January 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm EST | by Chris Johnson
Kim Davis: Christians ‘mashed down, literally’ by Obama

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Kim Davis said Christians are “mashed down, literally” by Obama. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

After obtaining a highly coveted seat to watch President Obama’s final State of the Union address in the House gallery, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis publicly took issue with his call during the speech to repudiate bigotry against Muslims.

In an interview with the Catholic news service EWTN after the speech, the Kentucky clerk lamented Obama said nothing about Christians, whom she said are “mashed down, literally” by his administration.

“One of the things that he focused on was that we should not discriminate against Muslims or persecute them, but he never once said anything about the people of the Christian faith who are being so tried and tested and being mashed down, literally, with his agenda,” Davis said.

Davis, who was invited to the attend State of the Union address in the House gallery by anti-gay Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), gained notoriety when she was found in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples — gay or straight — after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

Responding to the portion of the speech in which Obama said the country “secured the freedom in every state to marry the person we love,” Davis denied her refusal to issue marriage licenses was anti-LGBT discrimination.

“He had made the statement that everybody was free to marry who they love, and, of course, that’s the stand that I stood against,” Davis said. “And it was not, for me, it never was a gay or a lesbian issue. It was about standing up for the word of the God and as God had defined marriage from the very beginning as between one man and one woman, and that’s what I stood for.”

But Davis said she agreed with Obama’s remarks on standing strong and charity to others, which she said is consistent with Christian teachings.

“I did agree with one remark that he made about how we have to stand strong, help those that are less fortunate, and I think that is the basis of the Christian faith is the brotherly love, you know?” Davis said.

h/t The New Civil Rights Movement

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

12 Comments
  • how come so many publications keep on giving this moron air time and putting her on the front page. This is part of her agenda, the reason she wouldn’t back down on marriage equality so that she didn’t ‘lose her voice’. By publishing these articles, we are enabling her and helping to promote an agenda that belongs in the trash can of history.

  • When your cult has deluded and deceived and lied to you to the point that you can no longer recognize and identify fact and truth, then you are one sad Bitch.

  • Kim Davis is simply wrong when she uses the broad term, “Christians” and “mashed down, literally.” I wouldn’t be responding to this had she spoken correctly by (1) adding a modifier to “Christians” such as Conservative Christians or Fundamentalist Christians. She by no means is authoritatively able to speak on behalf of the many millions of other Christians. Many other categories of Christians are are reportedly very pleased with the work of our current president. (2) She said incorrectly that the President “mashed down [Christians] literally.” President Obama did no such act whatsoever. In her opinion, the President “mashed down, figuratively” or verbally, or legislatively, or by means of Supreme Court appointees–but certainly not literally. Apparently, Mrs. Davis is not aware that her fundamentalist Christian views should not be lumped in with those of all other Christians. Nor is she aware of the finer points of the English language. The Press is merciless in utilizing this particular individual to speak for the Conservatives and/or Fundamentalists, let alone all of Christianity, and thereby the Press defames its own reputation..

  • Every news article about her should read: Kim Davis, the four-times-married adulterous mother of two illegitimate children….

  • If Kim Davis ever got to rule the U.S. or if a crazed sharia-law mullah ever got to the rule the U.S., I don’t think most people would feel the difference.

  • Mashed down? Firstly what do you mean by Mashed Down? Secondly, how are you “mashed down”?

  • This shows a poor understanding of the meaning of the word literally (unless of course she’s going by the new definition of literally meaning figuratively). That’s about what I’d expect from an uneducated troll.

  • Kim Davis, whose sect does not even believe in the Nicene Creed or the Holy Trinity, has no right to speak for Christians or Christianity. She is at best on the margins of Christian theological belief.

  • Poor Kim. When one is knocked from one’s place of long-held privilege, it must feel like “persecution”. Of course, it doesn’t help her situation that she seems to relish nailing herself to the cross at every opportunity, photo or otherwise.

  • Davis said “it never was a gay or a lesbian issue. It was about standing up for the word of the God and as God had defined marriage from the very beginning as between one man and one woman, and that’s what I stood for.” For people like her its never about discrimination, her excuse…its what God wants. Its standing up for God word. I think God changed His mind through the Supreme. Court ruling in favor of Marriage Equality. God answered my prayers. I’ve been married to my husband since March 4th 2015. If that isn’t prayers answered, I don’t know what is.

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