FRC President Tony Perkins announced plans to honor the beleaguered Kentucky county clerk, who remains steadfast in her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, with the “Cost of Discipleship Award” at the upcoming Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
“When other people might have cowered in fear, Kim took a stand,” Perkins, who was in attendance at a support rally following Davis's release from jail Sept. 8, said in a press release on the FRC's website. “And today, millions of Americans stand with her and for the religious freedom upon which our nation was founded.”
He continued, “While the Court redefined marriage, it did not redefine the First Amendment. Thank goodness for people of courage like Kim Davis, who refuses to let religious liberty be trampled by legal tyranny. We applaud her.”
The weekend-long summit, which kicks off Sept. 25, aims to preserve the "bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government," according to its official website. Casey Davis, another Kentucky county clerk who has been vocally opposed to same-sex marriage and recently vowed to "die" fighting to keep same-sex couples from tying the knot, will reportedly speak at the event.
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