06 September 2015

American Christian Persecution Has Begun

Kim Davis Rally
The Courier-Journal reported that there were hundreds of people gathered outside the Carter County Detention Center in a "Free Kim Davis" rally on 5 September and prayed for jailed Rowan County clerk, who was locked up just a few hundred feet away.

"She won't bow, I promise you," her husband, Joe Davis, told the crowd while dressed in overalls and a camouflage ball cap. "I'm just an old, dumb, country hillbilly, but I know God," he said.

For the second straight day, Kim Davis awoke in the Carter County Detention Center, put there by U.S. District Judge David Bunning for her refusal to follow a court injunction requiring her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer that made marriage equality the law of the land, Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses all together saying that it would violate her religion to issues licenses to same-sex couples.

One man held a sign that said "Judge Bunning is an abomination."

Flip Benham, an evangelist from North Carolina, praised Bunning's father, former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, as a staunch conservative but ended his kind words there.

"His son is working against the will of God," said Benham, who carried a white cap with the name "Jesus" on it. "He's being used by the devil to park Kim here."

Cal Zastrow, an evangelist from Michigan, served as emcee for the event and said he hopes to do more of them. People came from as far as Wisconsin and North Carolina to attend.

"This is as grassroots as it gets," he said.