Mat Staver, who is representing Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in her legal fight not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, claimed Tuesday that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wants Davis' “scalp to hang on the wall.”

Davis 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 stated that issuing marriage licenses to gay couples would violate her conscience.

Lawyers for the ACLU this week accused Davis of trying to circumvent the judge's order by altering marriage licenses issued by her deputies to gay couples. They have asked the same judge to again hold Davis in contempt.

Writing at his Liberty Counsel website, Staver, the group's chairman, said that the ACLU wants Davis' “scalp to hang on the wall as a trophy.”

“Kim Davis has made a good faith effort to comply with the court's order and has not prevented the issuance of marriage licenses by Deputy Clerks.”

The ACLU argues that the alterations Davis made might have invalidated the licenses.

Staver insisted that the licenses were valid.

In her first interview with national media, Davis told Good Morning America that she refused to issue a marriage license to a gay friend of hers.