These headlines are a lot of fun (all emphasis mine)
Newsweek: Pope Francis Appears to Defend Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis
NBC News: Pope Appears to Back Kim Davis in Gay-Marriage Battle (note they eventually changed the headline, must have been too much for them.
Christian Science Monitor: Did Pope Francis just endorse Kim Davis?
Why the weasel words? Because each of these MSM outlet are loath to think that the man they spent the last week lionizing might actually believe in the faith of his church and even worse might actually disagree with them.
I’ll say this for the Huff post at least they use the Reuters headline which says it bluntly:
Here is an excerpt from the Newsweek piece:
The pontiff was unequivocal when asked by Terry Moran of ABC News if government officials should be exempt from abiding by laws they find objectionable for religious reasons. “It is a human right, and if a government official is a human person, he has that right. It is a human right,” the pope said.
While this is not a surprise to me at all, I honestly don’t know who is in more distress over this. The Kim Davis hating media that spent the last week fawning over the Pope or some of the Conservatives who absolutely positively insist the Pope isn’t a real Catholic and has a secret plan to redefine sin completely and hand it over to the devil.
Either way I’m enjoying it, and as I’ve already said, conservatives need to learn the words: The Same Position as Pope Francis and be prepared to repeat them, and do your best not to smile and laugh at the look on their faces while you say it.