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Gay-Hating Church to Protest Clerk Who Denied Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

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    Surrounded by Rowan County Sheriff's deputies, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, center, with her son Nathan Davis by her side, makes a statement at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Sept. 14, 2015.

    This weekend the gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church is set to picket the office of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to put her name on marriage licenses after gay couples petitioned to be married, the church's website says.

    Despite its vocal anti-gay agenda, the church believes that Davis should issue marriage licenses to gay couples, saying she has a duty to uphold the laws of God and the laws of man – referring to the oath she swore to the Constitution.

    "God will NEVER have Same-Sex Marriage, but he does not require YOU to disobey to deal with this nation," the church wrote on its website, which says picketers will protest Davis's Rowan County Clerk's Office on Sunday morning.

    The church's problem with Davis stems from the supposed sins in her personal life, the church said.

    Davis was divorced three times and had children out of wedlock before experiencing a spiritual awakening. Since then, the Rowan County Clerk said issuing a marriage license to a gay couple would violate "God's definition of marriage."

    "Kim claims that she has lived in proud sin for many years, divorcing and remarrying, not one time or two times," the church said.

    Davis has been mostly quiet about her own personal life when it's been brought up; however, she has been seen in public with her husband.

    "I am not perfect. No one is," she said in a September statement. "But I am forgiven and I love my Lord and must be obedient to Him and to the Word of God."