Well, in light of the Vatican’s DWTS quality tap dancing this week I guess I owe an apology to former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.  A few weeks ago I criticized him for caving to political correctness by backing out of his statement that “all lives matter.”  He then adopted the politically correct “black lives matter.”  So he is once again in the good graces of…oh…whoever.

The recent visit by the Pope has had a very strange twist to it.  In response to a question earlier in his visit he said that someone should not be forced to perform duties (even a gummamint worker) that violate the worker’s religious beliefs.  That statement is on video so it’s kind of hard to back away from.  Maybe it was a translation gaff.  “Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket.”  Then it comes to light that Kim Davis was invited to meet the Pope and he hugged her and spoke some encouraging words to her.  Now someone at the Vatican says that Kim exploited the Pope.  Did Kim invite herself to the Papal Nunciate – that seems unlikely.  The Vatican has not, as far as I know, denied that the Pope hugged her or that he said words of encouragement to her.  Isn’t that the sort of thing he does to everyone brought in to meet him?  From the original description of her meeting with the Pope I got the impression Kim was one of a line of people who were introduced to the Pope.  The way Kim’s experience has been demeaned by the Vatican I must wonder how those folks who met the Pope along with Kim now feel.  Do they feel demeaned?  Perhaps the Pope’s representatives could announce that the Pope had no intention of throwing them under the Papal Busmobile along with Kim.  I half-way expect that the next iteration of this story will have the Pope refusing to even shake her hand and lecturing her on bigotry.  Listening to the reporting of the story by the alphabet networks you would have already come to that conclusion.  You might even believe that Kim picked the Pope’s pocket to boot.

In fact, the Vatican made a point of announcing that the only “audience” the Pope had was with a homosexual couple, one of whom was a long time friend.  So the situation is this.  A Christian who has been persecuted by homosexuals has been dissed by the Pope while he (the Pope) makes a show of support for the homosexuals.who are persecuting her.  This makes me kind of sad.  I have wondered if I would have Kim’s courage to face the situation in which she found herself this summer.  It occurs to me that the Pope might have been wise to ask Kim for an infusion of her courage.  I do know one thing for certain; someday God will sort this whole mess out.  All will truly be revealed and made evident.  Every tiny detail.  It will be revealed who has faithfully served Him and who has not.  It will be a time when the great will humbled and the humble will be made great.  So hang in there Kim, keep the faith, baby!


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