CBS News is reporting that Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, met with Pope Francis. Davis’ attorney, Matt Staver, told CBS that the two met on Thursday at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC:
“Staver said Pope Francis spoke to Davis in English and asked her to pray for him. He said Davis, in return, asked the pope to pray for her. The pope told her to stay strong, according to her lawyer.
Staver said the pope also gave Kim and her husband rosaries he had blessed.
Photos of the meeting are in the possession of the Vatican, according to Staver. CBS News is awaiting confirmation of the meeting from Vatican officials.”
Pope Francis appeared to make supportive statements about Davis’ case during his visit to the United States. When asked about the Kentucky clerk’s case during his return flight, he said: “I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right.” He did not, however, mention Davis by name and indicated that he was unfamiliar with the details of the case.
Regardless, for all of her bigotry, Davis has been rewarded with the company of God’s representative on earth and Mike Huckabee. What a world.
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