Rarely does a county clerk became the center of a national media firestorm. But Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, has become trapped in the eye of the national media hurricane that has surrounded her decision to prohibit her office from issuing all marriage licenses due to her Christian objection to same-sex marriage.
Davis’ mother, Jeanne Bailey, served over 37 years as Rowan County clerk before she decided to retire last year. … When Davis’ mother decided that she was going to retire after a 37-year clerking career, Davis ran for her mother’s position as a Democrat.
Although many commentators have been quick to label Davis as a Christian hypocrite because of her multiple marriages, she was not a Christian at that time. It wasn’t until four-and-a-half years ago that Davis gave her life over to Christ. Davis explained in a statement that when her mother-in-law passed away, she had just one dying wish for Davis — to attend a church service. Upon her passing, Davis obliged.
“Following the death of my godly mother-in-law over four years ago, I went to church to fulfill her dying wish,” Davis stated. “There I heard a message of grace and forgiveness and surrendered my life to Jesus Christ.” “I am not perfect,” Davis continued. “No one is. But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and to the Word of God.”
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