KENTUCKY: Gay Man Denied Marriage License By Notorious Bigot Kim Davis Files To Run For For Her Job

The Associated Press reports:

David Ermold will return to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay. Only this time, he does not want a license. He wants Davis’ job.

Ermold filed to run for county clerk on Wednesday, hoping to challenge the woman who two years ago told him “God’s authority” prohibited her from complying with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Ermold and others sued her, and Davis would spend five days in jail for disobeying a federal judge’s order. She emerged to a rapturous rally on the jailhouse lawn, arm-in-arm with a Republican presidential candidate as a newly crowned martyr for conservatives.

You can donate to his campaign here.

  • Treant

    Kim Davis? We have karma on line 2. Again, karma on line 2….and it won’t tolerate being put on hold….

  • bkmn

    Go David! Take her out.

    • DoctorDJ


    • Todd20036

      Ugh. Why would you wish that on any man, especially a gay one?

      • Treant

        Well, then, take her dow…

        Um. Defeat her at the polls and remove her from office. I think that one’s OK.

  • PickyPecker

    Hey….that county clerk job is paying $80k/yr plus benes. Sounds like a good position. GO Mr. Ermold! Take that scalp!

    • james1200

      Kim makes 80k, which is like 120k most anywhere else in the U.S., and she still dresses like this? Bitch needs some gay friends to dress her, stat.

      • Tawreos

        What gay man is going to go near her with any good intentions?

        • james1200

          I hate her guts but I’d at least do her hair for her; maybe lighten and layer it. I can’t watch someone suffer like that and not do anything.

          • Tawreos

            You are nicer than I am, I would braid it into a noose for her

          • james1200
          • Snarkaholic

            I’d decorate it for Christmas, Swedish-style: with numerous, lit candles!

          • j.martindale

            Scalping comes to mind.

          • Lantor

            Sorry, James1200. Her jesus will not allow her to get her hair cut or to wear anything other than denim skirts.

          • james1200

            That is one unforgiving God.

          • Lantor

            If it’s the same jesus I’m thinking of, he does let them talk in tongues and handle snakes (sometimes).

          • Snarkaholic

            Sometimes? Kim handles numerous (trouser) snakes frequently.
            (Thirty-seven bathroom walls’ graffiti can’t be wrong!)

          • Snarkaholic

            If that’s the case, you could braid the hair in all three pits!

          • Joseph Miceli

            Well, you COULD just set it on fire. Just sayin.

          • Boreal

            How about a burqa (super glued on) to solve all the problems?

          • james1200

            Oooh…a Christian burqa is what’s needed for women like her! I can’t call it a burqa, too Muslim-y for these fundies, so I’ll call it a…quirqa! I’m going to make tens of dollars from selling these!!!!

          • j.martindale

            In my youth, women had to cover their heads when entering Catholic churches. They had, like, doilies they would pin to their hair. That’s what she need! Doilies.

          • Infinite Jester

            That head covering thing wasn’t only for Catholics (it sort of still is at some congregations, by the way). The horrible church I had to grow up in was definitely a Protestant off-shoot, and as a child I recall (ugh, I don’t like having to go into that part of my memory palace!) the older women doing that, but it seemed to be optional. That church loved to schism over the tiniest things, so there are still some small country congregations where they actually believe women HAVE to cover their heads.

            Since the religion of my people isn’t centralized, it is felt in general that they are still “right with God” for doing that, in that it isn’t necessarily violating any of the religion’s tenets, and each congregation is self-regulating so they can decide to require almost anything as long as the precious tenets aren’t violated.

            Some of them insist on a communal cup (like Catholics), which is uncomfortably accepted at this time. Some of them make their own unleavened bread, too. It was always a trip to visit other congregations as a child. Mother always kept a nice handkerchief in her purse in case she needed a head covering. I wasn’t baptized until a teenager, so I didn’t take communion until then.

