Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt contemptuous, anti-gay civil servants.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis said that the harsh words she’s received since trying to deprive same-sex couples of their right to marry don’t “define her,” characterizing the criticism as “everybody’s opinion” and “everybody’s right.”
“I’ve called ‘Hitler,’ I’ve been called ‘hypocrite,’ I’ve been called a homophobe,” said Davis in the interview, which is scheduled to air Tuesday. “I’ve been called things and names that I didn’t even say when I was in the world. Those names don’t hurt me.”
Davis did not elaborate on what those words she never used pre-martyrdom (and which presumably also begin with ‘H’) actually were, but she did identify the one thing you could say to make her feel bad, if you wanted to do that, for some reason.
“What probably hurt me the worst is when someone tells me that my God does not love me or that my God is not happy with me, that I am a hypocrite of a Christian,” said Davis.
Meanwhile, the ACLU filed a motion on Monday accusing Davis of adulterating marriage licenses immediately after returning to work by removing her name, her title and the name of her office. Because while the county clerk was happy to put “Kim Davis” on four different marriage licenses as a private citizen, she still refuses to do it as part of her job.
[Image via AP Images//h/t CNN]