A Message to Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis: You’re a Disgrace and a Hypocrite

kim-davis-marriageOne of the most dominant stories of the last few days has been the continued refusal by Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, in defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling that bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional. Wait, a slight correction – she’s actually not issuing any marriage licenses, not even to straight couples. In other words, she’s not doing her job.

If you ask me, I get the feeling this is just all one big scam.

Normally this isn’t a story that I would pay that much attention to, but it’s just so absurd. This woman literally doesn’t have a legal leg on which to stand, yet she’s still trying to prevent something that’s inevitable. She actually believes that her religious beliefs supersede Constitutional law.

Except, there’s just one problem: Her job isn’t that of a religious figure, but that of a public government employee who took an oath to uphold the laws of Kentucky – which are directly tied to our Constitution. 

Somehow this woman thinks issuing marriage licenses has something to do with religion.. it doesn’t. 

But it gets even better. While Davis claims issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates biblical law, the truth is, she’s been married four times. 

Wow, right? Oh, but that’s not even the best part. According to U.S. News:

The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008.

She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk’s office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried.

If your head is spinning trying to piece all of that together, let me try to break it down for you. She was cheating on her first husband (committing adultery – which is punishable by stoning in the Bible) with the man who would eventually become her third husband; though her second husband ultimately ended up adopting the children who were the result of her adultery; she then later went on to marry her third husband who is the biological father of the twins conceived of her extramarital affair. Meanwhile, all three marriages ultimately went on to end in divorce.

Then she got married for a fourth time. 

Where’s Jerry Springer when you need him? You really can’t make this stuff up.

And this is the woman who has the gall to try to tell gay Americans she won’t issue marriage licenses because of something written in the Bible?

Holy shit. 

So, in the spirit of Ms. Davis’ hypocrisy, I thought I’d write a personal message to her.

Dear Ms. Davis:

While I understand you have your faith (and that’s great), nobody cares. Your job is not that of a religious leader, it’s that of a government employee who swore an oath to uphold the laws of your state. Laws, by the way, that are bound to our Constitution. It is not your place – nor your right – to deny Americans their Constitutional right to marry the person they love.

Not only that, but you’re an absolute disgrace and a hypocrite. Do you understand how utterly insane it is for you, of all people, someone who has trampled on the “sanctity of marriage” through divorce and adultery, to tell someone else that you’re not going to issue them a marriage license because you respect what the Bible says about marriage?

You are out of your damn mind. According to the Bible, you should have been stoned to death years ago. In fact, if you weren’t a virgin when you married your first husband, that was “stoning #1.” Then, when you cheated on him, that was “stoning #2.” And I’m fairly certain at least a third stoning was probably called for due to your other failed marriages.

At least, you know, according to the Bible.

Oh, and you do realize that adultery is part of the Ten Commandments, right? Do you know what’s not listed among them? Homosexuality. 

I guess it’s a good thing our laws and our Constitution aren’t based on the Bible, isn’t it?

If you don’t want to issue marriage licenses, then quit and go get a job at a church or religious organization. Your job is to do what the law tells you to do – not the Bible.

Not only that, but do you realize how many atheists and non-Christians you’ve issued marriage licenses to? Those people couldn’t care less what you think of marriage – because your views don’t matter to anyone but you. Which is how it’s supposed to be.

So, you can keep on trying to resist this all you want, but it won’t change a damn thing. I would say you’re going to lose, but you’ve already lost. The only thing currently saving your ass is that you’re an elected official which makes you more difficult to remove. But make no mistake about it, soon all of these people you’ve denied marriage licenses to are going to get married – and there’s not a damn thing you’re going to be able to do to stop them.

I hope with every ounce of my being that when this is all said and done, you’re hit with so many fines and legal fees that it makes your head spin. Because when you waste this much time, and deny Americans their Constitutional rights for as long as you ultimately will, there are consequences – and I hope they are severe.

But until then, enjoy your fourth marriage. Well, at least while this one lasts.


Allen Clifton

Until this gets settled, I would encourage every gay American reading this to mail a wedding invitation to Ms. Davis:

600 West Main Street Room 102
Morehead, KY 40351

Just a friendly reminder that no matter what her personal feelings are, gay marriage is legal in the United States – and there’s not a damn thing she can do about it.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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