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 political career.

“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 job.”