Liberty Counsel: Don’t Blame Kim Davis Just Because Kentucky Has To Pay $222K For Her Anti-Gay Actions

“If, at the end of the day the state of Kentucky has to pay for attorney’s fees, whose responsibility is that? It’s not Kim Davis, it’s not Rowan Country, it’s not the current legislative body, it’s certainly not Gov. Matt Bevin. It is the former liberal Democratic Gov. Beshear. Had he [provided a religious liberty accommodation to Davis,] this case never would have gone anywhere. Had he done that, Kim Davis never would have spent any time in jail. Had he done that, the ACLU never would have had a case.” – Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver, speaking today on Christian radio. Last month a federal court ordered Kentucky to pay $222,695 in legal fees to the gay couples that sued Davis.

  • Tawreos

    Don’t blame our hateful bitch of a client for being a hateful bitch, blame the former governor for trying to make her do her job.

    • nocadrummer

      … that she was sworn (probably on a Bible) to do!

      • Jeffg166

        Is she getting married again anytime soon? About time isn’t it?

        • Tawreos

          I feel sorry for the poor bastard that “won” that lottery.

          • RoverSerton

            Sadly, She will be his trophy wife. (As Frank said in “eveyone loves raymond” “What kind of game from hell did I win if you are my trophy?”

        • Nowhereman

          She’s still debating whether to go back to number 1 or back to number 3…she’s already married number 2 twice.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Ninja0980

    So it’s the governor’s fault he wouldn’t let a bigot be a bigot.

  • Tawreos

    Am I the only one that feels like the only story we should ever hear that involves this hateful bitch is one that involves her obituary?

    • Jonathan Smith

      well, maybe her fourth “blessed” marriage.

      • xzargo

        Fifth. She’s on #4 now (but married one guy twice).

        Who would marry a human manatee?

        • Jonathan Smith

          depends on how hung he is……..

        • Librarykid

          Please don’t defame manatees. They are sweet and make neat streams of bubbles when they fart under water.

  • Thorn Spike

    Blame Liberty Counsel, duh.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I would gladly pay her one-way ticket to Haiti.

    • TheManicMechanic

      Doesn’t Haiti have it bad enough already?

      • Christopher

        Haiti deserves her.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        I’m feeling double mean today. They deserve each other!

    • Christopher

      Ok, but the plane cannot have more than one engine. Absolutely no seatbelts, and the pilot has to be completely FUBAR.

      These are non-negotiable.

  • The_Wretched

    Unless you want to call her a mindless tool of the Liberty Council, yes blame Davis for not doing her job and following the law. She, as a county clerk, had no legal right to skip doing her job, nor a legal right to interfere with the civil rights of the citizens of that county.

  • bambinoitaliano

    What else is new? The deplorables never assume responsibilities when things goes side way. Your honor, the child ran into my truck while I was cruising 80 mph in the residential neighborhood. Not only my truck was damaged, the accident totally evaporated the alcohol in my blood system. Who is gonna pay me for that?!

  • Tatonka

    Folks in Kentucky just might be dumb enough to buy that.

  • Michael R

    BUT SHE PROMISED

    “I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be,” Davis said upon taking office, “and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter.”

    • Jonathan Smith

      “within my sincerely held 17th century beliefs. Oh, and no Fags.”
      so help me GAWD!

  • Friday

    Err, no, if she’d done her job or let anyone else in that ofice do *theirs,* none of *your* gravy train despite another loss would have happened, ‘Counsellor.’

  • SLK in SF
    • Dagoril

      What is this, Kim Davis, The Opera? 😉

      • Christopher

        All of the notes are flat.

      • Marides48

        Beach Blanket Babylon

        • SLK in SF

          I knew someone here would know that 🙂

        • Nowhereman

          Or just Babble.

      • lymis

        Can’t be an opera. The fat lady usually dies at the end of an opera.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Tha Musical. Sans the music.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • danolgb

    They really should make Liberty Council pay half of it.

    • nocadrummer

      At LEAST half.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        All, it should be ALL!

  • Michael R

    Am I wrong or did she not ask for ” accommodation ”
    until after the lawyers came in ?

