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5 Surprising Facts About Kim Davis

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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 03:57 AM
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Here are some interesting facts about Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky, who refused to sign any gay marriage licenses.



Kim Davis, flanked by Republic presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (L) waves as she walks out of jail in Grayson, Kentucky September 8, 2015. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her release after six days in jail, saying she "shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples."

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.

After spending six days locked up for being in contempt of court for continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses, Davis was released Tuesday afternoon as some of her deputy clerks had begun issuing marriage licenses. Now that Davis is back at the helm of her clerk's office, it is unclear if she will continue to violate a federal court order by once again instructing her office to refrain from issuing licenses that have her name and title on them.

Here are five surprising facts about Davis:

Clerking Is the Family Business

Davis' mother, Jeanne Bailey, served over 37 years as Rowan County clerk before she decided to retire last year. Davis worked for her mom as a deputy clerk for over 26 years and then succeeded her mother by becoming the current Rowan County clerk last fall.

Davis' son, Nathan, works in Davis' office as one of her deputy clerks. While Davis was jailed on contempt of federal court, other deputy clerks in her office began issuing marriage licenses at the demand of U.S. District Judge David Bunning. However, Nathan continued refusing to issue marriage licenses.

She's a Democrat

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.

While many might assume that Davis is a Republican, judging by the stance she has taken on same-sex marriage, Davis won a three-way Democratic primary last year by 23 votes. She then went on to defeat Republican John Cox with 53 percent of the vote in last November's general election.

"I have learned from the very best and it is an honor and privilege to follow in the footsteps of one of the most well-respected clerks in the state," Davis said after the election victory. "I don't know if there will be anything as sweet as having her pass this on to me and I will dedicate myself to the people and the office while serving my term."

She Has Divorced Three Times; Had Two Children Out of Wedlock

Davis has married four times and divorced three times, according to court documents. The divorces were finalized in 1994, 2006 and 2008. Davis has twice married her current husband, Ed Davis.

Davis gave birth to twins five months after her first divorce. However, the twins are the biological offspring of her third husband, according to U.S. News & World Report. Her twins were later adopted by her second husband after he and Davis got married.

She Became a Christian Just Four Years Ago

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."

Davis now attends Solid Rock Apostolic Church in Morehead, Kentucky.

She Doesn't Oppose Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses; Only Opposes Having Her Name on Them

Although many people believe that Davis' demand for her office to refrain from issuing all marriage licenses is because she doesn't want to issue gay marriage certificates at all, Davis only has issue with with having her name and title as authorization on same-sex marriage certificates and does not oppose issuing same-sex marriage certificates that don't include her name on them.

Mat Staver, who heads the Liberty Counsel law firm that represents Davis, recently told CNN that if the state allowed for the clerk's office to issue marriage licenses that did not include her name anywhere on them, Davis' issue would be settled.

"She has asked for one simple accommodation for her faith, not just for her but all the other clerks in Kentucky that are similarly situated, that is, remove her name and title from the marriage certificates," Staver said. "That is all she is asking for. She will issue the certificates but she doesn't want her name and title on it, because that, her understanding and mine, is authorizing something that is contrary to her Christian values and convictions, authorizing it contrary to God's design for marriage."

"So that is where the conscience rub is and the clerks association has offered that same remedy for all the clerks," Staver continued. "That would be the simple fix, rather than jail, Kim Davis who has been a faithful servant of the people, the judgeship should just simply order the marriage licenses to remove her name and title and that would solve the matter."

Davis' mother, Jeanne Bailey, served over 37 years as Rowan County clerk before she decided to retire last year. Davis worked for her mom as a deputy clerk for over 26 years and then succeeded her mother by becoming the current Rowan County clerk last fall.

Davis' son, Nathan, works in Davis' office as one of her deputy clerks. While Davis was jailed on contempt of federal court, other deputy clerks in her office began issuing marriage licenses at the demand of U.S. District Judge David Bunning. However, Nathan continued refusing to issue marriage licenses.



