Saturday, October 3, 2015

Pope Francis met & hugged a gay couple in DC before greeting Kim Davis

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Jim Yardley and Laurie Goodstein
Pope Francis Met With Gay Couple Yayo Grassi and Iwan Bagus During His Time in U.S. - NBC News
Ever since it became public that Pope Francis met in Washington with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, the questions have been swirling.... As it turns out, the Vatican said on Friday, the pope did not mean to endorse Ms. Davis’s views. It also said he gave her no more than a typical brief greeting, despite what her lawyer described. Instead, the Vatican said that Francis gave only one “real audience”: to someone later identified as one of his former students, Yayo Grassi, a gay man in Washington who says he brought his partner of 19 years to the Vatican’s embassy in Washington for a reunion. They even shot video. [link]

BREITBART NEWS
By Ben Shapiro
According to CNN, Pope Francis explicitly requested a meeting with Yayo Grassi and his partner Iwan. Francis hugged Grassi and Iwan for the cameras. According to Grassi, Francis initiated the meeting.
According to CNN, Pope Francis explicitly requested a meeting with Yayo Grassi and his partner Iwan. Francis hugged Grassi and Iwan for the cameras. According to Grassi, Francis initiated the meeting: “Three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug.” Furthermore, the Vatican, in disowning the Davis meeting, explained, “The only real audience by the Pope at the nunciature was with one of his former students and his family.” Grassi said he was “the former student.” His family, presumably, was his homosexual partner. [link]

SLANT
By Julia Selinger
Pope Francis’ Meeting With A Gay Couple Has Everyone Scratching Their Heads