Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for six days after she was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her Christian faith, glorified God shortly after her release on Tuesday.
"I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows where each and every one of us is at. Just keep on pressing don't let down because He is here. He is worthy, He is worthy. I love you guys. Thank you so much," said Davis to her supporters during an appearance outside the jail along with GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and one of her attorneys, Mat Staver.
U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis' release on Tuesday morning after he was satisfied that same-sex couples were no longer being denied marriage licenses. more >>
A diocese that broke away from The Episcopal Church is requesting prayers ahead of arguments scheduled to take place before the South Carolina Supreme Court over the regional body's church property dispute.
The Diocese of South Carolina will go before the Palmetto State's highest court to argue that they are the rightful owners of approximately $500 million worth of church property, rather than the national Mainline denomination.
The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis posted a prayer last Wednesday on the diocesan website asking God to "protect this diocese and its parishes." more >>
A county clerk in Kentucky has been found guilty of contempt and sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to her own religious objections.
Kim Davis, the clerk at Rowan County who garnered national attention for refusing to issue the marriage licenses, was found in contempt of court Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning.
Bunning chose a prison sentence over a fine because he believed Davis, who makes $80,000 per year, would not comply with his order if given a fine, reported USA Today. more >>
Following the jailing of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called on Kentucky lawmakers to accommodate those who adhere to a Christian understanding of marriage.
Perkins also criticized the threat to religious liberties in the wake of the Supreme Court's controversial decision to overturn state bans on same-sex marriage.
"Today we are witnessing what the four dissenting Supreme Court Justices warned of in the Obergefell decision: religious liberty in America is in grave danger," declared Perkins. more >>
Controversial televangelist Pat Robertson has said that the jailing of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is "just the beginning."
On a recent episode of the Christian Broadcasting Network program "The 700 Club," Robertson stated that he believed more efforts to imprison critics of homosexuality would arise.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, on Sunday appealed a judge's decision to put her in a jail for listening to her conscience.
The attorneys of the Rowan County clerk filed the appeal Sunday, her fourth day in jail after being held in contempt of court for defying a Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country, according to USA Today.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning had ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she cited "God's authority" as the reason to defy the Supreme Court ruling. The judge ordered her arrest Thursday, and warned that any clerk who refuses to issue licenses could be found in contempt of court. more >>