FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. On Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
Timothy D. Easley—AP
October 18, 2015 11:51 AM EDT

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church plan to protest Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis on Monday, the group announced on Twitter.

The church, known for picketing funerals with inflammatory signs about gay people, argued that Davis has committed adultery by getting divorced and remarried. “Divorce, remarriage & same-sex ‘marriage’ are all sin,” read an image of one protest sign posted to Twitter by the group.

The Westboro Baptist Church, which is not officially affiliated with any Baptist denomination, has been panned by people across the political spectrum. Many of their protests have targeted the funerals of American servicemen and women as well as prominent figures.

Davis became a national figure earlier this year when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying the orders of the Supreme Court and a federal judge. She was temporarily jailed, but later released with newfound status as an icon of the some conservatives like presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, who both attended her a ceremony for her release.

But Davis’ opposition to same-sex marriage apparently isn’t enough to satisfy the Westboro Baptist Church, which has been classified by some watchdogs as a hate group. On Twitter, the group called Davis a “fake Christian” who helped bring about same-sex marriage through her own sin.


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