  • TrueWords
  • JWC

    No don’t blame Kim Davis for KY having to pay. Blame her for being the low educated , over sexed, pseudo religious, biggoted slob that caused it all in the first place

    • kareemachan

      And let’s not forget multiple adulteress…

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      and frankly, overpaid! (80K/yr)

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        And still, she dresses like that.

        • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

          Well, they may not be enough left after she tithes her 10 percent or more to her fundie church. The money paid in salaries public or private to people such as her who live in low cost of living areas (120K would buy a standard new 3-bedroom ranch in her area) has been funneled directly into the coffers of the fundie churches for more than a generation.

    • Uncle Mark

      I blame Kentucky for keeping her employed in the first place.

      • JWC

        AH she was ptrobably bangin Billy Bob who was the nephew of some stae sherriff or sommat

        • olandp

          She inherited the position from her mother.

          • JWC

            Her mother never had to make this choice cuz back then we had them damned faries under control

        • Nowhereman

          I think there’s a whole passel of her relatives working in that office.

    • BockMcMillan

      I blame her bad lawyer (Mat Staver) for misleading Kim Davis into thinking she had a case with any merit whatsoever.

      • JWC

        well most lawyer rival snakes as to who is higher off the ground

        • BockMcMillan

          Hint JWC, I’m a lawyer 🙂

          • JWC

            ok and I don’ apologize as any statement does not fit all

      • Len Ricci

        Staver only took the case because he thought he would bilk millions of dollars from the state of KY and win win win… What a sorry excuse for a lawyer.. Now, they’re not even going to make this heathen davis pay the fine>? She gets to keep her job and still be discriminatory to anyone she wants… simply discusting!

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        What is Staver’s success record?

        0 out of 32,456?

  • TrueWords
    • carrot festival

      And someone else’s dog.

  • edrex

    i blame jesus.

    • Gustav2

      I blame Saul of Tarsus.

      • edrex

        probably more deserved. but kim has no idea who he was.

        • Jonathan Smith

          she thought you meant Tarter sauce for her fillet of Sole

      • orion dumptee

        i blame lots 3rd wife

      • GanymedeRenard

        I blame monotheism.

      • GanymedeRenard

        And then Constantine.

  • dcurlee

    She didn’t do her job….then who is to blame. Idiots

  • Tiger Quinn

    Yeah, and our jails would be empty if we didn’t get all hung up on stuff, right?

    • Jonathan Smith

      “hung up” is that as in “size queen” or “kkk” ?

  • Hank

    Just, when I had begun to forget about this POS, she pops up again, making me have to reach for the Brain Bleach!!!

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Personally, I blame her legal team. They’re the ones who lost the case.

  • KQCA

    Evangelicals. They have money to burn but not a cent to help the poor.

  • HoneyBoySmith

    There is something seriously wrong with those people.

  • Chucktech

    I may be mistaken, but didn’t Gov. Beshear say at the time that, due to how the state government was so bizarrely organized, he couldn’t force this prayerful dim bulb to do her job? This is ALL on Kim Davis and her god-addled enablers.

  • BeaverTales

    Wouldn’t it be great if Churches paid for their own lawyers while fighting the First Amendment or the US Constitutions laws addressing equal protection?

    • Jonathan Smith

      or paid taxes? or burned down?

      • Craig Howell

        Or just collapsed from neglect?

  • Bert_Bauer

    This is why you don’t give an inch to conservative bigot trash – they will find a way to use it against you. Davis and Staver should be financially bled dry.

  • Leo

    OT. Not sure if AP here but the Scaramucci New Yorker audio’s been released.

  • Galvestonian

    Of course it’s the damn Democrats fault or the gays fault, or the liberals but it’s NEVER a Rethugs fault or a conservatives, or a Christer … ’cause white bigot hillbillies rule.

  • Cuberly
    • Uncle Mark

      Just wait until Deadpool shows up

    • nocadrummer

      Did you ever see a one-eared unicorn?

      (as I turn a pants pocket inside-out, and unzip….)

      • Cuberly

        Now that’s something I wanna see. 😜

        • Xuuths

          Photos, or we can’t believe it…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    …and if the President had just provided a serial killer exemption for homicide, Manson and the Manson family wouldn’t be in jail and all the money spent on their prosecution would have been saved.

