Pope Francis Met With Kim Davis & Told Her To "Stay Strong"

Kim Davis’ attorneys claim that while the Pope was in the United States, he had a 15 minute visit with Kim Davis, telling the Kentucky clerk who has been denying gay couples marriage licenses to “stay strong” in her battle against gay marriage.

Pope Francis met with Davis and her husband, Joe, at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C.. During the secret meeting, Pontifex allegedly hugged Davis and presented her with a rosary he blessed. He thanked her for her courage and asked her to pray for him. Kim Davis told Liberty Counsel:

“I was humbled to meet Pope Francis. Of all people, why me? I never thought I would meet the pope. Who am I to have this rare opportunity? I am just a county clerk who loves Jesus and desires with all my heart to serve him.”

Reverend Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, had no comment on Liberty Counsel’s claims. Davis was apparently in Washington for the 2015 Values Voter Summit where she received an award for opposite the federal judge’s ruling. Liberty Counsel says comments the pope made to ABC News’ Terry Moran may have been directly made about Davis. On the papal airplane, Pope Francis said:

“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…It is a human right, and if a government official is a human person, he has that right.”

Speaking about the visit, Kim Davis said to ABC News, “That was a great encouragement. Just knowing that the pope is on track with what we’re doing…It kind of validates everything.” Kim Davis, you’re actual scum. Divorced three times and gay marriage is somehow undermining the sanctity of marriage? Bye. [Story via] [Lead image via]