than that.

  • DesertSun59

    Just like those who opposed Prop 8 in CA in the state supreme court, and lost because their argument was purely religious in origin and about ‘procreation’ in nature, this woman’s argument will not prevail.

    She works for the STATE. She doesn’t work for the priesthood of some Bronze Age tribal village. Her Bronze Age belief system is not, in any way, a defense about not doing one’s job in our modern civilized secular nation.

  • Jeffrey Samuels

    she obviously didn’t pray hard enough and certainly, didn’t fast long enough; and this is not a comment about her weight!

  • Marides48

    It appears in the photo that she did not put much effort into her fasting. She probably only ate one Big Mac instead of the usual three.

  • Christopher Smith

    If this fat and bigoted toad can’t do her job because of her hysterical and atavistic ‘beliefs,’ she is more than free to quit. She works for the taxpayers; this is insubordination and job malfeasance PLAIN AND SIMPLE. Try this with an interracial couple and see where you wind up.

    • Jodie

      RUDE.

  • Christopher Smith

    “Fasting” to this porkpie clearly means only five Big Macs a day…

    • Jodie

      Rude.