Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis' fourth husband, Joe Davis, told the media at the Rowan County Courthouse on Sept. 1 that his wife is standing for God by denying a same-sex couple a marriage license (video below).
Joe claimed Kim has gotten death threats, so they changed their phone number. Joe suggested he might use a gun to defend her by proclaiming that he is a believer in the Second Amendment, notes The Associated Press.
"I'm an old redneck hillbilly, that's all I've got to say," Joe stated. "Don't come knocking on my door."
Joe also compared Kim to biblical figures Paul and Silas, who were imprisoned for preaching Christianity. Neither Paul or Silas denied people licenses in government roles.
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Joe is Kim's fourth husband; she has been divorced three times, noted WKYT in July.
"(Gay rights protesters) want us to accept their beliefs and their ways," Joe claimed. "But they won't accept our beliefs and our ways."
The protesters did not ask Kim to accept their ways this morning, but did chant: "Do your job! Do your job!"
The chanting began after Kim refused for the fifth time to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. This most recent denial was in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to grant Kim a hold on issuing marriage licenses until her case is resolved.
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Kim told the same-sex couple this morning that she was acting "under God's authority," in a video posted on Facebook by WKYT reporter Hillary Thornton.
According to AP, Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins said today that Kim and her staff have been called to appear at a federal court hearing on Sept. 3 in Ashland, Kentucky.