NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At least a thousand people packed Legislative Plaza Thursday to hear Joe Davis speak along with a host of other pastors and lawmakers at the “Stand in the Gap for Truth” event.
Davis is the husband of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who was sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Davis didn’t speak until the end of the rally, and he didn't speak very long. Yet, since being thrust into the national spotlight, he was one of the speakers who drew in the crowds.
“I love each and every one of you. I love Tennessee. I love everybody. Y’all just keep praying for me and my wife; that God will give us the strength to fight this battle until it’s all over with. God bless you all,” said Davis.
The rally was named "Stand in the Gap For Truth" and was put on by the Tennessee Pastors Network in light of Kim Davis being sent to jail.
The purpose was to motivate Tennesseans to defend their religious freedoms and uphold God's design for the nation as they said Kim did.
The Tennessee Pastors Network held its annual gathering Thursday night 7:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, which was free to the public.