            By the way, this was all in Kentucky, and NOT Pentacostal (although they were everywhere: Church of God, Church of God of Prophecy, etc.). As various congregations die out (like the one I grew up in), the big argument right now is whether they HAVE to have 2 services on Sunday.

          • Infinite Jester
      • The_Wretched

        It’s official policy of her branch of religious extremists to wear burkas plain clothes. it’s also a good excuse to look like hell.

      • Tawreos

        I think she is getting a little touchy-feely with Huckabee there. No taste in clothes or men.

        • Snarkaholic

          She’s groping his jacket region to find out which pocket he keeps his wallet in.
          He pulled back before she could grope his back pockets.

          • Mark Cross

            i recognize the behavior she exhibited, because I have a dog who always sniffs the pockets of strangers trying to find their hidden dog treats.

          • Reality.Bites

            Yes, but Huckabee do something nice for a dog?

            If he carries snacks in his pocket I’m guessing pork rinds and slim jims.

          • james1200

            Huckabee is just fattening up the dog for his son.

          • Reality.Bites

            Son has too much of a head start for the dog to ever catch up.

          • Tawreos

            Laced with poisons to keep an old Huckabee family tradition alive and well.

      • Reality.Bites

        It’s part of her cult’s rules. Not kidding. I remember the explanations.

        • james1200

          What kind of sick cult makes people dress like that? The mind control and assaults, ok, I understand, it’s a cult, but those clothes? That’s just unnecessarily cruel.

          • Snarkaholic

            I worked with a chef who was a member of a Christian church. He said that women weren’t allowed to attend unless they were wearing dresses. Not pants allowed…no matter how dressy/stylish.
            I guess they want to ogle the women’s legs?

          • james1200

            And as soon as one of the church pervs grab one of the women’s bare legs, they’ll call her a slut for dressing that way.

          • Snarkaholic

            The woman should show up in a full Ninja burka (which, technically, IS a dress). Not being able to see her face would terrify them.
            If she makes it out alive, she’ll be able to sue them every which way for their comments/actions.

          • netxtown

            I have always wondered why women wear dresses at all. Or – did it all start out with humans just wearing a hide wrapped around….and eventually men complained their balls were getting too cold?

          • Reality.Bites

            Not the Scots!

          • Snarkaholic

            A couple of fun facts: In ancient Rome, only the uncivilized wore pants.
            The Scottish kilt was actually not a skirt. It was several yards of wool cloth, wrapped around your waist and secured with a pin and a belt. At night, you took it off, rolled up inside it, and slept in it like a sleeping bag.

          • clay

            Reminds me of the Holiness folk in one small Kansas town I lived in– the weren’t old order, like the Amish, but they wouldn’t wear watches, because they were ostentatious. The women work jaw to knuckle to heel dresses, even in the summer, even while working with farm machinery, even while trying to tread through plowed fields. But in the summer, the dresses were nearly see-through.

            I think I know why the women were required to wear dresses.

          • crookedstr8

            She’s an Apostolic Pentecostal. She can’t cut her hair or wear make-up, and she has to wear dresses. The reason being is they believe the Bible teaches that wearing the clothes of the opposite sex is a sin, so if she wore jeans, she’d be considered a drag king. Seriously…and IRONICALLY, her cult has the highest percentage of gays than any other denomination per capita. ( It’s no wonder their men want men cuz their women are U G L Y.) It’s actually a very patriarchal denomination and women have to be subservient to men. In other words, they are slaves. Oh yeah, and they HAVE to speak in tongues as evidence of their Salvation.

          • RoFaWh

            What did Palestinian women wear in biblical times?

            Somehow, I doubt it was a dress.

          • Infinite Jester

            They can’t wear jewelry, either, in my experience. Although I think they can wear a VERY plain wedding band.

            EDIT TO ADD: I didn’t know that about the highest percentage of gays. Intriguing! Do you have a source you can point me to? I love stuff like that.

