During live coverage of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’ release from prison, Fox News’ Shepard Smith unexpectedly started speaking over the press conference, calling it a “religious play” and chastising Davis and those who supported her decision to refuse to issue “gay marriage” licenses.
Shepard, who has had his own run-ins with the law, has had his share of random on-air outbursts, this one occurring during Tuesday’s live news broadcast. Here is the transcript of his statements during the live show:
“Well, they set this up as a religious play again. This is the same crowd that says ‘we don’t want Sharia law. Don’t let them come in here and start telling us what to do. Keep their religion out of our lives and out of our government.’ Well here we go again. When this started, this lawyer said he needed an accommodation for a woman who wanted one. She said she didn’t want her name on a license — but — for gay people. They couldn’t come up with an accommodation. Now they’ve come up with one, they’ve let her out of jail, said ‘all right, you don’t have to have your name on there, just put the name of the county on there. All this is done.’ But it’s not what they want. You’re hearing now what they want. FULL REPORT