    Do these idiots hear themselves when they speak?

    • jimbo65

      I was about to post something similar. These idiots will go the distance with false equivalencies to justify getting their way.

  • grada3784

    So the “Christians” are entitled to special rights. Why am I not surprised?

  • JT

    Liberty Counsel: Don’t Blame Kim Davis Just Because Kentucky Has To Pay $222K For Her Anti-Gay Actions

    Yeah, we know her “religion” makes her more stupid. But there’s a lot there to begin with.

  • bkmn

    Don’t blame her, just make sure she is never a public employee again.

  • BearEyes

    Little kim could have just done the job she was hired to do and be done with it.
    Instead she gets “special rights”

    • JWC

      the bitch, methinks with little thought,, made fer statement and evoked a whole set of consequences. In the long run she probably did more harm to her cause than she realized

  • djcoastermark

    Geezy petey, and I thought internet trolls were dumb. That ranks way up near the top.

  • Sporkfighter

    “We didn’t really lose…again.”

  • Adam King

    There’s one person to blame for this whole waste of time and money, and his name rhymes with Fat Slaver.

  • Oh, right. Let every goddamned bigot have their way. NO. Religious liberty, my butt. This is nothing more than bigotry – and it’s ugly.

  • Nic Peterson

    Dear Kentucky,

    Your Jesus people are costing you a lot of money. Hope you are good with all of that money being thrown down the shitter.

    Have a nice day and bless your hearts.

    • Hank

      PS: Your Senators and Congressmen are looking to take away your Health Care!!!… as Your Governor has done!!!

      Kynect has been widely praised for making Kentucky a national leader in closing the insurance gap. More than 355,000 Kentuckians who didn’t have insurance before reform do now. Kentucky’s uninsured rate has fallen from 20.4 percent to 6 percent.

      Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article111795887.html#storylink=cpy

      • Nic Peterson

        White Jesus was quite clear that the poor will inherit the kingdom of heaven, so their lives should be as miserable as possible in the here and now. Or something like that.

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Uncle Mark

    We already know how this tired song goes. “Don’t blame our (hypocritical, bigoted, self-) righteous sister for the state having to pay a quarter million dollars; blame those opportunistic, evil homosexuals for robbing y’all of your money.”

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Lumpy Gaga

      “How do we do it? Volume!”

      • coram nobis

        It gets name recognition. “The martyr goes to the stake but the lawyers still get recognition.”

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Yeah, Rachel was rattling off Trump lawyer John Dowd’s high-profile client history, and I wondered if she noticed that everybody she was naming lost.

    • PickyPecker
    • ted-

      Man, that’s one scary face. If that popped up on my window, I might take my aluminum bat and bash it till I’m exhausted. I WOULD fear for my very life as he is a REAL threat to my very well being (and many of my gay brothers and sisters).

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I was gonna respond “Blame her lousy attorney”, then I saw who was making the statement.

    • Jonathan Smith

      so that would be redundant?

  • Maura Hart

    bigots cry crocodile tears while claiming they love everyone but their actions show only hate

    • bambinoitaliano

      She did love husband number 1, 2 and 3. and twice on one of them. Also the stolen dog, Walmart table cloth and plenty of carbs from the look of it. Lots of love no?

  • JWC

    If kentucky want to freely waste public money for the support of one bigot then I am sorry they are beyond helpin fact the 10 or so states in that SE end of the USall are beyond help https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/948ac8d1503d988544b1543da424ca556b0ac9383046cff7c1cc78aafc1846f5.jpg

    • Nowhereman

      Seriously, Kentucky’s red state welfare check should be reduced by the amount they waste on this religious BS.

    • Todd20036

      Let me guess. They’re 20 years old.

      • JWC

        Naw much older 22 and 23

  • Tawreos

    Kentucky should check her tax returns and see how much she made from the persecution circuit and bill her accordingly.

    • Chucktech

      And if the persecution circuit didn’t issue her 1099’s for that money, they should go to jail.

      • William

        The IRS took down Al Capone.

  • fuzzybits
  • coram nobis

    “In other words, maybe the state attorneys might have done a better job for her in court than we did. Of course, if she had no case to begin with, then she didn’t get any traction. And we didn’t get our fees, sob sob.”

