GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — As Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis began her third day as an inmate at the Carter County Detention Center, having chosen indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriage, around 300 people gathered on the lawn outside and chanted “thank you, Kim.”
Davis was held in contempt of court and jailed Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a series of court orders.
At Saturday’s event, part revival, part political rally, a series of speakers denounced the government and the judiciary, and hailed Davis a Christian hero in a war against the godless. They waved signs that read “Kim Davis for President” and “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”
Some traveled from states away to support of the defiant clerk.