Early this morning, Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis read from a handwritten statement just prior to opening the Clerk’s office.
Last week, Kim was in jail because she would not abandon her faith.
From the beginning of her ordeal, Kim has asked for a reasonable accommodation by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear and/or the Kentucky legislature to remove her name and title as the Clerk of Rowan County from marriage licenses. These requests have so far been disregarded. In her statement this morning, she explained that she could not issue a license with her name and title affixed to it that authorizes a marriage that is contrary to God’s definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
She said, “Because I have been transformed by the love and forgiveness of my Lord Jesus Christ, I love every person. I love you because He first loved me.”
Kim is exposing the attacks being waged against public servants nationwide, some of whom Liberty Counsel’s legal team is actively defending.
Liberty Counsel’s caseload is quickly growing.
As I shared with you on Saturday, over the last several months, my staff and I have logged many thousands of hours providing legal counsel to scores of citizens who have been adversely impacted by the Supreme Court’s misguided same-sex “marriage” ruling. As a result, our caseload continues to increase as our God-given mission to advance and defend faith, freedom, and family takes on heightened importance.
The battle for Kim Davis’ rights is far from over. This week we continue to pursue four different appeals on her case and will file another suit against Gov. Beshear in state court demanding that he provide accommodations.
We are representing others like Kim Davis. As Kim said this morning, “While my case may be the most visible right now, there are millions of other people out there in the private and public sector who are in the same position and they also need reasonable accommodations.”
That’s why I need your immediate help. In short, right now we are dealing with an immediate need for $30,000 and have in the past two days raised just half that amount. We need to have this resolved by tomorrow!
This amount is needed to cover costs over and above what we have budgeted this month and to keep us moving forward at this critical time.
Can I count on you to step forward to help?
Go here now, or click on the icon below to make a special, tax-deductible gift to help us cover this need. We must continue to stand with those who face attacks on their religious freedom and right of conscience.
As you may know, Kim Davis will never see a bill for Liberty Counsel’s representation. Instead, friends like you make our work possible on her behalf, and on behalf of many others whose constitutional liberties are being threatened.
And, as we’ve seen in recent battles, our adversaries have deep pockets and an even deeper commitment to radicalize our culture. We cannot shrink back. We cannot afford to lose this battle. But we must have your ongoing help.
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Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman