Kentucky Billboard Has a Message for Kim Davis

County clerk returns to work today
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2015 1:03 AM CDT
Kentucky Billboard Has a Message for Kim Davis
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center last Tuesday in Grayson, Ky.   (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kim Davis is probably going back to work today, and there's a good chance that the Kentucky county clerk will pass a billboard with her name on it on the way in. The nonprofit group Planting Peace has paid for a large ad reading: "Dear Kim Davis, the fact that you can't sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we've already redefined marriage," apparently referring to an Old Testament verse, NBC News reports. In a statement, the group said it's highlighting the way some anti-gay "zealots" use "their rigid interpretation of religious text to narrowly define 'traditional' institutions and values," picking and choosing some parts of Scripture while ignoring others.

"We put up this billboard just kind of reminding her that from a religious perspective, the definition of marriage has been constantly changing, and this isn't actually about religion," a Planting Peace spokesman tells WKYT. "We're talking about government-issued marriage licenses here." The group paid $500 to put the billboard up for a month on a major road in Morehead, Davis' hometown, USA Today reports. Davis could end up back in jail if she refuses to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples today, and her lawyer tells CNN he's not sure what she plans to do. (In 2013, the group behind the billboard bought a house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church and painted it in rainbow colors.)

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