“Morehead, Kentucky – A defiant Kentucky clerk said Monday she will not interfere with her deputies if they keep issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but she declared they will not be authorized by her and questioned their validity. It was Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’ first day back in the office after a stint in jail for five days for defying a federal judge. Reading a hand-written statement outside the courthouse upon her return, Davis said gay marriage licenses issued by her office would be “unauthorized.”
““I want the whole world to know…If any [deputy clerk] feels that they must issue an unauthorized license to avoid being thrown in jail, I understand their tough choice, and I will take no action against them,” she said. “However, any unauthorized license that they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it. Instead, the license will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order.”
“Former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, who held a rally for Davis, stated upon her release that he will continue to provide his support to her because she has managed to stay true to her convictions, “despite the pressure she was put under by the evil U.S. law.”
Speaking to Newslo shortly after Davis’s release, Huckabee stated that he is “proud of the national hero that is Kim Davis,” and that he is actively seeking a way to help her be able to do her job “in a way that does not cause damage to her Christian conscience.”
“For someone to be able to go through what she has just gone through just goes to show how powerful our Lord is and how blessed are those who believe in Him. As for us humans who believe in Christ, we under persecution in America today. And because of that, it is up to us to find ways to help each other and be there for one another in our hour of need. And as the old saying goes, ‘res, non verba,’ (meaning, ‘actions, not words’). We should talk less and act more,” Huckabee added.
Asked how he plans to put the said proverb to use and help Davis further, he said: “I have already taken steps to ensure she has a better time now that she is once again a free citizen. I have personally urged the pope to issue a diplomatic passport of Vatican to Davis, so that she may never again fall victim to the evil U.S. law that is tearing apart our country. He has assured me that it will be done as a personal favor to me in the shortest possible time.”
“What will she do once in Vatican?” the reporter asked the former governor of Arkansas. “You’ll have to ask her that. My guess is that she won’t go too far away from her duties as a clerk. Who knows, maybe she’ll get to be responsible for determining who the next Pope will be. I mean, she’s already proven that her instincts are accurate,” he replied.