Prayer gathering featuring Kim Davis canceled

Kim Davis
Kim Davis

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Nelson County’s National Day of Prayer event featuring Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, has been canceled.

The event was scheduled to be held Thursday, May 4, at the Bardstown Farmers Market, but was moved to the National Guard Armory because rain was forecast.

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The Kentucky National Guard reportedly became concerned Davis’ appearance could cause potential controversy or conflict at its facility, so the event was canceled.

Davis made national headlines in the summer of 2015 by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County because of her religious beliefs. Davis was ultimately jailed for contempt of court for a few days at the height of the controversy.

State lawmakers and the governor resolved the issue by enacting legislation that made marriage licenses valid without the elected clerk’s signature or approval.

Davis’ talk at the prayer event was reportedly going to focus on how prayer helped her through that difficult time in her life.