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Can she be rehired with a criminal record?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Technically she was hired by the the people as in elected. Unless there is criminal intend in her offense, the county will have to elect someone else to replace her.

  • fuzzybits

    I’ve never heard if they had the election. Was she voted in again?

    • coram nobis

      Do the Russians have a consulate in Kentucky?

      • fuzzybits

        So,who was elected?

        • coram nobis

          I dunno. Who’s on second?

  • fuzzybits

    I had to go down to KY. for some family business last year and was one county over from Rowan County. I wanted to make a side trip to kick her in the ass but kept my cool. KY like NC is a beautiful state if it weren’t for all the idiots.

    • bambinoitaliano

      And ruined a good pair of shoes?

  • Princess Lardass

    I’m sick of hearing about her.

    If you were really serious about your beliefs, you would have quit rather than serve marriage licences to same-sex couples. You stayed because you liked the paycheck and wanted to make a media circus out of this. Congratulations. Now, go away.

  • Christopher

    Ok, I know many of you are thinking it, so I’m just gonna say it…

    “Girl, you need a VO5 Hot Oil treatment S.T.A.T.!”

    There! Now we can all relax.

    • bambinoitaliano

      And lay off the Aqua Net. For mother nature sake, it’s not Chanel No.5!

    • edrex

      whew! that felt good.

      • Christopher

        IKR!

        Been holding that one in for what seems like an eternity.

        The truth shall set you free!

        I’m feeling better already! Time for another drink.

  • Leo

    OT. AP’s saying Trump’s taking the 17-day vacation so the WH can replace the heating and cooling system but I don’t buy it.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Install more bugs for Daddy Putin.

    • Princess Lardass

      Well, I can’t blame him. “The WH is a dump!” /s

  • shellback

    Kimmy, you seem to be getting a nasty under-chins rash from shaving. Perhaps a different shave cream, or a new blade would help.

  • Boreal
    • Tomcat

      Well Kim, if the shoe fits wear it.

      • lymis

        Heel first. Sideways. Without lube.

        • Schlukitz

          6 inch stiletto, at that.

      • Len Ricci

        or if the shoe doesn’t fit… just stick it up your ass and it can share company with good ol Matt Staver…

      • Schlukitz

        I have a variation on that adage.

        If the foo shits, wear it!

    • Schlukitz

      +1000

  • Dagoril

    It’s everybody’s fault except for the people who broke the law and the people who conspired with the law breakers!

  • Ross

    TIME: Near future.

    PLACE: The Pearly Gates.

    SCENE: Kim Davis meets…GOD!

    Davis: Oh my dear God! What an honor! I am so….

    God (interrupting Davis with a hard slap to her face): Bitch!

    Davis falls from the heavenly cloud and down down down into Hell.

    • Tomcat

      I don’t want her in Hell.

    • reincarnation is recommended, where she comes back and is discriminated upon.

  • CharlestonDave

    It’s fine legal reasoning like that that has resulted in Liberty Counsel’s outstanding record winning case after case in court. /s

  • Tomcat

    So who should we blame? She was the one that brought her religion into our politics.

  • Tomcat

    WINNING, wow I am tired.

  • Randy

    Her action did not happen in a vacuum. Liberty Counsel coordinated a lot of effort among various county clerks. And the GOP, of course, has spent decades convincing people like her that they are victims unless they can force their religious views onother people.

  • Gianni

    Kim was bred in Kentuck and reflects their dominant Christian values. I have no sympathy for the state. Maybe the next time some two-bit clerk decides to take the personal Religious Values Road and not obey the law, the taxpayers of states like this will think better of supporting the illegal action. All dear Kim had to do was direct the couple to a clerk who would have taken care of them. Instead, she decided that she could not permit anyone in the office to perpetrate a stain on her soul by obeying the law. This God, heaven, soul, religion, sin, blessings thing is just too far out there to be remotely considered a logical reason for defying the law.

    • CB

      It was her ego. Pure and simple. And a desire for attention. About as anti-christian as you can get.

      • William

        There’s money in them thar grift.

  • CB

    Bite me. Or, rather, don’t. Just go away you worthless blowhard.

