Clerk who opposes gay marriage: ‘I am a soldier for Christ’
LOUISVILLE, KY (AP) —
The Kentucky clerk who attracted national attention when she refused to license same-sex marriages described herself in an email to a supporter as a "soldier for Christ."
The Associated Press obtained Davis’ emails under the Kentucky open records law. They offer some insight into her state of mind in the weeks leading up to the five nights she spent in jail for defying a federal court order and refusing to issue the licenses.
She described the ordeal as "a firestorm" and "chaotic," and complained that others were trying to "make a whipping post out of me!!"
But she told supporters she had "weighed the cost, and will stay the course."
Davis refused to issue all marriage licenses following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that effectively legalized gay marriage.