File under: “Seriously, WTF?”
Hate-mongering asshat Kim Davis – who infamously went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples – is in Romania now, having meetings with high ranking officials with the Orthodox Church, giving speeches across the country, meeting with members of Parliament, and speaking to the media to encourage Romanians to take away the civil rights of gay people and change the country’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage.
Davis is traveling with Harry Mihet, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Litigation Counsel for her attorneys at the religious right legal organization Liberty Counsel (a designated hate group, btw).
“I am so glad for this amazing opportunity to finally introduce Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis personally to my Romanian people,” said Mihet, who was born in the country. “Her story resonates loudly with them, and they are receiving her tearfully and very warmly, because they can still remember the not-so-long-ago days when they were themselves persecuted and imprisoned for their conscience. The freedom of conscience transcends national, cultural, religious and denominational lines, and Romanians are determined to prevent such injustice from ever happening again in their country.”
LGBTQ Nation notes: Under Romanian law, the constitution can be changed if at least 500,000 residents petition the government for a change. The Coalition for the Family, a religious right group backed by the church, has so far collected over 3 million signatures on the petition.
Homophobia never dies, it just tours Romania like a freakin’ rockstar.