Yesterday, we told you about Casey Davis, the clerk from Casey County, Kentucky who was refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.
In a new interview broadcast last night on All In With Chris Hayes, Davids doubled down on his anti-gay message, telling the MSNBC journalist he could not issue same-sex marriage licenses because his conscience would not allow him to. He also told Hayes that, unlike at least one other county clerk opposed to same-sex marriage, he would not quit because he believes that doing so would be tantamount to abandoning his beliefs:
I think that if I quit at this point then I’ve quit my belief, I’ve quit my heart, what I have deeply rooted inside. I can’t go that direction.
Davis also has a contorted understanding of the oath of office he took which Hayes gets into, below: