Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis
suggested in an email to a supporter that the world might end before
a federal court's deadline to issue marriage licenses to gay and
Davis became a Christian celebrity
after she served a five-day jail sentence for refusing to comply with
a federal judge's ruling ordering her office to issue marriage
licenses to all qualified couples. While in jail, a deputy clerk
began issuing licenses, altered to remove Davis' name. When she
returned, Davis further altered the licenses to state that they were
being issued under a federal court order.
The AP obtained Davis' emails under the
Kentucky open records law.
“The battle has just begun,” Davis
wrote to a supporter after the ACLU filed the federal lawsuit against
her office on behalf of four couples.
In another exchange with a man named
Willie Ramsey, Davis discussed the looming deadline.
“Will your lawyers and several decent
people be around you to protect you from the wicked threatening
homosexual mob and their supporters?” Ramsey asked.
“They are gong to try and make a
whipping post out of me!!” she responded. “I know it, but God is
still alive and on the throne!!! He IS in control and knows exactly
where I am!!”
“September 1 will be the day to
prepare for, if the Lord doesn't return before then,” Davis
wrote. “I have weighed the cost, and will stay the course.”
Ramsey offered to block the courthouse
door if the authorities came for her that day.