|Pictured: Pope Francis (Left)|
with someone he doesn't know anything
about and couldn't get into the details
of even though she's made a big
media storm the last few weeks
and he invited her to come visit him.
Responding to a flood of 'interest' (disbelief? Criticism over hypocrisy?), Pope Swift's office issued a statement that the meeting with Davis shouldn't be considered a show of support for her:
The pope, the statement added, 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.
The official statement notes that Davis was one of "several dozen persons" invited to meet with the Pope.
So is it better, or worse, that the Pope not only invited Kim Davis to meet with him, but either (a) did so despite being ignorant of the details of her situation or (b) is now lying about said ignorance because the visit turned out to be controversial? (Answer: worse.) (Also: (C), both of the above.)
Oh, Pope Swift: how quickly you dashed all that street cred you built up.