That was fast: the very liberals that were urging everyone to shut up and listen to Pope Francis are now seething.
Apparently, Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who gained notoriety when she refused to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision. She ultimately spent five days in jail in contempt of court.
The Vatican did not deny that a meeting between Davis and the Pope took place while Francis was on his American tour last week. According to reports, he urged her to “stay strong” on her opposition to gay marriage.
The meeting lasted about 15 minutes, and Davis was given a rosary.
“I put my hand out and he reached and he grabbed it, and I hugged him and he hugged me,” Davis explained. “[He said,] ‘Thank you for your courage.'”
She added, “I’m just a nobody, so it was really humbling to think he would want to meet or know me.”
The Pope had been lauded by the liberal media in recent weeks for his attacks on capitalism and his dire warnings on climate change.
While the Pope is undoubtedly more vocal about some liberal issues than his predecessors–and has been praised from both sides of the aisle for breathing new energy back into the Catholic Church–the fact remains that little of the Church’s dogma and beliefs have actually changed. The Church has, and continues to be, more economically liberal and more socially conservative.
Pope Francis remains, both personally and publicly, strongly against gay marriage.
He also remains staunchly pro-life–just wait until the liberals find out about that one.