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.