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And when I reviewed the ATS thread about her I saw numerous people judging her as a hypocrite due to her numerous divorces and having children our of wedlock..... the same people who allege Christians have nothing better to do than judge others......hmmmm.... that alone sounds to be hypocritical in itself.

Link to ATS thread concerning Kim Davis

People change ... some for the better ........ others for worse. The legal battle has just started and it will be interesting how the courts rule on her religious beliefs. I have not found any court judgements (as of yet) where the U.S. government has ruled against a government employee based upon their religious beliefs.

I agree there should be separation of church from state but individual religious beliefs are also protected under the U.S. constitution however it has often been debated on both sides.









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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 03:59 AM
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Can we be done with this already...

...keep it in the MSM where it belongs .


Just saying.

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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:02 AM
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originally posted by: Kapusta
Can we be done with this already...

...keep it in the MSM where it belongs .


Just saying.


Your comment comes even though you fail to read the article?

Typical........

Kim Davis is new to the Christian faith and was not a Christian at the time she was divorced three times, children out of wed lock etc....

She is more than likely over zealous about her new faith....... just like others of all faiths.... who first experience a religious experience.
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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Jesus, with a history like that, I would be looking for redemption too. Just don't do it on the taxpayers time. She must have missed the passage about Blessed are the Peacekeepers. She has the freedom to work for a company that holds christian values, aka Hobby Lobby.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer

originally posted by: Kapusta
Can we be done with this already...

...keep it in the MSM where it belongs .


Just saying.


Your comment comes even though you fail to read the article?

Typical........

Kim Davis is new to the Christian faith and was not a Christian at the time she was divorced three times, children out of wed lock etc....



Yes you are correct , I didn't read it because I am tired of seeing her name pop up on the boards .

I am of the opinion of "Who cares " . This stuff is all over the MSM why regurgitate it here ?

Forgive me if my words sound harsh .



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:17 AM
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originally posted by: Kapusta

originally posted by: DeathSlayer

originally posted by: Kapusta
Can we be done with this already...

...keep it in the MSM where it belongs .


Just saying.


Your comment comes even though you fail to read the article?

Typical........

Kim Davis is new to the Christian faith and was not a Christian at the time she was divorced three times, children out of wed lock etc....



Yes you are correct , I didn't read it because I am tired of seeing her name pop up on the boards .

I am of the opinion of "Who cares " . This stuff is all over the MSM why regurgitate it here ?

Forgive me if my words sound harsh .


Forgiveness not needed.


I simply don't believe everyone knows the story about this woman but yet they judge her so harshly. I just thought its best to show both sides of the story.

I also find the article interesting due to a person's faith while working for Uncle Sam.

I live in Germany and often work with U.S. servicemen in both the U.S. Army and Air Force and I see a strong push by some commanders in demanding those soldiers of faith to keep their beliefs to themselves, sometimes even ordering them to keep quiet about faith. No biggy until you see two soldiers discussing their faith and a third one walks by and feels offended by their speech and goes running to "tattle tell on them" even though both have the same faith. To me.....this is ease dropping in on a conversation..... to the military it is against UCMJ.

The thing about Christians..... we were told by Christ to spread the "Good News"....... the gospel. So who do we follow? Uncle Sam or God?

peace
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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Follow your heart of course
it will lead you to god .💓



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:41 AM
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The deputy clerks will be the ones to issue the same sex marriage license.Kim will not have to. The state finally granted her the accomodations they shold have under the Anti-Discrimination laws. Just as they cant discriminate against the same sex marriage, neither could they (but they did) discriminate against her Christian beliefs. This is at the end game . Has been a mute point. Although , me when they told me this about the deputy clerks , I would have said no , make the check payable to me, 10 with lots of zeros after it. If not and we go to court , you will make it out with a 100 followed by lots of zeros.But I am a vengeful person



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

And I assume you would be willing to make equal concessions to a Muslim employed by the public to perform duties for the public regardless of their religious beliefs?

She is employed by the people to serve all the people.
Discrimination laws are not in place to permit someone to discriminate against others. This seems to be nothing more than the usual argument suggesting it's "intolerant to be intolerant of my intolerance".

