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Here's Why Even The Westboro Baptist Church Doesn't Support Kim Davis

In a bizarre twist, the anti-gay church actually blames Davis for the same-sex marriages she opposes.

You didn't expect the media firestorm over Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to wane without the inevitable commentary from the Westboro Baptist Church, did you?

Still, you may be surprised to learn that members of the church, which is known for its vehement opposition to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, are actually critical of Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and was taken into custody Sept. 3 after being found in contempt of court.  

Officials at the Kansas-based church took aim not just at Davis's refusal to issue licenses, but also her own personal history, on Twitter.

But rest assured, the Westboro Baptist Church is still wildly anti-gay and, in a bizarre twist, actually blame Davis, 49, for the legalization of same-sex marriage. An Apostolic Christian who attends church three times a week, the clerk has been divorced three times and is on her fourth marriage, a fact that did not go unnoticed by Westboro members, who allege that she committed adultery which, in turn, prompted marriage equality.

Among those also critical of Davis was Interview with the Vampire author Anne Rice, who has distanced herself from Christianity in recent years. 

In a Sept. 4 Facebook post, Rice called Davis "a stubborn, self-centered and self-obsessed individual with little grasp of the belief system she references" and "bears little or no resemblance to the believers I've known."

You can read the rest of Rice's Facebook post regarding Davis here

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