  • lymis

    I don’t blame Kim Davis because the state had to pay out a lot of money.

    I blame Kim Davis for being a bigoted, hypocritical, self-righteous homophobe who should have been removed from her post the moment she said she wouldn’t obey the law.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Blame this harridan’s mother for not having swallowed.

  • William

    Joe, if you must lead a story with a photo of Kim Davis, use one that shows her true personality.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65cdbdfb0199a2768f92ff44e94dc887675dfac8b23de343deabebef760f18fd.jpg

  • ETownCanuck

    I imagine that come January 7, 2019 the state will likely find a way to ensure that she is NOT re-elected to the position of County Clerk.

  • canoebum

    The Party of Personal Responsibility strikes gain!

  • Xuuths

    Had she done her job…

  • shrumpi

    All I hear is “Every time I lose, and that’s a lot, I refuse to accept responsibility for my loss.” Total fraud.

  • Nowhereman

    Since Kentucky is one of the biggest red state welfare queens, their welfare check should be reduced by the amount of this pay out and any others like it. Perhaps if there were consequences, they’d spend our money more wisely.

    • JWC

      Do you honestly think any of those 10-12 rednecked states Welfare queens in the SE corner of the US are ever going to accept that there should be consequences to Biggotry

      • Nowhereman

        Of course not. That is why we have to ‘splain it to them.

  • I’ll blame the shit out of her.

    Accept personal responsibility you shameless shitnuggets.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      If you blame the shit out of her, she’d be an empty bag of skin.

  • ceeenbee

    Had Jimmy Carter pardoned John Wayne Gacy, he would have never spent a night in jail, Illinois would have never had to pay to prosecute him and Illinois taxpayers would not have had to pay to incarcerate him for 20 years.

    What the fuck kind of moronic argument is jackass staver trying to make here. The state is on the hook for $200+K because the multiple adulterer davis chose to selectively use her bible to wrong people she didn’t agree with, rowen county chose to back her, the legislature chose to disobey the law and bevin was to big a fucking coward to fire that bitch’s ass like he should have.

    • Schlukitz

      Read those beads!

  • SFBruce

    I know this is a crazy idea, but here’s the best way this whole debacle could have been avoided: Kim Davis could have just shut up and done her damn job, paid for, by the way, by taxpayers which include the LGBT community, who now have to share in the cost of Davis’ very public temper tantrum.

    • Schlukitz

      This!

      Kim Davis chose to enjoy her 15 minutes of fame on our dime and which adds insult to injury.

  • boatboy_srq

    Well, sure, if you make bigotry legal you don’t have to pay fines for being a bigot. Just ask Dred Scott.

  • netxtown

    WTF? That’s like blaming GM for taking your fat-assed Suburban up on the sidewalk….

  • Rod Schepper

    Maybe Liberty Counsel will pay the fees, they had more interest in the case than KY. Their paying the fees would be the christian thing to do. You Know.

  • Highmoremotel
  • JCF

    Yeah, you wouldn’t want to put that $222K towards something worthless like Medicaid or anything…

  • margaretpoa

    If you chug a six pack, stand on your tip toes, look through this thing and squint just right, you might be able to see that it was Beshear’s fault.

  • Schlukitz

    Christians like Mat Staver are masters at playing the blame game. They never accept responsibility for all of the harm that they cause others.

    If, while running a red light, Mat Staver slammed into someone in a wheelchair, he would jump out of his car and looking down at the crumpled body of the person he just struck, angrily demand to know “What the fuck were you doing in the middle of the road?”

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Mat Staver’s arguments don’t hold up. Kim was the only one in that state that refused to issue marriage licenses. The other clerks complied with the law. And every other state complied with that ruling. It wasn’t the governor’s fault. Kim thought she could win and she lost. THAT is the bottom line. Mat can’t defend stupidity.

  • Ken M

    Does this mean we don’t have to see her again…EVER? For that I might even Thank God. Yes, I do have a faith that I don’t apologize for.

  • “If, at the end of the day the state of Kentucky has to pay for attorney’s fees, whose responsibility is that?”

    Yours, Staver — if you weren’t fishing in the gutters for free publicity, the taxpayers of Kentucky would have $222K to use for something they really need.