Oct 20, 2015

Westboro Baptist Church Goes After Defiant Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Oct. 19, 2015
Billy Hallowell
The Blaze

Members of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church protested outside of three churches in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday morning in what WLEX-TV called an “apparent warm-up” to the group’s plans to picket against embattled Rowan County clerk Kim Davis on Monday.

Westboro recently announced in a press release and a series of tweets its intentions to go after Davis, who made international headlines this fall after being jailed for six days for repeatedly refusing to issue gay marriage licenses.

“Kim Davis should be ashamed for suffering sin on fags, by publicly justifying her unrepentant serial adultery,” Westboro recently tweeted.

Church members, who are known for picketing against gays and at military funerals, are taking aim at Davis over her past marriages as well as her refusal to follow the law; they reportedly plan to protest outside of both her home and outside of the Rowan County Courthouse on Monday.

“That man that Kim Davis is living with, and calling her husband, IS NOT! Her husband is Dwain Wallace, who she married when she was 18-years-old,” read a press release from Westboro, according to WPMT-TV. “It does not matter how many years you pile on! It was adultery at the beginning, adultery in the middle and it is indeed adultery today!”

Westboro began sending statements, tweets and images with messages aimed at Davis on Friday, proclaiming that “the duty of all mankind is to OBEY the laws of God and the laws of man” and claiming that Davis has broken her marriage vows.

“Christianity is not a smorgasbord religion – you don’t pick what you like & leave the rest,” the group wrote in one message.

Another tweet read, “Lord willing, we will visit Kim Davis on Monday with some friendly, Christianly advice/wisdom.”

Westboro appears to be arguing that Davis should remain silent in light of her own marital past — a claim of hypocrisy that has been waged by critics since her refusal to issue licenses first went public.

Davis, though, has countered that she converted to Christianity after her marital woes, and that her decision to follow Christ has transformed her life. Westboro, though, clearly believes that she has no leg to stand on.

“As these words are typed, the nation faces relentless, never-seen fires in the west and hurricane force never-seen flooding and storms in the east. AND, God sends the shooter again and again,” reads the Westboro press release. “God has HIS weapons in HIS armory, so Kim Davis needs to HUSH and OBEY the law that she helped bring about.”


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