County Clerk Who Stood Up for Her Religious Beliefs Just Got Some Good News


Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who went to jail in defense of her religious beliefs by refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples because of her opposition to same sex marriage, finally got some good news.

The Family Research Council (FRC) has announced that Davis will be the recipient of their “Cost of Discipleship Award” at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. later this month.

via The Blaze:

There’s been no shortage of controversy surrounding defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ continued decision to refuse to grant same-sex marriage licenses in her name — a stance that landed her behind bars for five days earlier this month.

But as division continues over whether Davis is legally — and morally — right to stand her ground, a conservative organization that opposes gay marriage has plans to award her for her “courage,” as she continues to fight for a religious exemption for public officials such as herself.

The Family Research Council will give Davis the “Cost of Discipleship Award” at the Values Voter Summit, a conservative social and political gathering that will unfold from September 25-27 in Washington, D.C.

Last year, the award was given to Mariam Ibraheem, the Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy and spent months in a Sudanese prison with her toddler son and newborn daughter.

FRC President Tony Perkins said, “Kim Davis wasn’t looking for this fight, but she is not running from it either.”

He added, “When other people might have cowered in fear” against the militant LGBT community, “Kim took a stand.”

Does Kim Davis deserve an award for her stance on religious freedom, or was what she did wrong?

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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