~~October 1, 2015~~
FRANCIS AND LGBT CATHOLICS
Pope Francis refused repeated requests to meet with LGBT Catholics but made time for a secret, closed-door meeting with the anti-gay Kentucky clerk who is not Catholic.
I have shared several posts related to Kim Davis and her actions in Kentucky.
She hasn’t been a favorite of mine at all.
I’m a proud member of the LGBT community and married my partner of almost 40 years on January 6, 2015, the day after it became legal in the state of Florida.
Both of us are very grateful that our county clerk did her job and was very nice and pleasant about it.
I know from personal experience how her actions have made the people of her county feel.
Ms. Davis has been seeking the spotlight on the back of her religious beliefs.
She has attained notoriety through the political hacks who have gravitated to her for their own political weak gains.
It seems to me that she’s being used and she’s allowed it because she will also benefit from this in the name of “god’s authority”.
I’ve mentioned before that I was raised in the Catholic Church. My parents were very active in our church.
I was baptized when I was 6 days old.
I went to confession and had my first communion.
I went to Catholic school and college from kindergarten through high school.
I completed my college degree at a Catholic university.
Why do I mention all of this?
Because I know the significance in the Pope’s existence and his authority. I’m well aware of his “infallibility’.
Papal infallibility is a dogma of the Catholic Church that states that, in virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error “When, in the exercise of his office as shepherd and teacher of all Christians, in virtue of his supreme apostolic authority, he defines a doctrine concerning faith or morals to be held by the whole Church.”
The fact that I felt this pope to be genuine, tolerant and all encompassing has been “destroyed”, in my humble opinion, because of this meeting and the support that he seems to have given to someone who has behaved in a criminal manner.
She’s refusing to do her job.
I’m not anyone fit to judge anyone but her past marriages and personal actions fall quite short from the behavior of a person of faith and religious beliefs.
I found an article in The Advocate which explains quite clearly why this secret meeting may “throw a wrench” in the major advances that have recently taken place in this country.
Again, I say, there’s no place for me in the Catholic church at all.
There’s no place for anyone on the LGBT community in the Catholic Church.
I’ve known it for a long time.
Now, it’s been confirmed, assured, accepted and internalized.
This will be my last post on Ms. Kim Davis and Pope Francis.
Sorry, Mr. Pope, you did wrong here.
In a short action, you undid all the good that your visit generated …. in my book.
No more free promotion in my spot.
BY DAWN ENNIS
Activists who represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics tell The Advocate they are concerned about now-confirmed reports of a meeting between Pope Francis and anti-gay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, fearing that such a meeting could set back what little support there is for the disenfranchised faithful.
“The news that Pope Francis met with Kim Davis while failing to respond to repeated requests for dialogue with LGBT Catholics and their families will be deeply disappointing to many Catholics, gay, trans, and straight alike,” says Marianne Duddy-Burke, executive director of DignityUSA, in an email to The Advocate. “It put the weight of the Vatican behind the US Catholic bishops’ claims of victimization, and supports those who want to make it more difficult for same-sex couples to exercise their civil right to marriage.”
According to the Liberty Counsel‘s release, Francis met with Davis and her husband, Joe, Thursday at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C. The pope told Davis, “Thank you for your courage” and “stay strong,” and asked her to pray for him, and she in turn asked him to pray for her. He also presented the couple with rosary beads he had personally blessed.
The pope said little about marriage equality during his visit, but as New Ways Ministry‘s DeBernado mentioned, on the papal flight back to Rome Monday he said there is a “human right” to “conscientious objection,” even by government officials, when duties conflict with their religious beliefs.
“Though LGBT and ally Catholics have welcomed Pope Francis’ affirming remarks, many, including me, have also remarked that he sometimes talks out of both sides of his mouth,” DeBernardo wrote in his email. “Moreover, while he is LGBT-positive in general ways, his remarks on specific moral and political issues are often at odds with his welcoming stance. The time for vagueness, ambiguity, and secret meetings is over. Pope Francis needs to state clearly where he stands in regard to the inclusion of LGBT people in the church and society.”
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“I fear that this meeting and claims that the Pope told Ms. Davis to ‘stand strong’ will embolden the many US bishops and others who continue to try to turn back support for LGBT people,” wrote Duddy-Burke of DignityUSA. “It will make even more of us feel like the Pope’s message of mercy and love was not meant for LGBT people and families. It points again to the deep divide between Catholics who affirm and support their LGBT family members and friends, and the hierarchy, which is tragically out of touch.”
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~Pope Francis Met Kim Davis In Private~
But What About?
~Published on Sep 30, 2015~
During Pope Francis’s U.S. visit, he privately met with Rowan County clerk Kim Davis. During his visit to America, he took a strong stance against issues like arms sales, global warming and the death penalty, but avoided making a direct statement on same-sex marriage. Some see his “secret” meeting with Davis as a sign of his support for her cause.
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