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Kim Davis outright lied in her account of ‘meeting’ with Pope Francis

It’s now becoming apparent that infamous Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’s account of her meeting with the Pontiff was most likely bullsh*t.

Pope Francis has a lot of positives and negatives – which seem to fluctuate daily. This week he’s on an upswing, and progressive types everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to it now becoming apparent that infamous Kentucky clerk Kim Davis’s account of her meeting with the Pontiff was most likely bullsh*t.

This Friday, the Vatican reiterated that the Pope was not scheduled to meet Davis.

“The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family,” the Vatican said in a statement.

That former student would be Yayo Grassi, who knew Francis since Grassi was a literature and psychology student where Francis taught at a high school in Flores, Argentina from 1964 to 1965. Accompanying Grassi was his boyfriend and a few of their friends.

According to Wonkette, Grassi said the Pope always knew he was gay, but has never condemned his sexuality or his relationships with boyfriends. Grassi said he and [his current boyfriend] also met Francis last year in Rome.

“He has never been judgmental,” Grassi said. “He has never said anything negative.”

“Obviously he is the pastor of the church and he has to follow the church’s teachings,” he continued. “But as a human being he understands all kinds of situations, and he is open to all kinds of people, including those with different sexual characteristics.”

Grassi added that he thinks Francis was “misled” into whatever meeting with Davis took place.

The Vatican’s statement along with Grassi’s account goes directly against the claims made by Davis’s notoriously anti-gay law firm Liberty Counsel, who touted the “secret meeting” reported in “Inside the Vatican.

Turns out the author of that article got his inside account from the Liberty Counsel. Brandon Ambrosino of the Daily Beast writes:

The inconsistencies with the Liberty Counsel’s story were infuriatingly apparent from [the go]. For example, [Davis’s lawyer, Mat Staver] told CBS that Francis definitely knew who Kim Davis was, before their meeting: “Pope Francis,” he said, “has been following the story of Kim Davis and obviously is very concerned about religious liberty, not just in the United States, but worldwide.” But in an interview with TIME, Staver said that he didn’t know if Francis knew who his client was, but he assumed the pope had heard of her because “her story has been published worldwide.”

The Vatican quickly realized they had to weigh in. Admitting that Francis had some brief encounter with Davis, the statement from the Holy See’s press office made clear that the meeting “should not be considered a form of support” for Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Moreover, the Vatican didn’t even consider Davis a “real audience,” saying she was just one of dozens paraded in front of the pontiff at the Vatican embassy.

In short, Francis probably had a brief encounter with Davis in passing, but most likely didn’t even know who she was.

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  1. Roger B.A. Klorese

    October 5, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Why should we believe the man who was “shocked” by same-sex couples adopting and who personally excommunicated a gay priest any more than Kim Davis? They’re both morally deficient self-serving liars.

  2. Lee Keener

    October 6, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I knew it, I knew it… She is just full of bull shit!!!

  3. Ethan Erickson

    October 6, 2015 at 3:36 am

    after meeting with davis, francis made a dog whistle statement to the press on the plane out of DC supporting “conscientious objectors in government”. don’t get it twisted: his and the catholic church’s position against lgbt families and same sex marriage is identical to davis. the pope of rome is an enemy of lgbts, women and children vulnerable to organized sex abuse.

  4. Michael Vinson

    October 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Sort of like having a role in a movie v. being a ‘face in the crowd’.

  5. Daniel Guillot

    October 6, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    At one time religious fools were just another minor inconvenience ,,until churches started deciding who could do what according to their non existing sky god,,,and want to pass this silly stuff into LAW that would apply to me NO THANKS TAKE YOU GOD AND SHOVE IT,,,,YOUR ,,”RELIGIOUS FREEDOM is in YOUR home,,it is in YOUR CHURCH,,,,, and it ENDS on everyone’s sidewalk,,,NO you cant put your hocus pokus baloney on everyone’s else’s sidewalk who in the HELL do you think you are,,,and all this TAX EXEMPT stuff is going to end also,,if churches want to be political fine PAY THE PRICE like every one else,

  6. rewinn

    October 6, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    What does Davis’ form of Christianity say about lying?

  7. deminthon

    October 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Most likely you’re and idiot who probably writes articles about things you most likely know nothing about and you probably have no career in journalism.

  8. SoothsayerCA

    October 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Explain this then, how did she get there? She didn’t just walk up there and suck her hand out It was by invitation from the Pope and Vatican.

  9. Roger Fortier

    October 6, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Amen. 🙂

  10. Darrell Robinson

    October 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I can only hope that Kim Davis and her attorney are very proud of themselves for even MORE lies they have told since thia all began. I have read that the Pope and the Vatican has released the Archbishop ( the one that supposedly arranged the meeting) from his posotion with the Church, Now that is a really Christian thing to be proud of, don;t ya think. She has doen nothing but use the Church,Jesus Christ, God and mnow the Pope to spread her hate and lies for her benifit. I truly hope she and her Lawyer are VERY proud of themselves and I am sure the fall out wil do nothing bnut expose Kim Davis and her Lawyers as Hipocrites..

  11. Dave Koch

    October 6, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    :::BREAKING::: :::BREAKING::: :::BREAKING:::
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    Photos released of Kim Davis during her meeting with Pope Francis
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    http://www.selfreinvention.org/_Misc_Media/KimDavis.jpg

  12. Joe Clark

    October 7, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    GCB Alert!

  13. Cathy

    October 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I knew that bitch was lying. I knew that Pope Frances would stand for what she represent. I guess she really thought she would get away with the lie and nobody would no better. Mrs Davis I would be worrying about you soul.

  14. Steven Davis

    October 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I agree with you.

  15. JKH

    October 7, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Angry much? Have you ever considered anger management classes? For the record, my religion goes where ever I go. I do not hide my beliefs, because I am not ashamed of my love for Christ, and what he did for me, and YOU! I pay taxes as well and my rights are just as important as yours!

  16. Bart Grossman

    October 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Davis’ lawyer should be disbarred. He has repeatedly lied about her situation.

  17. Tricia

    October 7, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Kim Davis has claimed she had a 15-minute private conversation with Pope Francis in English. While Pope Francis has learned to read English, he does not yet have enough skill to engage in an unscripted, spontaneous conversation in English. As a teacher of English as a Second Language to native speakers of Spanish, I knew Kim Davis was lying as soon as she released this statement.

  18. David

    October 7, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    She is a right wing Christian! Of course she is a liar!

  19. Mbritons

    October 9, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Way to represent your constituents, Davis. Did God’s authority tell you to embellish your meeting with the Pope Frances as well. Way to use to religion for your own agenda…there is a special place for people like you; would love to be there when you are judged by the Almighty. Shame on you, giving good Christians a bad name. Bravo.

  20. Mbritons

    October 9, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I agree, Cathy, but the real question should be if she actually has a soul. If so, she sold it cheaply……………..

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  22. jack

    January 1, 2016 at 9:50 am

    This site is a joke !!! sorry it is and she did !!!

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