Clerk Kim Davis Switching Parties to Become a Republican

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Clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats.

Davis’ made the announcement while in Washington, D.C., to attend the Family Research Council’s Value Voters Summit, Liberty Counsel spokeswoman Charla Bansley said Friday. Davis, who was jailed for a week after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was speaking with host Megyn Kelly about her time inside the jail cell. She was a long-time Democrat in eastern Kentucky. “My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” she told Reuters in an interview at a hotel in Washington, where she has traveled to be feted at a Family Research Council event later on Friday.

Kim Davis, the bigoted Kentucky county clerk who spent six weeks in jail after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses on the grounds of her religious beliefs, is now back at work and withholding her name from licenses being issued by her deputies. The embattled Rowan County Clerk, who’s desperately trying to maintain her fifteen minutes of fame, recently told interviewers that she had “gay friends” who respect her decisions. In a new act of rebellion, Davis has bitterly replaced her name and title with a metonymical “pursuant to federal court order.” She’s also been on a media tour to defend accusations that she’s homophobic (Bill Maher recently called her the “Rosa Parks of homophobia”), insisting on Good Morning America that she has “friends who are gay and lesbians.” She speaketh the truth: The Daily Beast tracked down one of them, a man named Dallas Black, whom Davis comforted while assisting him with paperwork after his mother died.

She was ordered by a federal judge to issue the licenses and spent five days in jail for continuing to defy the order, propelling her to folk hero status among some on the religious right. Black once thought of Davis as a “kind, sweet person,” he said, but he doesn’t “know who Kim is at the moment” and she certainly wouldn’t be invited to his wedding. Indeed, it’s been a big week for Davis, whose latest-of-many appeals—that a judge relieve her from licensing all marriages while her case is pending—was rejected on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Davis is hell-bent on keeping her job as an elected public official without doing the required work, defying the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage in June. She has won support from some conservative Republicans, who say the issue is about religious freedom, but on Friday called the idea of campaigning for Republicans “kind of far fetched”. But despite the fact that Black has known Davis his entire life and even has her home phone number (they’re also distant cousins), he says that they’re not really all that friendly.

Maybe more time behind bars would inspire a change of heart in Davis—a come-to-Jesus moment of realizing that God probably doesn’t care if the government puts its stamp of approval on a gay couple’s marriage. Maybe she’d be forced to make new friends, more gay friends, who would make her realize that “God’s will” involves her sexually submitting to lesbian prison guards and getting freaky with her cell mate. I really want to believe that the kind, sweet person who was there when my mom passed away is still there,” he said. “I was friends with Kim in the past, but I don’t know this woman I’ve been seeing.” And it doesn’t sound like the two will remain friends, because Black had no idea that Davis would fight so hard against gays based on her religious convictions. The couples have asked Bunning to consider ordering a limited receivership for the clerk’s office and fines to ensure that it issues valid marriage licenses. Not to mention I immediately thought the premise would be hilarious.” Kim Goes to Jail opens with Davis getting her mugshot taken, ranting about how much she hates being photographed and all the media attention she’s been getting (“Do I look like the kinda person who goes for that kind of vanity?”).

Her husband, who drew comparisons on Twitter to Lenny from Of Mice and Men when he appeared in overalls at a press conference following her jail release, is “a meek little feller if ever there was one.” She’s equally terrified and titillated by Krystal, a sadomasochistic prison guard who has it in for Davis, asserting her authority with a baton-dildo. Ladies have to stick together to survive this place, Chastity tells Davis, meaning they all have to pair off as lovers or join one of the shower orgies. “I use my hands for prayin’ not playin’,” she tells Chastity, reciting the Bible to herself. “They that are in the flesh cannot please the Lord. Romans 8:8” When Chastity starts going at it herself, Davis is enthralled by the sight of her “pinching her nipple till it was harder’n a deaf man tryin’ to win a mule auction.” Davis muses: “One day I’m standin’ on the side of the Lord against sexual perversion, and the next I’m in prison orange watchin’ a buck nekkid mulatto vixen ‘bout to do impure things to herself and to my soul in one single, terrifying act.” Before long, Davis turns a corner and falls for Chastity, whose bum cheeks are “firm but soft at the same time, like your favorite throw pillow ‘cept without the fringe.” The two have all kinds of lesbian sex, which suddenly ecstatic passages from the Bible. (On being orally pleasured: “Surely you have tasted the greatness of the Lord. 1 Peter 2:3”).

The town bookshop (the only one in the entire eastern Kentucky region) has been printing shirts that read “small town does not mean small-minded,” and another Kim in town—Kim Tabor, who works at the judicial court in Morehead—actually took to wearing a shirt that read “My name is not Kim Davis.” Fusion reports that aside from losing her one gay friend and the support of what appears to be an entire town (although Grayson, which is only 50 minutes away, would love to have her!), Davis has also lost another appeal to halt gay marriages in what she must now think of as “Her County.” That doesn’t mean she’ll stop, though. And if that news depresses you, Fusion’s also dug up a clip of Anita Bryant getting pied in the face to help you get through these troubling times. Augustine never published anything satirical before, with the exception of a pirate romance novel the she wrote when very young, though she says it “would be more accurately described as parody.” St. Augustine doesn’t believe that any religious beliefs should be exempt from satire. “If someone is saying or doing things that are arguably contemptible, there shouldn’t be any free passes because those words or deeds can be couched in religious terms,” she says. Augustine declines to give away her own religiosity. “I’d rather let people make their own guesses, with the understanding that those guesses may well be informed by the subjects and contents of my writing.” She also refuses to say whether Lilith St.

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