She was in a position to do a job, she refused to do that job as an employee of the public. She should be fired from that job and replaced with someone willing and able to do that job without discriminating against individuals based on her religious nonsense.

And yes, I would say the same thing about anyone hired to perform a duty and refusing to serve certain people because of their own individual ignorance. I don't care if a person is religious or not, Christian or Muslim, if you are paid to do a job you do that job, if you refuse to do that job you should be fired and replaced by someone willing to do that job.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

so are muslim women allowed to wear hijab while one duty in the military?
or is that just too impractical?



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:31 AM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: DeathSlayer

Jesus, with a history like that, I would be looking for redemption too. Just don't do it on the taxpayers time. She must have missed the passage about Blessed are the Peacekeepers. She has the freedom to work for a company that holds christian values, aka Hobby Lobby.


So you are saying that anyone who professes a religious faith should not be in government service? You are saying if they can't put the government before their personally held religious views, they can't work in government? That people of faith will be required to find public sector jobs?

That sounds like an excellent plan to me. That would cut the size of government in a heartbeat.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: diggindirt

So you are saying that I am saying that I did not say....lol.

She is a stupid woman trying to buy her way to her heaven. Personally, I believe that if you can't make two marriages work, no more licenses should be issued to ya. But, that is not the law.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:02 AM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: DeathSlayer

so are muslim women allowed to wear hijab while one duty in the military?
or is that just too impractical?



I assume if you have vision issues in the midst of a firefight because of it and get popped in the head, yeah pretty impractical



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks

actually, it was more in the line of security concerns on the bases....but ya that's impractical also??

but hey......

they do!!! to an extent...

www.washingtontimes.com...


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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Reallyfolks

actually, it was more in the line of security concerns on the bases....but ya that's impractical also??

but hey......

they do!!! to an extent...

www.washingtontimes.com...



Better than I am. I hated starndard head gear. Couldn't imagine a hijab being at all helpful in a battle.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:30 AM
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originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: Gothmog

And I assume you would be willing to make equal concessions to a Muslim employed by the public to perform duties for the public regardless of their religious beliefs?

She is employed by the people to serve all the people.
Discrimination laws are not in place to permit someone to discriminate against others. This seems to be nothing more than the usual argument suggesting it's "intolerant to be intolerant of my intolerance".

She was in a position to do a job, she refused to do that job as an employee of the public. She should be fired from that job and replaced with someone willing and able to do that job without discriminating against individuals based on her religious nonsense.

And yes, I would say the same thing about anyone hired to perform a duty and refusing to serve certain people because of their own individual ignorance. I don't care if a person is religious or not, Christian or Muslim, if you are paid to do a job you do that job, if you refuse to do that job you should be fired and replaced by someone willing to do that job.


It is a FEDERAL LAW . Any of the protected groups in the Anti-Discrimination Law are covered. How many times must someone be told. It is not up to me what happens....It is all in the LAW . READ IT . I have to sign off that I have read and understood every year. And so does everyone where I work....

Ridiculous



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 06:40 AM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

Aww poor Kim Davis being misunderstood and how her previous indiscretions have been forgiven by the invisable man in the sky!! What a load of baloney!!!

Here watch this Deathslayer as you and others on ATS seem to support the numpty!!


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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:05 AM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer

Kim Davis is new to the Christian faith and was not a Christian at the time she was divorced three times, children out of wed lock etc....

She is more than likely over zealous about her new faith....... just like others of all faiths.... who first experience a religious experience.


She's a hypocrite.... Be the Religion, Not Preach it. #tag
Religion is about LOVE (just to clear things up about what i meant to say here)

I agree with you 100%, this is just like the muslim flight stewardesses, she just turned muslim 2 yrs ago and tries this media hungry bullSh**

P.L.U.R.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:27 AM
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Her conscience just can't handle having her signature on same-sex marriage licenses, but she has no problem with her signature on marriage licenses for people who have been previously divorced (committing adultery according to the Bible)? Yeah, she's a hypocrite.



posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:36 AM
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The nepotism runs strong in that family.




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