Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis sat down with FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly last night to talk about her refusal to issue marriage license to gay couples, her time in jail, her reasoning behind the refusals, and whether she’ll resign.
“Marriage is defined as one man and one woman. It’s not like black and white. You’re not talking about a racial issue…So you have millions of Christians who object this whole same-sex marriage issue. Are their rights invalid? Are their rights not worth anything? It’s a valid point. It’s a fight that’s worth fighting for.”
Kelly says President Obama talked about religious liberty in America and asks Davis if she believes it exists.
“In 2015 when a county clerk can go to jail because she is upholding her religious beliefs, I would have to question his statement.”
“Megyn when I gave my life to the Lord, I vowed to serve him with my whole heart mind, body, and soul every bit of strength I had, and to me that’s a vow I want to keep, because that’s a Heaven or Hell issue to me….Do you know how many thumbs up I got, people in jail, hardened criminals in there for over 10 years, got messages to let her know we’re praying for her.”
Kelly asked Davis about being released from jail and what she felt at that insane rally:
“The presence of God was very strong there. It was overwhelming. I was totally unprepared for that…It was like electric up there.”
About those who say hateful things about her:
“What people say about me does not define who I am. My God has transformed me.”
And the hardest part of the last few weeks?
“The hardest part was when Judge Bunning called my deputies in. When he called my deputies in to force and coerce them to follow his order, I told them, my conscience is mine and yours is yours. You’ll have to make a decision. I love you all and I will not lead you like sheep to the slaughter.”
If one of her children were gay….
“I wouldn’t write them a marriage license. I would love them. I love all people. But I would not write them a marriage license. I have love in my heart for everyone. Everyone has a soul Megan and that’s what we’re bound as Christians to love and to reach for. “
How do you think you’ve come out of it, villain or heroine?
“Depends on if you love God or not what side you’re on.”
Will she resign?
“If I resign, I lose my voice. Why should I have to quit a job that I’m good at? I’ve been a county employee and I’ve served the public well for 26 years before I got elected.They can accommodate for all sorts of other issues, and we ask for one simple accommodation and we cannot receive it. It just does not seem right.?”