It is being reported that last week, during his trip to U.S., Pope Francis made a stop on his Washington D.C. leg to visit with Kim Davis and her husband.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 30, 2015
This news should not really be a surprise as just last Friday, Francis said (while not explicitly mentioning Davis), “I can say the conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right. Conscientious objection must enter into every juridical structure because it is a right, a human right.”
Pope says refusing gay marriage licences is a human right http://t.co/SAUIAMhZ3K
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 28, 2015
Pope made his position on religious liberty cases very clear, at WH, visiting Little Sisters; why would visit w Kim Davis be unusual?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 30, 2015
— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) September 30, 2015
According to a statement published on Liberty Counsel, “During the meeting, Pope Francis said, ‘Thank you for your courage.’ Pope Francis also told Kim Davis, ‘Stay strong.’ He held out his hands and asked Kim to pray for him. Kim held his hands and said, ‘I will. Please pray for me,’ and the Pope said he would. The two embraced.”
This news is, unsurprisingly, causing quite the reaction.
I don't even approve of Kim Davis & her martyrdom act, yet I approve of Pope Francis meeting with her because f**k your easy narrative.
— Jeff B@AoSHQDD (@EsotericCD) September 30, 2015
On this Blasphemy Rights Day I'll utter ultimate blasphemy: If Pope Francis met secretly with Kim Davis he's a smiling fraud & moral coward
— Ronald A. Lindsay (@RALindsay) September 30, 2015
Pope continues radical ministry to the least of his children: http://t.co/LgjbvhGk3t
— Graeme Wood (@gcaw) September 30, 2015
"This pope is amazing! He preaches love & tolerance for everyone!" "Even Kim Davis." "What? Wait, no. ***k her. He wouldnt. No! Not her!"
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 30, 2015
Once again this smiley pope shows his true colors. At heart nothing has changed in spite of the whitewash. http://t.co/0KJYArCRIO
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) September 30, 2015
Bright side of alleged Kim Davis meeting is liberal non-Catholics may stop pretending to care about the Pope's opinions.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) September 30, 2015
— MJ Franklin (@heyitsfranklin2) September 30, 2015
Anyway, the Pope can be right about climate change and wrong about Kim Davis, because he's a scientist and not a lawyer
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) September 30, 2015