The lawyers who represent Kim claim that she met with the Pope during his U.S. visit on Thursday in Washington D.C.
While the Vatican has yet to confirm that this meeting actually took place, Davis has said of the meeting:
"Of all people, why me. I never thought I would meet the Pope. Who am I to have this rare opportunity? I am just a County Clerk who loves Jesus and desires with all my heart to serve him."
She went on to say:
"Pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very personable. He even asked me to pray for him. Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to 'stay strong.'"
Now before you read too much into this, the Pope was asked on his flight home whether or not people who prevent others from being able to practice religious freedom were denying them a "human right."
His translated answer was:
"I can't have in mind all the cases that can exist about conscientious objection … but yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right."
So it appears that his point is more about religious freedom than it is supporting her ideas and beliefs. This makes sense, especially since he said during his White House visit:
"Together with their fellow citizens, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination."
We can understand where the Pope is coming from, but we don't totally agree. Yes the Kentucky clerk has the right to express her religious freedom, and she can also find another job.
While talking to Megyn Kelly, she brought up the idea that she shouldn't have to quit a job that she's good at. Our response is, she's obviously not good at her job if part of her duties are issuing licenses to EVERYONE and she refuses to do so. What would happen if the DMV decided not to issue you a driver's license based on one particular person's religious beliefs?