Survivor’s Guitarist Is Not Happy With Anti-Gay Marriage Clerk Kim Davis
The ’80s rocker who wrote “Eye of the Tiger” blasts the Kentucky bureaucrat.
The guitarist and songwriter for ’80s rockers Survivor has come out swinging against anti-gay marriage Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for cranking “Eye of the Tiger” at a surreal rally after she was released from jail on Tuesday.
Survivor’s Frank Sullivan, the band’s sole remaining original member, seemed to embrace the thrill of the fight—as well as risin’ up to the challenge of a rival—when he put Davis on blast on his Facebook page for playing his iconic hit.
“NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use My Tune -“The Eye Of The Tiger.” I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! ” Sullivan fumed, throwing in a toilet paper reference for good measure.
Davis, who had been jailed for the last five days over her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raised her fist in victory outside the Carter County Detention Center to the beyond-bombastic 1982 theme song for Rocky III.
She was joined by former Arkansas Governor and current GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who gleefully played to the pumped-up crowd.
“If somebody needs to go to jail, I’m willing to go in her place,” Huckabee declared after Davis entered to “Eye of the Tiger.”
Huckabee’s fellow Republican presidential wannabe, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, also traveled to Kentucky to meet with right-wing darling Davis, but didn’t make it to the rally.
“Praise God that Kim Davis is being released,” Cruz posted on Facebook. “It was an outrage that she was imprisoned for six days for living according to her Christian faith.”
She may have a couple Republican presidential candidates on her side, but Survivor is definitely not in her corner.