Tearful Kim Davis Caves On Gay Marriage Licenses, But STILL Won’t Do Her Damned Job (VIDEO)
Rowan County, Ky. clerk Kim Davis finally returned to work on Monday, and her tearful but still-defiant statement boils down to this: She won’t stop “Official Marriage License Deputy” Brian Mason and her other employees from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, but she still refuses to sign them.
Crowded by reporters, photographers, supporters and detractors, Kim Davis claimed that she’s “no hero,” she’s just another born-again who’s been “transformed” by Republican Jesus and His hate.
“I am no hero. I’m just a person that’s been transformed by the grace of God, who wants to work, be with my family. I just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience.”
And, of course, Kim Davis claims that being legally required as a public official who receives a taxpayer-funded salary of $80,000 per year — not chump change in Rowan County, Ky. — to honor and uphold the civil rights of others is a violation of her religious freedom.
“I’m here before you this morning with a seemingly impossible choice that I do not wish upon any of my fellow Americans: My conscience or my freedom.”
Really, Kim Davis? That’s bullshit. Doing your job as County Clerk — an office you voluntarily ran for surely knowing there was a strong chance that the U.S. Supreme Court would decide in favor of gay marriage — presents no conflict between your so-called “Christian” religion and your vile and hateful conscience. Jesus Christ Himself preached separation of Church and State, and bade His followers to “render undo Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21, KJV).
Alas, this gay marriage license fracas is far from settled. Kim Davis has clearly indicated that she does not believe that marriage licenses issued by her deputy clerks are valid without her signature — which she staunchly refuses to provide.
And, alas, firing Kim Davis for not doing her job is no easy feat either. Think Progress explains that since County Clerk is an elected office, firing her would require formal charges of misconduct by the state’s attorney general, and then a vote by the state legislature to impeach her. Alas, that could take a long time. Meanwhile, the people of Rowan County won’t have the chance to vote her out — should they choose to do so — for another 18 months.
Kim Davis: “I am no hero.”
Watch NBC’s news footage of St. Kim Davis, the anti-gay “Christian” martyr wannabe cry crocodile tears over her religious freedumbs.
Featured image: Video screen grab/NBC with tears and halo added.