BREAKING Liberty Counsel: Kim Davis Press Conference Today at Kentucky Jail
Grayson, KY – Today at 2:30 p.m. ET, Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will meet with press after meeting with Kim Davis at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, KY. Also present will be Liberty Counsel Senior Attorneys Roger Gannam and Jon Christman and The Family Foundation of Kentucky Executive Director, Kent Ostrander.
Liberty Counsel Attorneys will brief the press on their meeting with Kim and the next steps in the case.
Mat Staver made the following statement:
Last night Kim Davis was incarcerated in a jail cell while the rest of us slept in our comfortable beds. While it is not new that some people are imprisoned, it is stunning to realize Kim is there because of her faith in God and her convictions about marriage.
Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed: marriage is between a man and a woman. Five people on the Supreme Court imposed their will on 320 million Americans and unleashed a torrent of assaults against people of faith. Kim Davis is the first victim of this tragedy.
Are we not more tolerant, more rational than we appear to the outside world today? Is this the kind of America we want, where good people are imprisoned because of their Judeo-Christian beliefs and values? I do not think this is the America people want. Yesterday was a tragic day in America. What the future holds, we do not know. But yesterday was a turning point one way or another. The future is yet unwritten. It is up to the American people to decide.
We will continue to stand with Kim Davis and others who assert their conscience. Kim joins a long list of people who were imprisoned for their conscience. People who today we admire, like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jan Huss, John Bunyan, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and more. Each had their own cause, but they all share the same resolve not to violate their conscience. We can only hope future generations look back on this moment with disgust at what happened and admiration for a woman who may be incarcerated but whose conscience remains free.
The Carter County Detention Center is located at 13 Crossbar Rd, Grayson, KY 41143.
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