          • Oh, Parker

            “Why does everything you wear look like it’s bearing a grudge? You’ve got a wardrobe full of little murderers.”
            – Edina Monsoon

          • Megrim Twist

            “How did you get the crease in those slacks so crisp? Torturer!”

        • Snarkaholic

          Fine. In that case, no Quaker business owners need to pay taxes…because it’s against their CHRISTIAN religion to participate in/fund wars.
          (And Jesus definitely backs them up on this…in numerous verses!)

          • Dazzer

            She definitely ain’t no Quaker. The Quakers have been solidly in favour of equal marriage.

            In the UK, they refused to let any Quaker meeting house be used for a wedding until everyone could use the house for a wedding – and they kept to their word for something like two years until the Queen signed the Royal Assent.

      • Infinite Jester

        Bonus points for the “Hail Hydra.”

      • Jon

        Haha, her feeble attempt to get two arms around Fat Fuckabee.

    • Boreal

      That scalp smells like crisco fried chikin.

      • Oh, Parker

        Stale dollar store Crisco at that.

      • UrsusArctos ๐Ÿป

        Rancid Summer’s Eve

    • TominDC

      That’s an insane amount of money for a tiny county in KY.

      Making $80k/year in Morehead KY (county seat) is like making $140k/year in Washington DC, $166k/year in NYC, and $251k/year in San Francisco.

  • SelectFromWhere


  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    PLEASE use the amount of money that the state spent in defending her in your ads.

    “$xxx of YOUR tax dollars were spent because Kim Davis refused to do her job and broke the law”

    • Reality.Bites

      Remember that Danica Roem didn’t win by focussing on Marshall’s bigotry. She focused on the job and let him draw attention to it.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        Cost to the state and taxpayers is a voter issue.

        Now to talk about how many marriages she had, how many times she changed her religious that she used as an excuse to be a bigot, to talk about her adultery – THAT would be going low.

        And you know Davis and / or her surrogates will pull a Roy Moore and frame this as vote for religious freedom vs. vote for the dirty homo.

        • Reality.Bites

          Remember this is still a tiny, local election. I doubt anyone there has forgotten it. There aren’t national media there very often.

          Last time 7,353 people voted and she only got 53% of them.

          • Reality.Bites

            Note to self: Remember not to start every post with remember. You sound like a douche.

          • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

            I will try and remember that too.

          • Christopher


            I have a tendency to start my posts with the same words as well. Glad it’s not just me.

          • netxtown
          • misterjack

            Only POSITVE affirmations.

          • Reality.Bites

            Remember douching can be a good thing.

          • clay

            “Look, . . . “

          • Reality.Bites

            How about an indignant “May I remind you?”

          • Tawreos

            She switched to Republican so in Kentucky that total may just go up.

          • clay

            It’s also a college town– maybe this will motivate more people to care about County Clerk?

          • Infinite Jester

            Those students have to vote in their home counties, unless they’ve officially moved there AND REGISTERED TO VOTE THERE (such as off campus; dorms don’t count).

            I remember having to do a weird census thing when I was in a dorm during college. It was almost like I was homeless.

          • clay

            You’re right about students in dorms, but that doesn’t apply to student in apartments, administrators, staff, and faculty.

          • Infinite Jester

            Yes indeed! Morehead is the name of the school, btw. Source of much childish fun with its name in HS.

      • SFBruce

        You make a good point, but using taxpayer funds responsibily can be part of focusing on the job. From Ermold’s website:
        “How your tax dollars are spent is important to all of us. As county clerk, I will act responsibility with taxpayer money, and I will seek out ways to be cost efficient and avoid unnecessary expenses.”

        He also has this to say:
        “As county clerk, I will make sure that all citizens seeking out services will be treated with dignity and respect, and I will make every effort to deliver an efficient, professional experience to everyone.”

    • Tawreos

      I would make it a point to only refer to her as Kim $222K Davis.

      • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

        That’s ONLY what was paid to David & his hubby for their legal fees. That doesn’t count what the State (county?) spent defending her.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Jeb

      I love that man.

