The Vatican’s PR trip to America now in complete tatters, and multiple announcements proclaiming that his (secret) meeting with Kim Davis was not what it appeared to be, all we are left with is another he-said, she-said dialogue of the various theocracy marketing departments proclaiming victory!
The battle of the press releases over Gawd’s Own Filing Clerk Kim Davis continues!
“Neither Kim Davis nor Liberty Counsel ever said the meeting was an endorsement of her legal case,” the law firm’s founder, Mat Staver, said in a press release. “Rather, the meeting was a pastoral meeting to encourage Kim Davis in which Pope Francis thanked her for her courage and told her to ‘Stay strong.’ His words and actions support the universal human right to conscientious objection.”
…”There was no line of people before, near, or around Kim Davis,” Staver said in the press release. “Had Kim Davis been in a line of people or been seen by anyone outside of Vatican personnel, we would not have been able to keep her visit secret. Kim’s face is easily recognizable. When we walk through airports as large as LaGuardia, Philadelpia (sic), and Reagan, people recognize her and give her encouragement. This was a private meeting with no other people except for the Pope and select Vatican personnel.”
Interesting spin there, saying that the Pope was not endorsing her Liberty Counsel-funded law suit, just, you know, offering moral support for her position.
So I guess Mat Staver is calling Pope Frankie a liar? The Vatican releases their own statement:
“The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects,” [Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi] said in a statement.
…“The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature (Vatican embassy) was with one of his former students and his family,” the statement said.
So who’s the real winner here? Cardinal Dolan. His greasy fingerprints are all over the rat f***ing here. Didn’t even need a ball-peen hammer to kneecap the Pope this time.
UPDATE 1: Brother Pierce at Esquire has the goods, agrees it was a rat-f***ing, but has a different perp. As Pierce is/was Catholic and knows a good deal more, I’d say his finger is on the pulse, so to speak, of the rat-f***er.