Kim Davis‘s crusade to use her government job to prevent gay people from getting married failed, so she’s taking a different route. The Kentucky county clerk has published a memoir recounting the legal battle that ensued after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even after the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage to be the law of the land back in 2015.
As The Huffington Post points out, Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story is published and distributed by the Liberty Counsel, a “nationwide public interest religious civil liberties law firm” which has also been labeled an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
— Liberty Counsel (@libertycounsel) February 26, 2018
According to the book’s description, it’s a “true story” that “goes behind the scenes to reveal how God gave this unlikely candidate a platform to defend marriage and religious freedom.”
Describing Davis as being an “unlikely candidate” to defend marriage isn’t too off the mark, considering the fact that her own history with marriage defies biblical standards. As Davis’s antics made national news three years ago, stories and memes began to emerge saying that she had been married four times — a fact that many saw as a prime example of her hypocrisy for denying gay people marriage licenses because of her belief in the “sanctity of marriage.”
Davis is running for reelection to retain her seat as Rowan County Clerk, but her opponent is a familiar face. David Ermold made headlines along with Davis when he and his partner of 17-years, David Moore, sought out a marriage license from her office, only to be denied. Now, he’s running against her to take her seat.
“She will have quite a few orgs backing her, and she will get a lot of attention from it,” he told ABC News back in December. “I was very disappointed in the presidential election, and I think there needs to be more integrity,” he said. “I think politicians need to answer some questions.”
Just after his announcement, Ermold released a statement saying that communities need to get back to “embracing diversity.”
“We must recommit ourselves to embracing the diversity within our community, and we must stand strong against those who have turned their backs on our people to pursue the divisive agenda of outside politicians and organizations,” the statement read.
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