Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk
who refused to allow her office to issue marriage licenses to gay and
lesbian couples, said this week that she was “obeying [her] law.”
Davis became a Christian celebrity
refusing to obey the Supreme Court's June 2015 ruling that found that
gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
Appearing on the latest episode of
Truths That Transform from D. James Kennedy Ministries, Davis
told Frank Wright, the organization's president, that issuing such
licenses violated the Bible and that those who were demanding that
she do her job were trying to shove the court's ruling down her
throat and make her eat it for dinner.
“I was obeying my law,” Davis
said. “I had couples bring in the whole Supreme Court ruling
and I said, 'You know, I really don't need to see this because that's
not a law, that's a ruling.' [And they'd say,] 'Well, why won't you
do this?' And so then I go to the Bible and I'd tell them, [and
they'd respond,] 'Don't be reading me the Bible.' Well, you asked why
I couldn't issue you a marriage license and I'm explaining to you.
I'm showing you why I cannot. They didn't want to hear that though.
They wanted to shove that paper down my throat and make me eat it for
While serving a brief stint in jail for
refusing to comply with a federal judge's order on issuing the
licenses, a deputy clerk began issuing the licenses, altered to
remove Davis' name.