Dan Savage slams Kentucky clerk Kim Davis: ‘She’s been divorced three times and married four times’

Appearing on MSNBC this Tuesday, sex columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage slammed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples – after the state Supreme Court ordered her to do so — calling her a “hypocrite” who is seeking to “cash in.”

“I predicted from the beginning that she would defy all the court orders, defy the Supreme Court, she would ultimately be held in contempt of court, lose her job, perhaps go to prison for a short amount of time,” Savage said. “And then she will have written for her, ghost written books. She will go on the right-wing lecture circuit and she’ll never have to do an honest day’s work ever again in her life.”

Savage then turned to what he deemed to be hypocrisy from Davis when she claimed the courts were asking her to “violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus himself regarding marriage.”

“This is a woman who’s been divorced three times and married four times,” he said, citing an article that pointed out Davis “gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband [who were] fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second husband.”

“She’s now onto her fourth husband,” Savage continued. “Jesus Christ himself in scripture condemned divorce, called it adultery and forbids it. Jesus Christ himself in scripture says not one word about same-sex marriage.”

“She’s not being asked to perform a sacrament, she is tasked with ascertaining that the people in front of her, the couple in front of her, have a legal right to get married and to provide them with that license. She is not a minister. She actually thinks she works for God there in the county courthouse, when she actually works for Caesar — and someone needs to acquaint her with that fact.”

Watch the segment in the video below, via MSNBC:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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