The Westboro Baptist Church on Monday
protested Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, accusing her of hypocrisy
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.
Four members of the Topeka,
Kansas-based church, which is best known for coining the phrase “God
hates fags” and protesting the funerals of fallen soldiers,
picketed Davis outside the Rowan County Courthouse.
Shirley Phelps-Roper said that the
church targeted Davis, who is on her fourth marriage, because “her
sin enabled that sin,” a reference to the marriages of gay couples.
“This woman wants to say that her sin
isn't as grievous as the same-sex marriage sin,” Shirley-Roper
said. “It's all sin. It's all awful. But her sin enabled
that sin. When you look up, and all the Christians have given over
the moral high ground, what voice do they have left?”
Members held signs that read “Kim
Davis caused fag marriage” and “Divorce + remarriage = adultery.”
The protest lasted about 30 minutes.