      • Dayglo

        Patton is on my very short list of heroes.

  • JoeMyGod

    Two months ago Kentucky was ordered to pay $222,000 in legal fees to the lawyers for Ermold and his husband.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      As Jackie Gleason was wont to say “How sweet it is!”

      • Hank

        “AND away WE Go!!!”

        Hope he beats her ass!!! (figuratively)

  • Boreal
  • Paula

    I am sure the Trump/Moore factor will attach and she will win in a landslide.

    • Todd20036

      Alabama may be dumber than Kentucky

      No guarantees, though

    • Reality.Bites

      Remember, she was elected as a Democrat. I imagine at least some of her support was from straight-ticket voters and the rest from ex-husbands.

  • james1200
  • FAEN

    YAAAAASSS Queen! Kick her bigoted ass to the curb!

  • Pollos Hermanos

    The fact that he had to fill out the election paperwork and give it to Davis herself is even more delicious.

    • Tawreos

      I wonder how hard it was for her to not lose that paperwork in the trash

      • The_Wretched

        Or deface it like she did to all the marriage licenses.

    • Reasonoverhate

      That. Is. AWESOME!

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    • Treant

      And she looks so thrilled to be there.

      Did she wish him a Merry Christmas on the way out? Why the war on Christmas, Davis? WHY?!

      • MT YVR

        I’m sure the camera with the implied “not that we don’t think you’ll file it (we don’t) but…” helped with her cheer.

    • vorpal

      She shouldn’t have much trouble recognizing trash.
      I assume she looks in the mirror every morning.

      EDIT: Meant to reply to Tawreos.
      Brain not working today.

      • Tawreos

        She also has to go home to her family every day.

    • pj

      hope he redecorates too.

      • Snarkaholic

        After scrubbing ALL surfaces with a strong solution of rock salt and battery acid.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        Well I’m sure he’s going to order a new desk chair.

        The one they have now has roaches on it.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          And Chik-fil-a crumbs.

        • vorpal

          Just one very, very, very big roach, and unfortunately, it’s not legal to exterminate it.

      • Tawreos

        Well getting rid of the former clerk will definitely brighten the whole office.

        • Artsy

          And I heard he was planning on firing all her relatives that work there when he wins.

          • Tawreos

            He’ll have to replace most of the staff then. I approve.

    • skyweaver

      I LOVE this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • zhera

        It’s up there with Bri Bri crying!

    • Oh, Parker

      I wonder if he asked her if she liked his wedding band.

      • Tawreos

        It looks like he is keeping it front and center for her to see. I wonder if he will try to deny her her fifth marriage license to protect her sensitive religious beliefs?

    • gothambear

      It is just too delicious- a much needed boost during a crappy week. Made my donation to your campaign – GO WITH GOD.

  • Reality.Bites

    Campaign poster suggestion:

    Sure, you can trust her near your 14-year-old daughter, but how about your dog or your husband?

  • The_Wretched

    Few things would please me as much as him winning that seat and throwing that waste of a public servant out of office.

    • Snarkaholic

      Here’s one that would probably tie for first place: Pence(il dick) caught on tape being fucked by a guy.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Along with her relatives.

      • The_Wretched

        As the head of that office, he might get to clean up the nepotism…but maybe not given the job protections of civil servants.

  • Rex

    I say, if his skin is thick enough – go for it!
    (And, moisturize, keep that thick skin supple.)

    • The_Wretched

      In case we need to make a flesh suit out of him?!! Silence of the Clerks?

  • Tawreos

    The best par of this is that if he wins, both Kim and her waste of a son will be out of their jobs.

  • Tread

    This completely turns my day around. Fuck yes.

  • MT YVR

    Y’all would’ve been PROUD.

    My boss yesterday came in and laughed his ass off about “gay cake” as he put it.

    I did NOT put a foot up his ass.

    Well, mainly because (no, really)I broke a toe on my left foot on Monday.

