More reasons to laugh at Kim Davis’ religious claims


County Clerk Kim Davis

By now it’s old news that Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis, who won’t issue marriage licenses, has been married four times. But here’s some new details of her tawdry life uncovered by Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen.

“Far from a wholesome defender of the family, it would take Jerry Springer to sort out Davis’ unseemly maze of marriages,” Besen wrote.

He calls her not just a hypocrite, but an apostate.

According to Besen, “She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk’s office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried.”

One reason she may be playing the martyr is the inevitable GoFundMe campaign. The rural Indiana pizza place that claimed it wouldn’t cater a gay wedding and closed the next day received more than $800,000. Davis stands to rake in a fortune.

Will she have to share it with her deputy clerks if they’re all thrown in jail after tomorrow’s contempt of court hearing?

Will God show up to defend her in court?

Tune in tomorrow and find out.

—  David Taffet

A good week for gay rights in Australia

Sydney, New South Wales

On Thursday, the lower house of the Tasmanian assembly voted to recognize same-sex marriages and civil unions performed elsewhere. The vote was by a wide margin and the only dissenting votes came from three not-so-liberal members of the Liberal Party.

On Friday, the New South Wales Legislative Assembly voted to allow same-sex couples to adopt. The vote was 46-44 with support coming from all parties, according the newspaper The Australian.

A previous bill was rejected because it allowed agencies with religious affiliation to refuse to work with same-sex couples. The current bill has no religious exemption.

The bill still needs to pass the upper house.

New South Wales includes Australia’s largest city, Sydney. Adoption by same-sex couples is already legal in Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

—  David Taffet