Antigay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been nominated as a potential Time magazine Person of the Year. The annual honor has frequently stirred controversy including when Adolph Hitler won in 1938.
Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver, who represents Davis in her multiple legal battles, promptly issued a press release touting the lawbreaker's nomination. He declared Davis the "first Christian in America jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex 'marriage.'” Davis has so far lost all of her court cases.
Staver, who has frequently tried to portray Davis as a Christian freedom fighter and civil rights hero, continued to make absurd comparisons to civil rights icons despite public opinion polls showing most Americans disapproved of her decision to ignore the Supreme Court and federal judges. Davis was jailed for a week for refusing to comply with multiple court orders.
"She joins a long list of people who were imprisoned for their conscience. People who today we admire like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Jan Huss, John Bunyan, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and others like them," Staver wrote in the press release. "Each had their own cause, but they all shared the same resolve not to violate their consciences."
Polls show avis is currently tied with Carly Fiorina and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for 27th place with 0.6 percent of the vote. Fifty-nine people were nominated for the award. U.S.senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of Vermont is currently in the lead.
You can vote for your preferred nominee at the Time magazine website.