The Kentucky county clerk who thinks that Jesus wants her to deprive other people of their legal rights had a secret meeting with Francis while he was in the US. Why it should have been kept secret is not clear since Davis is just a pain in the neck and not a political prisoner or anything that could have created a diplomatic row. Could it be that Francis was worried that such a meeting would be unseemly considering that this law-breaking woman’s life does not comport with Catholic doctrine and the main thing bringing them together is hateful anti-gay bigotry?
The Vatican’s reticence about the meeting and refusal to comment further suggests that they are not particularly proud of it. Jesse Berney, however, has compiled a list of ten things she likely said to Francis during the meeting. Here are a few:
“I’m glad we agree marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Or one woman and three men. Four times.”
“Not that I’m opposed to a fifth go-round if I meet the right guy.” [Places hand on pope’s thigh.]
“What do you mean you’ve never heard of Mike Huckabee? He’s like the pope, but for America.”
The other seven are pretty good too.