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Rally to support Kim Davis gathers outside her detention center

“More fear man, they don’t fear God,” Matthew Trewhella, a pastor from Wisconsin, preached from the stage. “She said that she was doing this under God’s authority. She is 1,000 percent correct. She is echoing what western man has said for over 1,500 years now. And that is that diving law trumps human laws.”

Davis refused to issue marriage licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the nation. Despite a series of court orders, she continued turning couples away.

Bunning told Davis Thursday that she’d left him no choice.

The judge, appointed to the court by President George W. Bush, became a target of the crowd’s rage. A man carried a sign as big as a bathtub: “Judge Bunning is an abomination,” it read and pointed to a Bible passage that says, “Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent — the Lord detests them both.”

Local evangelist Randy Smith called on the judge to “get saved and repent from his sin.” He bashed the governor, the attorney general and local officials — all for declining to help Davis’ crusade. And he asked God to see to it that the five Supreme Court justices who voted to legalize gay marriage be unseated.

He asked Christians across the globe to spend Thursday fasting and praying for Davis, to mark “one week of unlawful tyranny.” He asked them to be ready for war against religious oppression.

The couples Davis turned away for two months finally received their licenses Friday, and said they spent Saturday celebrating their lives together, in peace for the first time since the controversy erupted around them.

But on the jailhouse lawn, the rally’s organizers distributed fliers that listed what Davis’ supporters should do: pray for her release, write the judge and demand she be set free, send Davis postcards to jail, where she remains in a cell alone though allowed a Bible to read.

“The wicked are trying to make an example of her but God can turn it around,” the flier reads. “Pray that America repents of the sin of celebrating sexual perversion and imprisoning Christian dissidents.”

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