Evangelist Franklin Graham spread an urgent call for prayer on his Facebook page Wednesday. The request was to pray for Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who is coming up to face a "feisty election" (in the words of Charisma News).
In the May 2018 election, Davis will be running against David Ermold for the position of county clerk, which Davis currently holds. Their first encounter though makes this election a hot one.
Back in 2015, Davis was the county clerk who, because of her religious conviction, denied Ermold a marriage license to marry his current partner.
Davis' convictions have not changed and still wishes to perform her duties without compromising on her stance toward same-sex marriage. But Ermold is determined to change the ballgame by taking her place.
"I don't think the other candidates are looking at a larger message. I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right," Ermold stated.
The existing tension in this electoral race is shaping up to be tough for Davis, but she is not alone. Franklin Graham is standing behind her.
"Pray for Kim Davis as her stand for her religious convictions put her back into the news again," Graham incites. "I urge Christians across the nation to run for office at every level—local, state and federal. We can make a difference if we stand boldly on the side of the Word of God."