Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Friday that he is planning to visit jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Tuesday.

According to CNN, Huckabee will visit Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, in jail. Following the visit, Huckabee will lead a rally in support of Davis outside the detention center where she is being held.

A federal judge on Thursday found Davis in contempt for refusing to comply with his ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Rather than issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans in all 50 states, Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses to all couples. Four couples, two of whom are gay, filed a federal lawsuit. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the case.

Deputy clerks issued marriage licenses to six gay couples on Friday.

During an appearance on CNN's The Lead, Huckabee reiterated his support for Davis and called her case an example of the “criminalization of Christianity in our country.”

“What we end up having is the first example of the criminalizaiton of Christianity for believing in the traditional definition of marriage,” he said.

Huckabee told host Jake Tapper that Davis could ignore the Supreme Court's ruling because courts cannot make laws.

When Tapper asked whether Huckabee would support a clerk refusing to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple based on his or her religious beliefs after the Supreme Court struck down state bans, Huckabee said that the issues were different.

“It's not the same case,” Huckabee answered. “That was an interpretation of marriage but it's still man, woman marriage. This is a completely new, total redefinition of marriage. And I think what's important is that we have a county clerk who was not accommodated for her faith but was jailed without bail.”