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Kim Davis Helped Pope Francis And Perhaps Gay People, Too

March 15, 2016

Hat Tip to Rolf

Kim Davis is back in the news.  And in a twisted way, she might have done some good for gay people.

The current Vatican ambassador to the U.S., Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, has long been a thorn in the side of those who think with their brain rather than their beads.  This man has deep seated dislike for gay people and his long simmered feud with those who support gay marriage is well known.

We all know that Vigano made an embarrassment for Pope Francis when at his D.C. residence he hosted a meeting between the pope and Kim Davis, the bigoted and constitutionally challenged Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  Her backwards ways made for a national dialogue on the matter of gay marriage rights.

Pope Francis was rightfully miffed by the mess created by Vigano and so in the whirl of questions over the encounter the Vatican said that Davis was “invited by the Nuncio” and referred questions about why Davis was on the guest list to Viganò’s office.  The Vatican plays politics like professionals.    They always have.

Now Vigano is out and there is a replacement.

The Vatican will appoint Archbishop Christophe Pierre to be the new ambassador to the United States.  It will not take much more compassion or intelligence to make him a superior man to the one leaving.

I trust with this selection Francis has placed someone in position who knows there is more to be gained from inclusion than exclusion.   Francis is trying to make Catholic inroads with a broader appeal and Davis may have heled him find a way to speak with more authority to gay men and women.   By ousting Vigano the Pope has removed a strict and outdated conservative.

And there may even be a bright side for Vigano.  Maybe there is an opening  in a Kentucky courthouse for another bigot.   I am sure he has Davis’ number.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2016 8:35 PM

    I am deeply insulted that Bradley even remains on the ballot. That would never happen in a state where people even pay lip service to equal rights for all citizens. As I’ve said before, this is just like growing up in the South in the Sixties, where voters nodded and winked about “the colored.” I was there. I saw it. This is no different.

  2. March 15, 2016 1:22 PM

    Like you I know Wisconsin has slid way into the ditch. Bradley is a walking bigot of the first order, and there is no way to defend her. We agree! Thanks as always for reading and commenting.

  3. March 15, 2016 12:39 PM

    Wow, Gregory, be careful what you wish for! Since 2011 this state has slid so far that it makes Kentucky look like a bastion of intellectualism. And wide-open bigotry? How’s about that Rebecca Bradley? Vigano would be plenty happy right here.

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