Rob Halford Reminds Kim Davis: ‘We’re All People’
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who made headlines for citing her religious beliefs in an effort to avoid issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has raised the ire of the Metal God.
We're talking about Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, who was asked to weigh in on Davis' actions during a recent visit to the Canadian radio station C103 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Speaking with host Scotty Mars, Halford made it clear he supports "freedom and democracy and freedom of speech and everybody being able to say what they feel" while clearly outlining his reasons for disagreeing with Davis.
"When you are employed in a situation that comes with basic, accepted ground rules and you try to kind of manipulate them to your perception so that it interferes with your job and interferes with other people's lives, I take exception," argued Halford. "It's simple, man: Just give each other the respect and equality that everybody deserves on this planet, no matter where you're from. So all this business about gay, straight, bi, black, white, Jew, Catholic — it's all these ridiculous labels. We're all people. We all need to just try and find a way to love each other and accept each other and try and make the world a better place. Amen."
Halford, who's born witness to a sea change in public attitudes toward homosexuality since coming out as gay in 1998, isn't the only classic rocker to take issue with Davis; as previously reported, she also drew barbs from former Survivor bandmates Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan, who were separately incensed that their hit song "Eye of the Tiger" was used at a rally supporting her. You can check out Halford's complete C103 interview below.
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