Kim Davis Says She Attended State of the Union to “Encourage” Christians

(PHOTO: REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA) Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis (C), who was jailed for five days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage was legal in June, sits in the House Gallery waiting for the start of U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016.
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Rowan County Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis (C), who was jailed for five days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage was legal in June, sits in the House Gallery waiting for the start of U.S. President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, January 12, 2016.

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last year for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, says that she attended Tuesday evening’s State of the Union address to “encourage” Christians.

Davis, the clerk for Kentucky’s Rowan County, said that she attended President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday evening to represent Christians in the U.S. “who want to stay and make a difference.”

The born-again Evangelical Christian added to the AFP that she hoped her presence at the event would provide “encouragement” to “all Christians” trying to defend their beliefs in the U.S.

Davis was invited to the event by Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, who initially denied inviting anyone to attend the State of the Union, and later confirmed that his office had extended a ticket to Davis.

Jordan, a Republican, initially told The Huffington Post that he “didn’t invite anyone” to the event, but later confirmed to CNN that his office had provided Davis with a ticket at the request of the Family Research Council.

The Ohio congressman told CNN’s “New Day” that he wasn’t trying to make a statement with Davis’ invite, saying:”Everyone knows what my positions are. Marriage should be what it’s always been. I’ve never changed on that and I never will.”

Jordan went on to explain that his office “was approached by the Family Research Council. We were asked to provide tickets for Ms. Davis,” adding “They asked and we had a ticket available, so we did that.”

“Last night was not about that, last night was about the failed policies of this president,” the congressman added.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Katherine Weber