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Jennifer Lawrence Says Kim Davis Makes Her 'Embarrassed' to Be From Kentucky; Donald Trump Is 'Best Thing To Happen to Democrats'

( [email protected] ) Nov 17, 2015 12:53 PM EST
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence recently slammed Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples and said that the Christian clerk makes her "embarrassed to be from Kentucky."
Jennifer Lawrence has starred in "Hunger Games", "American Hustle", and "Silver Linings Playbook". YouTube/ScreenGrab

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence recently slammed Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples and said that the Christian clerk makes her "embarrassed to be from Kentucky."

"Don't even say her name in this house," the "Hunger Games" star told Vogue in a recent interview. "All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they're fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are."

Lawrence contended that Davis also "makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky."

As reported by the Gospel Herald, Davis was jailed for six days after she defied a judge's order to issue the marriage licenses to same-sex couples. At the time, she explained that the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on June 26 that legalized gay marriage nationwide conflicts with the vows she made when she became a born-again Christian.

"I promised to love Him with all my heart, mind and soul because I wanted to make heaven my home," Davis told the judge. "God's moral law conflicts with my job duties. You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul."

Davis' dedication to her beliefs has been praised by many Christian and political leaders, including Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, and Rick Santorum.

In a lengthy essay, prominent theologian John Piper said the county clerk was"morally right and probably legally right" in her decision to reject "so-called same-sex marriage as contrary to God's design for what marriage is."

Emphasizing that gay marriage is not marriage, Piper wrote, "If she blesses with her authority and her signature a union that leads to destruction, she endorses and participates in that destruction. Encouraging homosexual behavior is the participation in someone's destruction. I think she is right not to do that."

Prominent evangelist Franklin Graham, who is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, also weighed in, calling Davis' imprisonment a "real miscarriage of justice."

"I'm thankful to God for the release of Kim Davis and for all those who have prayed and stood with her as she was jailed for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples as Clerk of Court in Rowan County, KY," he wrote in a Facebook post. "I appreciate the fact that she stood firmly by her strong, heartfelt convictions. In a day when hardened criminals convicted of violent crimes are too often quickly released from jail, it is a real miscarriage of justice for someone like Kim Davis to be locked up because of her religious beliefs. Even though Kim has now been released, we need to realize that the battle for religious liberty in this country is in no way over," he continued.

In continuing her interview with Vogue, Lawrence said she was raised a Republican, and added, "but I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights."

She said, "It's 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we've come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don't want to stay quiet about that stuff."

The actress added, "My view on the election is pretty cut-and-dried: If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world. And he's also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever."