Eugene Holmes, a mayoral candidate for
the Charlotte, North Carolina suburb of Kings Mountain, says that he
would model his administration after Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, has cited her religious faith in refusing to issue marriage
licenses to gay and lesbian couples. A federal judge jailed her for
five days for refusing to comply with his ruling ordering her to
issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples.
“In my administration I would do just
like Mrs. David did in Kentucky,” Holmes told the Kings
Mountain Herald. “If you elect me, I'll uphold the law of
the state of North Carolina. I would get the D.A. to swear out a
warrant on any man who says he's gay.”
He incorrectly added: “Sodomy is a
crime. A felony in the state of North Carolina.”
A member of the Church of God and the
Promise Keepers, Holmes endorsed “eradicating” gays.
“What's wrong with eradicating
homosexuals? We should jail them. Throw them all in jail,” he
According to the Shelby
Star, Holmes was arrested last year for disorderly conduct
for shouting “inflammatory and degrading remarks about homosexuals”
outside the Family Worship Center church in Kings Mountain and he
served five years in prison for a felony larceny conviction.