Kim Davis To Seek Fifteen More Minutes Of Infamy After Jail And Foreign Avocacy

Kim Davis

UPDATE: Davis may face competition for office of county clerk from one of the very men she refused to issue a marriage license to. See more below.

Kim Davis, the county clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky who went to jail for five days in 2015 for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses as part of her public servant job, is back!

It seems Kim is either unable to find other work or just really enjoys the attention she’s received occupying the evangelical niche market, where she continues to follow her calling to hate the gays. Or maybe it’s another publicity stunt, like the time she and Mike Huckabee flung their hands skyward to the Eye of the Tiger song, only to later cost Huckabee $25,000 for using Survivor’s song without permission.

If Alabama’s Roy Moore can run for the Senate after being suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to do his job, over his similar aversion to same-sex marriage, then maybe that gave Davis the nerve to run again herself?

The New Civil Rights Movement reports that Davis has the nerve to seek re-election to the same county clerk job she was famously removed from. The legal costs from Kim’s shenanigans ended up costing the taxpayers of Kentucky over $225,000.

Currently, there is no Democratic challenger for Kim, who has been in the same Rowan County office since 1991, following in the footsteps of her mother.

November 8 UPDATE: Now it appears Davis may have competition after all. One of the very men that Davis refused to issue a marriage license to is considering his own run against Kim Davis! David Ermold is contemplating running but is reportedly concerned about raising funds needed to run. We have a feeling he would find a whole lot of public support.

Recent news indicates that Kim probably isn’t really interested in helping gay couples get their marriage licenses. In mid-October, The New York Times reported she had traveled thousands of miles away to Romania just to campaign against gay marriage there in six separate cities. Notably, the Liberty Counsel organized her trip after representing her in her legal battles in Kentucky.

Of course, it was all posed in the name of “religious freedom.” The Counsel has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as, a “legal organization advocating for anti-LGBT discrimination under the guise of religious liberty.”

This was Kim’s statement about her Romanian trip:

“I want to give Romanians hope that they can stand strong and they can stand for something without being against a group of people or whatever,” she said. “You can be for something and not be against something else,” said Davis.

So when Kim denied a marriage license to a gay couple, she wasn’t really against it? Wrap your head around that one…

There is no telling how much Davis’ appearance could have affected civil rights for the LGBTQ people in Romania, but early last month, Politico reported that a referendum to amend Romania’s constitution to prohibit gay marriage could be taking place in the near future. The vote was reportedly the direct result of combined campaigns by “Coalition for Family,” a group of 40 religious and self-described “pro-life” smaller groups.

“It is extremely worrying that a person who broke the law in the United States is being brought to Romania and presented as some sort of hero of Christianity,” said Vlad Viski, president of a Romanian lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender group.

One Twitter user had a funny idea about how to respond if Davis is re-elected in Kentucky.

Maybe Davis should really consider another line of work…

Do ya think?

See Kim’s greatest hits below:

Featured image: Screenshot via YouTube

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Matthew Silvan is a gay man from the American South who has spent years fighting against the scapegoating and demonization imposed on the LGBT community by Republicans and religious hypocrites and zealots. His writing reflects the constant struggle to overcome the inequality and discrimination still rampant in America. He is an advocate for diversity and progress, with a passion for nature and preserving the environment, who also tends to approach things in a lighthearted way despite it all.

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