New billboard slams Kim Davis’ biblical anti-gay hypocrisy: ‘You can’t trade your daughters’ for livestock
A new billboard calling out anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ hypocrisy for defying the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all U.S. states was erected on Friday, local WKYT reports.
The billboard was paid for by global nonprofit organization, Planting Peace, which largely focuses on humanitarian and environmental issues, according to their website. The group also works on LGBT rights issues. It was erected in Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ hometown of Morehead, Kentucky.
“Dear Kim Davis,” the billboard reads. “The fact you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.”
The group is criticizing Davis and the anti-gay movement for refusing to issue marriage licenses, claiming Christians insist same-sex marriage is against their religion while ignoring centuries-old, clearly outdated and unacceptable practices relating to marriage outlined in the Bible.
“They pick and choose what they wish to convey as immoral and unacceptable, while seemingly sweeping lines of scripture just a few letters away completely under the rug,” the organization’s website explains. “In response, Planting Peace has constructed a message for Kim Davis and the anti-LGBTQ movement. The intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community.”
Davis has staunchly refused to obey her own oath of office to uphold the Constitution by refusing to issue marriage licenses in compliance with the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling. She was sued in a class action by straight and LGBT couples who were unable to marry because of her actions and lost, then lost subsequent appeals.
Davis was jailed last week for being found in contempt of court by the federal judge overseeing the case for refusing to issue the marriage licenses despite court orders. She was released Tuesday after deputy clerks began issuing licenses in her absence. She is expected to return to work this Monday, but her attorneys said she will not “violate her conscience.”
On Friday, Davis filed an appeal asking that she be allowed to continue banning her office from issuing marriage licenses until the lawsuit is resolved. The judge warned her, however, that she would face consequences if she again interfered with the issuing of marriage licenses when she returns to work.
This week, members of the volunteer militia group, the Oath Keepers, have put “boots on the ground” and vowed to protect Davis from further sanctions by the judge under the erroneous belief that Davis was entitled to and denied a jury trial before being jailed in contempt of court.