Westboro Baptist Church announced last
week that it would picket Kentucky county 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.
The Topeka, Kansas-based Westboro,
which is best known for coining the phrase “God hates fags” and
protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers, said it would picket
Davis outside the Rowan County Courthouse on Monday, October 19.
In announcing their protest, Westboro
called Davis, who is on her fourth marriage, a “fake Christian.”
“There's nothing like fake Christians
to confuse a situation,” Westboro tweeted. “So WBC will picket
Kim Davis to bring clarity.”
“That man that Kim Davis is living
with and calling her husband, IS NOT! Her husband is Dwain Wallace,
who she married when she was 18-years-old. It does not matter how
many years you pile on, it was adultery at the beginning and it was
adultery in the middle and it is indeed adultery today!” the
“The Supreme Court, in his providence
of God, and for the punishment of this nation, has declared that
same-sex marriage IS the law of Doomed USA. So DO IT!! You asked for
it, you begged for it by your disobedience and refusal to receive
correction or instruction, so take it and like it!”
“God has HIS weapons in HIS armory,
so Kim Davis needs to HUSH and OBEY the law that she helped bring
about,” Westboro added.