Westboro Baptist Church Picketed Kim Davis For 'Enabling Fag Marriage'

Bizarrely, church members believe Davis is partly responsible for marriage equality.
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As previously promised, members of the Westboro Baptist Church were on the ground this morning picketing outside of Kentucky's Rowan County courthouse.

Their target? Beleaguered county clerk Kim Davis, who has defiantly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples since the start of the summer.

Four members of the church, which is best known for its opposition to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, waved "fag marriage" signs and crooned an obscenity-laced parody version of Neil Diamond's "Kentucky Woman" on a street corner not far from the courthouse, The Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

"Kentucky woman put sin in the spotlight," the members sang to Diamond's tune. "She lies about God and claims that adultery’s alright/And God hates her!"

The group left after just 30 minutes, according to reports, and Davis remained inside the courthouse for the duration of the picket.

Still, the move shouldn't be misinterpreted as the church's endorsement of same-sex marriage. Parishioners say their contention with Davis stems from the fact that she's been married four times, making her a "self-righteous hypocrite."

By breaking her own marriage vows, Davis is committing adultery which, in turn, prompted marriage equality, they said.

“This woman wants to say that her sin isn’t as grievous as the same-sex marriage sin,” Shirley Phelps-Roper told the Courier-Journal. “It’s all sin. It’s all awful. But her sin enabled that sin. When you look up, and all the Christians have given over the moral high ground, what voice do they have left?”

An Apostolic Christian who attends church three times a week, Davis would be better served by following the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling and issue marriage licenses to all couples, according to Phelps-Roper, because "God hates oath breakers just like he hates adultery and he hates same-sex marriage."

Talk about some twisted logic at work.
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