Kim Davis Stands for Religious Liberty at Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

Jan 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC--Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk jailed for her faith, and her attorney, Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be present for President Obama’s final State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, January 12, 2016. 

While the President will be extolling his “accomplishments” of the last seven years, Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be a visible reminder of the Administration’s attack on religious liberty and an encouragement for people of faith to stand. 

“We will be there to stand for religious freedom and to represent Judeo/Christian values,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “For seven years, people of faith have been in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration.” 

The Obama Administration has trampled religious liberty over and over, including denying applications for tax-free status to conservative organizations, requiring Christian-owned businesses and nonprofits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, opposing the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have protected the religious rights of our military, and supporting same-sex marriage, just to name a few. 

“The state of religious liberty is dire,” Staver said, “but we cannot give up. Kim and I are encouraging all people of faith to get involved in the political process, to vote for people who support your values, and to never give up,” he continued. “Our ‘one nation under God,’ is worth our continued prayers and active support.” 

“Four and a half years ago, Kim had her life radically transformed by Jesus Christ,” Staver recounted. “As a result of her uncompromising faith, she has gone to jail, met with the Pope, stood with the Governor of Kentucky during his lopsided election win, and is now attending President Obama’s final State of the Union Address. God can and will use anyone who is committed to Him,” concluded Staver. 

Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be seated in the House Chamber: Kim Davis in Gallery 3, Row D, Seat 49, and Mat Staver in Gallery 10, Row C, Seat 30.

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