Kim Davis, the antigay Rowan County, Ky. clerk who recently served jail time for repeatedly refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will be awarded the "Cost of Discipleship" award at the Values Voter Summit later this month, Christian Post reports.
The award is being presented by none other than the Family Research Council, which recently came under the national spotlight as the employer of Josh Duggar, who resigned in May after it was discovered he once sexually abused young girls, including some of his sisters (he was also revealed to be a client of Ashley Madison, a site for married men seeking affairs).
FRC President Tony Perkins told the Christian Post, "We are pleased to announce that Kim Davis will be honored at this year's Values Voter Summit. After meeting with her last week, I can tell you that Kim Davis wasn't looking for this fight, but she is not running from it either."
Last year, the Values Voter Summit invited Melissa Klein, the antigay baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, to be a guest speaker. Klein raised a record amount of money from supporters and antigay organizations last year.
"What militant secularists are almost certainly afraid of is what is coming to pass," Perkins said. "When other people might have cowered in fear, Kim took a stand. And today, millions of Americans stand with her and for the religious freedom upon which our nation was founded."