Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, on Wednesday compared Kim Davis' plight to that of a Jew living in Nazi Germany.

Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, was jailed Thursday for refusing to comply with a judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples.

Davis argues that issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples would be a violation of her religious beliefs.

(Related: KY clerk Kim Davis ordered jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.)

Appearing on Crosstalk, Staver claimed that his client was simply trying to do her job as she sees it and that the residents of Rowan County support her.

“She'd probably be able to win the governor's seat right now rather than just he clerk of Rowan County,” Staver said when asked why Davis won't resign.

“Does that mean that if you're Christian, don't apply here; if you're a Jew, you gotta get – what happened in Nazi Germany. What happened there first, they removed the Jews from government public employment, then they stopped patronizing them in their private businesses, then they continued to stigmatize them, then they were the ‘problems,’ then they killed them,” Staver added. “The fact of the matter is, she has a right to this employment and you don’t lose your constitutional liberties just because you are employed by the government.”