A few things about the Kentucky County Clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Timothy D. Easley/AP
Timothy D. Easley/AP

As you probably know the left is up in arms over the fact that Kim Davis, Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky, won’t issue marriage licenses because it violates her Christian beliefs. The media is all over this story as she is featured on the front pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and I’m sure many more.

Today Steve Nelson wrote an article for US News, accusing Kim Davis of being a hypocrite for the “selective application of the Bible to her life”. Why? Because she’s been divorced four times. Here’s how it starts:

The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life.

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.

Davis has described her desire to strictly adhere to the Bible in stark terms and thus far has shown no sign of bending to court orders on same-sex marriage. She said Tuesday she fears going to hell for violating “a central teaching” of the Bible if she complies with the orders.

Wow. She sounds like a real mess. But as always, there is more to the story.

As Mollie Hemingway over at the Federalist points out, Nelson buries in the story that Davis only converted to Christianity four years ago:

And it’s not like Nelson is unaware of the recent nature of her conversion. It’s buried deep in the story, and completely undermines his lede (and activist tweeting) but he quotes her legal representative on her conversion taking place “about four years ago” and has him saying of her, “She was 180 degrees changed.”



So he tries to make her into a Christian hypocrite when in reality she can’t be, because she wasn’t even a Christian until four years ago, well after her last divorce. Hello media bias.

He even tweeted out the article with this comment:

What a schmuck.

What’s also interesting is that Davis is a registered and elected Democrat, which we mentioned yesterday:

Democrat Kim Davis defeated Republican John Cox on Tuesday to claim the office of Rowan County clerk as the successor to her mother, Jean Bailey, who has held the position for 37 years.

Maybe Nelson should have written about her being a Democrat instead of being a Christian ‘hypocrite’. Oh well I guess he wanted to attack her instead of being honest about her life and principles.

As a side note, wouldn’t it be great if the media paid attention to Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts like they are paying attention to Kim Davis? Hello media bias, again.

Lastly, Davis will be in court tomorrow to explain to a judge in Ashland, KY, why she won’t issue same-sex marriage licenses. I’m sure the media is breathlessly waiting to feast on her carcass or something after the judge is through with her. Ugh.

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