In reflecting on her role in the gay
marriage debate, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis called it ironic that God
would use her – who has “failed miserably” at marriage – to
defend the institution.
“How ironic that God would use a
person like me, who failed miserably at marriage in the world, to
defend it now,” Davis told the AP. “The Lord picks the unlikely
source to convey the message.”
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, became a Christian celebrity when she refused to issue
marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples following the Supreme
Court's June finding that gay couples have a constitutional right to
marry. She claimed that doing so would violate her conscience.
A federal judge ordered her to serve a
five-day jail sentence for refusing to comply with his ruling that
her office issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples.
Davis, who is on her fourth marriage,
has previously explained that converting to Apostolic Pentecostal
Christianity a few year ago changed her.
In Tuesday's interview, Davis also said
that she is not interested in parlaying her newfound fame into a
“If I were a politician, I would
probably jump on that and grab it and growl,” she
told the AP. “But I'm not a politician. I very much enjoy my