Pope Francis met when he was here with Kim Davis, the county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It’s strange to think of an Apostolic Pentecostal Christian, which Kim Davis is, holding much store with the Pope of Rome. But that the Pope met with her puts flesh and blood to his rather vague statements on religious liberty.
He also made a point of meeting with the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been fighting in court for the right not to comply with Obamacare contraception requirements.
The media emphasized the Pope’s liberal pronouncements, but not so much his conservative ones. But his actions show that he supports religious accommodations for those whose conscience cannot accept culture war laws. [Read more...]