In an excerpt of the interview set to air today, Davis says the names she’s been called “don’t hurt” her.
A tearful Kim Davis spoke to ABC news in an exclusive interview.
“What people say about me does not define who I am,” Davis states.
A judge jailed the rowan county clerk earlier this month for disobeying a court order and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky. Davis said issuing the licenses would violate her conscience and go against her religion. When she was released five days later, she was surrounded by supporters — including republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Some held her up as a champion for Christian rights but others have not been that kind.
“I’ve been called Hitler. I’ve been called a homophobe. I’ve been called a hypocrite. I’ve been called things and names that I didn’t even say when I was in the world.”
Davis says she’s just a normal person.
“What hurts me the most is when someone tells me that my god does not love me.” One deputy clerk — just the one — now gives marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but the court battle isn’t over.
That clerk says he’s worried the licenses he’s issuing might be invalid due to changes Davis made since being released from jail.
An attorney for Davis insists the changes do not violate the judge’s orders.