Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed in August 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, is like an STI that won’t go away. After costing Kentucky taxpayers $222,695 for her anti-gay antics, she traveled to Romania to spread her gospel of hate amongst its religious leaders and then decided to run for re-election against the gay married man she had infamously been jailed for denying a marriage license. And now she has published a Kim Davis memoir which details her encounters with “fist-pounding homosexuals.” Does she even realize what that phrase suggests?
Davis, a four-times married adulteress who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses “under God’s authority,” has titled her memoir Under God’s Authority: The Kim Davis Story. A blurb for the book reads, “Kim chronicles her dramatic encounters with furious, fist-pounding, homosexual men and the hate mail that flooded her office.”
“Fist-pounding homosexuals” is going to be the new name of our X-rated gay metal band.
And don’t worry, she didn’t write it all by herself. She had John Aman and Mat Staver of the anti-LGBTQ group The Liberty Counsel co-author it. The Liberty Counsel represented Davis in court and the book’s profits go towards their organization so they can keep fighting against LGBTQ rights and to keep anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy” legal even though pretty much every mental health association calls it psychological torture.
The book is sure to be this year’s bigoted stocking stuffer. But instead of supporting Davis and her martyr narrative — her own lawyers have compared gay people to Nazis and her to Jews persecuted in the Holocaust — you should consider donating to David Ermol, the gay man running against her in the next election.
Of his campaign, Ermol said:
I am running to restore the confidence of the people in our clerk’s office … I believe that the leaders of our community should act with integrity and fairness, and they should put the needs of their constituents first. My commitment to Rowan County is to restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk’s office.
The county clerk’s office has been in the hands of the same family for almost 35 years… But everyone should have a fair shot.