    But I did get up, say it wasn’t funny and that it in fact was horrible as all hell that they were even considering legalizing discrimination. And then left.

    Eventually I went home for the afternoon to put the foot up. (and there you go… a line for you all… feet in the air, etc…) But I am super proud. Called him out without setting anything on fire.

    And now this.

    Pleeeease let this happen?

    • Treant

      Did you literally break a foot off in his ass and that’s why you’re home off the toe? ๐Ÿ™‚

      But seriously. I broke three at once way back when. I managed, but it wasn’t entirely fun.

      • MT YVR

        When I was 18, at the summer camp I worked at (and was molested at by another staff, yay), I broke almost every toe on both feet. While working in a cement floored kitchen on my feet for 14 hours a day.

        This is nadda.

        So. What I did. I was cooking. And trying to do up some Christmas cookies for people we were doing dinner with the next day. So whipping around the house and not paying as much attention as I could. The hub was sitting, of course, on his fuckin’ ass. And I slammed a foot into his booted foot.

        Left foot, pinky toe. It’s big annnnnd purply black right now. I keep pointing at it “YOU DID THAT”. I maaay have also limped in the street after him making noises.

        He says he has a steel ass. I say calloused. Either way… that’ll learn me to kick him.

        Truthfully the most hilarious was needing to go to a doc. Didn’t get mine, so had a guy who doesn’t know me ask “And how did this happen” to answer with “well, it starts with my husband…”


        Look, that shit blew a blood vessel in an eye and ended up looking like a demon. Said to EVERYONE it was my PA that did it. So.

        • clay

          Wait, are you saying you were cooking without closed-toe shoes on?

          mmmmmm, Momma’s not gonna’ be happy ’bout that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Treant

          Oh, my. I broke three–very cleanly–getting out of bed once in college. They set them, taped them, and sent me on my way with crutches. Five days later, I was fine, really.

          Perhaps it’s time to get the husband to help with the cookies. Although, actually, when I try to help my husband tells me to “evacuate the kitchen immediately.” He cooks. I do decorating, outside work, cleaning, repairing, rebuilding, and minor electrical and plumbing work.

        • I broke the second toe on my right foot by accidentally kicking a chair leg. Hurt like fucking hell! My family just laughed at me. Until the next day when I showed the swollen purple / black toe. Then they believed me. The doc said “Nothing we can do, just let it heal on it’s own.” Surprised me how long it took.

          Love the joke about the PA! Haha!

          • MT YVR

            I just realized the best part of this is that I can legitimately use this phrase.

            “I want to treat him like my toe… bang him all over the house.”


  • thatotherjean

    I wish him luck. In Kentucky, he’ll need it.

  • j.martindale

    Wait for it–a Kim Davis You Fund It account sponsored by the Liberty people.

    • Pollos Hermanos

      If they can’t skim money off the top, they’re not interested.

      I don’t think their type of “non-profit” is set up for elections.

  • Dayglo

    Remember Kentucky’s state motto: “Don’t Blame Us, You’ve Got Us Confused With Alabama.”

    • Statistics Palin

      Funny, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Russia, and Iran have the same motto.

  • Publius

    Pretty cool but I don’t think he’ll win. She won 53-46 in 2014 as a Democrat. If she retains some support among Democrats (these are Kentucky Democrats we’re talking about), and take the Republican vote, then she’ll probably be re-elected. This is also Trump country. He took 58% of Rowan County in 2016.

    Democrats have an uphill battle ahead of them. It’s not impossible, but just because this is cute and galvanizing doesn’t mean it will be successful necessarily. This will take work.

    • Tread

      If he plays it correctly, he’ll win. He needs to show how much Kim not only cost the county its reputation, but also how much money was spent in her defense of not doing her job.

      • Publius

        Quite. That’ll be key. Kim Davis embarrassed the fuck out of Rowan County and wasted resources like they grow on trees.

