The Weather Channel anchor Sam Champion has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Kentucky country clerk Kim Davis.

Davis is the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky who was jailed for 5 days for refusing to comply with the Supreme Court's June ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states. She has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay couples would violate her conscience.

In an interview with, Champion, who married husband Rubem Robierb in 2012, said that Davis did not have a right to impose her religious beliefs on others.

“We came to be in this nation to get away from having to govern ourselves based on one religion,” Champion said.

Public servants such as Davis have a responsibility to “help and govern and protect all of the people of this country.”

“It's not your right in this country to take your religious beliefs – no matter what they are or how heartfelt they are – to impose them on other people and not carry out the laws of this country. I feel very, very strongly about it,” he added.