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Growing up a few miles over in Morehead, Davis lived a quiet life, reading her Bible and praying each morning; enjoying the fellowship of her husband, grown children and a widening circle of grandchildren. This chief clerk at the Rowan County Courthouse was certainly not the type you would expect to become the face of a national fight over marriage.
“I hate confrontation and it was something that was definitely outside my comfort zone,” she told CBN News.
She Believed What the Bible Said
But every marriage license that came out of the county courthouse in Morehead had Kim Davis’ name on it and her authority associated with it. As a Christian, she believed what the Bible said: that God defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
“For me, this has never been a gay or a lesbian issue. I have gay friends that I love dearly,” she insisted. “This has been about standing up for the Word of God.”
In her new book Under God’s Authority, Kim tells how the June 2015 US Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage forced her to take a stand: she announced Rowan County wouldn’t issue any marriage licenses as long as her name remained on them.
This article continues at [CBN News] Kim Davis: Why First American Jailed for Defending Traditional Marriage May Not Be the Last