Kentucky clerk Kim Davis said in an
interview last week that it was a “joy to be chosen” by God to
block gay marriage.
Davis is the elected clerk of Rowan
County who last year defied a federal judge's ruling ordering her
office to issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis
refused, claiming that to issue such licenses to gay and lesbian
couples would violate her conscience. Her unsuccessful attempt to
keep her office from issuing such licenses turned her into a
While her office is complying with the
law, Davis has not dropped her legal claims.
In an interview broadcast Friday,
American Family Radio host Sandy Rios praised Davis for taking a
stand on the issue.
“It's interesting to me how God chose
you,” Rios said. “Not a Sunday school teacher. Not a
Republican. Not the standard – this is like God, this is so like
God. So he chose you.”
It's “a joy to be chosen,” Davis
responded, “to make a stand and to defend my God's word. The
infallible word of God.”
Rios agreed: “You were chosen, Kim.
I know that. God picked you; plucked you out.”