Mat Staver, head of the Christian conservative Liberty Counsel and the attorney representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, warned Wednesday that marriage equality without religious accommodations is tantamount to Christians being banned from public office.

Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, served five days in jail for refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would violate her conscience.

Appearing on FRC President Tony Perkins' Washington Watch radio program, Staver agreed with Perkins' criticism of some Republican presidential candidates who say Davis should either do her job or resign.

“That would establish a reverse religious test where if you hold an orthodox religious view of marriage, you would be barred from holding public office,” Perkins claimed.

“But if what we do is follow the advice of some of these Republican candidates that say she needs to resign, well what does that mean?” Staver rhetorically asked. “That means that Kim Davis and anyone else who is an elected official … that means you have to check your faith at the ballot box. And once you're elected, you have to change your faith, put it aside, transgress it, you cannot have your conscience accommodated. 'No more Christians need to run for office,' that's essentially the message. And if you're in office you need to resign your post immediately. Now what kind of America is that? It's certainly not the America that the Founders envisioned and I don't think it's the kind of America that most people want.”