The Pope briefly met Kim Davis as part of a group, had no idea who she was, said hello to her, and moved on. The Vatican’s version of events is the opposite of what Davis’s supporters are claiming happened. The anti-gay marriage crowd claimed that the Pope met with Davis in secret and expressed his support for her bigotry. The right has been using the imaginary meeting as an endorsement of their out of step views.The fact that the Vatican took such pains to distance themselves from Davis could logically be viewed as a rejection of her beliefs. In other words, another right-wing scheme has blown up in their faces.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.