Why is it that sanctimonious opponents of gay unions seem so often to have a broken track record when it comes to their own marriages?
Sex columnist and political commentator Dan Savage didn't mince words when asked about Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, who has refused to follow court orders to grant gay couples marriage licenses. During a guest appearance on MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” Tuesday night, Savage pointed out that Davis has been divorced three times and that she was impregnated by a man who was not her husband -- but whom she later married.
“She is a hypocrite,” Savage said. “This is a woman who's been divorced three times and married four times. ... Jesus Christ himself in Scripture condemns divorce, calls it adultery and forbids it.”
“Jesus Christ in Scripture says not one word about same-sex marriage,” he added.
Savage went on to note that Davis is setting herself up for a lucrative career as a conservative martyr.
“I think Kim Davis is waiting to cash in,” Savage said. “I predicted from the beginning that she would defy all the court orders, defy the Supreme Court. She would be ultimately be held in contempt of court, lose her job, perhaps go to prison for a short amount of time and then she will have written for her ghost-written books, she will go on the right-wing lecture circuit and she'll never have to do an honest day's work ever again in her life.”
Watch the epic rant above.