Out author-activist Dan Savage said
Tuesday that Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky,
is refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in
hopes she'll become a Christian celebrity.
Davis on Tuesday turned away at least
four gay couples despite having exhausted all possible legal options.
clerk faces contempt hearing for refusing to issue marriage licenses
to gay couples.)
Appearing on MSNBC's The Last Word,
Savage was asked whether Davis wants to be a martyr.
“I actually think Kim Davis does wish
to become a martyr,” Savage said.
Savage pointed to the case of the
Indiana pizza parlor that raised $1 million online after saying that
their religious convictions prohibited them from hosting wedding
receptions for gay couples.
pizzeria that vowed not to cater gay weddings: God “has blessed us
for standing up.”)
“I think Kim Davis is waiting to cash
in,” he said, adding that after she loses her job she'll become a
Christian conservative who “will never have to do an honest day's
work ever again in her life.”
Savage also pointed out Davis' apparent
hypocrisy, noting a US
News & World Report article claiming that Davis “gave
birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband, [and]
they were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second
“She's now onto her fourth husband.
Jesus Christ himself in Scripture condemned divorce, called it
adultery and forbids it. Jesus Christ himself in Scripture says not
one word about same-sex marriage,” Savage said.