  • pj


  • crookedstr8

    Vengeance is mine saith the Lord…and most gay men that I know. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Beth Sanders

      hollowed be his name. please pray for them.

  • skyweaver

    I just donated as much as I could. I want to see this guy’s campaign absolutely take off

  • JCF

    Yay! Comin’ atcha, Kim…

    Help him out, peeps.

  • Cuberly Deux

    OT: Well, Donnie did it. Declared Jerusalem the capital.

    “The Trump administration has opted against an earlier plan of converting the existing U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem to an embassy, said a non-governmental expert on the Middle East who consults regularly with the White House. Instead, it’s looking to construct an entirely new facility over the long term and a U.S. team is examining prospective sites in Jerusalem, said the individual, who wasn’t authorized to disclose private conversations with U.S. officials and requested anonymity.”

    • Treant

      I can’t wait for the Democratic President in 2020 to rapidly undo everything Dumpy did via executive order or piehole-declaration.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Heh, what goes around comes around I spose.

      • matrem

        Lol, weโ€™ll be a dictatorship before 2020

    • Tawreos

      He is trying to insure a big terrorist attack here so he can keep from being impeached and insure re-election.

    • Reality.Bites

      Of course he’s going to build a new one. The Trump International Embassy and Casino.

    • coram nobis

      And if the sites are in east Jerusalem … oh lordy.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Someone accusing Ermold of sexual impropriety in 3, 2, 1, …

    • Tawreos

      It probably be as hard with a gay man, especially if he is anything like me.

  • Len Ricci

    When he wins, and I’m sure he will, he should invite Kimmy, Matt Staver, Hucklebeast and good ol Tony Perkkkins to the celebration. Won’t that be a hoot-n-anny as they say in Kentucky.

    • Reality.Bites

      Well he could invite Matt Lauer. He’s probably free.

  • Megrim Twist

    Go David!

  • David J

    OK Joe-my-God friends and fans. We can all help out here. Donate to this campaign,the price a couple of Starbucks coffees, a sawbuck, a tenner, TEN U.S. dollars……..times maybe 3000………..4000……..50,000? Get this guy on the Ellen show, spotlight him in local news and how Kim cost the taxpayers of her state hundreds of thousands, talk about equality, no wasting taxpayer money, simplified voter registration or something easy to understand in that county. This guy’s a shoe-in……and we will be gleefully watching high voter turn-out in the election, and a victory for David…graciously saying “good-bye” to bigotry, even in that part of Kentucky. We can all come up with a Tenner, can’t we?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Kevin Andrews

    The Half-Million Tax Dollar Christ-O-Fascist who is disgusting hypocritical, 3 or 4 times married, in her version of “marriage-sanctity” inflicted on others. I’ll donate to his campaign in a skinny minute.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    I hope Mr. Ermold’s middle name is Karma.

  • Ninja0980

    Go Dave go!

  • Bj Lincoln

    I wish I had something to give. He should make sure he reminds the people of the huge amount it cost them because of Kim’s bigotry.

    • Reality.Bites

      Since the damages went to him it’s probably not the best thing to remind them of.

  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rocco

    She is a dreadful woman and I hope he trounces her at the polls. Now, until the polls
    open, hopefully we can connect the good people of Alabamaโ€™s Super PAC noted upthread (Highway 31 is it?) to work on his campaign pro bono, and return (on an hourly basis) the Christian love she has shown us over the years? Vile skank.

  • Gianni

    Just had to donate to this one! ๐Ÿ™‚ That bigoted, self-righteous twat needs another royal kick in the ass!

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Joe, thanks for sharing the link to the campaign website.

  • Donna in Texas

    Such a pleasure to donate to this effort.

  • jake johns

    I hope many of us donate!

  • Jimmy R

    Ari Melber is about to interview David on MSNBC.

    UPDATE: He seemed, understandably, a bit ill at ease at first but got into the swing of it. And yeah, he went there. He pointed out that Kimmy has cost the taxpayers of Kentucky a quarter of a million dollars.